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Bay Area Lyme Foundation's LymeAid® Brings Celebrities and Scientists Together To Help...

David and Yolanda Foster, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Jane Seymour and Elet Hall are among supporters.

Life with Lyme: Woman struggles with disease

“It’s like an uphill marathon, blindfolded,” says Mauryah Burattini.|Par

Former CDC Director Julie Gerberding sells 38,368 shares of Merck Stock for $2.3 Million

Julie Gerberding was in charge of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2002 to...

Just finished my presentation at the 2015 ILADS conference (Interational Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) in Augsburg, Germany.

Just finished my presentation at the 2015 ILADS conference (Interational Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) in Augsburg, Germany. My topic was the use of Lipid Replacement Therapy using all-natural membrane lipid supplements to restore mitochonrial function that is drastically reduced in chronic illnesses and infections. I presented our results on several clinical trials (on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Gulf War Illnesses, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lyme Disease, and others) that show that we can significantly improve mitochondrial function and improve fatigue, cognition, mood and other symptoms, even in patients with intractable fatigue who have been sick for decades. The product that we use is called NTFactor Lipids (, and the NTFactor Lipid wafers that we are using are particularly useful in refractory chronic conditions in adults and in children. I also discussed the role of various infections in neurodegenerative and neurobehavioral diseases and how this might be aproached using natural supplements and treatments. See our website,, for more information. Prof. Garth Nicolson, Professor Emeritus of Molecular Pathology

Yolanda Foster Refuses To Give Up During Lyme Disease Battle,

Yolanda Foster shared an inspiring message about her Lyme disease struggle on Sunday.

Lyme disease still a risk in 'low-risk' areas

Fatigue, headaches, fever, muscle chills —they're all symptoms you may have had with several kinds of illnesses. But ahead of the summer season, these symptoms could be a sign of lyme disease.|Par Amanda Roberts, Randall Barnes

Forgotten Plague is the story of an afflicted journalist who embarks on a journey to find out why the CDC and medical system have neglected his disease,

Forgotten Plague is the story of an afflicted journalist who embarks on a journey to find out why the CDC and medical system have neglected his disease, leav...

The New England Journal of Medicine presents a case of a girl with loss of consciousness and a seizure due to ‪#‎Bartonella‬ encephalopathy.

The New England Journal of Medicine presents a case of a girl with loss of consciousness and a seizure due to ‪#‎Bartonella‬ encephalopathy. The discussion focuses on the difficulty of PCR detection and evaluation of antibody titers. Galaxy’s Bartonella ePCR™ technology increases sensitivity and specificity of DNA detection by up to 10 times.
In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 9-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with loss of consciousness and a

Lyme Disease Devastates Mary-Kate Olsen’s Twin As Symptoms Cause Physical, Emotional Agony

Neuroinvasion by Mycoplasma pneumoniae in acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.

We report the autopsy findings for a 45-year-old man with polyradiculoneuropathy and fatal acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after having Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. M. pneumoniae antigens were demonstrated by immunohistochemical analysis of brain tissue, indicating neuroinvasion as an additional pathogenetic mechanism in central neurologic complications of M. pneumoniae infection.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Apr;14(4):641-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1404.061366. Case Reports|Par Stamm B , et al.

Une petite bête très dangereuse

This new immunostaining process, used with in vitro cultivation, provides for precise identification of cultured organisms

Lyme disease in humans is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, organisms that
are known to attach to collagen in the body. The use of a matrix containing collagen
as a part of the culture composition has given us the ability to cultivate Borrelia
burgdorferi, B. afzelii, and B. garinii from the bloodstream using artificial media. The
cultured Borrelia is identified by immunostaining using polyclonal and monoclonal
antibodies. In order to distinctly differentiate the organisms from the collagen of this
matrix that could be observed as background in the staining process, we developed
an immunostaining procedure using polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies in
combination with rhodamine fibronectin. The culture samples from both control
organisms and patient samples were tested using the new immunostaining protocol.
Results showed clear delineation of organisms compared to the collagen pieces
gathered in the harvesting process. This new immunostaining process, used with in
vitro cultivation, provides for precise identification of cultured organisms.

