'Like the Caudwells, our family also has Lyme disease'
Adelle Huckins believes her husband and children have contracted the illness from her after John Caudwell said he passed the illness on to his children (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#InvisibleIllnessWeek Is Over -- What Happens Now?
Social media has been taken over by #InvisibleIllnessWeek. Almost everyone has seen a tweet there or a status update here referring to it, and as awesome as it has been in generating interest in a topic that doesn't often surface in everyday media, the conversations it has given rise to deviate into two extremes: either showcasing the horrible aspects of living with a chronic diagnosis or an all-encompassing positivity celebrating invisible illnesses. First of all, what IS an invisible illness? It's a diagnosis that often doesn't show itself on the surface, most of them are autoimmune conditions such as Lyme disease, Croh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Lyme disease? The silent killer affecting over 3000 Brits a year
AVRIL LAVIGNE is a celebrity sufferer, but Lyme disease is no joke - there's 3,000 new cases occurring in the UK every year, but do you know what it is? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I’m thankful for my daughter’s MRSA
“What time is surgery today?” Ellie, age 12, croaks. She hasn’t opened her eyes yet, but she knows she’s headed to the operating room … again. It may be the fourth surgery this month, maybe the fifth. We don’t know. What we do know is our routine has changed from soccer carpools and homework battles to twice-weekly trips to the operating room, where the orthopedic surgeon will slice open my baby girl’s thigh and attempt to wash out the deadly bacteria accumulating in her right femur and knee joint. We’re trying to learn the new routine and master a new language. The vocabula...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts MRSA PICC line Source Type: news

Patients may present with ticks in South London A&Es
Nurses working in emergency and primary care settings in South London could encounter patients with Lyme disease-carrying ticks, suggests latest research. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 25, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ticks carrying Lyme disease found in South London parks
(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Visitors to two popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers find ticks linked with Lyme disease in south London parks
(Wiley) Visitors to two popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to a new study in Medical and Veterinary Entomology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Lab-on-a-Chip' technology to cut costs of sophisticated tests for diseases and disorders
Engineers have developed a breakthrough device that can significantly reduce the cost of sophisticated lab tests for medical disorders and diseases, such as HIV, Lyme disease and syphilis. The new device uses miniaturized channels and valves to replace 'benchtop' assays -- tests that require large samples of blood or other fluids and expensive chemicals that lab technicians manually mix in trays of tubes or plastic plates with cup-like depressions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Lab-on-a-Chip' technology to cut costs of sophisticated tests for diseases and disorders
(Rutgers University) Rutgers engineers have developed a breakthrough device that can significantly reduce the cost of sophisticated lab tests for medical disorders and diseases, such as HIV, Lyme disease and syphilis. The new device uses miniaturized channels and valves to replace 'benchtop' assays -- tests that require large samples of blood or other fluids and expensive chemicals that lab technicians manually mix in trays of tubes or plastic plates with cup-like depressions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Is Lyme disease and why the controversy?
(NaturalNews) Lyme disease is no longer an obscure malady that can only be caught in Connecticut. In 2013, the year with the latest available data, the CDC predicted an estimated 300,000 actual new cases, though only 30,000 per year were reported and confirmed. Cases have been diagnosed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 illnesses you could have brought back from holiday
From Lyme disease in Scotland to Chikungunya from the Caribbean, a list of common ailments you could have contracted during your week away (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Deaths From Heart Inflammation Likely Worse Than We Thought
Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections are skyrocketing. In western Pennsylvania, where I work, Lyme increased 25% just between 2013 and 2014, with Butler County having 412 cases and Allegheny County chalking up a record 822 cases last year. And where I vacation, in Maine, the rate of Lyme in 2014 was 240 cases per 100,000, which is more than 20 times the national average, and twice the rate of Butler. Across the country, the CDC now estimates there are ~329,000 cases of Lyme disease each year, tenfold higher than previously thought. Vermont and New Hampshire have the highest incidence. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 4, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone Source Type: news

