Wilke Cohen Lyme Disease Project gets $3 million from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation
(Institute for Systems Biology) The Institute for Systems Biology has received a transformational, multi-year pledge from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to support the Wilke Cohen Lyme Disease Project. In addition to an initial $3.1 million in funding from Jeff and Liesl Wilke, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, and the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, the commitments total $6.1 million in pledges and cash. ISB researchers have discovered potential biomarkers, including a set of proteins in the blood known to be important for bone marrow regeneration and stability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 1, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Facial expressions are key to first impressions. What does that mean for people with facial paralysis?
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

First Case of Lyme Arthritis Documented in Prosthetic Knee
(MedPage Today) -- Symptoms started 10 months after joint arthroplasty (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - May 28, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Insect Resilience and Climate Change
Ecosystem tipping points and climate change warning signs are making headlines. Yesterday I read record breaking heat is melting roads in some of India's busiest cities. Scientists predicted a rise in temperature would lead to an increase in the number of insects worldwide, ushering dire consequences to the farming community. Warnings unheeded to our own detriment as now one of Africa's staple crops, cassava, is reeling from super bug infestation. In short climate change has already altered earth's ecological footprint with unstable fluctuating seasons. A longer season means insects have a higher metabolic rate, quicke...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Guide to Safety on the Appalachian Trail
“You would think it would be things like wildlife, raging rivers and stuff like that,” an official says. But you should worry about little things like ticks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE McPHATE Tags: Travel and Vacations Hikes and Hiking Animals Lightning Hygiene and Cleanliness Lyme Disease Norovirus National Parks, Monuments and Seashores National Park Service Largay, Geraldine (1946-2013) Appalachian Trail Maine Source Type: news

'Phage' fishing yields new weapon against antibiotic resistance
Researchers were fishing for a new weapon against antibiotic resistance and found one floating in a Connecticut pond. A virus called a bacteriophage, found in Dodge Pond in East Lyme, attacks a common multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogen called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can lethally infect people with compromised immune systems. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Phage' fishing yields new weapon against antibiotic resistance
(Yale University) Yale researchers were fishing for a new weapon against antibiotic resistance and found one floating in a Connecticut pond, they report May 26, 2016, in the journal Scientific Reports.The virus called a bacteriophage, found in Dodge Pond in East Lyme, attacks a common multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogen called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can lethally infect people with compromised immune systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases in New Hampshire Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases in New Hampshire
New Hampshire continues to have one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation. The state's Division of Public Health Services provides advice on diagnosis and treatment. State Health Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip
Don't become the next meal for a disease-carrying parasite Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lyme Disease, Tick Bites (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young scientist behind new Lyme disease test
Graduate student Temple Douglas was just a high school intern when she began work on an experimental test that could be a "game-changer" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental test could spot Lyme disease much faster
The young scientist who helped develop the test came up with the idea during her high school internship at a university lab (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease early-detection test is effective, study shows
After three years and 300 patients, researchers have proof that their early-detection urine test for Lyme disease works. In the case of Lyme disease, some patients may still have active cases but traditional tests don't register it, and these patients may not be receiving the additional round of treatment they need, authors say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Randomized Trial of Longer-Term Therapy for Symptoms Attributed to Lyme Disease
This randomised trial has been highlighted by DynaMed as a practice changing update. It concludes that longer-term antibiotics for patients with persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme disease may not improve quality of life. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows GMU's Lyme disease early-detection test is effective
(George Mason University) After three years and 300 patients, George Mason University researchers have proof that their early-detection urine test for Lyme disease works. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease increases in Canada as climate, land use change
It's believed Canada has seen more confirmed cases of Lyme disease because of a combination of greater awareness, increased reporting and climate change. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease increase alarms Canada's top doctor
An increase in Lyme disease cases is a concern for Canada's chief public health officer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease patients hope conference fixes 'woefully inadequate' healthcare
Canadians living with Lyme disease say they hope a national conference in Ottawa helps fix the many issues they see with the way Canada diagnoses and treats the disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Charity group wants Justin Trudeau to suck a lime for Lyme disease
A group of Manitobans has challenged Canada's prime minister to post a video of himself sucking on a lime — all in the name of charity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Children with swollen, painful knees: Is it Lyme disease or septic arthritis?
Septic or infectious arthritis of the knee and Lyme disease have similar symptoms in children but require different immediate treatment to ensure optimal recovery. A new study identifies four symptoms that are predictive of septic arthritis when the condition presents itself in a child's knee -- an important distinction in areas where Lyme disease is prevalent. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Children with swollen, painful knees: Is it Lyme disease or septic arthritis?
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Septic or infectious arthritis of the knee and Lyme disease have similar symptoms in children but require different immediate treatment to ensure optimal recovery. A new study in the May 4 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery identifies four symptoms that are predictive of septic arthritis when the condition presents itself in a child's knee -- an important distinction in areas where Lyme disease is prevalent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New method to stop the spread of Lyme disease
Medication that is normally used to lower cholesterol could stop the spread of Lyme disease, according to a new study. Statins can reduce the burden in mice and can therefore be exploited to reduce the number of Lyme disease bacteria acquired by the feeding ticks. These investigators believe that this could be one of the many strategies to lower the incidence of Lyme disease by restricting bacterial survival at its source. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UTSA professor Janakiram Seshu explores new method to stop the spread of Lyme disease
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Medication that is normally used to lower cholesterol could stop the spread of Lyme disease, according to a new study co-authored by Janakiram Seshu, associate professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Parents’ guide to spring health
Spring has arrived, which means fun in the sun, but it also brings seasonal health concerns for kids. Do you have questions about allergies, ticks and Lyme disease, sun protection or other springtime health concerns? Click on the images below for handy tips to keep your family safe and healthy this spring. var metaslider_29947 = function($) { $('#metaslider_29947').nivoSlider({ boxCols:7, boxRows:5, pauseTime:4000, effect:"fade", controlNav:true, direc...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Taryn Ottaunick Tags: Health & Wellness Dr. Carolyn Sax Dr. Catherine Lachenauer lyme disease spring health window safety Source Type: news