New research from Norway 1 out of 6 blood donors tested positive for antibodies for Borrelia : Ny forskning på flått

New research from Norway 1 out of 6 blood donors tested positive for antibodies for Borrelia
Flåtten har flere svin på skogen enn først antatt. Rundt én av seks blodgivere bar antistoffer mot borrelia. Mange visste ikke at de hadde vært smittet.|Par NRK

Two Takes on Lyme -

Almost 40 years after Lyme disease emerged, scientists are still unraveling the mysteries of...|Par Mike Smith

Nervous System Lyme Disease. -

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;29(2):241-253. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2015.02.002. REVIEW|Par Halperin JJ


Mis diagnosed as Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS,...

Carte interactive des manifestations WWLP 2015 en France

Carte interactive des manifestations WWLP 2015 en France
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This Man Died Days After This Red Spot Appeared. When The Docs Figured Out Why?

Education Key to Stop Tick-Borne Illnesses ( + Dr R Horowitz's point of view )

Ticks are out in full force this year, especially on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, so education and prevention of tick-borne diseases is essential. We also need to have local health departments check ticks regularly for changing patterns of co-infections, as diseases like Tularemia are now being found in high numbers of ticks on the Cape. Unless a health care provider was made aware of the risk for a disease like Tularemia from a local tick bite, it would not normally be an infection most doctors would consider in their differential diagnosis if a patient came in with fatigue, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a headache. "There have been perhaps 130 cases of tularemia on the Vineyard over the last 15 years, accounting for about 10 per cent of nationally reported cases. Symptoms typically include an ulcer at the site of the infection, swollen lymph glands, fever, chills, headache and exhaustion". Other manifestations of Tularemia include oculoglandular manifestations (conjunctivitis and swollen lymph nodes) as well as a typhoidal form that can cause diarrhea. Several tick-borne infections like Borrelia hermsii (relapsing fever), Ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can also cause diarrhea, (with other G.I. manifestations), acting as "great imitators", so health care providers need to be on the alert for atypical manifestations of tick-borne illnesses. Many patients that I see with Lyme-MSIDS who have been sick for years suffer from Lyme and multiple tick-borne infections simultaneously, accounting in part for the failure of short term therapies. I discuss Tularemia and its various manifestations on pages 128 to 130 of "Why Can't I Get Better?".…/education-key-stop-tick-borne-…
Sam Telford and Dick Johnson arrived at South Beach in the early afternoon Wednesday in long-sleeved shirts and pants tucked into their socks. Mr. Telford, a...

Maladie de Lyme: des thérapies remises en question

Les maladies à tiques sont en augmentation en France et dans toute l'Europe. Le manque de surveillance et d'information rend difficile l'évaluation de l'ampleur du phénomène.

Ce maudit mot "déni" - R B-L F cimt

La signification de ce terme déni et spécialement quand il est employé pour la borréliose de Lyme|Par H2o /ReBL

Maladie de Lyme : reconnaître la lésion typique de l’infection

La maladie de Lyme fait peur parce qu'on ne sait pas la prévenir et parce qu'on sait très mal la prendre en charge. Associée à la piqûre d'une tique infectée par la...

Warning as Dunfermline vet contracts disease after being bitten by tick

A DUNFERMLINE vet who contracted Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick is urging people to spread...

Is Lyme Diseases Killing Your Relationships?

Alix Mayer earned an MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern, and spent nearly a decade in research and strategy for Fortune ...


"Bad digestion is at the root of all evil"- said Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician who is considered the father of medicine modern medicine. Although he was born in 460 BC, I think he was...

