By Lizette Borreli | 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.
By Lecia Bushak | 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.
By Nsikan Akpan | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Jonathan Weiss | 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.
By Makini Brice | 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.
By Makini Brice | 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.
By Makini Brice | 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.
By Makini Brice | Fri, 08/24/2012 - 16:29
Massachusetts-based company Coronado Biosciences is developing a new class of treatments to fight autoimmune disorders.