Tireless Teen Takes Ticks To Task
Fewer than 40% of those bitten by a tick transmitting Lyme disease will have a bullseye rash, and ticks are incredibly small (about the size of a sesame seed), so are easily missed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

7 Ways you're unknowingly putting yourself at risk for Lyme disease
(Natural News) After going outside, it may be best to do a tick check. Lyme disease is a dangerous condition that causes fever, rashes, face paralysis, and arthritis. Without proper care, it can even lead to death. Interestingly, something so deadly comes from the bite of something so small: ticks. Ticks are tiny arachnids commonly found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET uncovers heightened ischemia after TBI
A novel PET imaging technique has uncovered high levels of ischemia in patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI sheds light on cerebral vascular risk factors Flortaucipir-PET shows tau accumulation after one TBI PET, MRI show physical activity aids brain health Carbon-11 PET detects brain inflammation after Lyme disease SNMMI: Cerebrovascular risk tied to Alzheimer's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Similarities and links between Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis are two different diseases that share many symptoms. A patient will benefit from knowing how to tell them apart. The diseases have different origins. Lyme disease is a bacterial disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which infect humans via tick bites. Meanwhile, rheumatoid arthritis stems from a mixture of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: The major warning sign that could signal you have the condition
LYME disease is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium named Borrelia, spread by ticks found in the woods. It can easily be caught and if a person experiences this one particular sign it could be a major warning that you may be at risk of having the disease. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tick-born encephalitis virus detected in ticks in UK
First ever cases in Britain, says Public Health England Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine linked to earlier onset of seizures in Dravet syndrome Scans show severe brain damage in Zika-affected babies Lyme disease may be three times more common in UK than previously thought Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Diseases Associated With Black-Legged Ticks Risk Factors for Diseases Associated With Black-Legged Ticks
As vectors for Lyme disease, black-legged ticks present a public health crisis in North America. Are current prevention recommendations appropriate? Where should prevention efforts be focused?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Lyme Carditis Requires Prompt Identification and Treatment Lyme Carditis Requires Prompt Identification and Treatment
Two newly reported cases of fatal Lyme carditis serve as a reminder of the importance of prompt identification and treatment of this potentially life-threatening infection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Suspect Lyme Carditis? Start Empiric Antibiotics Suspect Lyme Carditis? Start Empiric Antibiotics
Waiting for test results before initiating therapy for patients suspected of having Lyme carditis may result in death, data from two recent cases show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lyme disease: Feeling this sensation in your head could be a warning sign of the condition
LYME disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and heath areas. They feed on the blood of birds, mammals and humans. Feeling this sensation in your head could mean you have Lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists work toward a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test for Lyme disease
Rapid assay for Lyme disease could lead to a practical test for use by healthcare providers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 16, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Two years after a tick bite, my wife's an invalid. DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Pat Toovey from Norfolk found a tick on his wife's back two years ago and she is constantly in pain and struggles to get out of bed. He fears she has Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common is Lyme Disease Globally and in Urban Settings?
Discussion Lyme disease (LD) is caused by several genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi senu lato that are transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. In the U.S. and Europe it is the most common vector-borne disease. It is named for Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s when it was “discovered,” but there are reports of LD-type disease in Europe since 1883. There are 18 distinct genospecies with B. afzelii, B. garinii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto being the 3 most common ones causing human infection. There are many species of Ixodes ticks but only 4 commonly bite humans. Ixodes ricinus mainly in Europe, I, p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NIH sets five-year plan for tickborne disease research
With an increase of nearly 10,000 cases of tickborne disease from 2016 to 2017 -- mostly lyme disease -- the National Institutes of Health announced a five-year plan to expand research and reduce infections. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term Lyme disease 'actually chronic fatigue syndrome'
Most people who think they have chronic Lyme disease are more likely to have chronic fatigue syndrome, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease: Most people who experience this sign ‘probably don't' have the condition
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which is spread to humans via tick bites. The most notable symptom is the rash that develops, but not all symptoms associated with the condition necessarily point to Lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Vaccines Show New Promise, and Face Old Challenges Lyme Vaccines Show New Promise, and Face Old Challenges
The first human Lyme vaccine was pulled off the market nearly 20 years ago. A new effort faces lingering suspicions.Undark (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Reverse Aging, Lyme Test, Apple Health Studies The Week That Wasn't: Reverse Aging, Lyme Test, Apple Health Studies
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 14, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Lyme Testing Gets Fast and Easy Lyme Testing Gets Fast and Easy
Dr Paul Auwaerter comments on the newly approved, modified two-tier approach for diagnosing Lyme disease.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