With bipartisan support, Lyme research bill moves forward

Measure incorporated into larger medical research bill approved unanimously by House committee

Tic-Kit - Tick Testing

A newer option for testing ticks for various microbes.
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Canada Sees An Increase In Lyme Disease As Climate Change Brings Ticks Up North

There has been increase in Lyme disease as ticks move north due t global warming|Par Honey George

Words of wisdom from Thalía regarding Lyme disease |

“They didn’t care what I said” she wrote in the memoir. “It was as if I was talking to a wall. I continued to feel like I had been run over by a truck that had dragged me for a thousand miles, along with a steamroller that had crushed every last bone in my body. I literally thought I was dying.”
Words of wisdom from Thalía regarding Lyme disease Monday Apr 13, 2015 12:08AM UTC Feature, News, Photos May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a...

Posttreatment Lyme Disease Syndrome - Infectious Disease Clinics

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ILADS - End Lyme disease epidemic through education, awareness & physican training.

ILADS' vision: a world where no one is denied appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, where families are not ruined financially, and where no one lives a...

le Monde s'unit pour combattre la maladie de Lyme

FDA looks at Babesia blood donor screening

Currently, Babesia microti is the highest-ranking pathogen that is transmitted by blood transfusion in the U.S. for which no donor screening is available, according...

Tick Bite Changed My Life Forever:

On 12-12-12, HuffPost LIVE produced by The Huffington Post a video interview and article with Wayne Connell, the founder and president of the Invisible Disabilities...|Par Sherri

Dr Horowitz Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness |

Over 900,000 people or higher are infected with Lyme disease in America.

maladie de Lyme : lettre ouverte aux médecins

Das sollten Sie wissen: 34 erstaunliche Zecken-Fakten!

Die Zecke ist extrem gefährlich, zäh und trotzdem faszinierend. Diese 34 erstaunliche Fakten über die Zecke sprechen für sich!

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Four decades after its discovery, Lyme disease still confounds doctors, patients

Heated debate over Lyme disease is still going strong 40 years after the late Dr Wilhelm Burgdorfer first identified the bacteria in Lyme Connecticut For many it...|Par John Abbott for WHYY

We need to get federal bill H.R. 789 passed through Congress, so that there is the creation of an independent scientific committee which will objectively look at the science regarding the insensitivity of diagnostic Lyme testing, while reviewing the peer reviewed science showing persistence of borrelia and associated co-infections.

Feature Competing Interests Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good? BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 15 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2362 Article Related content Metrics Responses Peer review Jeanne Lenzer, associate editor,…

from Dr. Richard Horowitz

This scientific article by Jeanne Lenzer, associate editor of The BMJ, USA, discusses potential conflicts of interest that exist within the CDC, and how these conflicts may affect their recommendations. After revelations that the CDC is receiving some funding from industry, Jeanne Lenzer investigates how it might have affected the organization's decisions.
“The CDC does receive millions of dollars in industry gifts and funding, both directly and indirectly, and several recent CDC actions and recommendations have raised questions about the science it cites, the clinical guidelines it promotes, and the money it is taking.... funding of CDC took a turn in 1983, when the CDC was authorized to accept external “gifts” from industry and other private parties".
These conflicts of interest were not widely disseminated until now. How was this information received by medical leaders? "Industry funding of the CDC has taken many doctors, even some who worked for CDC, by surprise. Philip Lederer, an infectious diseases fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and a former CDC epidemic intelligence service officer, told The BMJ he was “saddened” to learn of industry funding".
Professional reactions to the news include Neil Calman, president and chief executive of the Institute for Family Health in New York, a large community health center network with over half a million patient visits a year. He said "The institute has relied on CDC guidance largely because of its prestige as an independent agency, free of industry relationships". Calman told The BMJ, “Industry funding undermines trust and introduces a bias in the presentation of results and treatment recommendations that is deplorable for a government agency. If the allegations of industry funding and influence are true, we will have to look very carefully at recommendations we are following now and those made in the future by the CDC.” Calman said, “Industry claims their scientific methodology ensures their studies are unbiased—just as the CDC claims money doesn’t affect their recommendations. Yet multiple studies clearly—and repeatedly—show that who sponsors a study, or issues a guideline, makes a difference.”
We certainly have seen this problem exist in guideline development with regards to Lyme and associated tick-borne disorders. We need to get federal bill H.R. 789 passed through Congress, so that there is the creation of an independent scientific committee which will objectively look at the science regarding the insensitivity of diagnostic Lyme testing, while reviewing the peer reviewed science showing persistence of borrelia and associated co-infections. Expanded insurance coverage may then be available for those suffering from undiagnosed and/or inadequately treated tick-borne disorders.

