Drug-resistant superbugs spreading in European hospitals
Research has found strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae resistant to the carbapenems spreading through hospitals Related items fromOnMedica GPs given help to spot Lyme disease Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Antibiotic research programme launched Measles cases triple in Europe but immunisation rates grow Chief medical officer launches push for flu jab drive (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Challenge of Diagnosing Lyme Disease
The biggest problem is that there is no way to test, unequivocally, for the presence of the bacteria that cause the disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Lyme Disease Ticks (Insects) Tests (Medical) Antibiotics Children and Childhood Protective Clothing and Gear Source Type: news

The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: How to tell if you’ve been bitten - the three signs
LYME DISEASE is known as a form of arthritis caused by bacteria that is transmitted by ticks. If detected early it can often be treated effectively. What are the three signs you may have Lyme disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Devastated parents fear Lyme disease killed their 39-year-old daughter
Carly Ellis, from Gloucester, was diagnosed with the infection in 2011, with doctors saying a two-week course of antibiotics would 'clear' her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maine Reports Its First Case Of Rare Tick-Borne Powassan Virus Since 2017
(CNN) — Health officials in Maine are warning about the potential for more cases of Powassan virus disease after one person was confirmed to be sick with the rare tick-borne illness, the first reported case in the state since 2017. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that a person in the southern part of the state had Powassan encephalitis, a severe disease that causes inflammation in the brain. The agency said the patient showed symptoms in late June and was hospitalized. The Maine CDC issued an advisory to physicians that more cases could be possible and suggested that doctors conside...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Maine news powassan virus ticks Source Type: news

Maine Confirmed Its First Case of a Rare Tick-Borne Virus in Years. Here ’s What to Know About Powassan
Health officials have confirmed that an individual in Maine is sick with Powassan virus disease, marking the first time since 2017 that a person in the state has come down with the rare and serious tick-borne illness. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that a southern Maine resident was hospitalized for Powassan encephalitis—brain inflammation associated with the virus—after showing symptoms in late June. The announcement did not specify the individual’s current condition, but health officils doctors to stay vigilant about the potential spread of Powassan throughout th...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Maine onetime Source Type: news

Mouse, not just tick: New genome heralds change in Lyme disease fight
(University of California - Irvine) As Lyme disease increases, researchers have taken a significant step toward finding new ways to prevent its transmission. The experts, who include a pioneer in Lyme disease discovery, have sequenced the genome of the animal carrying the bacteria that causes the illness. The advance by researchers at the University of California, Irvine and colleagues provides a launching pad for fresh approaches to stopping Lyme disease from infecting people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme Disease: 5 Characteristics of the Ideal Test
The ideal test for Lyme disease needs to be direct and highly sensitive in specific areas of detection. A new review highlights the 5 key criteria. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Patient Care Editorial Staff Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news

How can homeopathic treatments help with Lyme disease?
(Natural News) Lyme disease is one of the many epidemics that has plagued the United States in recent years. Residents of areas infested by ticks are at considerable risk of contracting the illness. Fortunately, homeopathy offers natural and effective ways. First identified in 1883, Lyme disease originated from pathogenic bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. Ticks serve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease: is a solution on the way?
The tick-borne illness, which is on the rise, can have chronic side-effects. So why hasn ’t more effort been put into a cure?As a former martial arts world champion, who trained daily and enjoyed camping and hiking at weekends, Stephen Bullough had always prided himself on leading a healthy life.Like most people, he thought very little when he was bitten by a tick on a camping holiday close to home in Wigan in 2014, never suspecting that this tiny bite would unleash an infection in his body that would one day leave him permanently incapacitated.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Medical research Health Science Source Type: news

Ottawa considered at-risk area for lyme disease, warns public health
Ottawa Public Health has stopped collecting ticks after it found a high number of the arachnids within the city carry Lyme disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

What ’s really behind the spread of Lyme disease? Clue: it’s not the Pentagon | Peter Beaumont
After my tick bite I realised that the climate crisis was a more likely culprit than any conspiracy theory about weaponisationThe first indication I ’d picked up a tick-borne disease three years ago was the excruciating arthritic pain in my feet as I hobbled to a dinner party at a neighbour’s house in Jerusalem.Later that night I experienced flu-like symptoms, including a raging fever that, even with antibiotics, would last for more than a week.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont Tags: Insects Weapons technology Wildlife Animals Science World news Environment US news Source Type: news

