It ’ s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther
The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk, even for more rare illnesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANERI PATTANI Tags: Ticks (Insects) Lyme Disease Babesiosis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Southampton Hospital Long Island (NY) Southampton (NY) Westchester County (NY) Source Type: news

Most female homicide victims are killed by husbands or other intimate partners, new report shows
Nearly 16 years ago, a former co-worker of mine at the San Jose Mercury News was found dead in the back of her car. She had been shot in the head by her estranged husband. I remember being confused upon hearing the news and not quite believing what had happened. Luci Houston, who was 43 […]Related:Unapproved stem-cell treatments touted on federal database ClinicalTrials.gov, study says‘How did this happen to a 10-year-old?’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his systemWhy this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme disease (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unapproved stem-cell treatments touted on federal database ClinicalTrials.gov, study says
Stem cell clinics offering unapproved treatments for ailments from hip pains to autism to erectile dysfunction increasingly are using a federal clinical-trials database as a marketing tool — a strategy that confuses patients and exposes them to “unjustifiable” safety risks and high costs, according to a new study. At least 18 purported clinical trials — […]Related:‘How did this happen to a 10-year-old?’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his systemWhy this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme diseaseNew NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concer...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A gunshot destroyed her face. A rare surgery just gave her a new one.
A gunshot wound to the face left a teenager with so much damage that for years doctors knew plastic surgery could only help so much to give her back a regular life. In May, the now-21-year-old woman joined the small but growing ranks of face transplant recipients, doctors announced Tuesday. For the woman, now the youngest to receive […]Related:‘How did this happen to a 10-year-old?’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his systemDiet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggestsWhy this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme disease (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ How did this happen to a 10-year-old? ’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his system
A Florida state attorney is voicing alarm after a 10-year-old boy died with a dangerous opioid mixture in his system — making him one of the state's youngest victims in the nationwide drug epidemic. The Miami Herald reported that Alton Banks started vomiting June 23 after he returned to his Miami home from a community pool. Authorities said the boy was later found […]Related:Why this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme diseaseNew NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concernsHalf a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-year-old dies with heroin and fentanyl in his system, Fla. state attorney says
A Florida state attorney is voicing alarm after a 10-year-old boy died last month with a dangerous opioid mixture in his system — making him one of the youngest victims in the state's drug epidemic. The Miami Herald reported that Alton Banks started vomiting June 23 after he returned to his Miami home from a community pool. Authorities said the boy was later […]Related:Why this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme diseaseNew NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concernsHalf a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests
Over the past decade, Americans have soured on artificial sweeteners. Once heralded as sweet substitutes for sugar without as many belt-busting calories, people once couldn't get enough sucralose and aspartame. But recently, people have started looking at the molecules with increasing suspicion, amid founded studies that linked them to increased belly fat  — and bogus but widespread […]Related:Why this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme diseaseNew NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concernsHalf a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

T2 Biosystems wins CE Mark for MR-based bacteria detector, closing in on FDA bid
T2 Biosystems Inc. (NSDQ:TTOO) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its T2Bacteria Panel magnetic resonance-based bacterial detector, and said that it has entered the final stages of its FDA pivotal trial as it seeks 510(k) approval from the agency. The T2Bacteria Panel is designed to run on the company’s T2Dx instrument, a miniaturized MR diagnostic device, to provide species-specific test results of targeted bacterial infections in approximately 3.5 hours, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The T2Bacteria Panel is designed to identify 6 of the deadliest prevalent bacteria species ...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance T2 Biosystems Inc. Source Type: news

Early diagnosis of Lyme disease
Recognition of the erythema migrans rash and other symptoms can aid prompt identification of Lyme disease. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.10 Skin Problems Source Type: news

