Warning sign: Daughter's Lyme disease started with headaches
(Natural News) What seemed like a run-of-the-mill case of headaches and joint pain turned out to be chronic Lyme disease in an eight-year old girl, who now has to live with the effects of the debilitating disease for the rest of her life. The girl’s mother, Jamie Buss, shared in a story on KHou.com that her daughter... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

T2 Biosystems ’ T2MR detects Lyme disease-causing bacteria in blood
This study shows strong evidence that Lyme disease-causing bacteria exist transiently in blood,” co-author Dr. Thomas Fritsche said in prepared remarks. “T2MR is the only technology proven sensitive enough to directly detect these bacteria.” Traditionally, researchers use serology to diagnose Lyme disease by detecting antibodies that are triggered by the disease. There is no FDA-approved diagnostic based on direct measurement of Lyme disease-causing bacteria. Regulatory agencies recommend a 2-tiered approach to diagnose Lyme disease, but the technique detects 2 antibodies that require 1-2 weeks and 4-6 we...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Wall Street Beat T2 Biosystems Inc. Source Type: news

5 Summer Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know
By Anthea Levi Warmer months don’t just bring sunshine — they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. “Summer is the busiest time of year in the veterinary ER,” says Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist in Minneapolis. “Pet owners are jogging, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors, and unfortunately we see more animals experience trauma because of it.” Follow this advice so your dog has a safer summer. Nix ticks and fleas Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are much more common this time of year, and they cause all...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At UAMS, Smeltzer Gets $11M to Study Pathogens
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences said Tuesday that Mark Smeltzer has been awarded $11 million in federal funding for Phase II of a program that supports microbiology and immunology research. Phase I of the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant was awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2012 at $10 million. Phase II began May 1 and is $11 million. The first COBRE grant allowed Smeltzer to establish the UAMS Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Responses. Its focus is pathogens – bacteria, viruses and microorganisms – and the disease responses the...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Federal government spends $4M to fight Lyme disease
The federal government is spending $4 million to aid research into Lyme disease. Health Minister Jane Philpott unveiled Canada's plan to establish a Lyme disease research network this morning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Lyme Disease: A Public Health Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- Lyme may be an overlooked public health problem (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Health Officials Are Warning This Tick Season Could Be the Worst Yet
“This year, there are worse ticks than many of us have ever seen in our lives,” says Janet Foley, an epidemiologist at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Ticks are roaming American forests in greater numbers this year than any in recent memory leaving thousands of humans at risk for lyme disease, say public health officials. And things could get much worse through the summer if weather conditions remain humid, spelling trouble for the people who roam in their habitat. The prevalence of ticks—and the diseases they carry—has been on the rise in recent decades as reforest...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized animals Environment Source Type: news

UAMS Physcians Honored (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Dan Rahn and Dr. Robert Hopkins Jr. of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock have been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. Rahn and Hopkins were two of 53 internists from across the world to receive the honor at the ACP’s annual scientific conference held in San Francisco this year and were the only two Arkansans to achieve Mastership this year. Just more than 0.5 percent of the 148,000 ACP members worldwide have been awarded Mastership of the College. “Mastership is the highest honor the college bestows, and it comes on...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Woman describes 'debilitating pain' and memory issues
LYME DISEASE is a bacterial infection spread to human when they are bitten by an infected tick. One woman who is battling the disease has spoken out about the symptoms and coping with the chronic pain it can cause. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms in humans: Woman describes 'debilitating pain' and memory issues
LYME DISEASE is a bacterial infection spread to human when they are bitten by an infected tick. One woman who is battling the disease has spoken out about the symptoms and coping with the chronic pain it can cause. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local Researchers On Brink Of Treatment To Prevent Lyme Disease
BOSTON (CBS) – Here in New England we are at a higher risk of getting Lyme disease. Despite the danger there is no vaccine. But UMass researchers are closing in on a treatment that could prevent the debilitating illness. It’s an illness Jennifer Crystal knows all too well. It took eight years of feeling rundown with flu-like symptoms before Jennifer was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease. “Basically lost the whole second half of my twenties to Lyme disease,” Jennifer explained. She was bedridden for months at a time, she had to quit her job, and move back in with her parents. “It wa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall LYME DISEASE ticks UMass Medical School Source Type: news

