Global Lyme Alliance Congratulates Dr. Kim Lewis on Groundbreaking...
An exciting new finding by. Dr. Kim Lewis of Northeastern University gives hope that Lyme disease can be potentially treated without harming the microbiome.(PRWeb October 07, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/global_lyme_alliance_congratulates_dr_kim_lewis_on_groundbreaking_publication_a_selective_antibiotic_for_lyme_disease/prweb18247374.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Black patients ’ Lyme disease often diagnosed late, possibly due to missed signs
FINDINGSA UCLA study suggests that many physicians may not have the knowledge or training to properly recognize how Lyme disease appears on the skin of Black patients. The disease, caused by the tick-borne Borrelia bacterium, generally begins with a bull ’s-eye–shaped rash on the skin, along with fever, headache, chills and muscle pain; if not diagnosed promptly and treated with antibiotics, it can lead to more severe and long-lasting symptoms.UCLA ’s Dr. Dan Ly found that approximately 1 in 3 Black patients who were newly diagnosed with Lyme disease already had related neurological complications such as ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can Breakthrough Infections Lead to Long COVID? For an Unlucky Few, Yes
When health experts talk about the remarkable efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, they typically point to their ability to prevent severe disease and death. Fully vaccinated people can still get “breakthrough” infections from the virus that causes COVID-19—but compared to an unvaccinated person, they’re more than 10 times less likely to be hospitalized or die from their illness, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research. Officials often point to these impressive figures as evidence that we can tame COVID-19 into a mostly mild illness that behaves like a routine cold or f...
Source: TIME: Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Could pills for Lyme disease actually be making it worse?
DR ELLIE CANNON: There are between 2,000 and 3,000 cases of Lyme disease every year in England and Wales - with areas such as the New Forest and Scottish Highlands the highest risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease May Up Risk for Mental Illness, Suicidal Behavior Lyme Disease May Up Risk for Mental Illness, Suicidal Behavior
Increased inflammation, immune activation, and psychological factors may help explain the association of Lyme disease with higher rates of psychiatric disorders and suicidal behavior, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease, Mental Illness, Suicide
Lyme Disease May Up Risk for Mental Illness, Suicidal Behavior (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Can Wreak Havoc on Mental Health
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Infections, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Can Wreak Havoc on Mental Health
TUESDAY, Aug. 17, 2021 -- Lyme disease can exact a significant mental toll as well as a physical one on its sufferers, a new study confirms. Patients hospitalized for Lyme disease had a 28% higher incidence of mental disorders and were twice as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Tied to Higher Risk for Psychiatric Conditions, Suicide
TUESDAY, Aug. 17, 2021 -- Patients hospitalized with Lyme disease have a higher rate of mental disorders and attempted suicide after infection, according to a study published online July 28 in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Brian A. Fallon,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Comparison of Lyme Disease in the United States and Europe Comparison of Lyme Disease in the United States and Europe
The clinical manifestations of this tickborne disease can differ according to the species causing the infection.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Rare Lyme disease-causing bacteria spotted on routine blood films
Eye on Innovation features exciting advances taking place at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. This monthly series shines a spotlight on recently developed tests and highlights how Mayo Clinic translates ideas and discoveries into testing resources that improve diagnosis and care for patients across the globe. ______________________________________________ It ’s long been known that Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged tick (otherwise known as the deer tick). The understanding for many years was… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 12, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lyme borreliosis and associations with mental disorders and suicidal behavior: a nationwide Danish cohort study - Fallon BA, Madsen T, Erlangsen A, Benros ME.
OBJECTIVE: Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne infectious disease that may confer an increased risk of mental disorders, but previous studies have been hampered by methodological limitations, including small sample sizes. The authors used a nationwide retrosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

It's Tick Season: Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease
SUNDAY, July 25, 2021 -- When you're heading outdoors this summer, keep an eye out for ticks during and after your outing, health experts say. These common parasites can transmit Lyme disease, a potentially serious illness. Lyme disease is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Amid recent tick population surge in CNY, U. S. Rep. Katko highlights efforts to combat tick-borne illness like those underway at Upstate Medical
One element of Upstate's work on Lyme disease and ticks is it's wildly successful tick identification program. Since April, more than 13,000 ticks have been sent to Upstate, with nearly one-third carrying some sort of infectious disease. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - July 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Brandon Jutras receives Emerging Leader Award to advance Lyme disease research
(Virginia Tech) The awards are designed to support established and up-and-coming scientists who have identified new and defined approaches to improve diagnostics or therapeutics for Lyme disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Updated'Be tick aware' toolkit: Raising awareness of the potential risk posed by ticks and tick-borne disease in England
This updated toolkit provides background information on ticks, Lyme disease risk, how to improve awareness of ticks and mitigate against tick-borne diseases through the promotion of Public Health England's key message which is to'be tick aware'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

