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Lyme Disease

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Solutions - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In many countries, governments and doctors are not sufficiently knowledgeable about the disease. Even when doctors are reasonably informed, guidelines for treatment remain globally controversial.

Meredith Melnick

LOOK: What's Really Inside Your Bug Spray?

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

It's the height of summer -- and if you've been spending more time outdoors lately, chances are you've got a few (or more) bug bites to show for your ...

The Global Search for Education: Canada - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Most researchers and Lyme experts agree that the number of people infected in the U.S. today is five to ten times higher than the CDC figures. Today, in the fifth article of my global series, "Ticks," I look at the situation in Canada.

Climate Change Relief Means Help for Our Health

Catherine Thomasson | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Catherine Thomasson

Do you have access to safe, clean drinking water? Do you have clean air to breathe? Do you and your loved ones have reliable electricity for your air conditioning and refrigeration?

The Growing Battle Over How To Treat Lyme Disease

newyorker.com | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Kaleigh Ahern was 12 years old when a tick bit her. She noticed it "perched" on her shoulder when she was taking a shower one morning. "I thought it w...

How Dogs Can Give You Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

I am a big dog lover, and our family has always had a dog. But dogs carry ticks, including deer ticks that carry Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and other tick-borne diseases.

9 Myths About Lyme Disease, Busted

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Warm spring weather promises lots of fun outdoor activities, but increased time outside also ups our risk for encounters with some of nature's peskier...

The Global Search for Education: Australia - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Today in my focus on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses around the world, I look at the situation in Australia.

What Everyone Should Know About Lyme Disease

Kris Carr | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

The good news is that there's a lot we can all do to stop Lyme disease before it starts or to treat it effectively. So let's get this tick-busting party started and review what we'll be exploring in today's video.

The Global Search for Education: Finland -- Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Today in The Global Search for Education, I take a look at tick-borne illnesses in Finland.

Protect Your Children This Spring From Tick-Borne Diseases

John McCormick | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

As we gather our families for hikes through the woods and picnics in the park, it's important to take a few precautions, now that the warm weather has attracted an uninvited guest -- ticks carrying diseases that can make our children very sick.

The Global Search for Education: The Netherlands and Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The challenges faced by those trying to combat the silent epidemic of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are overwhelming.

Lyme Disease Rates On The Rise In This Part Of The U.S.

Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 04/17/2013 12:51 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Lyme disease is shifting northward w...

Weird Way Lyme Disease Outfoxes Immune System

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/22/2013 12:52 PM EDT on LiveScience The bacterium that causes Lyme Disease substitut...

5 Simple Rules to Get Healthy This March!

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Watson Carl

We've decided to focus on getting healthy this month. We're eating delicious, healthy, whole foods, committing to exercise, and really cutting back on potentially inflammatory foods like sugar, alcohol, gluten, dairy, and processed foods. It's our experiment in just how healing food can be.

Lynne Peeples

Hitchcock Horror: Bird And Rat Infestations Raise Disease Risks, Climate Change Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.21.2013 | Green

When Rick Ostfeld heard about the sky-darkening flocks of birds descending this winter on Hopkinsville, Ky., he couldn't help but think of Alfred Hitc...

One Last Chance for the APA to Make the DSM-5 Safer

Allen Frances | Posted 02.16.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Is there a last-minute way for the DSM-5 to restore some of its lost credibility? A great deal of irrevocable damage has been done, but I have four simple suggestions that would help reduce the harm done by the DSM-5 and demonstrate that the APA has regained its integrity.

A Tick Bite Changed My Life Forever

Posted 12.12.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Sherri Connell, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis & Lyme Disease, and her husband Wayne Connell, the Founder & President of Invisible Disabilities A...

The Global Search for Education: We Will Remember

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

We will remember the 2,977 people from more than 90 nations who were killed as a result of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. More than 400 of them were people who responded first to the attacks.

Legitimate and Illegitimate Recombination: Targeting Homologous Exchange for Multiple Adaptive Purposes

James A. Shapiro | Posted 10.02.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

The molecular studies are remarkable in uncovering a striking variety of ways cells have adapted homologous recombination for diverse purposes.

Lynne Peeples

Pest Control Company's Dread Skeeter Character An 'Appalling' Pitch To Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.19.2012 | Green

Environmental health experts, advocates and legislators convened at Yale University on Tuesday to discuss the use of man-made pesticides and the healt...

Lynne Peeples

Dreading Dread Skeeter: Is Expanding Pest Control Business Exposing Kids To Toxic Pesticides?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green

Dread Skeeter poses on the cover of the coloring book, a backpack-mounted pesticide spray gun in his hand and muscles bulging under his T-shirt. A few...

The Latest On Lyme Disease

health.com | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living

It's tick season, which means Lyme disease is back in the news, putting hikers, gardeners, campers and even beachgoers on high alert. Lyme is the numb...

Fighting Back Against Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Antibiotics are the standard therapy for Lyme disease. Like other drugs, the way they are taken can strongly influence the outcome of treatment.

Inform The World About Lyme Disease

Beth Ross | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Beth Ross

I want to start a Lyme Disease Foundation and get the word out about what Chronic Lyme Disease is and what patients with Chronic Lyme Disease go through on a daily basis.