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An artist found an inch-long parasitic worm in his eye — and created a haunting image

Parasitic nematodes, also known as Loa loa worms or African eyeworms, are parasites spread primarily by the bites of flies. People often don't notice they're infected until they spot a worm wriggling in their eye.

There’s even more evidence that your waistline is one of the best ways to tell if you’re healthy — especially as you age

Researchers are learning that the amount of fat we hold around our waistlines is a good indicator of our overall health. A new study found that waist-to-hip ratio is linked to cognitive performance.
Perez was infected with flesh-eating vibrio bacteria while wading in the brackish waters of the Maurice River.

A New Jersey man infected with flesh-eating bacteria looks like he’ll lose his battle with the infection — here’s what to know about...

Angel Perez was infected with bacteria that can cause necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease. Different bacteria can cause the infection, which kills soft tissue like skin, muscle, ligaments, blood vessels, and fat. The disease kills up to 30% of infected people.
The science team behind Mammoth Biosciences

A medical diagnostics startup that wants to use CRISPR technology to detect diseases just raised $23 million in venture funding

Mammoth Biosciences, a diagnostics startup that uses CRISPR proteins to detect diseases like HPV and malaria, just raised $23 million in funding to develop its technology.

Malaysia has the highest rate of diabetes in Asia – doctors have classified the disease as another ‘silent killer

According to records, almost a tenth of the country suffers from the disease.

A Florida man died of bacteria that can cause flesh-eating disease after eating raw oysters — here’s how concerned you should be

The Florida Department of Health said that the oyster was contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, which can cause severe and potentially fatal illness from flesh-eating disease, necrotizing fasciitis. People get infected by eating raw seafood or wading in salty water with open cuts.

Doctors have warned an emerging STI could become an antibiotic-resistant superbug

The bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium (known as MG) will give a person similar symptoms to chlamydia, but it is more resistant to antibiotics. Doctors say it could become the next superbug if not treated properly.

The boys rescued from the cave in Thailand could have been exposed to dangerous infections from bats, fungus, or water

Medical officials are concerned that the boys could have been exposed to a variety of infections, including diseases carried by bats, a fungal infection sometimes called "cave disease," or the bacterial disease leptospirosis that can be transmitted through water.

People with autoimmune diseases may be more likely to develop psychosis, according to new research

New research has found a link between autoimmune disorders and developing psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. However, certain types of arthritis, which are also autoimmune, may be protective against it.

7 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

Most research on coffee consumption indicates that coffee is not bad for us, and is actually associated with some impressive health benefits. Here's why you shouldn't worry about your coffee habit.