Why this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme disease
The critters run through forest floors throughout the eastern United States, snatching up acorns and other tree seeds, berries and bugs. White-footed mice — known for their wide eyes and ears, long tails and snow-white bellies and the feet from which they get their name — are often overlooked by humans, hiding out by the billions in […]Related:New NIH report finds low morale, continued patient safety concernsHalf a million Medicare recipients were prescribed too many opioid drugs last yearNovel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisers (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SHOCKING: Only three percent of general practitioners in the U.K. have had Lyme disease training
(Natural News) The vast majority of general practitioners in the United Kingdom are ill-equipped to handle Lyme disease. So much so that, according to Lyme Disease UK, a mere three percent of general practitioners have completed the free online course on Lyme disease being offered by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Taking into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stevia could CURE Lyme disease better than antibiotics
Stevia, a common sugar alternative, could be a potential cure for Lyme disease following ongoing clinical trials. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New shot provides '100% protection' against Lyme disease
Experts at UMass Medical School in Boston have stopped mice getting the disease. Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing illnesses in the Western World. It could take 2-3 years to be available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide and Lyme and associated diseases - Bransfield RC.
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to investigate the association between suicide and Lyme and associated diseases (LAD). No journal article has previously performed a comprehensive assessment of this subject. INTRODUCTION: Multiple case reports and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms - distinctive rash on the skin could be a sign of infection
LYME DISEASE is a bacterial infection spread to human when they are bitten by an infected tick. Symptoms of the disease can include one very distinctive rash which patients might not associated with the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Lyme disease, PSAPs and tuberculosis treatments
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss a new type of bacteria that can cause Lyme disease, PSAPs (personal sound amplification products), and the search for tuberculosis treatments in ocean life. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SECOND OPINION | Did Canadians get a caloric kick from NAFTA?
Did Canadians consume more high-fructose corn syrup after the North American free trade deal lowered tariffs on the sweetener? Also two immunotherapy trials for multiple myeloma patients are cancelled and a new pathogen is linked to Lyme disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: THIS distinctive rash on the skin could be a sign of infection
LYME DISEASE is a bacterial infection spread to human when they are bitten by an infected tick. Symptoms of the disease can include one very distinctive rash which patients might not associated with the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pet owners more likely to find ticks on themselves
Having a pet dog or cat more than doubles the odds that humans will find a tick on themselves, and that could raise the risk of contracting tick-borne diseases like Lyme, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FAQ: Tick-Borne Diseases
This article looks at diseases other than Lyme spread by ticks, such as Powassan virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Says: Too early for forecast on Lyme disease ticks
Is this a bad year for ticks and Lyme disease? The evidence is patchy and the science complicated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tick fighters target neighborhoods to fight Lyme
With a bumper crop of ticks ​ possible this season, experts are tackling the problem across entire neighborhoods with fungal sprays and bait boxes (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infections Acquired During Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease Infections Acquired During Treatment of Chronic Lyme Disease
These cases highlight the serious risks of prolonged antibiotic treatment often given for chronic Lyme disease, despite the fact that there is no accepted definition or treatment for this condition.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Tick towns: Researchers target neighborhoods in Lyme effort
Researchers in a Lyme disease-plagued part of New York's Hudson Valley are tackling tick problems across entire neighborhoods with fungal sprays and bait boxes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study sheds light on new Lyme disease-causing bacteria
(Entomological Society of America) A new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease needs the same amount of time for transmission after a tick bite compared to previously implicated bacteria, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Existing guidelines for frequent tick checks and prompt removal of attached ticks remain the same. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Picture shows the dramatic reaction to a tick bite
This impressive ‘bull’s eye’ rash (pictured) was caused by a tiny tick and is a clear sign of Lyme disease, which is one of the fastest-growing infections in the Western world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This summer could see uptick in ticks, scientists say
Diseases carried by ticks are on the rise and some scientists predict this summer could be the worst tick season in years. More than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported nationwide each year but studies suggest the actual number is closer to 300,000. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss what might be the reason for the trend and tips for tick bite prevention. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Checkup: With a Tick Boom, It ’ s Not Just Lyme Disease You Have to Fear
Everybody knows about Lyme. But other tick-borne diseases, including the Powassan virus, can cause lasting damage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Ticks (Insects) Lyme Disease Children and Childhood Summer (Season) Deet (Insect Repellent) Antibiotics Source Type: news

WATCH: CDC advises you may need multiple Lyme disease tests after a tick bite
The CDC is telling ABC News that the public should be cautious with false-negative results from Lyme disease tests after getting a tick bite. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Treating Lyme disease: When do symptoms resolve in children?
(Children's National Health System) Mattia Chason, M.D., and colleagues in infectious disease examined how quickly Lyme disease symptoms typically resolve in children, a research question that has received little prior study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chronic Lyme Disease Treatments Linked to Serious Infections Chronic Lyme Disease Treatments Linked to Serious Infections
Prolonged antibiotics or other treatments for patients diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease are unproven and can lead to serious complications and death, the CDC warns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Tick Bites
-- A bite from an infected tick can cause a number of ills, including Lyme disease. But taking precautions before going outside can help protect you. Here are suggestions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Know where ticks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Global Lyme Alliance Issues RFP for 2017-18 Grants
Grant applications to advance Lyme and tick-borne disease research now available online.(PRWeb June 21, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14446935.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nurse warns against Lyme disease symptom
Natalie Walsh, of West Virginia, shared an alarming post on Facebook recounting how her daughter woke up with a headache,104-degree fever, and a quarter-size bump on her head. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unproven Treatments For 'Chronic Lyme Disease' Lead To Severe Infections
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Dangerous Chronic Lyme Treatments on the Rise
(MedPage Today) -- Also: worldwide obesity prevalence now tops 10% (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Oh, Lovely: The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading
By Megan Molteni for WIRED. First comes the unscratchable itching, and the angry blossoming of hives. Then stomach cramping, and — for the unluckiest few — difficulty breathing, passing out, and even death. In the last decade and a half, thousands of previously protein-loving Americans have developed a dangerous allergy to meat. And they all have one thing in common: the lone star tick. Red meat, you might be surprised to know, isn’t totally sugar-free. It contains a few protein-linked saccharides, including one called galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or alpha-gal, for short. More and more people are lear...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher ’ s death shines a light on an underrated health problem
Actress Carrie Fisher was unabashedly vocal about her lifelong battles with mental illness and drug abuse. She once defiantly told ABC News, “I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it. But bring it on.” Her candor inspired a generation of women. If a cool and […]Related:Why a single gunshot to Steve Scalise’s hip can be a life-threatening injuryEnvironmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby foodDangerous unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease’ are on the rise (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Open Grass Is an Obstacle and a Potential Health Hazard
Erin Hills ’ s thick fescue presents a challenge to players, but is also a hospitable spot for ticks, prompting concern about Lyme disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN CROUSE Tags: United States Open (Golf) Lyme Disease Walker, Jimmy (1979- ) Erin Hills (Erin, Wis) Source Type: news

