Mary Anning biopic director defends film's lesbian romance storyline
Kate Winslet picture about renowned fossil hunter had been criticised by relatives for ‘unconfirmed’ portrait of her sexualityThe director of a new biopic about the celebrated fossil hunter Mary Anning has defended his film after criticism of its lesbian romance storyline.Ammonite, which stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, recently began filming in Lyme Regis, the coastal town in Dorset where Anning lived in the early 19th century. Anning never married and is not known to have had any direct descendants, but a report in the Telegraph suggested her distant relatives were at odds over the film ’s central ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Pulver Tags: Film Kate Winslet Saoirse Ronan Fossils Biology Culture Evolution Science Sexuality Society Source Type: news

Natural cures for Lyme disease: Essential oils from garlic and other herbs
(Natural News) Most people use essential oils as a mood booster or stress reliever. But according to a study, a potent mix of essential oils from various herbs and medicinal plants can help eliminate the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The study, which was published in the journal Antibiotics, was conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rites of Passage: Call Me Cozy
As I struggle with chronic pain, cozy for me is less hygge and more my ex-boyfriend ’ s mother, nurses with juice and weird, sandy doughnuts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LENA DUNHAM Tags: Books and Literature Lyme Disease Dunham, Lena your-feed-selfcare Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Endometriosis Source Type: news

Exploring natural cures: Can antimicrobial herbs prevent Lyme disease?
(Natural News) If you spend any amount of time outdoors or around animals, you’re at risk of Lyme disease. This infectious disease is transmitted by ticks, but it’s actually caused by a microbe, the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato bacteria. While many prevention methods focus on the ticks themselves, some researchers are looking into antimicrobial herbs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Emergence After Invasion of Blacklegged Tick Lyme Disease Emergence After Invasion of Blacklegged Tick
To what extent did the invasion of the blacklegged tick contribute to the spread of Lyme disease?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Dwindling Number of EMS Volunteers Worries Connecticut Town
EAST HADDAM, Conn. (WTNH) - A meeting is set to take place on Saturday to discuss a growing concern in East Haddam where a number of EMS volunteers resigned from their positions, putting a bit of strain on neighboring communities. Ten people have left East Haddam Ambulance since the beginning of the year. It's a non-profit organization that gets about 800 calls a year. Since they're down so many people, about 20 percent of the emergency calls in East Haddam are being taken care of by other emergency crews in neighboring towns like Haddam, Lyme, East Hampton, and Colchester.    (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 5, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New ORNL AI tool revolutionizes process for matching cancer patients with clinical trials
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team of researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Health Data Sciences Institute (HDSI) have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to better match cancer patients with clinical trials. The researchers were one of ten teams to develop a digital tool to address complex challenges relevant to medical conditions such as cancer and Lyme disease as part of The Opportunity Project (TOP) Health Sprint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Woman suffering chronic Lyme disease desperately searches for a cure
Laura Macleod, 31, tested positive for Lyme disease in 2016 but the standard treatment did nothing to alleviate her symptoms. Now, wants to travel to Germany for dangerous full body heating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Several antibiotics appear effective against early-stage Lyme disease
This meta-analysis suggests that when symptoms of the disease are confined to a localised skin infection, treatment failures are relatively infrequent, only 2% at 12 months. Effective antibiotics include penicillin V, doxycycline, azithromycin, cefuroxime, amoxicillin and ceftriaxone plus doxycycline.The research has significant limitations, but choice, dose and duration of antibiotics appear to have little impact on outcomes. This research does not suggest that guidelines need to be reviewed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Doctors told rash alone can diagnose condition - what to look for
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which is spread to humans by infected ticks. Blood tests have been available for some time to confirm or rule out the condition. But now health experts are advising doctors a ‘bull’s eye’ rash alone can diagnose Lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease should be diagnosed immediately if a patient has the tell-tale bull's-eye rash 
The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence urges medics to just look for the rash - which is present in around two-thirds of cases - due to lab tests not always picking up on the infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Doctors told ‘bull’s eye’ rash alone can diagnose condition
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which is spread to humans by infected ticks. Blood tests have been available for some time to confirm or rule out the condition. But now health experts are advising doctors a ‘bull’s eye’ rash alone can diagnose Lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease can be diagnosed by 'bull's eye' rash alone
The rash is diagnostic and means the patient needs urgent antibiotics, new guidelines tell doctors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnose Lyme disease from rash alone
GPs told not to wait for the results of blood tests before starting antibiotics if rash present Related items fromOnMedica TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Rare polio-like illness on the rise MPs call for urgent action on antimicrobial resistance Chief medical officer launches push for flu jab drive (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diagnose Lyme disease if bull ’s eye rash is present, says NICE
People showing erythema migrans, the characteristic skin rash associated with Lyme disease, can be diagnosed without the need for blood tests, NICE says in new guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Migratory birds are spreading Lyme disease to new places
(Natural News) A mass migration of birds may be amazing to behold, until they leave countless disease-ridden ticks in their wake. In the U.S., the disease-laden ticks spread in the Northeast and Midwest through dogs which serve as carriers for the Borrelia burgdorferi infection. In 2008, Canadian veterinarians worked on a project which looked into an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carbon-11 PET detects brain inflammation after Lyme disease
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a PET imaging technique...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET's view of tau could explain women's early dementia PET in the paddock New PET tracer could aid melanoma detection PET tracers help guide breast cancer therapies C-11-based PET tracer could benefit arthritis patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New scan technique reveals brain inflammation associated with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) More than 1 in 10 people successfully treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease go on to develop chronic, sometimes debilitating, and poorly understood symptoms of fatigue and brain fog that may last for years after their initial infection has cleared up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme Disease | Medscape Lyme Disease | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on Lyme tick disease or Lyme borreliosis. Review articles on the management of Lyme disease symptoms, including Lyme disease rash, and Lyme disease treatment. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Project coordinator had a cardiac arrest aged just SIX
Alexandra Wall, 33, of south-west London, was diagnosed with  Brugada syndrome decades after the ordeal when she saw a cardiologist while battling Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charles Darwin's ailments are 'typical of Lyme disease' in UK
Naturalist ’s symptoms of diarrhoea, rashes, palpitations and flatulence could have been tick infection, say researchersHe travelled the world studying exotic creatures in dangerous lands, but the disease that marred Charles Darwin ’s life may have been caught closer to home as he trudged around Britain collecting insects, shooting birds, and picking up stones, researchers say.The Victorian naturalist who gave the world the theory of evolution is a strong contender for the most famously ill scientist in history. His diaries, notebooks and letters brim with despair over ailments ranging from diarrhoea, rashes an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Charles Darwin Science Insects History of science Wildlife Environment UK news Source Type: news

