Millions of Americans Have a Parasite and Don't Realize It
Very few people have even heard of Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, or trichomoniasis.
Why an Australian Man Died 8 Years After Eating a Slug
Sam Ballard of Sydney, Australia died last week from a rare parasitic infection called rat lungworm disease.
Parasitic Worms Are Weed Edibles for Mice
These worms may be the key to targeted, natural treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Asking for a friend
How Much Sushi Is Too Much?
Parasites, mercury, bacteria, oh my.
Flesh-Eating Sea Fleas Feast on Teen’s Feet at Australian Beach
It’s not shark jaws you have to be worried about, but microscopic pincers.
This is a thing
I Have a Pathological Fear of Tapeworms
So intense that it warrants anxiety meds.
Portland Hit Crisis Mode After Parasites Flooded City's Drinking Water
Residents learn the hard way after refusing treatment plant to save on the cost of water.
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No, Your Cat Is Not Making You Crazy
A new study found that a common parasite often spread by cats is not to blame for the development of mental health issues.
Woman Sues Popeye's for Contracting Flesh-Eating Parasite, No One Believes Her
The plaintiff alleges that the worm “embedded in the interior lining of (her) small intestine” and “began to eat (her) alive from inside-out” after its eggs hatched.
Southerners Weren’t 'Lazy,' Just Infected With Hookworms
The story of the postbellum South, as told by parasites.
A New Study Says Free-Range Chickens Carry More Parasites
According to a new study from the University of California, cage-free chickens are more likely than birds raised on commercial farms to be infected with parasites.
Alaska Is Falling in Love with a Hideous Fungus
Meet chaga, a parasitic birch tree fungus long-esteemed in Siberian folk medicine for its purportedly curative properties. Lately, it's become the hottest new cup of tea in Alaska's cafes.