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Bartonella disease: A misunderstood vector-borne infection, similar to Lyme disease
(Natural News) According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported yearly. As only a small fraction of cases actually gets reported, the agency adds that the actual incidence of this disease in likely much higher. On top of that, emerging studies show that Bartonella disease,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avril Lavigne Has Been Named the Most Dangerous Celebrity Online. Here ’s Why
(NEW YORK) — One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was the most likely celebrity to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. Searches for Lavigne have a 14.5% chance of landing on a web page with the potential for online threats, a number that increases to 22% if users type her name and search for free MP3s. Bruno Mars was second in his debut on t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Kennedy / AP Tags: Uncategorized avril lavigne celebrities cybersecurity onetime Source Type: news

Yolanda Hadid says her Lyme disease was misdiagnosed as ME
The Dutch model, 53, who lives in New York, reveals that her six-year battle with Lyme disease began with a misdiagnosis of ME. Yolanda reveals all in her new book, Believe Me, which is out next month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning from our Lotte
Sam, Lotte and Caroline Parenting is a messy adventure – it tests our patience, our will and our energy, but never our concern, love or passion for our children. With three kids under 10, my wife, Caroline, and I have managed broken noses, split lips, cuts and bruises too numerous to count … even Lyme disease, skin disorders, and serious fevers – most seem to come with the territory. But there have been rare moments when one of our kids was sick and we didn’t know what was wrong or how to ease the pain, and in those moments, we felt pretty desperate. One of those times was when our 4-year-old daugh...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sam Bigelow Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Richard Yu vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) Source Type: news

Aggressive fear push on Lyme disease by the media just part of the plan to roll out a new Lyme vaccine
(Natural News) Lyme disease cases are on the rise in the Western world, and pharmaceutical companies are hoping to cash in on the illness with the help of a new vaccine. In the U.S., the number of confirmed cases of the tick-borne illness in 2015 was nearly 29,000, compared to 23,000 ten years earlier. Lyme... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease in People and Pets
U.S. health officials warn that cases of the illness are on the rise Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lyme Disease, Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Prevent, and Treat, Lyme Disease in People and Pets
SATURDAY, Sept. 2, 2017 -- If you're planning to be outdoors this holiday weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants you to know that ticks are most active during the summer months. Campers, hikers and gardeners are among those at greatest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Vaccine May Reach Market Within Five Years
10 hours ago ... Boomers are skipping needed vaccines · Explore the full list of benefits available to you as an AARP Member · Should you record your next ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease put a fitness instructor in a wheelchair  
Only four years ago, ex-Army fitness instructor Lorraine Murray, 46, from Montrose, Angus, had completed four Olympic-length triathlons, ran her own businesses and was raising two children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient history of Lyme disease revealed with bacterial genomes
A team of researchers has found that the Lyme disease bacterium is ancient in North America, circulating silently in forests for at least 60,000 years. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lyme disease on the rise in Canada, but doctors still confused about diagnosis
In 2015, there were more than 700 cases of Lyme disease reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada, up from roughly 130 in 2009. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Babesia and Lyme disease: What's the connection?
Lyme disease is commonly caused by ticks. Another lesser known risk of tick bites is babesia, a dangerous microparasite that can infect human blood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses 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 Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Lyme Disease
-- Lyme disease, caused by the bacterium B. burgdorferi, is transmitted by biting deer ticks that are quite small and may be difficult to see. Within 30 days of a deer tick bite, a circular red patch of about five inches'diameter often appears. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Video of tick stuck in a patient ’s ear
The clip shows a doctor removing a tick embedded inside an unnamed patient's eardrum. Ticks can cause Lyme disease, caused Matt, 44, to need heart surgery after suffering complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horrifying video of tick stuck in a patient ’s ear
The clip shows a doctor removing a tick embedded inside an unnamed patient's eardrum. Ticks can cause Lyme disease, caused Matt, 44, to need heart surgery after suffering complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matt Dawson tells how a tick bite left him needing surgery
Rugby star Matt Dawson, 44, developed a rash and fever after being bitten by a tick while working out at a park in Chiswick, West London in July 2015. He was eventually diagnosed with Lyme Disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insect bite warning: Three bugs living in the UK you should AVOID
INSECT bites are usually harmless but can sometimes require hospital treatment. These include ticks, which left former rugby player Matt Dawson with Lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matt Dawson: I needed heart ops after contracting Lyme disease in a London park
A QUESTION of Sport team captain and former England rugby captain Matt Dawson has revealed how he underwent heart surgery after being bitten by a tick. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Developing Test For Lyme Disease
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 18, 2017
Researchers Developing Test For Lyme Disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell
Scientists are developing a new way to test early for Lyme disease, using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: New research offers hope on detecting Lyme disease early
Dr. Jennifer Ashton brings all the details on a new study on Lyme disease that is creating a buzz within the medical community. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New study offers hope for early Lyme disease diagnosis
Researchers differentiated Lyme disease from similar tick-borne illnesses. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell
Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or something else can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to catch the disease early _ using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness
(Colorado State University) A team of researchers led by Colorado State University has identified a way to distinguish Lyme disease from similar conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What is Lyme Disease? How do you get it and what are the symptoms?
LYME Disease is a growing problem in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman bedridden for 14 YEARS had lyme disease
Lisa Vallo, 49, from Bradford, would fall asleep anywhere and moving left her gasping for breath. She first became 'fluey' after a bite from deer tick brought home by her cat in 2002. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a tick gut gene serves as a gateway for Lyme disease
The bacterium that causes Lyme disease may have some help from a gene found in the guts of infected ticks. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lyme Disease: Emergency Department Considerations Lyme Disease: Emergency Department Considerations
Find out what there is to know about the ED management of patients with Lyme disease.The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Trilobites: Lyme Disease ’ s Worst Enemy? It Might Be Foxes
New data suggests the rise of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases may be tied to a scarcity of traditional mouse predators. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMY HARMON Tags: Ticks (Insects) Lyme Disease Mice Foxes Hofmeester, Tim Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Journal) Source Type: news