Housecall: Hand-Washing Do's and Don'ts
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Hand-washing: Do's and don'ts Done properly, hand-washing is a simple way to avoid getting sick. Find out when to wash and whether hand sanitizers can work in a pinch. Lyme disease Grassy and heavily wooded areas can be home to ticks, which can carry Lyme disease. Get tips on how to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Take the Lyme Disease Challenge: Make My Birthday Wish Come True
Although I have a background in writing about health and mental illness, I had never done so from a personal point of view until last fall when I began to discuss Lyme disease here. Within hours of the first article's publication, I had received a dozen emails, tweets and Facebook messages from Lyme patients, researchers, advocates and others. Within a couple of days, at least a hundred people had contacted me. I never expected such a reaction--but the reason I decided to write about Lyme is that when I was in diagnostic hell, I had no idea where to look for information, or even what to look for. (Yes, I ended a sentence ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

David Cameron receives letter from 11-year old who was denied NHS funding for physio
Ben Baddeley, 11, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, has learned to walk for the first time thanks to £2,000-a-month physiotherapy. He is begging David Cameron for NHS funding for the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Please help me Mr Cameron': 11-year-old with cerebral palsy delivers letter to 10 Downing Street after being denied NHS funding for physio to help him walk
Ben Baddeley, 11, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, has learned to walk for the first time thanks to £2,000-a-month physiotherapy. He is begging David Cameron for NHS funding for the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Lyme disease is a ticking time bomb'
Dr Hany Elsheikha, associate professor of parasitology at the University of Nottingham, says Lyme disease is one of the fastest-growing diseases in the Western world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New test for early detection of Lyme disease developed
As part of the EU "ID Lyme" project, an infection immunology team is working on developing of a new test for early detection of Lyme disease (borreliosis). This will improve the ability to detect an active infection more easily than before so that healthy people with Lyme disease antibodies in their blood do not receive unnecessary antibiotic treatment and so that appropriate treatments can be initiated at an early stage. The antibody tests that are currently available only provide a reliable result 3 – 4 weeks after infection has occurred. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Atrophosclerodermic manifestations of lyme borreliosis
(Bentham Science Publishers) This review summarizes the literature on scleratrophic skin lesions as a manifestation of a Borrelia infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Spring is here! Tick and Lyme disease prevention tips
Springtime temperatures and warmer, sun-filled days are synonymous with outdoor play. Kids of all ages shed their winter jackets; break out their tricycles, bicycles and more, and head outside for playtime. But outdoor activities are also synonymous with tick exposure. So how can you prepare your family for the tick season? The Boston Children’s Hospital’s Director of Infectious Disease Outpatient Practice, Dr. Catherine Lachenauer offers tips on how to avoid tick exposure and steps to take if your child gets a tick bite. “First and foremost, prevention is key,” says Lachenauer....
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Diseases & Conditions Kids' Safety Catherine Lachenauer Infectious Disease Outpatient Practice lyme disease Source Type: news

