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Scientist researches parasite that he removed from his own body

Early one morning in December, Jon Allen had decided that enough was enough. He was up anyway, having taken his young son back to bed after a trip to the bathroom. Allen returned to the bathroom with a pair of #5 super-fine-tip ...

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Six human parasites you definitely don't want to host

Parasites are fascinating. They are uniquely adapted to survive, in some cases through very complex life cycles. There's also research to suggest that some may even change the behaviour of hosts to assist them in their quest ...

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Roundworm infections threaten organ recipients

(HealthDay)—Three people who received transplant organs in 2012 from the same 24-year-old donor got more than they bargained for: Each developed a severe roundworm infection, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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Man dies after parasitic worms invade lungs

(HealthDay)—A Vietnamese immigrant in California died of a massive infection with parasitic worms that spread throughout his body, including his lungs. They had remained dormant until his immune system was suppressed by ...

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Scientists used iPhone to diagnose intestinal worms

Scientists used an iPhone and a camera lens to diagnose intestinal worms in rural Tanzania, a breakthrough that could help doctors treat patients infected with the parasites, a study said on Tuesday.

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