Can Lyme Disease be Cured
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bat tick found for the first time in New Jersey
(Rutgers University) A tick species associated with bats has been reported for the first time in New Jersey and could pose health risks to people, pets and livestock, according to a Rutgers-led study in the Journal of Medical Entomology. This species (Carios kelleyi) is a " soft " tick. Deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease, are an example of " hard " ticks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it? (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

How to Stop the Next Pandemic
It ’s not just Covid-19. Pathogens once confined to nature are making their way into humans on a more regular basis. And it’s our fault. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonah M. Kessel Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Daszak, Peter China EcoHealth Alliance Nipah Virus Lyme Disease Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Quammen, David Wildlife Conservation Society SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Wildlife Trade Source Type: news

Transforming the Global Economy or Parachuting Cats into Borneo?
Credit: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)By Lawrence SurendraBANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 24 2020 (IPS) The COVID 19 Pandemic continues relentlessly. Deaths approaching a million globally, 22 million infected and growing. Brazil, India, the US and Russia accounting for almost 50% of the total cases in the world. Medically the promise of a vaccine is given as signs of hope; what surprises awaits us when such a vaccine is available, would be another story. Economically, to address the uncertainty and the grim future ahead, the UN, some governments and even Joe Biden the US Presidential hopeful, are waving ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lawrence Surendra Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What Do Coronavirus And Lyme Disease Have In Common? More Than You Might Think
Lyme and Covid-19 are replacing syphilis as the great masquerader. They share many puzzling symptoms and are all easily missed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: How do you get Lyme disease? Is it contagious?
LYME DISEASE is normally harmless, but if it is left untreated it can be deadly. How do you get Lyme disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Citrus Flavoring Is Weaponized Against Insect-Borne Diseases
The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Insects Ticks (Insects) Pesticides Deet (Insect Repellent) Mosquitoes Chemicals Malaria Grapefruit Lyme Disease Inventions and Patents Foreign Aid Environmental Protection Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Biomedi Source Type: news

Global Lyme Alliance Reaches GuideStar ’s Highest Seal of Transparency
Platinum Seal allows donors to focus on progress and results for top Lyme disease organization(PRWeb August 10, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/global_lyme_alliance_reaches_guidestars_highest_seal_of_transparency/prweb17313403.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ticks and mosquitoes may await the pandemic-weary seeking outdoor exercise
Insects can pass along serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus. Because of covid-19, health agencies are focusing less on these problems. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marlene Cimons Source Type: news

Fashion model, 27, claims CBD has helped her ditch medication for crippling Lyme disease
EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Brooks, 27, of Hampshire, suffers from chronic Lyme disease - a tick-borne condition that has severe symptoms including agonising joint pain, fatigue and headaches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Six lesser-known warning signs you may be infected
LYME disease is a debilitating bacterial infection and with lockdowns easing and more people venturing outside, knowing the potential risks and symptoms is extremely important. If you experience any of these six, lesser-known warning signs you may be at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guard Against Lyme Disease This Summer
SATURDAY, Aug. 1, 2020 -- Summer means higher odds of getting Lyme disease, so know how to avoid it, health experts say. Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium carried by some ticks and, if left untreated, can cause severe health problems. Ticks can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New State Law Sets Up Group to Study Lyme Disease Testing New State Law Sets Up Group to Study Lyme Disease Testing
New Hampshire has signed into law a bill that establishes a commission to study the limitations of current testing for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses and available treatment.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lyme disease continues to spread. Can a seasonal shot help slow the spread of the tick-borne illness?
With no vaccine against Lyme right now, the author and his colleagues are working to create seasonal protection. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Klempner Source Type: news

Lyme disease: Feeling this sensation in your head could mean an infection by a tick bite
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which is transmitted by a tick bite. Feeling this sensation in your head could mean you're at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Prevent Tick Bites and Lyme Disease
by Sarah Elizabeth Adler, AARP, Updated July 14, 2020 | ... En espa ñol | Ticks: They're the tiny pests that stop outdoor fun in its tracks — and experts say they stay active well into fall, making ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Evita las picaduras de garrapatas y la enfermedad de Lyme
Pasos para ayudar a prevenir las picaduras y las enfermedades. ... por: Sarah Elizabeth Adler, AARP, 14 de julio de 2020 | ... In English | Garrapatas: Son las peque ñas plagas que interrumpen la di... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WNBA ’s Elena Delle Donne Is ‘Hurt’ League Denied Her a Medical Waiver Despite Taking 64 Pills a Day
(NEW YORK) — WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne was shocked and hurt when her request to be medically excused for the season was denied by an independent medical panel. Having battled Lyme disease for more than a decade and now taking 64 pills a day, she thought she was definitely going to be considered high-risk to get severe illness if she contracted the coronavirus. The panel of independent doctors the league and union agreed upon to make that decision thought otherwise, ruling Monday that she was not “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” The disease is not included on the Centers for Di...
Source: TIME: Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Doug Feinberg / AP Tags: Uncategorized Basketball COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

