The US had a safe and effective Lyme disease vaccine in the 1990s. But the CDC, lawsuits, bad press, and conspiracy theories derailed it.
Lyme disease cases are skyrocketing year after year, and its symptoms can range from mild to devastating. An expert shares how to prevent it.
To get rid of persisting Lyme disease symptoms, patients sometimes pay as much as $100,000 for controversial treatments not covered by insurance.
'Bachelorette' star Ryan Sutter said after a year of trying to find a diagnosis for his exhaustion, he was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
Deer ticks exist in wooded areas and can carry a bacteria which causes infection. A bite should be treated immediately with antibiotics.
Ticks are on the rise. Several species like the Asian longhorned tick are spreading in the US, and so are the dangerous diseases they carry.
A Bloomberg investigation asserts that some doctors are wrongfully diagnosing patients with Lyme disease and prescribing alternative treatments like IV antibiotic infusions and fentanyl patches. Following these treatments, some patients have died while other sustained injuries. Some of the doctors who administered the treatments have received malpractice complaints. But the […]
23-year-old model Bella Hadid shared her personal story with Lyme disease on Instagram, detailing symptoms like headaches, joint pain, brain fog, fatigue, and fever. Hadid said she has struggled with the illness nearly every day since she was about 14, with symptoms worsening after age 18. Chronic lyme disease is […]
Chronic Lyme disease, or post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, occurs when symptoms of Lyme disease persist for at least six months after treatment. Symptoms of post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome include impaired memory and disrupted sleep. Here’s how to get a diagnosis and seek proper treatment for post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome. This […]
Episode six of the new Netflix series “(Un)well” features people around the world undergoing bee venom therapy for a range of conditions. Those in support of the alternative treatment, which involves getting stung by bees, say it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. But the therapy remains unproven, is expensive, and can be […]
Washington Mystics superstar Elena Delle Donne revealed this week that her petition for a medical opt-out from the 2020 WNBA season had been denied. In a scathing article for The Players’ Tribune published Wednesday, the two-time league MVP wrote that she’s now faced with the decision to “risk my life […]
Some bug bites can be harmless, but others can have some serious health effects. If you experience a fever, chest pain, or cramps after a bug bite you may want to seek out immediate medical attention. You should seek medical attention if you experience severe reactions, like trouble breathing or […]
To remove a tick, take a pair of tweezers, grip the tick as close to the head and skin as possible, and then pull upward with steady pressure. When removing a tick avoid any twisting or jerking motions because you might break part of the tick off so it stays […]
If you have a tick bite and notice symptoms like a rash, hives, or pain and swelling at the bite site you may be having an allergic reaction. Signs that you’ve developed a tick-borne illness like Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever include symptoms like a circular rash, fever, […]
Lyme disease starts with a tiny tick bite that can be easy to miss, but if left untreated it can cause permanent joint pain and, in rare cases, death. The most common symptom is a rash that can range in size from a 1 inch in diameters to as many […]
Lyme disease is spread by infected ticks, and has a huge range of symptoms including fever, mood changes, joint and nerve pain, and severe fatigue, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bacterial infection is difficult to diagnose due to the wide range of symptoms and […]
A woman overdosed, but didn’t die, after consuming 550 times an average dose of the psychedelic drug LSD. She had mistaken it as cocaine and ended up tripping for 34 hours. Following her overdose, the woman microdosed LSD and found it eliminated her chronic pain, a symptom of her Lyme […]
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