Doctor gets a worm glow

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A DOCTOR from East Lothian has deliberately infected himself with blood-sucking worms in a TV experiment and cured his yeast allergy in the process.

Dr James Logan, who grew up in North Berwick, allowed 50 hookworm larvae to burrow through his skin and, after a week, make their way into his lungs as part of Channel 4 show Embarrassing Bodies.

He then coughed them up, swallowed them and they grew into adults in his guts.

The 32-year-old wanted to test the theory that the centimetre-long worms can help banish common conditions like asthma, diabetes and food allergies.