How to rid the body of Lyme disease naturally
(NaturalNews) The bacteria that cause Lyme can be found in the skin, heart, joints, and nervous system. On top of that, Lyme disease specialists are finding that what we call Lyme disease may be caused by several different infectious organisms and may even be caused by a combination... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staffordshire mother loses FOUR STONE after seeing herself in Ice Bucket Challenge video
Louise Bentley, 47, an admin assistant from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, slimmed from 15st 5lb to a trim 11st 4lb in less than a year after swapping junk food for healthy meals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease testing: Canadians may receive false-positives from some US labs
Lyme disease is becoming increasingly common in Canada, and Canadians with Lyme disease symptoms may seek diagnoses from laboratories in the United States, although many of the results will be false-positives, according to a new commentary article. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lyme disease testing: Canadians may receive false-positives from some US labs
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Lyme disease is becoming increasingly common in Canada, and Canadians with Lyme disease symptoms may seek diagnoses from laboratories in the United States, although many of the results will be false-positives, according to a commentary in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 31, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why antibiotics may not work for Lyme disease
(NaturalNews) For some, early treatment with antibiotics is effective. For others and for those in the late stages of infection, antibiotics may be ineffective for the following reasons:Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, has a corkscrew shape that allows... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How This Couple Fought Through Illness To Find A New Destiny
I am a caregiver for my partner who has become housebound and bedridden due to an incurable "invisible" disease. I too live with a serious illness, barely getting through each day, mostly housebound myself. Franky and I met, and a spell was cast; we fell madly deeply infatuated with each other, as young love often does to people. We traveled, went to social events and started dreaming of a life together. Within a couple of months, I was diagnosed with an aggressive strain of HIV. Our fast-run fairytale seemed to be cursed and destined for failure. But we persevered. My family's involvement in my life was scarce...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tick-ing Time Bomb: Lyme Disease Conquers New Territory
In the summer of 1975 a group of children who often played together developed an unusual flu-like illness with severe joint pain. They were diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA). All of them lived in a small town at the mouth of the Connecticut River called Lyme. The story of their disease contains all the elements of a good novel; mystery, loss, blood, empathy, indifference, conflict, controversy and conspiracy, truth and fiction. Doctors suspect JRA when they see kids with persistent joint pain or swelling, unexplained skin rashes, and fever associated with swelling of lymph nodes or inflammation of internal...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defeat Lyme disease without antibiotics
(NaturalNews) Let's be blunt: Western medicine will never really cure Lyme disease because the focus (like everything they do) is on symptoms, not the underlying cause. In fact, sadly, if you've been suffering with Lyme disease for some time, you've probably been labeled with a mental... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ticks: Summer’s Unwanted Guests
Thorough checks of spouses, children and friends for the tiny pathogen-carrying freeloaders are now a necessary part of summer rituals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALEXANDRA ZISSU Tags: Lyme Disease Ticks (Insects) Seasons and Months Source Type: news

Lyme disease is vastly under-reported, CDC says
Government researchers say the tick-borne disease is far more common than previously believed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease in U.S. Is Under-Reported, CDC Says
About 329,000 cases actually occur each year (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease in U.S. Is Under-Reported, CDC Says
About 329,000 cases actually occur each year Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Lyme Disease, Tick Bites (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Search for Persisters
Lyme disease–causing bacteria can outmaneuver antibiotics in vitro and manipulate the mouse immune system. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 11, 2015 Category: Science Tags: News Analysis, News & Opinion Source Type: news

Woman Loses Vision After Mosquito Bite Transmits Chikungunya Fever
By: Laura Geggel Published: 08/10/2015 10:38 AM EDT on LiveScience A woman who caught chikungunya fever while vacationing in the Caribbean wound up losing some of the vision in her right eye permanently, according to a new report of her case. The findings suggest that vision problems may be an underreported effect of the mosquito-transmitted virus, which has spread in recent years from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean, Latin America and parts of the United States, the report's authors said. "Sight-threatening visual loss can be a late complication of infection with chikungunya," said Dr. Abhijit Mohite, who treat...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Entomological Society of America issues statement on tick-borne diseases
(Entomological Society of America) The Entomological Society of America (ESA) recently released a statement supporting the creation and implementation of a national strategy using Integrated Tick Management to better control tick populations and reduce the rapidly escalating impact of tick-borne diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and Lyme disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