Almost all GPs have NOT had recent Lyme disease training
Only 3 per cent of GPs in the UK have taken the recommended module on Lyme disease which teaches them how to spot early symptoms. A charity says there may be 45,000 UK cases a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is 2017 the year of the Tick? Scientists predict a surge in Lyme disease cases
(Natural News) Scientists have urged those in the Northeastern United States to prepare for a rise in Lyme disease cases this year. The forecast comes at the heels of a population surge among white-footed mice which serve as hosts for Lyme-bearing ticks, USAToday.com reported. Scientists trace the upsurge in ticks to an acorn abundance in 2015, which caused the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New lyme disease forecast map targets rising tide of ticks
New research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Thousands of patients will contract Lyme disease this year, GPs warned
GPs must consider Lyme disease in patients with bull's-eye rash or if they become unwell following a tick bite, campaigners have warned as modelling suggests the disease is set to reach epidemic levels. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Bacterial infections Source Type: news

Antibiotics Knock Out Lyme in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Review finds most Lyme symptoms resolved within 6 months of starting therapy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

POW: Here Comes A Tick Disease That's Worse Than Lyme
It's transmitted faster and can be more disabling and deadly than Lyme Disease. How can you prevent and treat it? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Lyme disease sufferer gets husband to sting her with bees
We all know that bee stings are incredibly painful and best avoided. But Ingrid Watt of Scotland subjects herself to 30 every week in a bizarre bid to beat the life-threatening Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts warn of deadly tick-borne Powassan virus
Lyme disease isn't the only reason you'll want to take extra precautions to avoid ticks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous tick-borne viruses on the rise
Lyme disease is increasing in areas around the country, and researchers warn that's not the only tick-borne disease to watch out for. One called Powassan virus is rare but can be deadly. Dave Delozier of WISC-TV reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Could Be The Worst Tick Season In Years. Here's What You Need To Know.
Tick season is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a real doozy. Scientists predict 2017 will bear the highest number of ticks in recent years, with a jump in reported cases of tick-borne illnesses in some regions of the U.S. Ticks are thriving thanks to a recent explosion of the white-footed mice population, which carry Lyme disease, Powassan virus and other tick-borne illnesses. Meanwhile, warmer winters caused by climate change are allowing ticks to remain active longer and carry diseases into new regions of the U.S. Experts suggest people living in regions where these diseases are most prevalent ― the North...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What you need to know about Lyme disease in dogs
It's a mysterious and dangerous disease in humans, but did you know it poses a serious threat to pets as well? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why experts predict a bad year for Lyme disease
Researchers say they expect it to be a "particularly bad year" for Lyme disease for an unlikely reason (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bed-bound woman bitten by tick to travel to US for 'cure'
Emma Horlock, 42, from Liverpool has raised £25,000 to travel to America in the hope antibiotics will cure her from Lyme disease. Says the condition has stopped her having children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powassan Virus: The Rare, Deadly Tick-Borne Disease That ’ s Scaring Doctors
CBS Local – There are a few drawbacks to the calendar shifting to the summer months, like the influx of ticks and infections like Lyme Disease. Now doctors are cautioning of another, potentially fatal tick-borne disease: Powassan Virus. Powassan virus is even more serious than Lyme, as it causes inflammation to the brain. For the reported cases, 15 percent of those infected have died and another 50 percent have had some form of a neurological disability. As of right now, there’s no cure. Symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, weakness, confusion, loss of coordination, speech difficulties and...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News powassan virus ticks Source Type: news