Stress related responses regulate immune function
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) The immune system is composed of a wide range of different immune cells each with dedicated functions. Natural killer T cells form a specialized immune cell that protects against a variety of diseases such as cancer, autoimmunity, metabolic disease or certain infections such as Lyme disease (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists find GARLIC may treat lingering Lyme disease
(Natural News) Lyme disease can be difficult to treat. If caught early, a round of antibiotics can clear up the infection and resolve symptoms, but that isn’t always the case. Roughly 10 to 20 percent of sufferers go on to experience ongoing symptoms like joint pain and fatigue. Known as persistent Lyme infection, it can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease
A new study finds that essential oils from garlic cloves, myrrh trees, thyme leaves, and several other herbs can kill forms of Lyme disease bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Essential oils from garlic and other herbs kill 'persister' Lyme disease bacteria
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics could extend your life by culling older cells that can no longer divide
Salford University scientists made the discovery using azithromycin, which treats infections ranging from gonorrhoea to Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease was causing James Dellingpole's brain fog and depression
Writer, journalist and columnist James Dellingpole, 53, from Worcestershire, is one of many people who struggle with Lyme Disease. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hungry ticks work harder to find you
(University of Cincinnati) Biologists at the University of Cincinnati say the hungrier ticks are, the harder they try to find you or other hosts. The findings could have implications for the spread of tick-borne disease such as Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Finally, I’ve found what caused my brain fog and aching joints...an insect bite!
Writer, journalist and columnist James Dellingpole, 53, from Worcestershire, is one of many people who struggle with Lyme Disease. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate Change Expected to Lead to Rise in Lyme Disease
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Rising temperatures are expected to increase the number of cases of Lyme disease in the United States by more than 20 percent by mid-century, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the Canadian Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tickborne Diseases Hit Record Levels In U.S.
(CBS News) – New government research shows that tickborne diseases like Lyme disease continue to rise. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that in 2017, state and local health departments reported a record number of cases of illnesses spread by ticks. Cases of Lyme disease, Powassan virus; spotted fever rickettsiosis, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and tularemia all increased last year. The CDC said there were 59,349 confirmed cases of tickborne diseases in 2017, up from 48,610 in 2016. In past years, h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CBS News LYME DISEASE ticks Source Type: news

