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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 →

LymeHope Moms Bring Voices to the Hill

(04/12/2017) Ottawa, ON-Tens of thousands of Canadians, whose lives have been devastated by Lyme disease, are having their voices heard on Parliament Hill. Two Canadian moms, Jennifer Kravis and Sue Faber, who have both been diagnosed with Lyme disease, are delivering more than 10,000 petition comments and personal letters written by men, women and children.  These Canadians are literally pleading 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 →

A technology backed by Bill Gates may revolutionize diagnostics for Lyme disease

Diana Pryor, CNBC news associate   February 7th, 2017 While the medical and health community is putting a spotlight on diseases like Zika, Ebola and tuberculosis, another disease, transmitted by ticks, is getting little notice: Lyme disease. The ticks that carry Lyme disease are spreading rapidly across the U.S. and are now located in nearly half of the country. The CDC Continues →

‘Water on the knee’ could be early sign of Lyme disease

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS  Nov, 2015 ROSEMONT, Ill.–Spontaneous knee effusion, also known as “water on the knee,” can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease, even when patients do not exhibit a “bull’s eye” rash, another common Lyme disease symptom. According to a literature review appearing in the November issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Continues →

Internal government documents raise concerns over accuracy of B.C. Lyme disease tests

July 20, 2015 Lyme disease patients denied treatment based on faulty tests Vancouver, BC ~ Confidential documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, show doctors and other senior government officials in British Columbia raising serious doubts about accuracy of Lyme disease blood tests. “Firstly, are we talking about Lyme testing? If so, patients have access to the standard Continues →

Press release – Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation donates $304,000 to further Lyme Disease research, announces ongoing venture grant policy

Dec 11th, 2013 The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, a registered charitable organization, is pleased to announce that it has made a donation of $304,000 to the G Magnotta Foundation for Vector Borne Diseases, Ontario, Canada. The donation will be used primarily for a human tissue research program being developed in conjunction with the Humber River Hospital, Toronto, Canada.  Research will Continues →

Winery owner building research centre for Lyme Disease

ByJoanna Frketich The founder of an Ontario winery with area connections is working to create a research facility for Lyme disease with the hope it will one day test and treat patients.                         Rossana Di Zio Magnotta saw firsthand the lack of knowledge in Canada on how to diagnose and treat the debilitating disease as her husband, Gabe, travelled to Europe Continues →