Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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


Amyloid-DNA Composites of Bacterial Biofilms Stimulate Autoimmunity (Immunity)
and an article on this study:
Research Team Finds Bacterial Biofilms May Play a Role in Lupus, MS, Other Auto-immune Diseases (Neuro Scientist News)
A Novel Duplex Real-time PCR Permits Simultaneous Detection and Differentiation of Borrelia miyamotoi  and Borrelia burgdorferi sense lato

Biofilm Formation by Borrelia sensu lato (Eva Sapi et al, FEMS Microbiology Letters)

Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato-infected Ixodes ricinus (Wood Tick) Collected from Vegetation near the Arctic Circle  (Science Direct)
and a news story about this study:
You Won't Believe Where Researchers Found Lyme Disease  (Huffington Post)

Cannabinoids for Medical Use:  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis  (Originally published in JAMA)

Do Bartonella Infections Cause Agitation, Panic Disorder, and Treatment-Resistent Depression?    (James Schaller et al, Medscape General Medicine)

Immune Response to Endothelial Cell Growth Factor is Associated with Early Disseminated and Late Manifestations of Lyme Disease but not with Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (Gary Wormser et al, Clinical Infectious Diseases)

Lyme Neuroborreliosis - Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management   (Nature Reviews Neurology)

New Insights into Lyme Disease  (REDOX Biology)

Oxford College Prof Looks at Tick Populations  (the Covington News)

Poor Positive Predictive Value of Lyme Disease Serological Testing in an Area of Low Disease Incidence (Paul Lantos et al, Clinical Infectious Diseases)

LYME POLITICS AND CONTROVERSIES  (including Federal election health-related topics) 

BC Patient Questions Accuracy of Lyme Disease Tests Used in Province (Globe and Mail)

Expand Coverage for Prescription Drugs (New Democratic Party of Canada0

Greens Aim for Affordable Prescriptions with National Pharmacare   

Lyme Disease Advocates Sound Alarm on BC Tests but Medical Experts Disagree (The Vancouver Sun)

Lyme Disease is Very Real but It's No Epidemic  (Christopher Labos, Montreal Gazette)

Lyme Disease Patients Sacrificed in Favour of Lyme Vaccine Agenda (Tina Garcia, YouTube)
and CanLyme's rebuttal:
Montreal Gazette Newspaper Trashes Lyme Disease Victims and Then Refuses to Allow Evidence Based Rebuttal - They Prefer Scientific 'Opinion' over Scientific Fact

Lyme Disease Test Unreliable (David Cubberley, The Vancouver Sun)

Lyme Test Works, Critics Misrepresent Test Performance  (David Patrick, Perry Kendall, Mohammed Morshed and Bonnie Henry, The Vancouver Sun)

Policy Resolution 153:  Fundig for Health Care (The Liberal Party)

Save Access to Compounded Medications (The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians)

The US Government and the Infectious Diseases Society of America Admitted they Cannot Win the Battle on Lyme with Science  (CanLyme)

Tiny Tick Big Controversy (Four part video series from ABC WMDT 47)

Tom Grier Talks Double Standards in Treating Lyme (YouTube)

Unravelling the Mystery of Lyme Disease:  Why Canada Needs to do More  (Hospital News)


Elet Hall Uses Celebrity to Help Raise Awareness of Lyme Disease (Herald Mail Media)

How One Local Man's Immunity to Ticks Could Save Us All  (Poughkeepsie Journal)

Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana on the Horizon, Industry Experts Say  (CTV News Barrie)

Kids and Lyme Disease - How it Affects their Learning (Healthy)

Living with Lyme:  Mom Passes Disease onto All Four Sons  (Lebanon Daily News)

Lyme Disease Cases Rising in Several Provinces   (CBC News)

Lyme Disease Spreading Across Canada (Global TV News)

Netherlands Lyme Disease "Lost Healthy Life Years" Burden Measured (Outbreak News Today)

Patients Face Tough Road to Treatment for Lyme Disease  (WSMV)

Researchers See 100% Increase in Ticks Throughout N.B.  (Global News)

Resected Cape Lyme Disease Doctor Retires   (Re: Sam Donta, Cape Cod Times)

Rock Star Hospitalized in Maine Raves about Local Doctors and Nurses, Forgives Tick that Gave Her Lyme Disease  (#Maine)

School Sports Day and Summer Holiday Alert for Both Teachers and Parents - Be Tick Aware (Lyme Disease Action)

Tragedy as Girl, 6, Dies after Contracting Mystery Disease following Tick Bite (NY Daily News)


Detox and Chelation Protocols  (Medical Insider)

Health Diagnostics and Research Institute, European Laboratory of Nutrients  (for testing of Nagalase)

Lyme Disease - Get the Facts   (

Mosquito Shield Piactive Insect Repellent (an alternative to DEET)

New Glutathione Producing Probiotic Available in U.S. (Suzy Cohen, RPh)

Understanding Bartonella (Galaxy Diagnostics)

Unravelling the Mystery of Bartonellosis  (Scott Forsgren, The Better Health Guy)

Webinar:  Conversations with Marty Ross, MD, July 29, 2015


August 4 - 23:  Holistic Lyme Tele-Think-Tank
Register for this series of interview with Marty Ross, Tara Brooke, Greg Lee, Connie Strasheim, Ginger Saveloy, Heiner Freuhauf, and Richard Horowitz.

August 23:  Victoria Lyme Disease Awareness & Support Group Meeting, 1-3 pm
near Hillside Mall, contact for directions.

October 1 - 4:  American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) 50th Annual Conference.  Fort Myers, Florida.  
October 1-3: Neuroimmunotoxicology
October 4:  Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDA/LDI)

October 15 - 18:  ILADS Fundamentals Course and Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale (Registration is now open)

October 17-18:  Neurovascular Connections - Vancouver 2015

November 14 - 15:  Lyme Disease Association/Columbia's 16th annual scientific CME conference: Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Science Bridging the Gap, at the Providence-Warwick Crowne Plaza, Warwick, Rhode Island.

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.