Don't let the hype around Lyme disease lead to unnecessary treatment, warns U of A researcher
An infectious disease specialist at the University of Alberta Hospital says the risk of contracting Lyme disease from a tick bite is overblown. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Private insurance claim lines with Lyme disease diagnoses evidence notable increases 2007-16
(FAIR Health) Although Lyme disease historically has been concentrated in the Northeast and upper Midwest, our data suggest that it is spreading. In the United States in 2007 (as shown in the heat map below), claim lines with Lyme disease diagnoses as a percentage of all claim lines with all diagnoses in the state were highest in the Northeast. The states with the highest percentages of such claim lines were (in order from highest to lowest) New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Woman says paraplegic SHEEP helped her battle Lyme disease
Zooloist Stacey Venzel, 29, from Seattle, suddenly became ill and too weak to lift her arms or stand but vowed to continue her animal sanctuary work after being spurred on by paralyzed sheep Rocky. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’ s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther
The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk, even for more rare illnesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANERI PATTANI Tags: Ticks (Insects) Lyme Disease Babesiosis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Southampton Hospital Long Island (NY) Southampton (NY) Westchester County (NY) Source Type: news

Most female homicide victims are killed by husbands or other intimate partners, new report shows
Nearly 16 years ago, a former co-worker of mine at the San Jose Mercury News was found dead in the back of her car. She had been shot in the head by her estranged husband. I remember being confused upon hearing the news and not quite believing what had happened. Luci Houston, who was 43 […]Related:Unapproved stem-cell treatments touted on federal database ClinicalTrials.gov, study says‘How did this happen to a 10-year-old?’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his systemWhy this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme disease (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unapproved stem-cell treatments touted on federal database ClinicalTrials.gov, study says
Stem cell clinics offering unapproved treatments for ailments from hip pains to autism to erectile dysfunction increasingly are using a federal clinical-trials database as a marketing tool — a strategy that confuses patients and exposes them to “unjustifiable” safety risks and high costs, according to a new study. At least 18 purported clinical trials — […]Related:‘How did this happen to a 10-year-old?’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his systemWhy this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme diseaseNew NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concer...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A gunshot destroyed her face. A rare surgery just gave her a new one.
A gunshot wound to the face left a teenager with so much damage that for years doctors knew plastic surgery could only help so much to give her back a regular life. In May, the now-21-year-old woman joined the small but growing ranks of face transplant recipients, doctors announced Tuesday. For the woman, now the youngest to receive […]Related:‘How did this happen to a 10-year-old?’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his systemDiet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggestsWhy this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme disease (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ How did this happen to a 10-year-old? ’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his system
A Florida state attorney is voicing alarm after a 10-year-old boy died with a dangerous opioid mixture in his system — making him one of the state's youngest victims in the nationwide drug epidemic. The Miami Herald reported that Alton Banks started vomiting June 23 after he returned to his Miami home from a community pool. Authorities said the boy was later found […]Related:Why this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme diseaseNew NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concernsHalf a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-year-old dies with heroin and fentanyl in his system, Fla. state attorney says
