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WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- 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 spreads Lyme disease is as prevalent in many New York City parks as it is in areas known to be endemic for the bacterial dis...

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With growing concern about mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, it's easy to let down your guard when it comes to ticks. But Lyme disease is still a danger, especially in the Northeast and upper Midwest. In fact, it has affected people in almost every state.

Lyme disease is spread through the bite of an infected tick. Ticks can attach anywhe...

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Crowdfunding pleas for dubious or potentially unsafe medical treatments are increasingly common, and raised nearly $7 million on social media in two years, researchers report.

An ill patient pleading for naturopathic cancer treatments or hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be hard to resist. Ditto a parent seeking antibiotics for their child for ch...

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp spike in Lyme disease cases in the United States, and the tick-borne illness has now spread to all 50 states, a new report shows.

"Lyme disease is a bigger risk to more people in the United States than ever before," said Dr. Harvey Kaufman, senior medical director for Quest Diagnostics, which conducted the study.

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TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the tick population surges across the United States this summer, one doctor says the best way to avoid being infected with the nasty illnesses the tiny bugs carry is to wear protective clothing and to check your body thoroughly after every trip into the woods.

Just last week, a new study found that ticks have spread far and wide in recent ...

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure.

Citizen scientists found ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, a new study reports.

All told, disease-carrying tick...

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer.

A new U.S. government study confirms that insecticide-treated clothes marketed for preventing tick-borne ills do, in fact, thwart the pests.

In lab tests of clothes bought from one manufacturer, resear...

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diseases transmitted by biting insects -- ticks and mosquitoes in particular -- have more than tripled in the United States over the past decade, a new federal government report shows.

These pests caused more than 96,000 cases of illness in 2016, up from roughly 27,388 in 2004 and part of a continuing increase in insect-borne diseases, CDC rese...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what many people believe, the lone star tick does not spread Lyme disease, researchers report.

But it can transmit other diseases.

The researchers came to that conclusion after reviewing more than 60 studies published over three decades.

"The media coverage of Lyme disease might make many Americans think tha...

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans know that ticks can make them sick, and many take steps to avoid them. But few know that this summer could be a particularly bad one for tick bites, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows.

Scientists have predicted an upswing in the tick population this summer, which could potentially mean more tick-borne infections.

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have a double-shot of bad news about ticks: There's a new, and potentially fatal, tick-borne illness called Powassan, and this summer looks like it might be one of the worst on record for an increase in the tick population.

"Tick-borne diseases are on the rise, and prevention should be on everyone's mind, particularly during the s...

THURSDAY, April 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just like people, ticks get more active as the weather gets warmer. So be sure to take steps to protect yourself against picking up an eight-legged hitchhiker when you're outdoors.

"From now on until next winter what you should do is, when you go out -- especially if you are going to walk a pet or go out for a hike anywhere where there is a...

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Arthritis isn't supposed to be contagious. So when parents in the small village of Old Lyme, Connecticut, noticed an outbreak of joint pain among children, they had trouble getting doctors and health professionals to take them seriously. The year was 1975, a couple of years before anyone had heard of Lyme disease. When experts finally did start investigating the outbreak, it took a while to figur...

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