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Parasites

Fecal Transplants And Parasitic Infections: How Far Would You Go To Get Your Life Back?

Alice Bast | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Alice Bast

Madeline’s* first memory happens in the bathroom. She’s 3 years old and curled up on the cold linoleum floor in the middle of the night. She’s c...

Malaria-Like Parasite From Ticks Spreading To U.K. Through Dogs

David Michael Conner | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Mepron, a thick liquid antimicrobial drug used to treat Babesia and malaria, as well as a fungal infection called Pneumocystitis carinii. In 2011, th...

This Malaria-Like Parasite Is Spreading in North America

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Nevertheless, one thing I knew I was safe from in the U.S. was parasites -- parasites! You have to be living in a rainforest or alongside the Nile to get those, right? So wrong.

What It Feels Like When Your Dreams Come True

Anna Snapp | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Anna Snapp

To be honest, I never felt like it was brave thing to do -- share my life story about physical and mental illness; it just felt right. My only outlet was theater, and it felt like the only way I could express the angst, anger and sadness I had been feeling about my life.

Deadly 'Kissing Bugs' Found In Southern States

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Triatomine bugs, known more commonly as "issing bugs," have been found in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, according to the Centers fo...

What Can Vampires Teach Us About the Parasites All Around Us?

Pavan Kadandale | Posted 05.19.2016 | Science
Pavan Kadandale

While these kinds of biological and behavioral modifications are extreme and have an element of science fiction to them, they are rooted in real science and offer tremendous value in making the academics of parasite biology come alive in an educational setting.

WATCH: These Mind-Controlling Parasites Are Freaky, And Apparently There Are A Lot Of Them

TEDTalks | Posted 10.29.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? One word: parasites. Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and asks: Are parasites manipulating humans, too?

10 Terrifying Parasites That Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes the stuff of nightmares are so small, you can't even see them. Yes, we are talking about terrifying, horrifying, disgusting, crazy, scar...

Little Bloodsuckers Offer Big Insights Into Human Evolution

LiveScience | Wynne Parry | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Clues to human evolution generally come from fossils left by ancestors and the molecular trail encoded in the human genome as it...

WATCH: The World's Most Horrifying Parasites

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News

While the season of ghosts, ghouls and other monsters is upon us with Halloween approaching, what could possibly be scarier than all of those combined...

Parasite Host Pulls Out Worm

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.16.2013 | Weird News

Biologist Jonathan D. Allen has become a parasite expert by default -- "default" of a worm that somehow found its way into his cheek. Allen special...

ICK! Guess Where Scientist Found New Kind Of Tick

| Lizzie Wade | Posted 10.08.2013 | Science

Tony Goldberg had been back from Uganda for only about a day when he felt a distressingly familiar itch in his nose. A veterinary epidemiologist at th...

Unity, Balance, and Power

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The notion that parasites are ravaging populations -- and clearly, they are -- is hard to reconcile with the already-impressive and fast-accumulating evidence that the aftermath of eradicating parasites is ravaging other populations.

'OMG Microscope' Captures Cells In Stunning Color

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

Around 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year--but how many of us have actually seen a cancer cell up close? New technology develo...

Have Deadly Viruses Finally Met Their Match?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 12:05 PM EDT on LiveScience A single compound could stop several viruses, including ...

Cara Santa Maria

COUNTDOWN: Top Five Science Stories This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.23.2013 | Science

From monsters living in our bodies to real-life "zombie" cells, this week's science news has a peculiar sci-fi/horror twist to it. Monsters? Zombies? ...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Five Monsters Inside Your Body

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.18.2013 | Science

Did you know that only one in ten of the cells in your body is actually human? That's right. A whopping 90 percent of your cells are bacterial, viral,...

LOOK: Squirmy Parasite Called Earth's Commonest Creature

| Posted 02.11.2013 | Science

By Jennifer Frazer The next time you find yourself becoming mosquito chow, remember this video: This is Strelkovimermis spiculatis — a parasitic ...

WATCH: Huge Parasite Unspools From Dead Spider

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

When YouTube user Brent Askwith saw a freakishly large worm slither out of a spider he had just killed, he recorded the ghoulish event and appropriate...

Mistletoe and Holly: Sinatra's Paen to Parasitism and Gender Issues?

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

"Mistletoe and Holly" is a holiday masterpiece. But I know the biology of those two plants that Mr. Sinatra croons about... and that makes me wonder: Is there more to this song than standard Christmas cheer?

What You Should Know About Bacteria On Your Body

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have long known that bacteria living on and in our bodies outnumber our cells -- which themselves sum up to a number that exceeds any hope of real understanding -- by 20 to one. We are a rounding error in our own skin.

Man Discovers Parasites In His Chest On 'Diagnosis: Dead Or Alive'

Posted 07.17.2012 | TV

The most recent episode of "Diagnosis: Dead or Alive" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery Fit & Health) profiled a man named Kurt's mysterious medical ailm...

Bloodthirsty Parasite Named After Legendary Musician

Posted 07.11.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 07/10/2012 01:49 PM EDT on LiveScience The late Jamaican musician Bob Marley has joine...

Creepy Brain Parasite Linked To Suicide

Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

By Christie Wilcox | July 4, 2012 We human beings are very attached to our brains. We’re proud of them – of their size and their complexity....

Cats: Help End a Vicious Interspecies Scam

Alf LaMont | Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Owning a cat is the equivalent of allowing a self obsessed and violent psychotic into your home.