July 2021
App Helps Screen for Autism Spectrum Disorder Step It Up! : Get Active for Your Health Disruptive Leg Movement? : Managing Restless Legs Syndrome Protect Yourself From Lyme Disease Noisy Planet (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Las garrapatas y la enfermedad de Lyme: s íntomas, tratamiento y prevención
La enfermedad de Lyme est á proliferando. ¿Cómo puede prevenirla? ¿Cuáles son los síntomas y qué debe hacer si cree haberla contraído? (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Ticks carrying Lyme disease thrive near California coast, study finds
(Natural News) Ticks have been turning up in areas that were once believed to be free of the blood-sucking parasites, according to a study led by researchers from Colorado State University. Published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, it showed that disease-carrying ticks, which were once thought to inhabit woodlands, are also present near Northern California’s coastline. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

A Quick Tour of the New Lyme Disease Guideline A Quick Tour of the New Lyme Disease Guideline
Dr Paul Auwaerter highlights the major changes in this guideline, which was a collaboration of the IDSA, AAN, and ACR.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Updates in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lyme Disease Updates in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lyme Disease
Recent guidance from several specialty societies can answers many patients'questions and aid clinical decision-making regarding tick bites.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Are Turning Up On California's Beaches
The blood-sucking critters are capable of thriving along the western coast, according to new research. Though experts don't exactly know how they're picking up the bacteria that causes the illness.(Image credit: James Gathany/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vanessa Romo Source Type: news

Ticks on a 'quest' for blood at California's beaches. Is Lyme disease a rising risk?
Lyme disease-carrying ticks usually found in woodlands and fields are spreading along California's beaches, carried by an unknown host. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanne Rust Source Type: news

Lyme Disease: Testing, Prophylaxis, and Treatment Lyme Disease: Testing, Prophylaxis, and Treatment
From what to do when a patient presents with a tick, to which antibiotic to select for treatment.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Babesiosis, a dangerous tick-borne infection that attacks red blood cells, appears to be a growing problem
The disease is most often caused by the tiny parasites and transmitted to humans in warmer months by deer ticks — the same ones that spread Lyme disease. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Alten Schwartz Source Type: news

Man says his legs looked like a'zombie' after two tick bites gave him different diseases 
Don Murry Grubbs, from White House, Tennessee was diagnosed with two tick-borne illnesses - Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - after being bitten by two different ticks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trista Sutter ’s husband Ryan reveals his mystery illness is Lyme disease
The former “Bachelorette” winner has Lyme disease that was triggered by high levels of mold in his body, he shared on wife Trista... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMD awarded funds to head off tick-borne infection before it begins
(University of Maryland) The University of Maryland (UMD) received funding from the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation to develop novel therapeutic strategies to stop infection from Lyme disease pathogens before it begins. Unlike traditional antibiotics that attack the pathogen directly and put it on the defensive, UMD is exploring antimicrobials that would interfere with the pathogen on a biomolecular level to inhibit it from causing an infection in the first place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: How common is lyme disease in the UK?
LYME DISEASE is an infection spread by ticks and is potentially life-threatening. How common is lyme disease in the UK? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Ticks Surprise Us:’ 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year
This winter was one of the warmest on record, and lingering summer heat could add weeks of outdoor activity to animals that carry ticks, which thrive in hot, humid conditions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year
For the first time, Lyme disease-carrying ticks -- typically associated with woodlands in New England and other forested regions of the US -- have been found in abundance near beaches in Northern California, new research shows.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
In Northern California, the proportion of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi was the same in shrubland along beaches as in woodland habitats. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Study finds Lyme-carrying ticks next to beaches and ‘pretty much wherever we looked’
"I don’t think we were expecting to find many ticks, but we did, and we found heaps of ticks in big numbers. And they’re infected with diseases," the study's lead author said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paulina Firozi Source Type: news

