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Lyme Disease Patients File Federal Antitrust Suit Against Infectious Disease Specialists & Health Insurers

Nov 15th, Last Friday, 28 patients filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the Infectious Diseases Society of America, eight health insurance companies, and seven medical doctors, Courthouse News reported yesterday, “because health insurers are denying coverage with bogus guidelines established by their paid consultants, who falsely say the disease can always be cured with a month of antibiotics.” Contrary to the often-reported claim that Lyme disease Continues →

Mount Allison’s Lyme Research Network launches Maritime Tick Portal

Nov 15th, 2017 SACKVILLE, NB — Mount Allison University’s Lyme Research Network (LYRN) has released a new resource to help New Brunswickers track ticks in the region. The website – maritimetickmaps.ca – allows users to explore maps of the current and projected geographic distribution of the blacklegged tick in New Brunswick. The project is a collaboration between Mount Allison biologist Dr. Vett Lloyd and Dr. David Continues →

How does Lyme disease spread? The answer may lie in the hearts of grouse

University of New Brunswick forestry students ask hunters to collect bird hearts for disease study Shane Fowler, CBC News November 6th, 2017 A Fredericton lab is on the hunt for bird hearts. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick are hoping hunters will bring in hearts of game birds that could allow them to better understand how a disease is spreading in New Continues →

Popular Shrub Linked to Rising Rates of Lyme Disease in Ticks

[CanLyme note: Japanese barberry, an invasive plant, has been promoted as a decorative shrub for landscaping across Canada for many years, even in the dry Okanagan Valley region of BC In Canada, plant growers, retailers, and landscapers need to take this seriously and stop selling this product and similar products.  Offer your concerns to the Canadian Landscape Nursery Association. This is Continues →

CBC News: High-risk areas for Lyme disease expand to include Moncton

By Joseph Tunney, September 22nd, 2017 Westmorland and Albert counties added to list that already includes Charlotte, Saint John and Kings counties Moncton has joined the list of high-risk areas for Lyme disease, the provincial government announced Friday in Saint John. Two new counties, Albert and Westmorland counties, were added to the list because of research this summer on the Continues →

Watch Mount Allison University Lyme Research Network announcement partnering with the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

May 5th, 2017 One of the pillars within the mission statement of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is promoting research. We are pleased to announce our partnership with Mount Allison University in assisting their Lyme Disease Research Network with funding. Developing a broad capacity within Canadian universities to cope with what the government of Canada has admitted is a coming Continues →

Mount Allison University and Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation announce partnership in research.

Mount A researchers uniting expertise against Lyme disease May 5th, 2017 CumberlandNewsNow.com Fourteen researchers have come together to form the Lyme Research Network to provide a co-ordinated way to respond to the research needs of the Lyme community, to develop research that looks at the issue from new perspectives, and to share findings. The researchers represent a variety of disciplines 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 →

Lyme disease gets attention of MP Karen Ludwig

New Brunswick Southwest MP surprised by the number of people suffering with Lyme disease By Vanessa Blanch, CBC News May 26th, 2016 New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig is fulfilling a campaign promise to bring national attention to Lyme disease as she prepares to co-chair a national all-party round table next week. Ludwig says she couldn’t ignore the problem after going Continues →

Watch CTV news interview of Dr. Todd Hatchette. A very good example of how opinion, not science, is driving Lyme borreliosis policy in Canada… in spite of evidence presented by experts in Ottawa, May 15th to 17th, 2016.

[Lyme disease is actually Lyme borreliosis. an infection caused by many different strains/genotypes of Borrelia bacteria] How can one rationalize making progress from the patient’s expert perspective when officially, by tax payer funded microbiologists, opinion is put forward as fact with no supporting science. Dr. Todd Hatchette attended the recent three day conference in Ottawa during which a wide diversity Continues →

N.S. doctor clashes with peers on Lyme disease treatment

HE CHRONICLE HERALD Published March 22, 2016 – 5:10pm ST. STEPHEN, N.B. – A retired Nova Scotia medical doctor hopes that if his former colleagues will not prescribe longterm antibiotics for Lyme disease, West Coast naturopaths might. Patients afflicted with Lyme disease in the Maritimes say that they have to travel to Maine and elsewhere in the United States because Continues →

Fredericton Lyme disease support group wants better testing

Alison Chiasson, CBC News July 10th, 2015 Fredericton area residents struggle with symptoms, treatment and diagnosis Joy Pitre says New Brunswick clinicians failed to diagnose Lyme disease when she was struggling to determine what the cause of her rapidly deteriorating health was after a tick bite in 2003. She says she has since spent more than 10 years and $10,000 Continues →