What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It’s on the Rise

What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It’s on the Rise

Photo: heiko barth (Shutterstock) Lyme, the most famous tickborne disease, is growing more common than it used to be—at least judging by health insurance data that includes Lyme diagnoses. Our friends at Gizmodo recently covered new data about the (sorry) uptick, which roughly aligns with CDC estimates. So what do you need to know to … Read more

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the US, Insurance Data Suggests

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the US, Insurance Data Suggests

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Newly released data is the latest to show that Lyme disease cases in the US are on the rise. The research found that private insurance claims related to the tickborne disease have substantially climbed since 2007, including more recently in the last five years. This relative increase was especially dramatic in rural … Read more

We Should Be Banking Our Poop for Future Use, Scientists Argue

We Should Be Banking Our Poop for Future Use, Scientists Argue

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Experts at Harvard and elsewhere are proposing a new type of bank be set up nationwide: a poop bank. In a paper this week, they argue that it should be possible for people to deposit a fecal sample relatively early on in life, which can then be stored indefinitely and later used … Read more