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Tapeworm eggs are microscopic, but the adult worms can grow to be up to 22 feet long.

Doctors found hundreds of tapeworms in a man’s brain a month after he ate a pork hot pot he ‘felt unsure about’

The 43-year-old man in China had headaches and seizures that caused him to lose consciousness. An MRI revealed that tapeworms were to blame.
'Parasite' and 'Hustlers' set their sights on the class divide and feasted on the rich.

In a political landscape dominated by class warfare, 2019 was the year movies ate the rich

Movies like 'Parasite' and 'Hustlers' turned their sights on the class divide and feasted on the one percent.
"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" and "Replicas" were among the best and worst movies of the year.

The 10 best and 10 worst movies of the year so far, according to critics

Using score data provided by Rotten Tomatoes, Insider rounded up this year's top films, along with the ones at the bottom of the bunch.
"Parasite" is a genre-defying movie about two families in South Korea.

‘Parasite’ is a phenomenal thriller movie best seen with absolutely zero context

The latest film from writer-director Bong Joon-Ho is unpredictable and riveting, and a must-see in a crowded theater. Read Insider's full review here.
It's peak season for ticks in the US, so be on the lookout for all the diseases they can carry.

6 ways ticks can make you sick or kill you, from Lyme disease to the Powassan virus

Tick-borne diseases of all kinds are on the rise in the U.S., up by more than 10,000 cases from 2016 to 2017.
The pool may be your go-to spot for summer fun, but you're likely sharing the water with bacteria, parasites and viruses.

‘Hot tub rash’ can cause pus-filled blisters, and you can get it from pools and lakes too. Here are 9 other ways swimming can make you sic...

Crypto is dangerous to swimmers because it resists chlorine, but norovirus, giarda, shigella, and legionella can all be in your swimming pool too.

A parasitic infection called ‘crypto’ that causes diarrhea is on the rise in US swimming pools

The US Centers for Disease and Prevention warn that outbreaks of crypto, a parasitic infection which causes diarrhea, are increasing across the US.
It's rare that a person with ascaris will show any symptoms.

Doctors pulled a foot-long worm out of a woman’s intestines and they think it came from invisible parasitic eggs she accidentally ate

A Chinese woman endured stomach pains for 10 years before undergoing surgery to remove the surprising culprit: a foot-long parasitic worm.

How a handful of Americans got a terrifying, extremely rare disease from raccoon poop

The parasite invades the lungs, liver, heart, eyes, and brain.

Scientists just made a discovery that could change how we treat diseases that affect 20 million people

The drug compound was effective at treating mice infected with three different parasitic infections.