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Parasites

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 i...

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.

War Against Tree Bug Prompts Unlikely Alliances

AP | VERONICA ZARAGOVIA | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green

SPEARFISH CANYON, S.D. (AP) — Joe Shark's Native American heritage taught him to be leery of the timber industry on the South Dakota reservation whe...

Prehistoric, Dinosaur-Biting Fleas Were HOW Big?

Posted 05.03.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 05/03/2012 08:22 AM EDT on LiveScience Paleo-pests about 10 times bigger than today's fl...

Lynne Peeples

Don't Let The Poop Dry: Why You Should Scoop Fido's Feces While It's Still Fresh

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

Once a week, Dwight Farias-Rios visits Max's yard to clean up after him. The owner of Call of Doodie, a pet waste removal service in New Jersey, is ty...

Biting Street Art Targets Bed Bugs

Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts

It's fairly well known that New York has been invaded by bed bugs for some time now. The nearly microscopic blood-suckers have descended upon the city...

Catherine Pearson

A Sex Parasite Most Common In Women Over 40?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living

A sex parasite that causes one of the most common sexually transmitted infections is nearly twice as prevalent in women 50 and older, according to new...

Rule AND Ruin

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We're fighting off a killer infestation. Two, actually. The first is in our solarium and threatens the life of a long-suffering plant. The second is...

They're Parasites

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

While "pirates," "banksters," "roaches," and "leeches" are all apt words to describe the arrogant Wall Streeters we saw testifying this week, there is a more accurate scientific term -- it is time to call a parasite a parasite.