Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease

This past Friday, Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, attending physician at Harvard Medical School and co-director of Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown (SRH) traveled to one of the nation’s front lines in the public health battle against Lyme disease to speak to a group of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians. “I…

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…

The Sacrifice of a Mother.

She was alone, her tender 17 year old already suffered from betrayal and abandonment, was the mother of a small child and carried another creature in her womb. When she lost her mother, she knew no job, and who was to employ her with a small child and another in her womb? How difficult it is to…

Scientists Take Significant Step Forwards In Curing Peanut Allergies.

Australian researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute might have found a successful and low-risk method to cure children born with a peanut allergy. Two-thirds of the children that received the treatment have become desensitized to peanuts and this has lasted up to four years after the treatment. The study, published in the journal Lancet Child…

The Gorgeous Way One Woman Is Making Her Migraine Pain Visible

Anna Cowley-Ford has always gotten migraines, ever since she was a little girl. But a month before she turned 20, the migraines began spiraling out of control, to the point where she was getting one every day. Along with her pain came doubt — from friends who thought she was making it up to professors at Grinnell…

Según los investigadores, el dolor en la fibromialgia puede estar relacionado con la disfunción de la médula espinal

La disfunción en el procesamiento de la médula espinal puede ser responsable del dolor en pacientes con fibromialgia (FM), según un estudio titulado “Período silente cutáneo prolongado en fibromialgia que sugiere una sensibilización central como patogénesis” y publicado en la revista PLOS One. La fibromialgia se caracteriza por dolor crónico generalizado, entre otros síntomas, pero…

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 battled…

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