Woman whose Lyme disease makes her feel 'like she has dementia' is raising £6,000 for treatment
Clare Haworth, from North Lanarkshire, first became ill six years ago but doesn't remember ever being bitten by a tick, which is how people catch Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did the US military cause Lyme disease on PURPOSE?
Politicians in the US have ordered the military to reveal details of a programme believed to have tried to 'weaponise' ticks, which may have led to them escaping and spreading Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease quality standard (QS186)
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease in people of all ages. It also includes raising public awareness about prevention. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It was published in July 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnose and treat Lyme disease if bull ’s eye rash is present, says NICE
People presenting erythema migrans, the characteristic skin rash associated with Lyme disease, can be diagnosed and treated without the need for blood tests, NICE has said in a final quality standard published this week. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bull ’s eye rash — sufficient sign to treat for Lyme disease
Lab tests not needed if rash is present, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients Antibiotics courses often longer than guidelines Doctors call for StrepB screening in late pregnancy JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease: Having this feeling in your head could mean you are at risk
LYME DISEASE is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium named Borrelia, spread by ticks. It can easily be caught and having a feeling in your head could mean you have the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhancement of Lyme Disease Risk by Landscape Connectivity Enhancement of Lyme Disease Risk by Landscape Connectivity
Find out how park connectivity and landscape composition may contribute to Lyme disease risk in urban areas.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

6 Essential Updates in Lyme Disease Research
With the start of peak tick season, check here to spot some of the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

New York Times' Story On Lyme Misses The Bull's Eye
This week's NYTimes did a disservice to readers by minimizing the severity of Lyme disease. Here's why. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Experts Issue New Guidelines For Lyme Disease Prevention
BOSTON (CBS) – After more than a decade, experts are issuing new guidelines for the prevention and treatment of Lyme disease. Even though many of the recommendations are geared toward medical professionals, there are some key takeaways for the general public. Namely, the best way to protect yourself is to wear protective clothing and insect repellent with DEET and do frequent tick checks if you’ve been outdoors. Bathing within two hours of an outdoor activity can reduce the risk of Lyme disease. And if you have pets, you should check them regularly for ticks to prevent the ticks from falling off and reattaching...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall LYME DISEASE Source Type: news

My Son Got Lyme Disease. He ’s Totally Fine.
Horror stories about lingering Lyme disease proliferate, but the illness is easily treated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Lyme Disease Tests (Medical) Antibiotics Children and Childhood Joints (Body Part) Source Type: news

Boy, 17, died after Lyme disease infected his heart
Joseph Leone seemed to have a mild cold in the summer of 2013. A month later, he collapsed on the front lawn of his home in Poughkeepsie, New York. He died of Lyme disease that attacked his heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A bacterial remnant may explain arthritis in Lyme patients
New Yale research offers insight into why some Lyme disease patients continue to suffer from debilitating arthritis even after antibiotic treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Doctors told this woman with Lyme disease to 'try meditation' and that she 'didn't look unwell'
Katherine Wood, 37, of Stow, Massachusetts, was bitten on a tick while on a nature walk in November 2016. Doctors dismissed her symptoms, until she was diagnosed with Lyme disease in July 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lyme disease: Why does joint pain persist?
Lyme disease can cause long-term joint inflammation that lasts long after the body has cleared the infection. A new study uncovers how this might happen. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Breakthrough paves way for new Lyme disease treatment
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a debilitating and extremely painful condition that is the most common late stage symptom of Lyme disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease has 'dominated' my life
Morven-May MacCallum speaks out as GPs are urged to be vigilant about the infection spread by ticks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than just Lyme Disease? Ceres Nanosciences pivots its sales strategy.
It got its start in developing a urine test for human growth hormones. But it hopes to go well beyond that now. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

More than just Lyme Disease? Ceres Nanosciences pivots its sales strategy.
It got its start in developing a urine test for human growth hormones. But it hopes to go well beyond that now. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Tick-borne diseases are on the rise. Here's what you need to know.
The tick that carries Lyme can also transmit the rare but serious powassan virus believed to have killed one man and sickened another in New Jersey (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to treat wounds caused by insects and animal bites
  Being outdoors during the warm weather season carries with it the risk of bites of all kinds – insects, animals, ticks and others. Here is some helpful advice for treating bites and itching. Check the symptoms. Most insect bites and stings are mild, causing minor symptoms like itching, redness, stinging or a small degree of swelling around the bite. In some rare cases, stings from hornets, bees, wasps, scorpions or fire ants may lead to more serious reactions, including mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Mayo Clinic advises moving away from the area where you were stung or bitten to prevent further injur...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 10, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products wound care treatment Source Type: news

