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Spider Bites

Along Came a Spider

Aiden Gallagher | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Aiden Gallagher

After what felt like a million rounds of blood work, and 15-20 doctors, I learned that it wasn't the spider bite at all that was causing my pain. I had lupus -- an autoimmune disease that has attacked my kidneys, central nervous system and other parts of my body. They told me there's no known cure.

Welcome to Louisiana, Just Watch Out for the Spider That Turns Your Flesh Into Pizza

Justin Nobel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Weird News
Justin Nobel

We moved to New Orleans from New York, where the most frightening bugs are bed bugs. I had bed bugs. They're terrible, but child's play compared to the brown recluse.

The Most Dangerous Animal Bites For Your Pet

Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

By Sally Deneen for Vetstreet: Nearly every day, a frantic caller contacts the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center with a poison complaint relating ...

'The Spider Crawling Over My Face': Brown Recluse Bite Nearly Blinds Woman

Posted 03.13.2012 | Weird News

A venomous brown recluse spider bite almost blinded a Texas woman and took part of her ear. Nikki Perez, 21, documented the swelling of her face an...

The Hidden Dangers of Bug Bites

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Bug bites, merely annoying for most of us, can be medically perilous to some who encounter the wrong creepy crawler or experience a severe allergic reaction.

David Moye

PHOTOS: Spiderweb Artist Weaves Tangled Web | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

New Jersey artist Rocky Fiore has nothing in common with Little Miss Muffett. Instead of running away from spiders, he runs toward them -- looking t...