Repel Ticks with Plants

Repel Ticks with Plants

With tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease on the rise, repellents and pesticides are more highly sought after than ever before. But while these products are effective in eliminating ticks, there is also the option to protect your property from ticks naturally...
Lyme disease – “the great imitator”

Lyme disease – “the great imitator”

With April Fool’s on the horizon, people across the world are taking extra precautions to avoid being duped. Yet in the medical world, there is a disease so tricky to diagnose that it has been dubbed “The Great Imitator”. Lyme disease has earned its nickname because...
Ticks are Frequent Flyers

Ticks are Frequent Flyers

The range of Lyme disease is gradually spreading in North America, and according to researchers, birds are playing a significant role. Robert Brinkeroff, a post-doctoral student at the School of Public Health, insists that “birds are often overlooked in Lyme...
Irish eyes are not smiling

Irish eyes are not smiling

St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, and if you are weary of tick-borne diseases, lyme green may be on your mind. Government statistics note that there are at least 50 to 100 incidences of Lyme disease per year on the island. Poor awareness of the existence of the...
Awareness for rare disease

Awareness for rare disease

Do you, a family member or friend suffer from a rare affliction? You are not alone. Suffering from a rare disease can feel isolating and alienating, often with more questions than answers. Rare Disease Day, celebrated on February 28th, seeks to unite those suffering...