Dangerous ticks are on the rise. Here's what you need to know.
There are new concerns about previously-rare types of tick-borne diseases being seen more frequently in the United States. The blacklegged tick not only spreads Lyme disease, it can also transmit a serious virus that may have killed one man and made another sick in New Jersey. In Kentucky, a two-year-old boy is reportedly recovering from another tick-borne disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss how to protect yourself from ticks, how to remove them and the consequences of some tick-borne diseases. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease compromises your body's ability to detoxify, increasing risk from environmental toxins like heavy metals
(Natural News) Lyme disease is far more common than many of us realize. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around 300,000 people are diagnosed with this bacterial infection each year. That’s over 1.5 times more people than the total number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and about six times... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-Of-A-Kind Lyme Disease Program At Spaulding In High Demand
BOSTON (CBS) — Looking back at baby pictures reminds Brandi Dean of a terrifying scare during her second pregnancy. It turns out the Wellesley mom had Lyme disease. “All of a sudden, the right side of my body was completely numb. My heart was racing. I was disoriented and I said, ‘I think you need to take me to the hospital,’” she remembered. After the standard antibiotic treatment, Dean still didn’t feel right. “I’d gone to 12 different specialists and they all had diagnosed me with anxiety.” She had what the Centers for Disease Control calls Post-Treatment Lyme Syndro...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall LYME DISEASE spaulding hospital Source Type: news

Health Tip: Early Signs of Lyme Disease
-- Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium that may be acquired from the bite of an infected tick. Left untreated, the infection can spread throughout the body and cause serious complications, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mother left paralysed and blind after catching Lyme disease when she was bitten by a tick
Christine Jennings, 57, of Leicester, was bitten by an infected tick 25 years ago and her life has never been the same. The disease affected every part of her health leaving her barely holding on to life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

More Ticked Off - The Growing Threat of Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases
With climate change, we are seeing more tick-borne diseases. Where is the funding to address this urgent crisis? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Antibiotic alternative shows promise
UK researchers discover new compound which kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs Related items fromOnMedica GPs given help to spot Lyme disease Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients Antibiotics courses often longer than guidelines 'Keep Antibiotics Working' campaign resurfaces (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease: One major symptom that could mean you have Lyme disease
LYME disease is a relatively unknown condition with an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 new cases each year in England and Wales. For an unknown disease however, anyone can develop the condition as its caught by a tick. This major symptom could mean you might have Lyme disease. Do you have it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Do you know what to do if you find a tick?
Tick bites: First aid Most tick bites are painless and cause only minor symptoms, such as redness, swelling or a sore on the skin. But some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Learn the correct way to remove and handle a tick, and when you need to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 24, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis: What you need to know
Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis are both conditions that can affect the nervous system and cause joint pain and swelling. Learn about their similarities and differences here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Doctors go crazy after woman uses peppermint oil to remove a tick from her skin in viral Facebook video
(Natural News) If you go out in the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise. That line from a favorite children’s nursery rhyme is certainly true when it comes to ticks. Those creepy little critters carry some seriously nasty diseases, including Lyme disease, and they’re most active between April and September. In other words,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks
Infected ticks were mostly found in forested parks with vegetation around the edges and connected to each other. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forget Sats – find a true measure of education | Letters
Clive Stafford Smithsays Sats are irrelevant to his son ’s life andMary Bousteddefends Labour ’s proposed assessment reforms, whileAnn MooreandRichard Wetherellhighlight the negative effects of testsAmanda Spielman may be warning the wrong people about exam anxiety, certainly as far as younger kids are concerned (Ofsted chief says teachers can cause ‘subliminal’ exam anxiety, May 14). My 10-year-old is not worried because I have told him Sats are irrelevant to his life. His secondary school will determine how best he will fit in, based on its own testing, when he gets there in September. I did ask h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Exams Education Sats Schools Primary schools Secondary schools Ofsted Teaching GCSEs Psychology Labour Education policy Liberal Democrats Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- As deer populations have exploded across America, moving from forests to suburbs to urban parks, they have brought the threat of Lyme disease to millions of city dwellers, a new study finds. In fact, the deer tick that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lyme disease warning: Shocking symptoms of the disease - including this sign in your voice
LYME disease is still a relatively unknown disease with a myriad of symptoms which makes it difficult to detect. One such unusual symptom is that of losing your voice which left untreated could lead to vocal chord paralysis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news