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How Can You Prevent Lyme And Other Tick-borne Diseases?
Wondering how to protect yourself outside from ticks this year? Here's what you need to know. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Septic or Lyme Hip Arthritis? Rapid Lyme Diagnostics Could Avoid Unnecessary Treatment Septic or Lyme Hip Arthritis? Rapid Lyme Diagnostics Could Avoid Unnecessary Treatment
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Not one, but three Jurassic worlds, in new UK museum exhibition
Yorkshire ’s Jurassic World, at the Yorkshire Museum, includes a pregnant ichthyosaur, a Mesozoic virtual reality experience, and a dinosaur called AlanIf you say the word Jurassic to people in the UK, the chances are that their first thoughts will be of a certain hugely successful film franchise. Most palaeontologists are fine with this, because it gives us an excuse to wheel out our well-honed “all the things that were wrong about the Jurassic Park film” material. If they mention anything else at all, it is likely to be the Jurassic coast, a fantastic piece of tourism branding which ensures that Dorset ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Science Fossils Geology Dinosaurs Source Type: news

New advice will help doctors spot and treat Lyme disease early, says NICE
NICE has issued new advice to help doctors quickly spot Lyme disease, so they can offer people NHS treatment as soon as possible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

It's Tick Season -- Know Your Enemy
So many ticks are lurking in the brush and woodlands. Here's what they might give you. It's more than Lyme. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation among symptomatic patients with a history of Lyme disease vs two comparison groups - Doshi S, Keilp JG, Strobino B, McElhiney M, Rabkin J, Fallon BA.
BACKGROUND: Depression has been reported in 8-45% of patients with posttreatment Lyme symptoms (PTLS), but little is known about suicidal ideation in these patients. METHOD: Depression and suicidal ideation were assessed using the Beck Depression I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

New point-of-care test quickly detects Lyme neuroborreliosis
(University of Turku) A new research-based point-of-care test has been developed in Finland for detecting the Lyme neuroborreliosis spread by ticks. The test makes rapid initiation of antibiotic treatment possible for patients with borreliosis, which reduces the post-treatment symptoms related to the disease. At the same time, unnecessary antibiotic treatments can be avoided. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Testing in a High-Incidence State Lyme Disease Testing in a High-Incidence State
This study assessed clinicians'knowledge and practices regarding Lyme disease testing in a high-incidence region. Is more clinician education needed?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

