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27 min ago | GlobalNews

Lyme disease growing increasingly common in Quebec

"We are predicting a rate of expansion of seven or eight kilometers per year northward in southern Quebec," said Virginie Millien, a professor in the biology department at McGill University and curator at the Redpath Museum.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

1 hr ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

ODU report points to ticks as major menace

Responses to an Old Dominion University survey on the region's health listed exposure to tick bites as an important health concern.

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Related Topix: Old Dominion University, Medicine, Health

7 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Lyme disease risk is year-round in Northwest California, according to new study

The ticks which spread Lyme are typically no larger than a sesame seed . It is thought that nymphs... SILICON VALLEY, Calif., August 19, 2014 -- Bay Area Lyme Foundation, which aims to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure, applauds new research published in an upcoming issue of the Elsevier peer review journal Ticks and Tick-borne ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, California, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Climate change means more bugs, slimy ponds

From a surge in disease-carrying ticks and Tiger mosquitoes to increases in toxic algae blooms, the symptoms of climate change are rapidly affecting America's relationship with the great outdoors, the National Wildlife Federation warned Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Delaware, National Wildlife Federation, Charitable Organizations, Medicine, Health, Rehoboth Beach, DE

The News

Research team evaluating Lyme disease in province

St. FX research assistant Jennifer Dunn, back left, environmental science professor Hugo Beltrami, nursing associate professor Patti Hansen-Ketchum, nursing associate professor Donna MacDougall, front left, and Pictou Centre MLA Pat Dunn gathered at his office to discuss ongoing research into Lyme disease in Nova Scotia and legislation regarding ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Nursing, Canada, World News,

PennLive.com

Ticks, mosquitoes as winners in the climate change lottery are focus of panel

Trends in insect populations, how global warming will affect their abundance and range, the health implications, and potential actions to reduce their effects on humans, pets and wildlife, will be the focus of a National Wildlife Federation-hosted panel discussion at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg.

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Related Topix: National Wildlife Federation, Charitable Organizations, West Nile Virus, Health, Medicine

The Brattleboro Reformer

Non-obvious dangers

When I hear someone -- and in the case I am thinking, of, someone who works in the woods nearly every day as a land surveyor -- saying that the greatest danger he sees in the woods is leaves, I pay attention.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Opinion

Fri Aug 15, 2014

News12.com

Deer hunt gets go-ahead with new ordinance in Colts Neck

The owner of Eastmont Orchard is one off the main proponents of the new legislation.

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Related Topix: Colts Neck, NJ, Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Health

Men's Journal

The Best Bug Repellents for Every Occasion

Bugs not only ruin summer barbecues, but they also transmit serious illnesses like Lyme disease and West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, West Nile Virus, Entomology, Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Lyme disease drug supplies dwindling, Schumer says

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to recognize a potential shortage of the key drug used to treat Lyme disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, US Politics, Senator Chuck Schumer, US News, US Senate, Food and Drug Administration, Doxycycline (generic), Vibramycin, Doryx, Wurtsboro, NY, Bloomingburg, NY

PetLvr.com

Frontline Plus for Dogs 89-132 lbs - RED, 6 MONTH

Frontline PLUS Red for Dogs 89-132 lbs Recommended by veterinarians, Frontline PLUS Red for Dogs 89-132 pounds is a powerful and easy-to-use formula designed to quickly and effectively kill fleas, ticks, and chewing lice.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Newsday

Make tick aids 'readily available'

Lyme disease, an infection that can cause arthritis and even death if untreated, can be transmitted to humans through a tick bite.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

MyHighPlains.com

Tick Makes You Allergic to Meat

When we think of ticks, we mostly think about the dangers of lyme disease, but there's one nasty tick whose bite may leaf you with a bad taste for burgers, brisket and more.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Alpha One

Maine sees increase in non-Lyme tick-bite illnesses

Doctors in Maine are reporting a record number of cases of anaplasmosis, a disease transmitted by tick bites.

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Related Topix: tick, Health, Maine, Maine Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Times Herald-Record

Sen. Schumer to address alleged potential Lyme disease drug shortage

Sen. Charles Schumer will call on the Food and Drug Administration to investigate what he calls a potential nationwide shortage of an integral antibiotic used to treat Lyme disease at a press conference Tuesday in Bloomingburg.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Food and Drug Administration, Bloomingburg, NY, Doxycycline (generic), Vibramycin, Doryx

The Macon Telegraph

Maine concerned about tick-borne diseases

The Portland Press Herald reports that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has tracked 103 cases of the disease anaplasmosis so far this year.

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Related Topix: tick, Health, Medicine

Bellingham Herald

Maine concerned about tick-borne diseases

The Portland Press Herald reports that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has tracked 103 cases of the disease anaplasmosis so far this year.

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Related Topix: tick, Health, Medicine

Northland Press

New Treatment Guidelines for Lyme Disease will benefit Minnesotans

Lyme disease infections are increasingly common in Minnesota yet the Minnesota Lyme Association medical advisor Dr. Elizabeth Maloney notes that the diagnosis is frequently missed the first time a patient is seen for the illness and many patients remain ill after short courses of therapy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Wyoming, MN

Mon Aug 11, 2014

KNDU

Guard your kids against bug bites this summer

Children love being outdoors during the summer, but they need to be protected from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas and the diseases they may carry, experts warn.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, tick, Medicine, Entomology, Science

News Observer

Sunburn isn't the only sign of summer that can leave you itchy and blistered

You've got a rash. You quickly rule out the usual suspects: You haven't been gardening or hiking or even picnicking, so it's probably not a plant irritant such as poison ivy or wild parsnip; likewise, it's probably not chiggers or ticks carrying Lyme disease; and you haven't been swimming in a pond, which can harbor the parasite that causes ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Health, Swimmer's Itch, Philadelphia, PA

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