Children and PTSD: Health risks linger long after acute psychological trauma ends.

The rescue of 12 Thai boys from the flooded cave complex has led to questions about post-traumatic stress disorder. Children who experience trauma are at risk of many health factors throughout their childhood and life if they do not receive effective psychological or psychiatric treatment. Too often children do not receive the mental health care…

Why I’m Urging Everyone to Create a Tick Kit.

  I want you to create a Tick Kit. Yes, that’s right. A Tick Kit. I may be a tad obsessed, but I prefer the word aware. I’m aware because it’s real. It happens to anyone. Anywhere. Any age. And it is hell. A daily, living hell. If you are close to someone who has…

5 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get Lyme Disease..

Reports show growing new tick populations are spreading to new areas due to a changing climate. Humid conditions in the Northeast have led to ticks popping up in New York and New Jersey. It is not surprising then, that the number of new cases has skyrocketed to over 300,000 a year. A terrifying statistic when you…

This Plant Kills Lyme Disease Better Than Antibiotics, According To Research.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that affects people of all ages. It’s transmitted by deer ticks and black-legged ticks across the United States, as well as in more than sixty other countries. According to the CDC, at least 300,000 people are infected with Lyme disease each year. Diagnosing Lyme disease can be difficult, because its symptoms…

The Big Number: Lyme disease is now in 100 percent of the U.S. .

If you thought you were safe from Lyme disease because you don’t live in New England, where the tick-borne illness first appeared, think again. Now, 100 percent of the country — all 50 states plus the District — has residents who have tested positive for Lyme, a bacterial infection that can cause a wide variety of…

Breaking the Lyme Disease Cycle..

Mice actually play a key role in the transmission cycle for Lyme disease, and researchers at MIT and Harvard are exploring genomic editing as a tool for disrupting that cycle. Ticks, of course, serve as vectors for Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans. We tend to think of deer as the primary…

How afraid should we be of ticks and Lyme disease.?

There has been a surge in cases of the tick-borne infection, with rugby star Matt Dawson the latest public figure to warn of the dangers after needing heart surgery to recover. Here’s the truth about the tiny creatures and the harm they can cause Infected deer ticks are nothing if not indiscriminate when they gorge…

Never Take This Lyme Disease Medication That Leads To Dangerous Side Effects

Doxycycline is a key antibiotic used to Lyme disease treatmtent but a recent reduction in the number of manufacturers of this drug has led to increasing costs. The side effects of doxycycline tend to be lower than with many other antibiotics, and doxycyline is considered the most effective treatment for most cases of Lyme disease, meaning…