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  • How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You

    06/30/2012 10:01:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jun 27, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You Parasitic worms are the stuff of nightmares — worms as big as twelve feet long can rummage through your intestines, and then leave in the middle of the night. Urban legends tell tales of tapeworms carried by diet pills. Some of the weird schemes for removing these parasites include a combination of duct tape, candy bars, and bodily orifices. What is the reality behind these parasites? And how can you really get rid of one, without the need for extreme measures? Tapeworms hide in your food Obtaining a beef or...
  • Hidden Epidemic: 
Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains

    05/19/2012 5:44:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 106 replies
    Discover ^ | 5/15/12 | Carl Zimmer
    Hidden Epidemic: 
Tapeworms Living Inside People's Brains05.15.2012Parasitic worms leave millions of victims paralyzed, epileptic, or worse. So why isn’t anyone mobilizing to eradicate them? by Carl Zimmer A human brain overrun with cysts from Taenia solium, a tapeworm that normally inhabits the muscles of pigs. Courtesy of Theodore E. Nash , M.D.Theodore Nash sees only a few dozen patients a year in his clinic at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. That’s pretty small as medical practices go, but what his patients lack in number they make up for in the intensity of their symptoms. Some fall into...
  • Elk Foundation makes move in wolf legal case

    06/26/2011 7:36:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    KPAX News ^ | Jun 24, 2011 | Mark Holyoak
    MISSOULA- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation filed a note it plans to appeal any decision that adversely affects a state's right to manage fully recovered wolf populations. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy is expected to decide whether Congress acted within Constitutional bounds when it delisted wolves in parts of the West. "We are protecting our right to appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals any decision that results in another setback for conservation and science-based wildlife management," said RMEF President and CEO David Allen. An unfavorable ruling may stop wolf hunts planned for this fall in both Montana...
  • Angry taxpayer proposes 'radical' changes to state seal (Washington State) Language warning

    02/03/2010 12:27:19 AM PST · by Stoat · 16 replies · 691+ views
    The Seattle P.I. ^ | February 2, 2010 | Martha King
    An Orting man, apparently upset over the state's taxes, has proposed some major changes to the Washington state seal.(edit) Washington state has "lost a significant portion of our industrial base resulting in a high unemployment rate" while the state government "continues to grow and spend at unsupportable rates by increasing taxes at a time when our citizens can least afford it," Vaughn claims in the affidavit.Washington is considered the leader of the "Terrible Ten" states for tax by the Tax Justice Digest, Vaughn states, because of "the extraordinary degree to which they have shifted the cost of funding public investments...
  • Are urban tapeworms on the rise?

    06/14/2009 7:42:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies · 1,291+ views
    scientificamerican ^ | Jun 11, 2009 | Brendan Borrell
    Anthony Franz says an undercooked salmon salad gave him a 9-foot-tapeworm, and in August he sued the Chicago restaurant that served it to him. If Franz’s tapeworm tale holds water – and the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the restaurant disputes his account – then it’s just one more data point to add to a growing urban tapeworm problem. Once the bane of rural Japanese villagers, a paper in the June issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases reports on the spread of the the salmon tapeworm Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense. The parasite, which can reach lengths of 39 feet (12 meters), has been steadily...
  • Parasite is a growing concern for healthcare profesionals

    03/15/2007 10:35:15 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 25 replies · 1,032+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 15,2007 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    Parasite is a growing concern for healthcare professionals One in 3,800 donors in the L.A. area tested positive for Chagas, a deadly disease that is mainly found in Latin America. By Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer March 15, 2007 - Information on Chagas disease A little-known but potentially deadly parasite from Latin America has become one of the latest threats to the blood and organ supplies in the United States, especially in Los Angeles, where many donors have traveled to affected countries, health officials say....... according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The parasite, which is...
  • Rare brain worms spread by unsanitary cooks[Texas]

    01/12/2007 2:27:10 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 82 replies · 17,811+ views
    KHOU | KENS 5 ^ | 01/12/2007
    There was a time when Renaldo Ramirez, of Houston, didn't like to cook. The 50-year-old ate most of his meals at mobile kitchens until he found out food contaminated with tapeworm eggs almost killed him. "He's scared now. He's scared of any food from outside," Ramirez said through his sister who interpreted for him. Ramirez is a tile worker who immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador 20 years ago. "It was a mild headache, but it wouldn't go away," he said. "It was just there and it wouldn't go away with Tylenol." Doctors at a clinic gave him medicine...