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

TEDTalks | Posted 10.29.2014 | TED Weekends

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?

Woman Feeds Tapeworms To Daughter

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.20.2014 | Weird News

As a pediatric E.R. nurse, Maricar Cabral-Osorio has to have a strong stomach, but some things are too gross even for her -- like tapeworms trying to ...

PHOTOS: 17 Most Bizarre Medical Treatments

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

Primum non nocere. That Latin phrase, meaning "first, do no harm," has been part of medical training since ancient times. But in the not-too-dista...

Deadly Brain Parasite Attacking California's Latino Population

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.17.2012 | San Francisco

Despite all of man's efforts to tame nature, nature often fights back. That fight can take unexpected forms. For example, a deadly tapeworm living ins...

Brain Tapeworms Are More Common Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.18.2012 | Weird News

You've heard of disgusting, 20-foot-long tapeworms living inside peoples' intestines, but it turns out their larvae are even more horrific, and they c...