Category Archives: Lyme Disease News

New Treatment – Prevent Lyme

Fantastic news regarding Lyme prevention this week – the Medical University of Vienna along with partners have developed a antibiotic gel (azithromycin) which combats Lyme disease if used within 72 hours of being bitten. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease Can Be Fatal – Beware of Lyme Heart Attacks!

  We know that Lyme disease is a stealth pathogen, and we know that it can infect the heart and cause heart carditis. But for some this occurs unknowingly and can cause death and/or heart disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme … Continue reading

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New Lyme Vaccine Begins Human Testing

  Today, Lyme disease vaccines currently exist for dogs, but none have been approved for humans in nearly 15 years — and in that time the disease has grown into a world-wide epidemic. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I … Continue reading

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Chronic Lyme Disease Battle Over Coverage in Massachusetts

For those who missed the news, Massachusetts lawmakers voted this year to require insurers to cover long-term antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease in spite of a governor’s veto and doctor objection. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to … Continue reading

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New Movie on Chronic Lyme Disease

Tom Balsamides, an award-winning filmmaker, witnessed the debilitating effects of Lyme disease on his wife Tamara, who struggled for 10 years without a diagnosis and another five until she regained her health and her life. See trailer below… Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins Wins 10M Grant for New Lyme Therapy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newswise — Johns Hopkins University received a $10 million grant from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation to explore Lyme disease and develop potential new therapies to address the illness. Johns Hopkins is the only institution in … Continue reading

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Harvard Doctor Speaks Out About Lyme Disease Misinformation

Spaulding Hospital, ranked 5th in the country among rehabilitation hospitals by US News & World Report has opened a special center for chronic Lyme disease in Boston Massachusetts, to deal with the Lyme epidemic in the Boston area. Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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Worms Shown to Contribute to Chronic Lyme Disease: MS and Dementia

Once again Dr. Alan MacDonald impresses the medical community with his research into Borrelia and the devastating effects on the brain.  The free video presentation on Vimeo follow a lecture presentation by MacDonald in London, May, 2016. Subscribe to Jenna's … Continue reading

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New Study From Netherlands Sheds Light on Chronic Lyme

People’s immune system react very differently to Lyme disease based on recent research published by Radboud University Medical Center, the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard recently (Oct 2016) in Cell Host & Microbe. … Continue reading

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The Australian Dilemma

It is terrible to have chronic Lyme disease in the US, or anywhere in the world, but it is disastrous if you live in Australia.  The dilemma: authorities are adamant that there is no Lyme disease in Australia, and claim … Continue reading

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Finally New Light On Chronic Lyme Disease

The University of Toronto released a groundbreaking research study yesterday in Cell Reports that finally explains how Borrelia evades antibiotics and causes chronic symptoms. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Passes New Lyme Law Over Governor’s Veto!

All the grassroots efforts in Massachusetts paid off yesterday when the Senate followed the House to override Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a hard fought legislative battle to help ease the Lyme crisis. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I … Continue reading

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RNA Nanotechnology For Lyme Disease

Dr. Jasdave Chahal, a virologist from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is proposing the use of nonoparticles to immunize people from diseases – including Lyme disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only … Continue reading

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Kris Kristofferson: Lyme Disease not Alzheimer’s

After years of taking medication for Alzheimer’s, actor/singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson tested positive for Lyme disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when there are new posts. … Continue reading

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Pulsing to Destroy Lyme Persisters

Dr. Allen Steere has to admit to Lyme “persisters”. It must make him furious after almost four decades of denying the existence of chronic Lyme disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will … Continue reading

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Nonotech Lyme Test Makes Progress

The new Ceres Lyme test, which is based on nanotechnology, is well on its way to getting FDA approval. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when … Continue reading

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Beware of Wild Lyme Strains

It is estimated that there are over 100 strains of Borrelia in the US, and over 200 strains worldwide, but IDSA recommended testing is still based on one lab-identified strain called B-31. This strange and unconscionable state of affairs has … Continue reading

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Six Siblings with Lyme Disease Recover with Stem Cell Treatment

Their parents, Jim and Wendy, call it their last ditch effort, their only hope after nine years of searching for answers, after seeing endless amounts of doctors who couldn’t treat Lyme disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want … Continue reading

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Turning the Tide – Help for Chronic Lyme Disease

Now that science has accepted Borrelia has “persister” forms of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, there is new support for finding a cure to the chronic form of Lyme disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to … Continue reading

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The Lyme Wars Continue In Spite of New Studies

I couldn’t help myself. Even though I know how stubborn and self-righteous the naysayers can be, I was pulled into the fray in a recent editorial debate regarding a long article about chronic Lyme disease in Science Based Medicine’s online … Continue reading

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Dr. Auwaerter Speaks Out On Lyme from Johns Hopkins

The following article from Johns Hopkin’s Lyme expert, Dr. Paul Auwaerter recently released a video presentation (5 min) and the following: Hello. This is Paul Auwaerter with Medscape Infectious Diseases, from the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins. Tickborne … Continue reading

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Lyme Advocates Call for Congressional Oversight of CDC

Lyme patients and advocates from across the U.S. will gather for a “We the People” rally at the U.S. Capitol on May 19. The next day, simultaneous solidarity rallies will be held at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) … Continue reading

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