Why We Need New Antibiotics More Than Ever
This article was produced in partnership with Northeastern University and was originally published on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience. A year ago, a group of scientists led by Dr. Kim Lewis, Director of the Antimicrobial Discovery Center at Northeastern University, announced a major breakthrough. They had identified a new antibiotic, teixobactin, capable of destroying several kinds of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains of tuberculosis and staph (i.e. MRSA).1 Antibiotics are so familiar to us that the discovery of a new one may not seem particularly groundbreak...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cary Institute receives $5 million for study on reducing ticks, Lyme disease
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation has awarded a $5 million leadership grant to the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies to support a scientific study, being done in partnership with Bard College, that seeks to reduce Lyme disease in neighborhoods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Lyme Disease Study Reveals Strong Reporting Bias
This study is a useful contribution to ongoing investigations of how to treat ongoing Lyme disease symptoms among patients who have received the standard 28-day course of doxycycline and continue to experience severe symptoms commonly associated with Lyme disease. This study is also significant because, unlike the majority of Lyme disease-related studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals, it made international headlines in mainstream news outlets. Some publications that specialize in medical and health-related stories covered the story appropriately, such as Medscape, whose headline reads, "Post-Treatment Ly...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease
Title: Lyme DiseaseCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - April 7, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Long-Term Antibiotic Use For Lyme Disease Doesn't Work, Study Finds
Chronic Lyme Disease is a myth, yet thousands of patients are treated with long-term antibiotics, lasting months or years, by "Lyme literate" doctors who insist that their patients have the disease. A new study examined the question of whether lengthy antibiotic treatments provides any benefit over a simple two-week course, and found no difference. Scientific studies going back to 2001 have found the same thing, but "Lyme literate" docs have banded together to form societies that insist they are right, and that continue to recruit patients, solicit donations, and prescribe antibiotic treatments that las...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This weeks topics include home care and survival, timing of HRT, Lyme disease and long-term antibiotics, and cardiac procedures before surgery (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 2, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Post-Lyme-Disease Syndrome: Longer Antibiotics May Not HelpPost-Lyme-Disease Syndrome: Longer Antibiotics May Not Help
Longer courses of antibiotics do not improve health-related quality of life in patients with post-Lyme-disease syndrome, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 31, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study: longer-term antibiotics won't ease chronic Lyme disease
Steven Reinberg and HealthDay News People with persistent symptoms associated with Lyme disease are unlikely to find relief from longer-term antibiotic therapy, according to a new Dutch study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics for Lyme Disease -- How Long is Enough?
How long to treat patients with Lyme remains an issue of controversy. With traditional antibiotic therapy, lasting 2-4 weeks, 10-20% of patients will have ongoing symptoms including fatigue, joint pain, insomnia, and complaints of “brain fog.” Indefinite long-term treatment is advocated by ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society), based on a patient’s symptoms. In contrast, IDSA (Infectious Disease Society of America ) only recommends 2-4 weeks treatment. The two groups are bitter adversaries. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease'
Dutch trial is latest to show no benefit from extended treatment, but finding unlikely to end the controversy (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolonged Therapy Shows No Benefit for Persistent Lyme Disease Symptoms (FREE)
By Larry M. Baddour, MD Dr. Baddour is editor-in-chief of NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.Longer-term therapy does not improve quality of life … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 31, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Long-term antibiotic therapy ineffective for persistent Lyme symptoms
(Reuters Health) - Twelve weeks of antibiotic therapy proved ineffective at combating the long-term symptoms seen in some people who have had Lyme disease, a new test of 280 sufferers found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Long-Term Antibiotics Fail Again in Lyme Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Focus on Lyme and antibiotics for persistent symptoms called unhelpful (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Long-term antibiotics ineffective for persistent Lyme disease
Long-term is no better than standard antibiotic therapy for persistent symptoms of Lyme disease, according to a report published online March 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Randomized... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - March 30, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease'
Dutch trial is latest to show no benefit from extended treatment, but finding unlikely to end the controversy (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term antibiotics ineffective for persistent Lyme disease
Long-term is no better than standard antibiotic therapy for persistent symptoms of Lyme disease, according to a report published online March 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Randomized... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - March 30, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease'
Dutch trial is latest to show no benefit from extended treatment, but finding unlikely to end the controversy Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Lyme Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease'
WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 -- People with persistent symptoms associated with Lyme disease are unlikely to find relief from longer-term antibiotic therapy, according to a new Dutch study. Although antibiotics are the correct therapy to treat Lyme... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
The beginning of spring often brings warm weather and hours of outdoor fun, and many common winter infections recede. Unfortunately, spring weather can bring its own health challenges. As soon as the trees and flowers bloom, flowers bud and the grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies cause sneezing, runny nose and itchy red eyes and can trigger flares of asthma and eczema. As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Read on for the parents’ guide to spring health. Seasonal allergi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease poion ivy sunburn Source Type: news