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

Lyme disease ticks produce antibiotic that protects them from human skin bacteria
(University of California - San Francisco) Ticks live dangerous lives, spending most of their time questing for a host across wildly different habitats and seasons. Once they encounter a reptile, bird, or a mammal like us, they become intimately connected with it -- and all of its bacteria and viruses -- for days on end. Though ticks are notorious for transmitting pathogens such as the Lyme disease bacterium, how does their immune system keep them safe from contracting pathogens themselves? (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease
New clinical practice guidelines on Lyme disease place a strong emphasis on antibody testing to assess for rheumatologic and neurologic syndromes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Yale scientists identify protein that protects against Lyme disease
The newly identified protein acts like an early warning signal to the immune system when exposed to the bacteria at causes Lyme disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale scientists identify protein that protects against Lyme
(Yale University) Yale researchers have discovered a protein that helps protect hosts from infection with the tick-borne spirochete that causes Lyme Disease, a finding that may help diagnose and treat this infection, they report Nov. 11 in the journalPLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Help in the fight against Lyme disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick. Preventing tick bites is the best defense against the disease. And now there is good news for those looking for an alternative insect repellant to fight off ticks, says Dr. Omar Abu Saleh, a Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 29, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Late-Stage Lyme Disease and Psychiatric Illness: Final Verdict? Late-Stage Lyme Disease and Psychiatric Illness: Final Verdict?
Patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis, a late-stage manifestation of Lyme disease, may develop psychiatric illness, but new research suggests that when symptoms do develop, they tend to resolve within a year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Have We Been Thinking About Long-Haul Coronavirus All Wrong?
A few years ago, Jaime Seltzer was helping coordinate research projects, grant applications and funding for a Stanford research group studying a condition called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Up to 2.5 million Americans, including Seltzer, have ME/CFS, and yet it felt like almost no one paid attention to her group’s research. “What is it going to take for researchers to take ME seriously?” she and her colleagues often wondered aloud. The morbid answer, they hypothesized, was a pandemic. Since ME/CFS often follows viral infections, they feared it would take something as destr...
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

$1.8M to advance device for detecting COVID-19, cancer, contaminants
(University of Arizona College of Engineering) In her Little Sensor Lab, University of Arizona professor Judith Su is working to sense single molecule amounts of 'anything worth sensing' -- including biomarkers for cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Lyme disease and even COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease may be a biological weapon developed by the U.S. military
(Natural News) You probably know that Lyme disease comes from ticks, but if you don’t personally suffer from it, you’d be forgiven for not knowing much more about it. However, there is one aspect of this disease that everyone should be concerned about, and that’s the possibility that it originated as a biological weapon developed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterinary college receives $3.5 million NIH grant to develop Lyme disease vaccine
(Virginia Tech) Renowned tick immunobiologist Utpal Pal wants to adapt the rabies vaccination platform to produce antibodies that can protect against Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease. The intention is to apply this work to other tick-borne diseases in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Lyme Disease be Cured
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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