Experts warn of increases in tick-borne Powassan virus
Summer is nearly here, and it's bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleepy teen finds relief in narcolepsy diagnosis
For as long as Maeve Sheehy can remember, she’s had short spells of feeling like she was about to fall over. “It wasn’t like feeling faint, it was more like my knees would buckle underneath me,” says Maeve, now 16. “I would instinctually try to keep from falling by bracing myself.” Sometimes the bracing didn’t work and Maeve would topple over. If she was with friends, she’d pretend she had tripped, to cover it up. But she secretly worried something was wrong with her. When she tried to explain the falling feeling to her parents and doctors, she was told she was probably dehyd...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders Dr. Eric Zhou Dr. Kiran Maski Narcolepsy Source Type: news

Lyme disease - would YOU mistake symptoms for THIS common virus?
LYME disease symptoms could be very similar to those of the common flu virus, Dr Chris Steele has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease researchers seek consensus as number of cases grows
Scientists have built a large body of knowledge about Lyme disease over the past 40 years, yet controversies remain and the number of cases continues to rise. In the United States, reported cases of Lyme disease, which is transmitted from wild animals to humans by tick bites, have tripled in the past 20 years. A multitude of interacting factors are driving the increase in Lyme disease cases, but their relative importance remains unclear. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Simtee Few left bedbound after catching Lyme disease
Simtee Few, 32, from Harlow, Essex, developed flu-like symptoms days after a family gathering in July 2015. Doctors eventually diagnosed her with Lyme disease after a year of testing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two left bedbound after catching Lyme disease
Simtee Few, 32, from Harlow, Essex, developed flu-like symptoms days after a family gathering in July 2015. Doctors eventually diagnosed her with Lyme disease after a year of testing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease researchers seek consensus as number of cases grows
(University of California - Santa Cruz) Scientists have built a large body of knowledge about Lyme disease over the past 40 years, yet controversies remain and the number of cases continues to rise. In the United States, reported cases of Lyme disease, which is transmitted from wild animals to humans by tick bites, have tripled in the past 20 years. A multitude of interacting factors are driving the increase in Lyme disease cases, but their relative importance remains unclear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio Podcast: 4/22/17
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 4/22/17 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, orthopedic surgeon?Dr. Norman Turner III?discusses treatment for common foot problems and ways to prevent them. Also on the program, parasitologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt has an update on the Lyme disease predictions for 2017. And critical care physician and sleep medicine expert Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler?tries [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Causes of Psychosis
When my son Dan was diagnosed with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, his psychiatrist informed me and my husband that Dan was “borderline psychotic.” In other words, our son was out of touch with reality. For most people, psychosis usually presents in one of two ways: Hallucinations – consist of seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not actually there. A common example is hearing voices. Delusions – consist of beliefs that are not likely to be true and that seem irrational or nonsensical to other people. A typical example involves believing that outside forces are controlling your thoughts...
Source: Psych Central - April 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Caregivers General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Delusions Hallucinations Psychosis psychotic behavior Source Type: news