CDC Recommendation for Serologic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease CDC Recommendation for Serologic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
Recently, the FDA cleared several Lyme disease serologic assays with new indications for use, allowing for an EIA rather than western immunoblot assay as a confirmatory test.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Characteristics and patient pathways of Lyme disease patients: a retrospective analysis of hospital episode data in England and Wales (19982015)
Analysis (n=2361) noted significant increase (p (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Distressing video shows a father, 34, writhing in agony after he caught Lyme disease five years ago
John St Julien, now 34, moved to east Africa in 2014 to launch a charity helping local children be educated. He soon started to feel run down but dismissed it as the pressure of his job. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This New Approach May Reduce The Spread Of Lyme Disease
Finding an effective way to prevent the spread of tick-borne illness such as Lyme disease has been quite challenging over the past several decades. Researchers have now developed a new approach that goes right to the place where a tick transmits disease: its salivary glands. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Three parts of your body you should always check for tick bites
LYME disease may have an innocent sounding name, but it ’s a nasty condition transmitted by ticks which, left untreated, can lead to severe health problems. Here are three parts of body you should always check after visiting grassy and woodland areas, as well as other symptoms you should look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ozone therapy is an ideal alternative to treating Lyme disease
(Natural News) Patients who have Lyme disease might have an alternative to the ineffective antibiotic-based approach. Ozone therapy offers a more natural and effective way of alleviating the effects of the illness. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the microbe Borrelia burgdorferi. It spreads to humans through the bites of blood-sucking tick species, such as the black-legged tick and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Developing New Guidelines on Lyme Disease
Public comments are still being accepted, but antibiotic treatment options for children are likely to be expanded to include the use of doxycycline. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Ticks (Insects) Antibiotics Lyme Disease Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- The Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology have released a draft of their joint clinical practice guidelines for the management of Lyme... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lyme disease more likely to affect older, wealthy white women
Disease most common in women aged 61 to 65 Related items fromOnMedica Not tackling infections in homeless could spark epidemics Concerns over UK young adults ’ readiness for first sex Malaria cases rise sharply Texting can improve flu jab uptake HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated CDC Recommendation for Serologic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a tickborne zoonosis for which serologic testing is the principal means of laboratory diagnosis. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Lyme disease: Older white women 'at highest risk'
White older women in south-west England appear most likely to contract the disease, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White 'rich' women may be 'more likely to have Lyme disease'
Scientists from the National Institute for Health Research in London analysed 2,361 patients who were admitted to hospital with the bacterial infection between 1998 and 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: Four early signs of being bitten by an infected tick
LYME disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. The condition can be treated effectively if detected early, but a delay in recognising it can increase the risk of developing long-lasting symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 8/10/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 8/10/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases and vaccine expert, gives an update on infectious disease hot topics, including Lyme disease, the ongoing concern about measles, the hope for a universal flu vaccine and new age guidelines for the HPV vaccine. Also on the podcast, Dr. John Lieske explains how kidney stones form and how [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

No, Lyme disease is not an escaped military bioweapon, despite what conspiracy theorists say
Some tick-spread bacteria could be weaponized — but this would be a pretty useless choice. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Telford Source Type: news