Diseases spread by ticks hit record level in U.S.
A new report from the CDC shows that tickborne diseases like Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever continue to rise (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US officials report a record number of tick diseases
The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's about 43,000 cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials Report a Record Number of Tick Diseases
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday. Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's about 43,000 cases. Traditionally about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the government each year, but experts believed there was underreporting and thought the actual number was more like 300,000. Experts say better reporting may be a reason for recent increase...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Officials Report a Record Number of Tick Diseases
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday. Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's about 43,000 cases. Traditionally about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the government each year, but experts believed there was underreporting and thought the actual number was more like 300,000. Experts say better reporting may be a reason for recent increase...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

CDC: Record Number of Tickborne Disease Cases in U.S. Last Year
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- The number of Americans with tickborne diseases reached a record high of nearly 60,000 in 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Most of those cases (42,743) were Lyme disease. There were 36,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Evidence Supports Disability Plan's Limitation Of Benefits, Judge Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A disability insurer's conclusion that a claimant suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome, which limited long-term disability benefits to 24 months, and not from symptoms of Lyme disease was not unreasonable based on the medical evidence in the administrative record, a District of Columbia federal judge said Nov. 7 (Wesley Loucka v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., No. 17-1375, D. D.C., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190935). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Microscopic Remedies Reduce Painful Toxins in Persistent Lyme Disease...
Two Frogs Healing Center to share about microparticle "liposomes" for relieving chronic Lyme disease pain, fatigue, and mental(PRWeb November 06, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/microscopic_remedies_reduce_painful_toxins_in_persistent_lyme_disease_infections/prweb15895030.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Camping in the Cotswolds left me in pain for YEARS - thanks to a random tick bite
Blair Jollands, 47, from London, was happy and healthy until August 2015, when a tick bite changed everything - and he developed Lyme Disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Biobank expands to increase understanding of Lyme in heart, brain, joints
(TellMed Strategies) To encourage greater understanding of the ability of Lyme bacteria to invade tissues and organs, Bay Area Lyme Foundation announces the addition of the Lyme Disease Tissue Collection Program to its Lyme Disease Biobank. This is the only national entity working to accelerate research by collecting surgical and post-mortem tissue samples from individuals with persistent Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. The collaboration also involves the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) and MyLymeData Patient Registry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of B. burgdorferi-Infected Blacklegged Ticks Prevalence of B. burgdorferi-Infected Blacklegged Ticks
The emergence of B. burgdorferi sensu stricto-infected ticks in the Tennessee Valley highlights the need for Lyme disease awareness in the region.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Lyme disease predicted to rise in United States as climate warms
(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study looked at the relationship between climatic variables and the incidence of Lyme disease in 15 U.S. states. The study found that rising temperatures are expected to boost the number of cases of Lyme disease by more than 20 percent by mid-century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Protecting yourself from Lyme disease
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Each summer, some friends and I spend a week camping in a wilderness area in northern Minnesota. When we got back this year, a member of our group was diagnosed with Lyme disease. As we get ready to go next time, what should we do to protect ourselves from Lyme disease? ANSWER: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

UCLA receives $1 million to support medical care for vulnerable patients
A $1 million gift from the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation will advance UCLA ’s mission to provide high-quality health care for people facing financial hardship and other challenges in access to quality care, as well as providing resources to treat children who are victims of sexual assault and victims of rape.“We are grateful to the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation for its gift, and its continued support of our efforts, ” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Steven and Alexandra’s p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does a Lyme disease rash look like?
Lyme disease rashes can change throughout the stages of the illness. Untreated Lyme disease can have serious consequences, so people should be familiar with the symptoms and types of rash. Learn to identify Lyme disease rashes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Lyme disease: NICE guideline [NG95]
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease. It aims to raise awareness of when Lyme disease should be suspected and ensure that people have prompt and consistent diagnosis and treatment. It does not cover preventing Lyme disease. The guideline was updated in October 2018. Treatment for Lyme carditis in haemodynamically unstable children aged 9-12 was changed to IV ceftriaxone. First alternative was changed to oral doxycycline (DX). Footnote was added on using clinical judgement to determine doses of DX in children (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Ticks Away
-- If you want to lower your risk of getting Lyme disease, keeping ticks away is your best bet. Lymedisease.org offers these suggestions for reducing the tick population near your home: Prune trees. Clear brush. Remove litter. Mow grass short, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Misconception: The black-legged tick, not the lone star, carries the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, according to a review of evidence
(Natural News) One fact that people know about Lyme disease is that ticks cause it. As to which tick causes the condition – which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports as the most commonly reported vector-based illness in the U.S. – is where the confusion starts. Lyme disease, of which the causative agent is the spirochetal bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news