Biologist Pulls Worm From Own Cheek

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 16:54

Biologist Jonathan D. Allen had to use surgery-grade forceps to pull a parasitic worm out of his cheek.

drinking water

Brain-Eating Ameoba Found In DeSoto Parish, La. Water System

By | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 21:06

Tests results showed that Naegleria fowleri, the brain-eating parasite, was present in the water system of the DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, just one month after another parish also tested positive.

Toxoplasma gondii

Study Reveals How Tiny Suicide-Inducing "Cat Parasite" Hijacks Human Brain

By | Sat, 12/08/2012 - 14:49

Researchers have for the first time discovered how the clever "cat parasite," previously found to alter behavior and increase the risk of self-harm and suicide in infected humans, enters the brain to influence its host.

The Walking Dead, zombies

Parasites May Trigger the Zombie Apocalypse

By | Thu, 12/06/2012 - 14:44

Parasites can highjack hosts' nervous systems, making them into walking zombies.

Head lice

What To Do When Head Lice Moves In

By | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 17:33

Lice are a common parasite that affects several children each year. Classrooms are the most common place children are infected with lice.

eye bacteria

Eye-Eating Amoeba Causes Blindness in Contact Lens Wearers

By | Thu, 09/06/2012 - 17:00

Contact lens wearers beware: scientists have warned that people who don't clean that lenses properly are at the mercy of a tap water-dwelling bug that can gnaw through eyeballs and cause blindness.