Why a single gunshot to Steve Scalise ’ s hip can be a life-threatening injury
The position of the victim, speed of the bullet and path it follows all are critical in how severe injuries will be. Related:Environmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby foodDangerous unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease’ are on the riseFever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspring (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Treatments for Chronic Lyme Disease Unproven, Potentially Harmful (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS Use of unproven treatments for patients given a diagnosis of " chronic Lyme disease " can cause serious adverse events, including death, according to an MMWR … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Environmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food
When parents think about the dangers of lead, paint and water often come to mind as potential sources. But a report published Thursday by the Environmental Defense Fund raises questions about another, surprising possibility: food. More specifically, baby food. The group looked at data from more than 12,200 food samples that were analyzed from 2003 to 2013 as part […]Related:Why a single gunshot to Steve Scalise’s hip could be life-threateningDangerous unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease’ are on the riseFever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspring (Sourc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a single gunshot to Steve Scalise ’ s hip could be life-threatening
The position of the victim, speed of the bullet and path it follows all are critical in how severe injuries will be. Related:Environmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby foodDangerous unproven treatments for ‘chronic Lyme disease’ are on the riseFever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspring (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous unproven treatments for ‘ chronic Lyme disease ’ are on the rise
An increasing number of Americans with medically ambiguous symptoms are being misdiagnosed with “chronic Lyme disease” and prescribed dangerous and often expensive treatments that do not work, according to a new report. In some instances, patients have died after receiving intensive, long-term and inappropriate courses of intravenous antibiotics that led to septic shock. In other […]Related:Fever during pregnancy may increase autism risk in offspringUNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer InstituteZika risk for birth defects drops for each trimester, CDC finds (Source: Washington ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease — United States
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

An Indiana Toddler Died From Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever — What To Know About This Tick-Borne Infection
By Jessica Migala It’s a heartbreaking story: an Indiana girl just shy of her third birthday has died of organ failure caused by Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). Doctors didn’t realize Kenley Ratliff contracted the tick-borne illness until it was too late for the antibiotics to work. Now, her devastated family, along with health officials, are sounding the alarm about this sometimes lethal infection, which despite its name isn’t limited to the Rocky Mountains. “If we could save one child’s life then we will have done our job,” Jordan Clapp, Kenley’s aunt told Today. R...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC expecting severe tick season amid tick-borne disease "epidemic"
The CDC is warning of a particularly severe season for tick-borne diseases. The number of cases of Lyme diseases has spiked in recent years, and experts say the ticks that carry it are spreading to other areas of the country. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

App Helps Patients Manage Chronic Illness
BOSTON (CBS) – Managing a chronic illness can be difficult, especially with many medications, but a company located in Boston has developed an app that could make a world of difference. “I have chronic neurological Lyme disease and co-infections,” says Emily Levy of Charlestown. The 23-year old takes more medications than most 80-year-olds. “On a daily basis, I’m taking anywhere from 20 to 30 pills and then I do anywhere from two to four IV infusions per day,” says Emily. (WBZ-TV) Staying on top of all of her antibiotics, supplements, probiotics, and infusions was a real challenge until...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health Local News Syndicated Local Tech Dr. Mallika Marshall Medisafe Prescription Pills Source Type: news

When It's Not A Sunburn But A Sun Allergy
As it gets warmer and people start spending more time outside, I have more and more patients coming into my office and complaining of a “sun allergy.” A sun allergy is really a layman’s term, which refers to a number of conditions when a rash occurs on skin that has been exposed to the sun. These are also referred to as photosensitive disorders or photodermatoses, and can be broadly categorized into the following medical terms: idiopathic photodermatoses, exogenous photodermatoses, photoexacerbated dermatoses, genetic photodermatoses, and metabolic photodermatoses. Sounds complicated, right?  A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Top Scientists Join Global Lyme Alliance ’s Scientific Advisory...
Scott J. Mellis, M.D., Ph.D. and Utpal Pal, Ph.D. bring their expertise and experience to GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board whose members have all made valuable contributions to the understanding,...(PRWeb June 05, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14394555.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news