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Is It Lyme Disease or Something Else?

Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States each year. Despite its increasing prevalence, there are many lingering myths about this tick-borne illness. Also known as the “great imitator,” Lyme disease often affects more than one system in the body and can trigger a wide range of symptoms that may mimic other… Read More »

Heart Disease Risk Reduced With One Cup of Leafy Green Veggies a Day

Research has found that individuals can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease by eating just 1 cup of nitrate-rich vegetables every day. The research looked at whether individuals who regularly ate higher quantities of nitrate-rich vegetables, such as beetroot and leafy greens, had reduced blood pressure, and it also looked at whether these same… Read More »

Chiesi Global Rare Diseases Announces FDA Approval of Ferriprox (deferiprone) for Treatment of Transfusional Iron Overload due to Sickle Cell Disease

May 1, 2021 Approval is based on demonstrated reduction in liver iron concentration Expanded indications for patients with sickle cell disease or other anemias, as well as thalassemia – BOSTON, May 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Chiesi Global Rare Diseases, a business unit of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., an international research-focused healthcare Group (Chiesi Group), announced today… Read More »

Brain disease transmitted by tick bites may be treatable

Tick-borne encephalitis is a disease just as nasty as it sounds. Once bitten by an infected tick, some people develop flu-like symptoms that resolve quietly but leave behind rampant neurological disease — brain swelling, memory loss, and cognitive decline. Cases are on the rise in Central Europe and Russia with some 10,000 incidents reported each… Read More »