She Tested Negative for Lyme Disease. So What Was Wrong?
Her lethargy and joint pain suggested a tick-borne illness. Adding to the mystery, was a recent trip abroad a clue or a red herring? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Tests (Medical) Ticks (Insects) Chikungunya Virus Lyme Disease Fatigue Diarrhea Source Type: news

Why Tick Season Could Be Worse In The Summer Of COVID-19
(CNN) — After more than three months of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working from home, nature-lovers looking for a well-earned breath of fresh air could face a possible collision course between coronavirus and tick-borne illnesses this summer. A “perfect storm,” warns Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven biology professor and group director for the Lyme Disease Research Group. Noting the mild winter on the East Coast, Sapi says, “We do have a bad year for the ticks.” Hikers, campers and anyone else eager for an escape could “just explode into...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN LYME DISEASE tick season ticks Source Type: news

A 360-degree approach to Lyme disease
(Harvard Medical School) A $5 million donation to Harvard Medical School will propel Lyme disease research, education (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Happens if You Go Untreated for Lyme Disease?
Title: What Happens if You Go Untreated for Lyme Disease?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 29, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: An early sign of the bacterial infection to look out for
LYME disease is a bacterial infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks, tiny spider-like creatures that dwell in woodland. Untreated Lyme disease can cause a host of debilitating health problems so it is vital to act on the early warning sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

In the Uncertainties of Lyme Testing, Lessons for COVID-19 In the Uncertainties of Lyme Testing, Lessons for COVID-19
The coronavirus testing debacle, much like early Lyme testing, is a reminder that diagnostics aren't perfect.Undark (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Despite Threat of Lyme Disease, Tick Control Lags Across U.S.
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 -- Tick monitoring and control is lacking in much of the United States despite a steady increase in tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, a new study finds. In the United States, tick-borne illnesses more than doubled... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Lyme Disease by Stages?
Title: What Are the Symptoms of Lyme Disease by Stages?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 17, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tick surveillance and control lagging in US, study shows
(Entomological Society of America) While the prevalence of Lyme disease and other illnesses spread by ticks has steadily increased in the United States over the past 20 years, a new study of the state of American tick surveillance and control reveals an inconsistent and often under-supported patchwork of programs across the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