UMD researcher uncovers protein used to outsmart the human immune system
(University of Maryland) A UMD researcher has uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that causes Lyme disease fights innate immune responses, and observed a never-before-seen phenomena demonstrating the bacteria can spring back in the body weeks later. Understanding this bacteria, one of only a few pathogens that can actually persist in the body for long periods of time, has major implications for treatment of tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease, an increasingly chronic and prevalent public health issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aggressiveness, violence, homicidality, homicide, and Lyme disease - Bransfield RC.
BACKGROUND: No study has previously analyzed aggressiveness, homicide, and Lyme disease (LD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective LD chart reviews analyzed aggressiveness, compared 50 homicidal with 50 non-homicidal patients, and analyzed homicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Relative Risk for Ehrlichiosis and Lyme Disease Relative Risk for Ehrlichiosis and Lyme Disease
A study on the relative risk for ehrlichiosis and Lyme disease highlights the need for more public education regarding tick-borne diseases.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Revolutionary diagnosis: A single blood test can now detect Lyme and other tick-borne diseases
(Natural News) Testing methods for tick-borne diseases tend to be cumbersome, unreliable, specialized, or even nonexistent. That is, until a Science Daily article reported the recently-developed Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD-Serochip) can accurately diagnose eight different tick-borne pathogens, including the bacterium responsible for the widespread Lyme disease. The brainchild of a large team of researchers from the Centers for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-ever transgenic ticks to help fight tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease
(University of Nevada, Reno) Monika Gulia-Nuss, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, is working on generating transgenic ticks in her lab, the first of their kind, in order to explore new targets for vector control. Gulia-Nuss' lab works specifically on the deer tick and has received a $407,000 grant from the National Institute of Health to continue studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nell McAndrew's battle with Lyme disease after park run
It was an exercise session in a local park that almost became the mother-of-two Nell McAndrew's undoing – after a tiny tick bite led to her developing potentially life-changing Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than half of Lyme disease survivors experience severe, persistent symptoms, even after being clinically cleared of infection
(Natural News) A study, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, found that more than 50 percent of Lyme disease survivors still suffer from severe, persistent symptoms even after being clinically cleared of the infection. A team of researchers from John Hopkins University School of Medicine evaluated 61 individuals who were either self- or physician-referred... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First multiplex test for tick-borne diseases
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD Serochip) promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease, and seven other tick-borne pathogens. Led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the research team report details on the new test in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patient advocate: Learning to navigate the healthcare system akin to mastering a new language
When Kate Sheridan was 11 years old, a series of complications from Lyme Disease changed her life dramatically. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fewer Scientists Are Studying Insects. Here ’s Why That’s So Dangerous
In the summer of 2016, Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist in Mississippi, received an email from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a desperate ask. The agency was conducting an “urgent” search for insect scientists around the U.S. who could take up to a six-month paid leave from work to help the CDC fight the Zika outbreak in the U.S., and possibly respond to areas with local transmission if needed. “That’s how bad it is—they need to borrow someone,” says Goddard, an extension professor of medical entomology at Mississippi State University. “We can&...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Is your red rash Lyme disease? Dr Ranj says it could be this condition
Red rash on your body? While this could be a symptom of Lyme disease, Dr Ranj Singh and Dr Zoe Williams revealed on This Morning it could be an indication of hives, and how to treat it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red rash? Dr Ranj and Dr Zoe reveal if you’ve got Lyme disease or this condition
Red rash on your body? While this could be a symptom of Lyme disease, Dr Ranj Singh and Dr Zoe Williams revealed on This Morning it could be an indication of hives, and how to treat it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What makes the bacteria behind lyme disease tick?
(University of Connecticut) The precise mechanisms of how humans become infected with Lyme disease are still unclear. Researchers from UConn Health are advancing the understanding of how the causative bacterial agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), survives in ticks and mammals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lyme disease: Tick bite bacterial infection treated by eating these foods everyday
LYME disease symptoms include the characteristic rash, a fever, headaches and fatigue.You could treat the bacterial infection naturally by making these diet swaps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harrow woman reveals insect bite left her wheelchair-bound
Juliet Rose, from Harrow, can no longer eat solid food because of her Lyme disease. She believes she has harboured the infection, spread by infected ticks, since childhood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Signs of tick-borne disease include stiff neck and FEVER
LYME DISEASE signs include a stiff neck and a fever - but it could also produce a red rash with a ring around the edge. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Suffering with a stiff neck could be sign of tick-borne illness
LYME DISEASE warning: tick season starts in March although you can suffer from bites at any time in the year. One Lyme disease symptom many miss is suffering with a stiff neck. Other signs of the life-altering tick-borne condition revealed here. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cascading inflammation associated with lyme arthritis linked to overactive immune response
(University of Utah Health) Scientists at University of Utah Health believe they identified a mechanism that activates T cells, a key component of the immune system, which could explain the elusive link between a tick bite and persistent Lyme arthritis. The results are published online in the February 5th issue of The Journal of Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Severe and lingering symptoms occur in some after treatment for Lyme disease
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a study of 61 people treated for the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, Johns Hopkins researchers conclude that fatigue, pain, insomnia and depression do indeed persist over long periods of time for some people, despite largely normal physical exams and clinical laboratory testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Evidence of CNS Infection With Lyme Encephalopathy No Evidence of CNS Infection With Lyme Encephalopathy
There is no evidence of central nervous system (CNS) infection in patients with neurobehavioral symptoms of Lyme disease, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Lone Star Ticks Won't Give You Lyme, But Can Still Make You Sick
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Contrary to what many people believe, the lone star tick does not spread Lyme disease, researchers report. But it can transmit other diseases. The researchers came to that conclusion after reviewing more than 60 studies... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lone star ticks not guilty in spread of Lyme disease
(Entomological Society of America) The bacteria that cause Lyme disease are transmitted to humans primarily by the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis). Often presumed guilty by association is the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum). However, a new review of three decades' worth of research concludes the latter should be exonerated: While lone star ticks are guilty of transmitting bacteria that cause several human illnesses, the scientific evidence says Lyme disease is not one of them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Types of zoonotic diseases
Zoonosis or zoonotic diseases are conditions that can be passed from animals to humans. These include rabies, malaria, and Lyme disease. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Patients Vent Frustration During HHS Panel Lyme Disease Patients Vent Frustration During HHS Panel
The patients said they wanted better tools for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, but also recognition of Lyme as a chronic condition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lyme study uses drug discovery methods that have fueled cancer breakthroughs
(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke Health are working to expand the medical toolkit for treating Lyme disease by identifying vulnerable areas of disease-causing bacteria that could lead to innovative therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Lyme bacteria survive 28-day course of antibiotics months after infection
(Tulane University) Lyme bacteria can survive a 28-day course of antibiotic treatment four months following infection by tick bite, according to a new study using a primate model for the disease. Despite testing negative for Lyme disease, some subjects were infected with Lyme bacteria in heart, brain and other organs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Snapshot of Lyme Disease in the U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- CDC surveillance report lists top 7 states (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Hepatitis A Outbreak / Low Accuracy of Clinician Suspicion for Lyme Disease / Connecticut Hospitalist Opportunity
Check out some of the recent highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM: Perspective: Dr. Margot Kushel examines the root cause of a hepatitis A outbreak in... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Lyme disease tests could offer quicker, more accurate detection
(Rutgers University) New diagnostic methods offer a better chance for more accurate detection of the infection from the Lyme bacteria, the most common tick-borne infection in North America and Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Causes Bell ’ s Palsy?
The facial paralysis and drooping is caused by nerve inflammation, but the cause of that inflammation “ is a question for the ages ” says one expert. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Immune System Bell's Palsy Herpes Viruses Steroids Lyme Disease Nerves and Nervous System Source Type: news