A Florida state attorney is voicing alarm after a 10-year-old boy died last month with a dangerous opioid mixture in his system — making him one of the youngest victims in the state's drug epidemic. The Miami Herald reported that Alton Banks started vomiting June 23 after he returned to his Miami home from a community pool. Authorities said the boy was later […]Related:Why this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme diseaseNew NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concernsHalf a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests
Over the past decade, Americans have soured on artificial sweeteners. Once heralded as sweet substitutes for sugar without as many belt-busting calories, people once couldn't get enough sucralose and aspartame. But recently, people have started looking at the molecules with increasing suspicion, amid founded studies that linked them to increased belly fat  — and bogus but widespread […]Related:Why this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme diseaseNew NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concernsHalf a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

T2 Biosystems wins CE Mark for MR-based bacteria detector, closing in on FDA bid
T2 Biosystems Inc. (NSDQ:TTOO) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its T2Bacteria Panel magnetic resonance-based bacterial detector, and said that it has entered the final stages of its FDA pivotal trial as it seeks 510(k) approval from the agency. The T2Bacteria Panel is designed to run on the company’s T2Dx instrument, a miniaturized MR diagnostic device, to provide species-specific test results of targeted bacterial infections in approximately 3.5 hours, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The T2Bacteria Panel is designed to identify 6 of the deadliest prevalent bacteria species ...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance T2 Biosystems Inc. Source Type: news

Early diagnosis of Lyme disease
Recognition of the erythema migrans rash and other symptoms can aid prompt identification of Lyme disease. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.10 Skin Problems Source Type: news

Why this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme disease
The critters run through forest floors throughout the eastern United States, snatching up acorns and other tree seeds, berries and bugs. White-footed mice — known for their wide eyes and ears, long tails and snow-white bellies and the feet from which they get their name — are often overlooked by humans, hiding out by the billions in […]Related:New NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concernsHalf a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs last yearNovel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisers (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SHOCKING: Only three percent of general practitioners in the U.K. have had Lyme disease training
(Natural News) The vast majority of general practitioners in the United Kingdom are ill-equipped to handle Lyme disease. So much so that, according to Lyme Disease UK, a mere three percent of general practitioners have completed the free online course on Lyme disease being offered by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Taking into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stevia could CURE Lyme disease better than antibiotics
Stevia, a common sugar alternative, could be a potential cure for Lyme disease following ongoing clinical trials. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New shot provides '100% protection' against Lyme disease
Experts at UMass Medical School in Boston have stopped mice getting the disease. Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing illnesses in the Western World. It could take 2-3 years to be available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide and Lyme and associated diseases - Bransfield RC.
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to investigate the association between suicide and Lyme and associated diseases (LAD). No journal article has previously performed a comprehensive assessment of this subject. INTRODUCTION: Multiple case reports and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms - distinctive rash on the skin could be a sign of infection
LYME DISEASE is a bacterial infection spread to human when they are bitten by an infected tick. Symptoms of the disease can include one very distinctive rash which patients might not associated with the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Lyme disease, PSAPs and tuberculosis treatments
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a new type of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease, PSAPs (personal sound amplification products), and the search for tuberculosis treatments in ocean life. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news