Lyme disease cases among children are on the rise in western Pennsylvania

By Dr. Mercola Lyme disease is no respecter of persons and one bite from a deer tick may be the only thing separating you from this devastating illness. Canadian rockstar Avril Lavigne has been struggling with the illness for four years. When her battle with Lyme became public in 2015, Lavigne told People magazine, "I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move. I thought I was dying."1 She was bedridden for five months. If you or someone close to you struggles with Lyme disease, you may have heard of lumbrokinase, an enzyme sourced from earthworms. Best known for its role in helping combat blood clots, lumbrokinase has also been used successfully to break down biofilms associated with Lyme disease. Here's what you need to know about identifying and treating this life-threatening, tick-based disease. The Basics About Lyme Disease Lyme disease is primarily transmitted by deer ticks and black-legged ticks found in grassy and wooded areas throughout the U.S. and at least 60 other countries.

Lyme disease cases among children are on the rise in western Pennsylvania

Lyme disease cases among children are on the rise in western Pennsylvania, according to researchers from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The findings are published online today in ...

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Medical Xpress

For 100 million years, amber freezes a tableau of Burmese bugs' life-and-death struggle

One day in Myanmar during the Cretaceous period, a tick managed to ensnare itself in a spider web. Realizing its predicament, the tick struggled to get free. But the spider that built the web ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

100 million-year-old tick found entrapped in amber

Imagine your worst day ever, preserved for eternity. That's what happened to a very unlucky tick 100 million years ago.

Mon 18 Jun 18 from FOXNews

This Tick's Worst Day Ever Frozen in Time for 100 Million Years

An ancient tick's worst day ever was preserved for eternity.

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Livescience

Tick's 'worst day ever' frozen in amber for 100 million years - CNET

A tick met a sprightly spider, and the rest is history.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from CNET

Collector finds 100 million year-old-tick that got caught in a spider's silk then trapped in amber

The unusual discovery in Myanmar offers a snippet of what life was like in the Cretaceous period, highlighting a tiny interaction in the complex ecosystem that thrived millions of years ago. ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

Lumbrokinase for Lyme?

By Dr. Mercola Lyme disease is no respecter of persons and one bite from a deer tick may be the only thing separating you from this devastating illness. Canadian rockstar Avril Lavigne has been ...

2 hours ago from Mercola

Tips and Tricks For Tick Prevention

The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Stroudsburg says that many people have requested opossums to release into their yards. The popular program got started in 2016.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from WebMD

For 100 Million Years, Amber Freezes a Tableau of Tick's Worst Day Ever

NewsResearchers found a tick ensnared in a spider web, immobilized and sealed in amber for an eternity.Contributed Author: University of KansasTopics: Biology

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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