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Lyme disease outbreak 2016: Increase in tick population can’t be blamed on deer density alone

The rising numbers of Lyme disease-causing ticks can’t be blamed on the high density of deer alone, according to recent news. Although in the last decade, there has been an increase in Lyme disease cases, it is not due to greater deer populations. The research project TickDeer found that tick populations with the Lyme disease here to read more

Lyme disease 2016 update: Canadian city spike, celebrity diagnosed with Lyme disease, summer risk of tick-borne threat

Lyme disease 2016 update: The capital of Canada – Ottawa – has seen Lyme disease cases triple, a former Real Housewives of New Jersey star has come out about her diagnosis, and global warming may increase the risk of Lyme disease. Cases of Lyme disease in Ottawa, Canada, have tripled since last year. Researchers suggest here to read more

Lyme disease update 2016: Tick-borne illnesses, autism association, Lyme disease knee effusion, septic arthritis, and statins

The latest study on Lyme disease suggests that detection tests are proving to give false positive results. This means that some patients might be mistakenly diagnosed when the disease is actually not present. New research has studied the introduction of new tests that have modified microscopy techniques detecting active cases of Lyme disease in just one here to read more

Prevent mosquito and tick bites this summer, reduce Zika virus and Lyme disease risk

Protecting yourself against mosquito and tick bites this summer is important in order to reduce your risk of contracting Zika virus and Lyme disease. Both Zika virus and Lyme disease are on the rise, and although there haven’t been any locally transmitted Zika virus cases, the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses still exists. Here are some tips to help reduce here to read more

Tick-borne illnesses, Lyme disease, treated in mice with combination therapy

A new study has found that combination therapy is successful in treating tick-borne illnesses, like Lyme disease, in mice. The researchers found the combination therapy cured babesiosis, which is an emerging threat transmitted by the same ticks that spread Lyme disease. The treatment not only clears the infection, but also prevents recurrence, which sets combination here to read more

Lyme disease can prevent the immune system from developing lasting immunity: Study

Lyme disease can prevent the immune system from developing lasting immunity, according to research. The findings come from the researchers at the University of California who found that Lyme disease can trick the animal’s immune system, which fails to send an immune response or develop lasting immunity to the disease as a result. The findings here to read more

7 tips to prevent Lyme disease, tick bites

With warmer weather upon us, the risk of Lyme disease increases as we spend more and more time outside – especially, in wooded, forestry areas. Vector-borne disease expert Stephen Wikel explained, “Luckily, ticks don’t fly, jump, or fall from the sky. They generally move from grass to a living host, and crawl upwards, looking for here to read more

Weekly health news roundup: Multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, and osteoarthritis

This week’s health news roundup includes stories regarding multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, and osteoarthritis. We discussed new treatment methods for multiple sclerosis, potential treatments for Lyme disease, exercise options to benefit fibromyalgia, and the signs and symptoms to keep in mind to spot a stroke. If you missed any of these top-ranking here to read more