Lyme Disease

What Every Canadian Should Know About Lyme Disease This Long Weekend

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

While easily perceived as simply naïve, my tempered concern related to Malaria and Chikungunya were contextualized to a more pressing fear, much closer to home; Lyme disease. It is debilitating, it is poorly diagnosed and it is endemic in Ontario

You Won't Believe Where Researchers Found Lyme Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

For us in Canada, the results should be an early warning sign of things to come. As average temperatures rise, so will the risk. This means the timeline for spread could be shorter and Lyme disease may be coming to a wilderness near you.

Top Doctors Thought Lyme Disease Was Depression: Avril Lavigne

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living

The Canadian singer talked about how hard it was get a proper diagnosis for the inflammatory illness, which left her bedridden for five months.

Beware Fake Treatments For Lyme Disease

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A range of untested and unorthodox treatments for Lyme disease are being advocated or sold on the Internet, according to a new study that ra...

Avril Lavigne Reveals Struggle With Lyme Disease

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Living

In December 2014, Avril Lavigne worried her fans around the world when she posted to Twitter that she was struggling with an undisclosed illness, aski...

She Opens Up About Her Health Battle

CBC | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada

Avril Lavigne says she thought she was dying after contracting a severe case of Lyme disease, the Canadian pop star revealed in an exclusive int...

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.