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June 3rd, Ottawa: We Need To Continue To Be VOCAL

We Need To Continue To Be VOCAL The Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Conference held in Ottawa in May of 2016 allowed for people suffering with Lyme disease to finally come together. Because of the opportunity, the idea of VOCAL was formed. VOCAL – Voices of Canadians About Lyme – is a cross-Canada Lyme awareness initiative whereby each province will Continues →

MP Ramsey says local Lyme disease sufferers feel betrayed by federal response

Brian Cross, Windsor Star MP Tracey Ramsey implored Canada’s health minister to scrap the draft framework on Lyme disease on Tuesday, describing how sufferers of the debilitating tick-borne illness are heartbroken by the government’s “status quo” approach. “There was hope that something would come out of this that would change the way Lyme disease is treated in Canada, and unfortunately this fails to Continues →

Ottawa: Canadian politicians, scientists, physicians, and advocates unite in request of Minister Philpott to insist upon an ethical process

[CanLyme Note: No disease in history has ever been so massaged and manipulated behind closed doors as Lyme disease (borreliosis)  Is profit the motive? Keeping people sick and on pills for every symptom seems to be the approved Canadian policy while they refuse to transparently look at better tests that are available, and they refuse to allow potentially curative treatments.] View Continues →

New Lyme disease petition urges action plan rewrite

Richmond Hill Liberal – Kim Zarzour, March 1st, 2017 A new petition asking the Canadian government for a better action plan to combat Lyme disease has been sponsored by Green party Leader Elizabeth May. May was responsible for the introduction and approval of Bill 442, requiring the government to create an action plan with input from Lyme patients and experts; Continues →

Fox 9 TV Minnesota: Tick bite proves fatal for Minnesota man

June 30th, 2016 (KMSP) – There’s yet another reason to protect yourself from tick bites this summer. Health officials are warning people about a disease that can stop your heart. Steve Stolz noticed something was wrong with his heart while he was walking up a hill. “It should be fine and something doesn’t feel right,” he remembered thinking. … Watch Continues →

Fox5 TV New York – LYME AND REASON: THE CAUSE AND CONSEQUENCE OF LYME DISEASE

June 30th, 2016 “LYME AND REASON: THE CAUSE AND CONSEQUENCE OF LYME DISEASE” presents an in-depth look at the cause and effect of Lyme disease, including the controversy over testing, the issues of misdiagnosis, and the personal struggles of medical professionals and patients contending with this life-changing illness. -Brian A. Fallon, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Neuroinflammatory of Continues →

CBC News Ottawa: Jim Wilson, CanLyme president, wants patients as equal partners on Lyme Borreliosis policy.

May 16th, 2016 As a result of Elizabeth May’s private member’s Bill 442 that passed unanimously through both the Canadian federal House and Senate, a national conference is underway in Ottawa with expert presenters from around the world.  Dogma of the past years, without GRADE level evidence is being drawn into question by global expert presentations. In Canada’s capital city, Continues →

Fox News: Richard Gere Among Celebrities Who Have Battled Lyme Disease

[CanLyme note:  They forgot Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates, and others including professional golfers and baseball players.] Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness in the United States, can be a devastating condition, leading to serious health issues like arthritis and neurological disorders. Several celebrities have reportedly been diagnosed with the disease; some, like Avril Lavigne, have shared their Continues →

VIDEO – CBC Friends raise money to help treat woman with Lyme disease

Friends of Carolyn MacIntyre, a Perth-area woman with Lyme disease, are raising money to pay for her ongoing care and possible treatment in the U.S. MacIntyre has been prescribed antibiotics, but she received only a few weeks of treatment because Lyme disease is not considered a chronic disease. Access video and text

Montreal Gazette newspaper trashes Lyme Disease victims and then refuses to allow evidence based rebuttal – they prefer scientific “opinion” over scientific fact..

Recently, the Montreal Gazette newspaper published this article …  According to the Montreal Gazette we are scaring people by telling them we have a serious and growing problem, a problem echoed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. http://montrealgazette.com/health/opinion-lyme-disease-is-very-real-but-its-no-epidemic We asked for equal print space to write a rebuttal.  We were refused because the editor says the weight of the Continues →

B.C. patient questions accuracy of Lyme disease test used by province

Mark Hume VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail – Published Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2015 Internal government documents show blood tests used to check for Lyme disease aren’t very accurate, says a patient who filed a Freedom of Information request because of her concerns about health care standards. “One of the experts talked about the Lyme disease test only having an accuracy or Continues →