High Volume of Lyme Disease Reported in a Low-Incidence State High Volume of Lyme Disease Reported in a Low-Incidence State
An unusual increase in suspected Lyme disease cases in Arkansas underscores the importance of Lyme disease surveillance in this and other states which have been considered low-risk.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Surveillance for Lyme Disease - United States, 2008-2015
This report highlights the continuing public health challenge of Lyme disease in states with high incidence and demonstrates its emergence in neighboring states that previously experienced few cases. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boy is brain damaged after tick bite gave him Lyme disease
Six year old Adam Mitchell contracted Lyme's disease after bitten by a tick which carries infectious bacteria. The disease spread and caused an outbreak of Meningitis which gave Adam brain damage (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SURVEILLANCE SUMMARIES: Surveillance for Lyme Disease — United States, 2008–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Colchester woman with Lyme disease reveals GP's comment
Sarah Jackson, 29, from Colchester,, who was struck down when she visited Australia in 2013, said: 'One of the GP's actually compared me to Stephen Hawking.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short Takes
The Environmental Protection Agency barred two agency scientists and an EPA contractor from speaking at a conference on the health of Narragansett Bay. Agency spokesperson John Konkus said, "EPA scientists are attending, they simply are not presenting, it is not an EPA conference." One of the scientists was scheduled to deliver the keynote address. The Association of Ecosystem Research Centers held a science briefing for policymakers on Capitol Hill on 24 October 2017. The event highlighted how ecosystem research is helping to combat emerging infectious diseases, such as Ebola and Lyme disease. Copies of the pre...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

God complex: Inept doctors mocked Lyme's disease patient because they didn't understand what they were seeing... until she needed open heart surgery
(Natural News) Sometimes the traditional medical community is so zoned in on certain treatments and conditions they miss the big picture, and usually to the patient’s detriment. That’s what happened big-time recently when doctors in England misdiagnosed a patient with Lyme  disease. As reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail, a hair stylist who became bedridden... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with Lyme disease says NHS doctors laughed at her
Sarah Jackson, 29, from Essex, was struck ill when she visited Australia 4 years ago. She suffers seizures, eye problems, pain, memory loss and fatigue and needs £40,000 for US treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: High Volume of Lyme Disease Laboratory Reporting in a Low-Incidence State — Arkansas, 2015–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

I Couldn't Figure Out My Brain Fog And Fatigue — And Then I Was Diagnosed With Lyme Disease
When the doctor told me I had Lyme disease, I cried — not because I was scared, but because I finally had an answer. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London woman battled agonising Lyme disease for 16 years
Rhiannon Collins, 23, from Erith, south-east London, was bitten by a tick when she was just four years old. For 19 years she suffered joint dislocation, severe muscle pain and crushing fatigue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news