National tick surveillance survey identifies gaps to be filled
(Cornell University) New Cornell-led research shows that inadequate funding is the main barrier to better surveillance and control of ticks, including the blacklegged tick, which spreads Lyme disease, the No. 1 vector-borne illness in the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: Lyme disease symptoms could be mistaken for COVID-19 - signs to spot
CORONAVIRUS symptoms have been shown to range from a dry cough to conjunctivitis, but some of these symptoms are also linked to other conditions such as Lyme disease. How can you tell the difference between COVID-19 and Lyme disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowing Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease Is Critical for Early...
With America on lockdown the past two months, many people turned to the woods for safe isolation and social distancing. And now as sections of the country reopen and summer approaches, the outdoors...(PRWeb June 02, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/knowing_signs_and_symptoms_of_lyme_disease_is_critical_for_early_detection_and_treatment_says_industry_leading_quidel/prweb17162063.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Swelling of the Ear Lobe As a Manifestation of Lyme Disease Swelling of the Ear Lobe As a Manifestation of Lyme Disease
This case describes an unusual dermatologic presentation of Lyme disease, borrelial lymphocytoma, which is rare in the US but more common in Europe.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Upstate to begin testing ticks from public on June 1
In 2019, the tick testing program, headed by Upstate Professor Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, received 1,921 tick samples from July through late October. About 25 percent of the ticks were found to carry Lyme disease. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Upstate to begin testing ticks from public on June 1
In 2019, the Citizen Tick Testing Program, received 1,921 tick samples from July through late October. About 25 percent were shown to carry Lyme disease. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - May 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Warmer weather means it's time to be tick aware
As warm weather sends people outdoors, some are encountering tenacious pests. Ticks go for blood in the hardest-to-reach places on the human body and put you at risk for Lyme disease. Here's what you need to know about staying tick-safe. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatal Lyme carditis in a 37-year-old man shows need for awareness of unusual symptoms
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Physicians and the public should be aware of the different presentations of Lyme disease, as people spend more time outside in the warmer weather and as areas in Canada where the black legged tick is found expand. Three articles in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), which describe a fatal case in a 37-year-old man, atypical skin lesions in a 56-year-old woman and severe neurological symptoms in a 4-year-old boy, illustrate the diversity in presentations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virginia Tech researcher receives grant to study Lyme arthritis
(Virginia Tech) With a $661,216 grant from the Steven& Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Brandon Jutras, an assistant professor of biochemistry in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will study Lyme arthritis, including the cellular component that contributes to it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Are the 3 Stages of Lyme Disease
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Coronavirus Spread Through Secondhand Smoke? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — As Massachusetts continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the public has plenty of questions. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of those sent to WBZ-TV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. With the upcoming season, we already have troubles with ticks and Lyme disease and mosquitoes and their diseases. How is the coronavirus going to affect this problem? – Ken from north of Boston  Coronavirus is not spread by mosquitoes or ticks, but you’re right, we still have to protect ourselves from insect-borne diseases like Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus. S...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Cracking the Lyme disease code
(Washington State University) The next time a tick feeds on you, Washington State University researchers hope to make sure persistent arthritis caused by Lyme disease doesn't linger for a lifetime. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fears of Unregulated ‘Wild West’ as COVID-19 Blood Tests Hit the U.S. Market
WASHINGTON — Blood tests for the coronavirus could play a key role in deciding whether millions of Americans can safely return to work and school. But public health officials warn that the current “Wild West” of unregulated tests is creating confusion that could ultimately slow the path to recovery. More than 70 companies have signed up to sell so-called antibody tests in recent weeks, according to U.S. regulators. Governments around the world hope that the rapid tests, which typically use a finger-prick of blood on a test strip, could soon ease public restrictions by identifying people who have previousl...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Spending More Time Outside During The Pandemic? Scientists Say Beware Of Ticks.
With Lyme disease on the rise, people need to take special care to avoid tick encounters amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Want to Stop the Next Pandemic? Start Protecting Wildlife Habitats
(Bloomberg) — There are four critical facets of pandemic prevention, according to Lee Hannah, senior scientist at Conservation International. Three of them make immediate sense against the backdrop of our current emergency: stockpile masks and respirators; have testing infrastructure ready; and ban the global wildlife trade, including the open animal markets where COVID-19 may have first infected people. His fourth recommendation is more grandiose: “Take care of nature.” The assault on ecosystems that allowed COVID-19 to jump from animals to humans went far beyond merchants hunting and selling rare wildli...
Source: TIME: Science - April 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Eric Roston / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

It's Tick Season: 5 Things to Know About Lyme Disease Tests It's Tick Season: 5 Things to Know About Lyme Disease Tests
Prepare for tick season by reviewing these five things to know about Lyme disease testing.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

White Supremacists, Yellow Peril & “Chinese Virus” Add to a Volatile Political Mix
Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 2020 (IPS) When US President Donald Trump repeatedly characterized the fast-spreading COVID-19 as a “Chinese virus” last week, it prompted some white supremacists to resurrect an age old ethnic slur against Chinese and East Asians: the “Yellow Peril” which, in a bygone era, was touted as a xenophobic threat to the Western world. But Tendayi Achiume, UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia, is highly critical of the racist interpretation to a disease which has claimed over 16,500 deaths wo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Raking Your Leaves to the Edge of Your Yard an Invitation to Ticks
SUNDAY, March 22, 2020 -- Where you put leaves raked from your yard last fall could affect your family's risk of bites from ticks that transmit Lyme disease-causing bacteria, a new study suggests. In areas where Lyme-causing ticks are prevalent,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lessons From Lyme Disease: Six Reasons The CDC ’s COVID-19 Failure Was Predictable
Lyme disease experts are not surprised by CDC's failure to ensure quick diagnosis of COVID-19. It's failed for 25 years to fix a broken Lyme test. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Contributor Source Type: news

How This Founder Went From Serving People With Lyme Disease To Serving The One In Three People With Chronic Conditions
Supporting entrepreneurs can take many forms from grants to providing access to capital and from expanding their networks of mentors and peers to providing training that addresses both hard and soft skills. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Geri Stengel, Contributor Source Type: news

Many lyme disease cases go unreported; A new model could help change that
(Columbia University) A new model based on 17 years of data can help predict the trajectory of where Lyme disease will spread. Identifying high-risk areas can lead to surveillance in counties and areas where infections are likely to emerge. It also allows authorities to alert physicians and the public, which can lead to early treatment, when it is most effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news