For the first time in history, health officials confirmed a bite from the Asian longhorned tick in the United States. This species appeared in the United States in 2017, but is it time to be worried?
Public Health June 10, 2019
The number of Americans with red meat allergy caused by tick bites increased from 3,500 two years ago to 5,000. Is there an established treatment for alpha-gal allergy?
Public Health June 27, 2018
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison created a smartphone app called the ‘Tick App.’ The program was designed to educate people on how to avoid ticks and help scientists understand more about ticks’ behavior.
Public Health June 25, 2018
Clothes treated with permethrin insecticide may prevent tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a CDC study revealed. Here are other ways to avoid tick bites.
Public Health May 27, 2018
How can homes be protected from being infested with tick populations? Wise landscaping and cleaning can help prevent tick populations from wreaking havoc at home.
Public Health May 13, 2018
Lone star ticks can cause meat allergy or alpha-gal syndrome that trigger severe allergic reactions. Experts said there are at least 3,000 cases of the alpha-gal syndrome in the country due to lone star tick bites.
Public Health May 4, 2018
While still highly experimental, initial findings on Lyme disease diagnosis may outperform current laboratory tests for uncovering early-stage Lyme. Researchers may be able to tell Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases apart with greater accuracy.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 18, 2017
Health experts have warned the public about a rare form of illness known as Alpha-Gal allergy that could be acquired through tick bites. The condition can cause the body to develop an adverse reaction to eating meat and poultry.
Public Health June 23, 2017
A tick bite may have led to the death of a two-year-old girl in Indiana, who was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. This condition is only one among different tick-borne diseases potentially leading to death.
Public Health June 8, 2017
Lyme disease and the Powassan virus are not the only health concerns associated with tick bites. A little girl in Oregon was diagnosed with tick paralysis after she unknowingly got bit by an American dog tick and became temporarily paralyzed.
Public Health May 22, 2017
There’s a new and nastier reason to add to the list of why tick season is a nightmare – Powassan virus. Rumor has it, it’s even worse than Lyme disease.
Public Health May 4, 2017
Save yourself from disease-causing ticks. Know more about the first symptoms of Lyme disease to watch out for and tick-prone areas in the country you should avoid for now.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017
Bruce Shilton, formerly a lawyer and Newmarket court judge, tells the story of his 20-year struggle with Lyme disease. Find out how a tick bite changed his life, and what's on the horizon for others with Lyme.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2017
The tick season in 2017 is making an early appearance and Lyme disease is likely to become more widespread, according to experts. But there are other tick-borne diseases to watch out for amid rising temperatures.
Public Health March 27, 2017
With Lyme disease concerns growing, it’s important to understand which ticks carry the disease and which areas are more at risk for housing them. Here’s what to do if you suspect you’ve been bitten by a Lyme-infested tick.
Public Health March 7, 2017
John Caudwell seeks government help in boosting research efforts for Lyme disease, which has afflicted his family. According to the Phones 4u co-founder, the bacterial infection is affecting thousands of people due to under-diagnosis and lack of relevant disease information.
Life October 1, 2015
Doctors in the U.S. have seen a rise in tick bites that are related to an allergic reaction to eating meat. The link between the bug bite and meat allergy was discovered a few years ago, but the cases have now spread across the U.S.
Internet Culture August 8, 2014