Monday, February 2, 2015

Recent Lyme News, Research, Politics, Stories, and Resources

Highlights over the past two weeks include a journal article from iGeneX on improved sensitivity of Lyme disease, which compares the sensitivity of iGeneX WB tests to CDC WB tests, and a study on antibodies against Borrelia in German adults.


Antibodies Against Borrelia burgdorferi senso lato Among Adults, 2008-2011 (Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Blocking Pathogen Transmission at the Source:  Reservoir Targeted Osp-A Based Vaccines Against Borrelia burgdorferi  (Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology)
Effects of Borrelia on Host Immune System:  Possible Consequences for Diagnostics (Mualla McManus, Ann Cincotta, Advances in Integrative Medicine)
Improved Sensitivity of Lyme Disease Western Blots Prepared with a Mixture of Borrelia burgdorferi Strains 297 and B31  (iGeneX Inc., Chronic Diseases - International)

Isolation of Tacaribe Virus, a Caribbean Arenavirus, from Host-seeking Amblyomma americanum Ticks in Florida  (PLOS One)
and here's a news article about this research:  UF Researcher Finds Virus Thought Long Dead in Area Ticks  (The Gainsville Sun)

Lyme and Associated Tick-Borne Diseases:  Global Challenges in the Context of a Public Health Threat
 (Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology)

Lyme Disease:  Sudden Hearing Loss as the Sole Presentation
  (The Journal of Laryngology and Otology)


Forum Feedback:  Patient-Led Parliamentary Lyme Disease Conference, London 2015  

Massechusetts Lawmakers Propose Lyme Insurance Bill 

New Debate Over Lyme Disease As 16 Year Old Girl Bitten by Tick Heads to Germany for Radical Treatment  
(AUSTRALIA: Sydney Morning Herald)

Rowe Wants Provincewide Strategy to Fight Lyme Disease
  (ALBERTA:  Mountain View Gazette)

Lyme Disease Testing Improvement Campaign  (BBC News)


College Friends Raise Vital Funds to Help Sophie Fight Lyme Disease
 (IRELAND: Evening Echo)

Dying for Help:  Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease  (AUSTRALIA:  Marie Claire)

From Cartwheels to Wheelchair in One Year (The Hamilton Spectator)

How Your Brain Can Heal Itself  (Maclean's)

TOUCHED BY LYME:  Mother's "Lyme Rage" over Child's Illness Propels Her to Seek Answers

Treating the Brain and Immune System in Tandem (The Globe and Mail)  *regarding PANDAS

VIDEO:  Lyme Music Video
 (Chronic Lyme Disease Solutions)

VIDEO:  Lyme Sucks Challenge Penticton BC

VIDEO:  Olivia's Story:  Lyme Disease in Oregon 

West Porters Lake Man Finds Lyme Disease-Carrying Tick (CBC News Nova Scotia)


AUDIO:  In Short Order:  Armin Schwarzbach, MD, PhD (Blog Talk Radio) 

Feeling Worse After a Shower or Bath  (Tired of Lyme)

Four Strategies for Restoring Memory Loss Due to Lyme
 (Goodbye Lyme)

Herxes and Lyme Disease:  What Should I Do?  (Restor Medicine)

If You Have Even One of These in Your Mouth You are in Danger
 (Dr David Jernigan, Hansa Center)

Supporting Someone with Lyme Disease  
(When Life Gives You Lyme)

VIDEO:  Brain Enabled Healing for the Whole Body  (Dr Jonathon Streit, Hansa Center)

VIDEO:  What Does LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) Do for Your Health?  (Dr Common Sense)

Watch the 2014 LDN Conference as it Happened
  ($25 for 10 hours)

WEBINARS:  Conversations with Marty Ross, MD
January 21 and 28, 2015

What is Lyme?  A Mess of Things
 (Dr Marty Ross)

February 6-7:  The Fundamentals of Diagnosing and Treating Tick-Borne Illness (ILADS course for physicians in Banff, Alberta)
Note:  CanLyme is offering a limited number of grants for first time attending physicians to attend this ILADS course.   Contact Jim Wilson:
February 8:  Informal Meeting, Victoria Lyme Support Group, 1-3 pm 
Victoria Public Market (on the main floor of the old Bay store on Douglas near Fisgard)  Join us for coffee and conversation!

February 22:  Victoria Lyme Support Group Meeting - 1454 Hillside Avenue, 1-4 pm
Dr Patrick Callas, ND, will give a presentation at 1 pm on what's new from the ILADS physician training course; followed by our support meeting and group discussion.  

May 2015:  Lyme Ribbons 2015

May 8-9:  International Lyme Disease Conference (ILADS) in Augsberg, Germany.
October 17-18:  Neurovascular Connections - Vancouver 2015