Tag Archives: borrelia

Canadian MP Len Webber addresses Minister of Health on Lyme disease

Minister of Health Patty Hajdu readily admits there is “still lots to learn” about treatment of Lyme disease but as typical opts to keep sick people sick without options of extended antibiotic treatment that has helped hundreds of thousands of people who had to leave Canada for help. Instead she wants more research, none of which is going to help Continues →

Shania Twain: I’m never going to have my old voice again

March 8, 2020 “She got the tick-borne illness in 2003, and had to undergo open-throat surgery after her voice was damaged by the effects of dysphonia as a result of the disease. Now, Shania has said she “mourned” the loss of her voice,  …” ” Speaking in a preview clip for an upcoming interview, she said “I’m never going to Continues →

Post-treatment Lyme Disease as a Model for Persistent Symptoms in Lyme Disease

[CanLyme Note: The term post treatment Lyme disease syndrome is controversial and excludes those not effectively treated following the current treatment guidelines imposed upon physicians and patients.] “It has long been observed in clinical practice that a subset of patients with Lyme disease report a constellation of symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and musculoskeletal pain, which may last for Continues →

The General Symptom Questionnaire-30 (GSQ-30): A Brief Measure of Multi-System Symptom Burden in Lyme Disease

[CanLyme Note: The term post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS) referenced in this article is contentious as it implies treatment has eradicated the infectious Lyme disease borrelia bacteria. There is an abundance of evidence showing that the bacteria can survive recommended treatment periods. Many people do well with longer term treatment while others do not respond at all. Other limitations of Continues →

Genetic Manipulation of Borrelia Spp

Abstract The spirochetes Borrelia (Borreliella) burgdorferi and Borrelia hermsii, the etiologic agents of Lyme disease and relapsing fever, respectively, cycle in nature between an arthropod vector and a vertebrate host. They have extraordinarily unusual genomes that are highly segmented and predominantly linear. The genetic analyses of Lyme disease spirochetes have become increasingly more sophisticated, while the age of genetic investigation in the relapsing fever spirochetes Continues →

Time for Canada to follow U.S. recognition of mother-to-fetus Lyme disease transmission, says Mount Allison biologist

Andrew Rankin (arankin@herald.ca) February 11, 2020 SACKVILLE, N.B. —  The federal U.S. public health agency has set an example for Canada to follow by acknowledging that Lyme disease could be passed from mother to fetus with serious consequences, says a Mount Allison University expert. “The first step is acknowledging that the transmission happens,” said Vett Lloyd, a biologist and founding Continues →

Lyme Neuroborreliosis in a Patient with Breast Cancer: MRI and PET/CT Findings.

Abstract We present a case demonstrating the performance of different radiographical and nuclear medicine imaging modalities in the diagnostic work-up of a patient with Lyme neuroborreliosis. The patient presented in late summer 2019 with radicular pains followed by a foot drop and peripheral facial palsy, both right-sided. Due to a history of breast cancer, disseminated malignant disease was initially suspected. Continues →

Knowledge and Knowledge Needs about Lyme Disease among Occupational and Recreational Users of the Outdoors.

Abstract As the prevalence of Lyme disease increases across Canada, it is imperative that the educational needs of at-risk groups be identified. The current study compared the level of knowledge and the knowledge needs about Lyme disease among individuals that spend time outdoors for work and for recreational purposes. Between December 2018 and February 2019, a survey was distributed to outdoor organizations across New Continues →

Bieber’s Lyme disease shines light on issues surrounding complicated illness

Bieber’s Lyme shines light on complicated disease Justin Bieber’s recent Lyme disease diagnosis has put another big spotlight on an illness that’s still shrouded in mystery, both in the public eye and the medical and scientific communities. The pop superstar from Stratford, Ont., announced his condition on his Instagram account earlier this week, making him the third major Canadian singer Continues →

Justin Bieber reveals he’s battling Lyme disease

(CNN)Justin Bieber has revealed he was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, an infection caused by bacteria commonly carried by ticks.Bieber, 25, shared the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday.”While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s***, on meth etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case Continues →

FORMER MISS CANADA LOSES ALL WHILE FIGHTING CONTROVERSIAL DISEASE

November 28th, 2019 Shannon Smadella once represented Canada on the world’s stage and now she is the one who needs help – and she needs it – yesterday Vancouver, BC: Shannon was Miss Canada and represented this country with pride, volunteering thousands of un-paid hours for charity and humanitarian work. But when Shannon needed help, Canada’s medical system wasn’t there Continues →

Canada: Lyme disease the cause behind young man’s heart issue

Nov. 5th, 2019 Jason Baum doesn’t look like the kind of guy who would have a pacemaker. For one thing, he’s just 27-years old. He’s also a competitive weight lifter. But just last month, he had one implanted to help his heart maintain a regular rhythm. Jason’s journey began mid-summer when he started to feel flu-ish and weak. He tested Continues →

SPECIAL REPORT The maddening saga of how an Alzheimer’s ‘cabal’ thwarted progress toward a cure for decades

[CanLyme Note: Any research that showed that infectious diseases such as Lyme disease have been found to have a role in developing dementia’s including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been methodically ignored and dismissed. The emphasis on beta-amyloid plaques as the cause of AD has put us years behind. Plaques are simply a symptom, a result of a process, be it an Continues →

Watch TV news series on Lyme disease…. Lyme and Reason

  Segment 1  LYME AND REASON: THE CAUSE AND CONSEQUENCE OF LYME DISEASE Segment 2 LYME AND REASON: BATTLES AND BREAKTHROUGHS AGAINST LYME Segment 3 LYME & REASON 2.0: LYME DISEASE & THE VOICES OF CHANGE Segment 4 LYME & REASON: THE POWER OF INNOVATION Segment 5 LYME & REASON: DR. KRISTEN HONEY