Lyme disease: If left untreated, you could experience these ‘serious’ symptoms
LYME DISEASE is a tick-borne infectious disease. Initial symptoms are usually mild, but if left untreated, more serious symptoms may reveal themselves. Have you spotted these serious signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student, 22, shares video of her seizures caused by Lyme disease
Steph Todd, from Thornbury in Gloucestershire, said people say her seizures make it look like she is 'possessed' and that she desperately wants treatment in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health group says Ontario must do more to protect children from climate change
An Ontario health advocacy group is calling for more action to protect children from the harmful impacts of climate change. The group says cases of asthma, heat stroke and Lyme disease could all be on the rise in the coming decades. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

The Lyme Wars, Part 2: Which Way Should We Treat?
We know far too little about Lyme and how to diagnose it, let alone have agreement between major advisory groups as to how to treat the disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

The Lyme Wars: Major Organizations Aren't Playing Nicely Together
Several groups have differing guidelines for diagnosing and treating Lyme. Too much is in dispute, since our knowledge is so limited. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Walking in woods or tall grass? Check yourself for ticks every day
As tick populations take hold permanently in large swaths of Canada, more people will be exposed and contract Lyme disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Incidence of Lyme disease in the UK: a population-based cohort study
UK cohort study (n=8.4 million) found that the number of cases of Lyme disease has increased rapidly since 2001, resulting in an incidence of 12.1 per 100,000 per year in 2012. Authors state that this should lead to increased awareness and the need for preventative measures. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease: Warning of cases of the disease on the rise in the UK - do you have it?
LYME DISEASE is on the rise according to Doctor Hilary on Lorraine with new cases of the disease everyday. What is it and how to know if you might have it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK tick-borne Lyme disease cases higher than previous estimates
Cases of a nasty infection passed on through tick bites may be much higher in the UK than previously thought, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lyme Disease outbreak: What are the symptoms of lyme disease? How to tell if YOU have it
LYME DISEASE is currently on the rise, as scientists have found there could be far more cases of the disease than previously estimated. What are the symptoms of Lyme disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Lyme disease cases may be three times higher than estimated
Researchers say tick-borne disease ‘is everywhere’ with 8,000 diagnoses likely in 2019Cases of Lyme disease in the UK may be three times higher than previous estimates, according to new research.After analysing the anonymous medical records of 8.4 million people from across the UK, scientists forecast that the total number of Lyme disease diagnoses in the UK could top 8,000 in 2019, compared withpreviousestimates of between 2,000 and 3,000 annual diagnoses.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Anna Ploszajski Tags: Medical research Health UK news Science Society The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Source Type: news

Lexington diagnostics maker T2 Biosystems' stock plummets on CEO departure, low earnings
Lexington sepsis and lyme disease diagnostics maker T2 Biosystems will need a new CEO to lead it through its ongoing financial struggles. T2 Biosystems (Nasdaq: TTOO) reported after markets closed Tuesday that CEO John McDonough will be stepping down from his role to become executive chairman of the company's board of directors. He will stay in the CEO role until the company hires his successor, according to a press release. McDon ough has been in the top job at T2 since 2007, leading T2 Biosystems… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Estimated U.K. Incidence Rate of Lyme Disease 12.1 per 100,000
WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 -- The incidence of Lyme disease (LD) increased from 2001 to 2012 in the United Kingdom, with an estimated incidence rate of 12.1 per 100,000 individuals per year, according to a study published online July 30 in BMJ... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lyme disease may be three times more common in UK than previously thought
New cases of tick-borne Lyme disease might top 8000 in 2019, researchers estimate Related items fromOnMedica Well over half of people have never had an STI test HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA OKs Streamlined Lyme Disease Tests to Aid Earlier Diagnosis FDA OKs Streamlined Lyme Disease Tests to Aid Earlier Diagnosis
The modified approach for detecting exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi uses two enzyme immunoassays, with no need for Western blot.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

The tell-tale sign of Lyme disease: Mother's photo of her 'bullseye' rash after walking her dog
Kate Allen, 28, from Leicester, spotted raised bumps on her skin after walking her dog through long grass in the park in 30°C. Lyme disease is spread by tick bites. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news