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Somali Woman With Elephantiasis Has 70-Lb. Leg And May Face Death [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 13:42

Sadia Abdinur, a Somalian woman with elephantiasis, has a 70-lb. leg that has left her immobilized and at high risk of developing a fatal infection.

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Bed Bugs Infest NYC Department Of Health Building In Long Island City

By | Sat, 09/21/2013 - 19:18

Yet another bed bug infestation has been confirmed at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, this time at a building in Long Island City.

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Harmless-Looking Snails Threaten Dogs With Deadly Disease

By | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 16:27

To gain a sense of an emerging canine threat, UK scientists use LEDs to track the speed of garden snails, which can carry a lethal parasite for dogs.

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Deadly Parasitic Roundworms Transmitted Through Organ Transplants [PHOTOS]

By | Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:42

An uncommon intestinal parasitic threadworm called Strongyloides stercoralis infected whole organ transplant recipients through the kidneys, pancreas, liver, and heart of a single donor.

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Acanthamoeba Keratitis Parasite in Her Eyeball Almost Blinds Florida Teenager

By | Thu, 03/28/2013 - 21:46

Clean your contact lenses regularly to avoid Acanthamoeba keratitis– the parasite in her eyeball ate through a Florida high school student's cornea.

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Cheap-Tech: iPhone Modified To Detect Intestinal Worms

By | Thu, 03/14/2013 - 11:18

What could be a practical medical application for common cellphones in developing countries is cheap and accurate as well.

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Parasitic Worms May Help Combat Obesity-Related Illnesses

By | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 15:16

Researchers found that many parasitic worms secrete a sugar-based anti-inflammatory molecule called glycan that may fight many of the disorders related to obesity.

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WHO: 10 People Have Died From Brain-Eating Parasites in Pakistan

By | Tue, 10/09/2012 - 12:21

Authorities in Pakistan have launched an urgent investigation into the source of 10 deaths in its most populated city.

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California's Unspoken Health Problem: Brain Parasites

By | Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:39

The CDC estimates that there are 386 annual cases of brain parasite infection in California alone which can cost upwards of $66,000.

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Company Wants to Treat Autoimmune Diseases With Pig Parasites

By | Fri, 08/24/2012 - 16:29

Massachusetts-based company Coronado Biosciences is developing a new class of treatments to fight autoimmune disorders.