Lyme Disease

How To Treat Lyme Disease

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Living

Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada, but there are ways you can treat and prevent it. The tick-borne illness continues to be a concern in the Gre...

Quadruplets Diagnosed With Lyme Disease

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A family of 10-year-old quadruplets in Kamloops, B.C., is dealing with more devastating news about the health of their children.Two o...

8 Ways To Prevent Lyme Disease As Ticks Spread

CBC | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Living

Lyme disease cases are on the rise in Canada as ticks that carry the disease advance into new areas, public health officials warn. Health officials ...

Elizabeth May's Lyme Disease Bill Needs Science, Not Emotion

Michael Kruse | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada
Michael Kruse

I hope that on Monday a majority of MPs vote in favour of Elizabeth's May lyme disease bill, but I want to clarify a point that she ignored in my last blog: we should trumpet science over emotions in this debate. I hope that Monday a majority of MPs vote in favour of passing this bill. We need to identify the scope of the problem, and disease like this need a national strategy. I just hope that we can put the emotions aside and turn toward the science, otherwise we are doomed to be victims of ideology, and we have a responsibility to do better than that: paramedics and politicians alike.

Why We Need a National Approach to Lyme Disease

Elizabeth May | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

For those readers who may not know about the impact of Lyme disease on Canadian society, its incidence has been spreading. The goal is to find better approaches to prevent Lyme through greater awareness, to identify best practices to diagnose and treat Lyme, and research to improve our knowledge.

Elizabeth May, Do More Scientific Research Before You Discuss Diseases

Michael Kruse | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Kruse

CLD should be considered in the same category as IEI-EMF or electro-hypersensitivity, or multiple-chemical sensitivity: they are not recognized diseases and other causes for these symptoms should be sought. Instead, to treat CLD a potentially dangerous protocol using very protracted courses of antibiotics that has shown to make no difference beyond placebo is used.

How Destroying the Environment Destroys our Health

David Suzuki | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

According to an article in the New York Times, "emerging diseases have quadrupled in the last half-century." The increase is mainly due to human encroachment into and destruction of wildlife habitat. For example, one study concluded that a four per cent increase in Amazon deforestation led to a 50 per cent increase in malaria because mosquitoes, which transmit the disease, thrive in the cleared areas.