Parasite

20141212_093647_resized

Beware San Francisco’s Ninja Mistletoe

It can happen to anyone. You’re walking down the street, maybe with someone you’ve just met, or worse– a co-worker, and you pause for traffic, and then suddenly, before you even realize what happened, you look up, and it’s there: the Ninja Mistletoe.

12/19/2014

The Japanese Dodder plant takes over an oak tree in Oakland. (CBS)

Killer Alien Weed Invades Bay Area, Sucking Life Out Of Trees, Other Plants

An invasive, parasitic plant which grows lengthy vines and overwhelms native plants to the point of sucking the life out of them is invading the Bay Area, according to county officials.

11/03/2014

A vet examines a cat.  (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Human Behavioral Change May Be Tied To Cat Parasite

Researchers now believe something commonly carried by cats could be controlling you, a tiny parasite called Toxoplasma Gondi.

05/15/2012

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56,980 other followers