10 Essential Facts About Lyme Disease
By Allison Pohle for Everyday Health Every year, U.S. state health departments report about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But the CDC says the true number of cases in the United States could be ten times as high. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans from tick bites. The ticks that transmit the disease are most active from April to September, which means spring and summer are the prime times for infection. With the right steps, and regular tick checks, however, you can prevent Lyme disease. Here are 10 things you should know about this tickborne disease: 1. You can on...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Take precautions to avoid ticks and Lyme disease
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: In the summer, my kids play outdoors most of the day, and we have found ticks on their clothing. Is Lyme disease something I should be worried about? What are the early symptoms? Does bug spray keep ticks away? ANSWER: Lyme disease is the most common illness spread by ticks in the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 8, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A Therapy That Rebuilds Your Defenses FAST
In ancient times, our ancestors had pure sources of the nutrients they needed to thrive. But they were limited in terms of how much they could get of any particular one. Organ meat gives you a wealth of nutrients, including protein, CoQ10, and a host of vitamins. But you can’t get really high doses of a nutrient or vitamin through food alone. That wasn’t a big issue for our ancestors because they had such a well-balanced environment. But it’s a big deal for you and me. In our toxic world, large doses of nutrients are sometimes necessary to balance or “straighten out” health concerns. This is a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Stoke University Hospital patient wakes from hysterectomy operation to find teeth missing
Clare Jones, 47, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, woke to two teeth missing after her operation at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. An investigation has been launched to establish what happened. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learn the ABCs of Ticks with Dr. Bobbi Pritt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX-fDlBRQns More areas in the United States are seeing human cases of Lyme disease. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a significant increase in geographic areas — as much as 320 percent in the Northeast — determined as high risk for contracting the tick-borne illness. The Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 29, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Here's What You Need To Know About Ticks
Bad news: Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness, has more than doubled over the past 20 years. In 1995 there were just over 10,000 cases of Lyme disease reported. By 2013 there were over 25,000 confirmed cases and over 35,000 possible cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  While Lyme disease is curable with antibiotics when caught in early stages, if untreated, the illness can cause permanent and potentially devastating complications, from memory loss to chronic joint inflammation to heart arrhythmia. Know Your Risk While Lyme disease is the most famous illness t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Here's What You Need To Know About Ticks
Bad news: Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness, has more than doubled over the past 20 years. In 1995 there were just over 10,000 cases of Lyme disease reported. By 2013 there were over 25,000 confirmed cases and over 35,000 possible cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  While Lyme disease is curable with antibiotics when caught in early stages, if untreated, the illness can cause permanent and potentially devastating complications, from memory loss to chronic joint inflammation to heart arrhythmia. Know Your Risk While Lyme disease is the most famous illness t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease threat in the U.S. has spiked 320 percent
The CDC says the high-risk area for lyme disease is spreading (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TGen and NAU developing accurate test to diagnose debilitating Lyme disease
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children's Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute to support research into the development of a quick, affordable and accurate method of diagnosing Lyme disease. The most common vector-borne illness in the US, Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 Americans annually. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The results are in: Inhalable Ebola vaccine, spread of Lyme disease
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Cases Rising in Affected RegionsLyme Disease Cases Rising in Affected Regions
In a 20-year period, the number of high-incidence counties more than tripled in the northeastern states and more than doubled in north-central states. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 17, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. High-Risk Areas for Lyme Disease Increasing
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-risk areas for Lyme disease growing, CDC says
Twice as many counties now have high Lyme disease risk, compared to a decade ago (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass. Residents Warned To Protect Against Ticks, Lyme Disease
BOSTON (CBS) — The State Department of Public Health is advising the public on how to avoid Lyme disease at a time when it’s been declared an epidemic in parts of the state. Deer ticks are thriving in the warm weather, especially south of Boston, where the growing deer population has brought an increased risk of ticks that spread Lyme disease. That’s why the Department of Public Health is posting videos reminding people to use insect repellent and check for ticks. “Just like you put on sunscreen, make it a habit to use an EPA-approved repellent anytime you are outdoors,” the video says. E...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Watch Listen Carl Stevens Deer Ticks Department Of Public Health insect repellent LYME DISEASE Source Type: news

The Mystery of Chronic Lyme Disease
After being treated for Lyme disease, some patients continue to have severe symptoms of the tick-borne disease for years. Experts are divided on what causes this and how to treat it. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

How ticks that carry Lyme disease are spreading to new regions in the US
(Wiley) Lyme disease is currently estimated to affect 300,000 people in the US every year, and blacklegged ticks, the disease's main vector, have recently flourished in areas previously thought to be devoid of this arachnid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Another Tick Threat?
I understand that there's a new danger from tick bites that is worse than Lyme disease, and that a virus transmitted by these bites can actually kill you. Can you tell me where these ticks are and how to avoid them? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - July 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Ebola Back in Liberia, SCOTUS Redux, Lavigne's Lyme Lament
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 30, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Avril Lavigne 'doing a lot better' after Lyme disease treatment
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny ticks could wreck your health for years says Lyme Disease Action
According to the NHS, in Britain around 3,000 people a year are diagnosed with Lyme disease. Six years ago, James, then aged ten, developed the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I thought I was dying,' Avril Lavigne says of Lyme disease fight
When singer Avril Lavigne went missing from the music scene, there was tons of speculation. Was she pregnant? In rehab? Going through a split from her husband, Nickelback front man Chad Kroeger? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avril Lavigne Breaks Down During Interview About Lyme Disease
Avril Lavigne made an emotional appearance on "Good Morning America" on Monday, as she opened up about her battle with Lyme disease. The 30-year-old singer broke down in tears as she revealed she was bedridden by the disease last October and frustrated as she saw specialist after specialist, each unable to properly diagnose her Lyme disease. "They would pull up their computer and be like, 'Chronic fatigue syndrome.' Or, 'Why don't you try to get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?' It's like, 'Are you depressed?'" she explained to "GMA" special contributor Jesse Palmer. The singe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news