Manifestation "World Lyme Protest" Montréal 2015

CDC - Transmission - Bartonella

Bartonella bacteria cause several diseases in humans. The three most common are cat scratch disease, caused by B. henselae; trench fever, caused by B. quintana; and Carrión's disease, caused by B. bacilliformis.

Changes in antibody reactivity to Borrelia burgdorferi three months after a tick bite.

Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2015 May 20. pii: CVI.00026-15. [Epub ahead of print]|Par Dessau RB , et al.

Update and Commentary on Four Emerging Tick-Borne Infections

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;29(2):371-381. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2015.02.009. REVIEW|Par Wormser GP and Pritt B

Commentary: Diagnosis, treatment of Lyme Disease controversial

The recent letter to the editor by Lauren Meilhede, M.D. to a Post-Star article underscores the controversy that surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme...

  • "The CDC now estimates more than 312,000 new cases of Lyme disease occur annually, and therefore more than 60,000 people per year are left undertreated for this infectious disease when the IDSA standard of care is rigidly followed. Thus, such cases are not 'rare.' For perspective, there are more people with unresolved Lyme disease symptoms than there are reported cases of HIV/AIDS (approximately 56,000) per year.
    In discussing the dangers associated with using antibiotics for...

The Psychoimmunology of Lyme/Tick-Borne Diseases and its Association with...

Disease progression of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Lyme/tick-borne diseases can be better understood by greater attention to psychoimmunology. Although there...

Maladie de Lyme : comment éviter les morsures de tique ?

La jeune chanteuse pop-rock Avril Lavigne a annoncé souffrir de la maladie de Lyme, infection transmise par les morsures de tiques. Quelques conseils pour les...|Par Par RédacteurVoir tous ses articles

House committee approves Lyme legislation to be added to federal program

Legislation aimed at speeding the development and approval of treatments and cures will now include legislation designed to combat tick-born…

Natural Medicine: Lyme disease in the limelight -

Naturopathic physician Dr. Denise De Monte explores a much-discussed topic of late during Lyme Disease Awareness Month|Par Denise DeMonte

Lyme disease rates are reaching epidemic proportions in North America, and Canadian doctors are reporting an increased number of Lyme cases in British Columbia. "In the past five years, the number of patients seeking treatment for Lyme disease has increased exponentially at our office, and is many times greater than those reported by public health officials. We are treating more cases of Lyme disease in Vernon than are reported every year in the entire province of B.C.".The CDC has publicly stated that they underestimated the number of cases of Lyme disease by 10 fold several years ago, and we are now seeing a similar situation with health care providers in B.C. We need a national strategy for improving the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated tick-borne disorders, like H.R. 789, that is presently before Congress. A similar bill was passed through Canada last year.

Summer Trouble: Lyme Disease

“You may know me as the person who introduced eyelash extensions to the world, but you might not know that I have been battling lyme disease, chronic erlichiosis and babesiosis for 30 years,” says Sophy Merszei, founder of NovaLash. “I didn’t get...

Olsen Twins: ‘Fuller House’ Emptier As Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen Skip Show Amid Lyme Disease...

The Olsen twins will not appear in Fuller House. Amid rumors that Ashley Olsen is struggling with Lyme disease, neither she nor Mary-Kate will return to the

Toronto's top doctor urging parents to protect their children from Lyme disease