Phage-Targeting PCR Test Picks Up Early Lyme Disease Phage-Targeting PCR Test Picks Up Early Lyme Disease
Promising data show that a viral gene in the Lyme disease-causing bacteria can distinguish between early and late infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Columbia establishes treatment center, clinical trials network for Lyme disease
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) With a $16 million gift from the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Columbia will open a center for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases this summer, offering patients specialized care and expanding research at a national level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New study predicts changing Lyme disease habitat across the West Coast
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) The findings of a recent analysis conducted by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest that ecosystems suitable for harboring ticks that carry debilitating Lyme disease could be more widespread than previously thought in California, Oregon and Washington. Bolstering the research were the efforts of an army of " citizen scientists " who collected and submitted 18,881 ticks over nearly three years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Five herbal medicines potent against tick-borne disease babesiosis in lab, says new study
(TellMed Strategies) Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the U.S., today announced the publication of new data finding that five herbal medicines had potent activity compared to commonly-used antibiotics in test tubes against Babesia duncani, a malaria-like parasite found on the West Coast of the U.S. that causes the disease babesiosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease misinterpreted as child abuse - Pan T, Nasreddine A, Trivellas M, Hennrikus WL.
Child abuse is one of the most common causes for child fatality in the United States. Inaccurate reporting of child abuse combined with scarcity of resources for child abuse evaluations can lead to unintended consequences for children and their families. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Royal Mint to commemorate fossil hunter Mary Anning
Special 50p coins will feature some of the Jurassic creatures discovered by 19th-century palaeontologistOne of the most terrifying Jurassic sea creatures is to appear on commemorative 50p coins to celebrate the work of thepioneering fossil hunter Mary Anning.The temnodontosaurus coins will shine a light on the 19th-century palaeontologist, who made a series of discoveries near her home in Lyme Regis, Dorset.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: Palaeontology Science Natural History Museum Culture Museums Heritage UK news Fossils Collecting Ammonite Source Type: news

What Is Lyme Disease in Humans?
Title: What Is Lyme Disease in Humans?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 12, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tick behavior and host choice explains geographical patterns of Lyme disease prevalence
(PLOS) A new analysis suggests that north-south differences in ticks' host choice, density, and host-seeking behaviors may explain why Lyme disease is more prevalent in the northeastern U.S. than in the southeast. Howard Ginsberg of the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and colleagues present these findings in an article publishing January 28th in the open-access journalPLOS Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New study identifies bird species that could spread ticks and Lyme disease
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) A new study published in the journalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography used machine learning to identify bird species with the potential to transmit the Lyme disease bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi) to feeding ticks. The team developed a model that identified birds known to spread Lyme disease with 80% accuracy and flagged 21 new species that should be prioritized for surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statue of fossil hunter Mary Anning to be erected after campaign
Crowdfunder led by schoolgirl raises £70,000 for sculpture of pioneering palaeontologist in Lyme Regis, DorsetA statue toMary Anning, a fossil hunter and palaeontologist once “lost to history” but now considered a significant female force in science, is finally to be erected after a crowdfunding campaign by a teenage girl.Evie Swire, 13, was nine years old when she first heard of Anning, who was born into a humble family in 1799 near Evie ’s Lyme Regis home in Dorset. The schoolgirl was outraged to discover there was no statue.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Davies Tags: UK news Fossils Sculpture Women Heritage Science England Source Type: news

500K in U.S. diagnosed with Lyme disease annually, but some may not have it
Roughly 500,000 people across the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the CDC, but researchers raise concern that some people may be misdiagnosed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model predicts where Lyme disease-carrying ticks will develop
A new model helps identify areas with high populations of the ticks that carry Lyme disease, a study published Tuesday by the Proceedings of the Royal Society B found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upstate to host virtual SUNY Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Meeting Jan. 11, registration open to the public
The meeting will bring together researchers and scientists from across the SUNY system. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - December 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Model predicts where ticks, Lyme disease will appear next in Midwest states
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) By drawing from decades of studies, scientists created a timeline marking the arrival of black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, in hundreds of counties across 10 Midwestern states. They used these data - along with an analysis of county-level landscape features associated with the spread of ticks - to build a model that can predict where ticks are likely to appear in future years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease
FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2020 -- In new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, published online Nov. 30 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, recommendations are presented for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. The guidelines were... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news