Periodic model predicts spread of Lyme disease
Lyme disease is among the most common vector-borne illnesses in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. A spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes the disease, and blacklegged ticks are responsible for the majority of North American transmissions. In a new paper, researchers present a mathematical model of Lyme disease that incorporates seasonality and climate factors. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Expectant mother is cured of Lyme disease by her baby
Celeste Clancy, 28, from, Georgia, contracted Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick during a trip two years ago. It caused her to suffer from uncontrollable shaking and stroke-like symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Periodic model predicts the spread of Lyme disease
(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Lyme disease is among the most common vector-borne illnesses in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. A spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes the disease, and blacklegged ticks are responsible for the majority of North American transmissions. In a paper publishing next week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, Xiunan Wang and Xiao-Qiang Zhao present a mathematical model of Lyme disease that incorporates seasonality and climate factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Cases set to RISE across UK - warning issued over tick bites
LYME DISEASE cases are set to soar in the UK - an expert has warned. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by ticks, but few people know the symptoms of the condition - which (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of Lyme disease costs United States billions
Researchers at Yale University found perceived risk of contracting Lyme disease causes many in the northeast United States to skip going outside. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease is about to explode across North America....with no cures in sight
(Natural News) Biologists say that 2017 is going to be a big year for Lyme disease, and that the condition could ravage the United States and other parts of North America. The culprit? An explosion in mice populations across the country, but particularly in the Northeast. But what do mice have to do with Lyme... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease imposes large cost on the northeast United States
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) In a new study, Yale researchers find that perceived risks of contracting Lyme disease on average cause a person in the Northeast to forego eight 73-minute outdoor trips per year --   exacting a total cost roughly $2.8 billion to $5 billion annually in the densely populated region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms in humans: Signs of the disease YOU could be missing
LYME DISEASE is a bacteria infection spread to human when they are bitten by an infected tick. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMass Amherst tick testing lab joins national ecology tracking project
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) The LMZ at UMass Amherst earned a two-year, renewable contract for up to $112,000 per year to test several thousand ticks for six bacterial and one protozoan pathogen using DNA-based assays. UMass Amherst microbiology professor and LMZ director Stephen Rich says these tests will detect the pathogens that cause Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis, among others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
As the spring weather approaches, many common winter infections recede. However, warmer temperatures can introduce a new set of health challenges. As trees and flowers bloom and grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies, triggering flares of asthma and eczema. And, As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Here are a few tips to keeping your child healthy this spring. Seasonal allergies: What can you do? During allergy season: have your child bathe after spending time outdoors to ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease sunburn Source Type: news

What Causes Uveitis?
Discussion Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, or uvea, is termed uveitis. Uveitis can be divided into anterior, intermediate or posterior uveitis by involving the anterior (iris and ciliary body), intermediate (vitreous) or posterior (choroid and usually retina) compartments. Panuveitis involves all 3 compartments. Duration can also be used to classify uveitis. Acute is 6 weeks and> 3 months is chronic persistent uveitis. Episodic periods of inactivity and reactivity that last more than 3 months are called recurrent uveitis. A third way to characterize uveitis is if it is granulomatous or not. Uveitis increase...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Quiz: Symptoms & Signs
Title: Lyme Disease Quiz: Symptoms& SignsCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/15/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2017 1:47:19 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 27, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Is on the Rise
Title: Lyme Disease Is on the RiseCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/29/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 27, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Lead To An Uptick In Type-2 Diabetes
Global warming already widens the footprint of Lyme disease while Zika virus exacerbates asthma and lung diseases and increases the risks posed by violent weather and wildfires. Now, new research suggests rising temperatures lead to a surge in diagnoses of type-2 diabetes. The study, published Monday in the BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, compared annual average temperatures across the United States from 1996 to 2009 with reported new cases of type-2 diabetes. The disease, which typically develops later in life, prevents the body from absorbing glucose needed to produce energy. In particularly hot years, the number ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Suppressed My Periods To Save My Health
This piece by Michelle Marie Wallace originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. “Maybe I should stop my periods.” It wasn’t something I had ever before considered and I had, in fact, wondered if there could be potential, unknown, long-term ramifications when friends of mine stopped theirs. I had never considered my periods an inconvenience or gross or annoying; in fact, I had liked the rhythm of them. The times I had been on birth control I resented how it made me feel divorced from my body. When I asked this question, I was sitting in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Cases Are Rising In The Midwest
Cases of Lyme disease in Michigan have risen dramatically in recent years, and a new study links that trend to larger and more widespread tick populations. Researchers collected data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on 1,057 Lyme disease cases diagnosed between 2000 and 2014, and aligned them with a new analysis of tick distribution across the state. Results showed that not only did the number of yearly infections in the state increase significantly over the 15-year period, but so did the number of counties where ticks had been seen, or found to be established. And the number of infected people may...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news