Monday, April 20, 2015

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

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Duloxetine and Acetyl L-Carnitine in Fibromyalgic Patients: Preliminary Data  (Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology)
and an article about this study:  Could a Mitochondrial Enhancer Replace Cymbalta in Fibromyalgia?

Exploring the Association Between Morgellons and Lyme Disease  
(MedScape) *create a free MedScape account to read in full

Hypercholesterolemia and ApoE Deficiency Result in Severe Infection with Lyme Disease and Relapsing-Fever Borrelia
 (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Low Doses of Sequential Antibiotics Could Treat Infections, Study Finds  (Pharmaceutical Journal)

Lyme Neuroborreliosis: a Treatable Cause of Acute Ocular Motor Disturbances in Children 
(British Journal of Opthamology)

Neurological Diseases Share Common Blood-Brain Barrier Defects (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)

New Insights into Lyme Disease 
(Redox Biology)

Orbital Lyme Disease:  MR Imaging Before and After Treatment:  Case Study (American Journal of Neuroradiology)

Review of Evidence for Immune Evasion and Persistent Infection in Lyme Disease 
(International Journal of Internal Medicine)

Lax-out Lymies:  Perryville and North East Team up to Fight Lyme Disease (Cecil Daily)
LDo and LDA Submit Comments on IDSA Guideline Process on Behalf of 67 Lyme Groups Across the Nation! (
Lyme Disease Advocates to Protest IDSA (Outbreak News Today)

LYMEPOLICYWONK:  Deadline Extended; You can Still Comment on IDSA

TOUCHED BY LYME:  An Easier Way to Comment on IDSA;s Lyme Review

TOUCHED BY LYME:  One Patients Comments to IDSA

Unorthodox Alternative Therapies Marketed to Treat Lyme Disease


Advancements in Equine Lyme Disease Testing (The Horse)

A Virus Spread by Ticks Could be More Dangerous than Lyme Disease (Time Magazine)

Barrie, Ont. Dad with Lyme Disease Caught in Medical Limbo 
and a letter about this article:  Medical Care a Serious Problem (Orillia Packet)

CanLyme Board Member Rossana Magnotta will be Presented with the Philanthropic Business Person of the Year Award in Vaughan, Ontario

Connecticut Researchers Monitoring Distribution of Rare Non-treatable Virus (New Haven Register)

Could Your Dog Have Lyme Disease? (Speak Dog Blog)

How Long Before a Tick Makes You Sick?
How the German Army is Stopping Lyme Disease  (Field Sports Channel TV)

Joni Mitchell and the Mystery of Morgellons Disease (CBS News)

Lyme Disease:  A Real Threat in the Tri-Valley  
(Pleasanton Weekly)

Now Desperate Yolanda Foster Heads to Mexico to Try 'Ancient Medicine' in Bid to Cure Lyme Disease (Daily Mail)

"So Country" Radio of Penticton, BC, Interviews CanLyme President (CanLyme)

Surviving Lyme Disease and a Missed Diagnosis (Everyday Health)

Take the Lyme Disease Challenge
 (Dr Oz)

Ticking Time Bomb  (In Focus Magazine)

Trent Student to Embark on Cross-country Bike Trip for a Good Cause 
(Tent University)

Winnipegger Warns of Lyme Disease  (Winnipeg Sun)

You Can Get Lyme Disease in New York City  
(My Fox NY)


Carbozon Therapy can be a Breath of Life  (Oceanside Star)

Plugging the Holes in Lyme Disease Leaky Gut  (Goodbye Lyme)

Sante Fe Center for Allergies & Environmental Medicine

The Family Naturopathic Clinic
 (free services to low-income families in Victoria)

LymeSavers - Deadline for bursary applications is June 1st

WEBINAR:  Conversations with Marty Ross, MD
April 9, 2015


April 26:  Victoria Lyme Support Group Meeting  1-4 pm, near Hillside Mall contact for details 

May 8-9:  International Lyme Disease Conference (ILADS) in Augsberg, Germany.
May 9:  Southern Tier Lyme Support; Lyme Disease Conference 2015

May 10:  Ride for Lyme event at Centennial Square, next to City Hall, 2-4 pm. 
 Mark this one on your calendar!

May 11:  Ride for Lyme  Starts at sunrise at Mile "0" (Douglas and Dallas Road)

May 13:  Merchants of Doubt 7 pm at the UVic Cinecenta Theatre

October 15:  ILADS Fundamentals Course, Fort Lauderdale
October 16-18:  ILADS Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale

October 17-18:  Neurovascular Connections - Vancouver 2015

DISCLAIMER:  We are not doctors and as such, do not offer any medical advice.  Please discuss any potential changes to your treatment protocol with your doctor.