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This newly discovered leech lurked in plain sight for decades
Researchers found a new species of medicinal leech in swamps along the eastern seaboard.
See what happens when tapeworms infest your brain
A tragic case report shows the horrifying result when tapeworms don't stay confined to your intestines.
Is body paint a good insect repellent? The answer lies in this field of sticky mannequins.
Don't put the DEET down quite yet.
The FDA just issued a warning for flea and tick medication that might cause seizures
Here's what you should know
Wasps, oak trees, and a creepy vine are involved in a parasitic Florida love triangle
Nature is wild.
Two people got rat lungworm from eating raw centipedes. Could you be next?
The answer is yes—even if you don't like eating bugs.
This cat-poop parasite can change your brain, but it probably won’t make you an entrepreneur
Let's all say it together: correlations are not causations!
This newly-discovered wasp has a horrifying stinger—but what it uses it for is even worse
That's some big stinger energy.
Meet the menagerie of parasites that can live in human eyes
Some are accidental guests. For others, our peepers are prime real estate.
Russian cuckoos are taking over Alaska
Thanks to climate change, these crybaby parasites are heading to North America.