Update on the conference, 5 July, 2014 – just five weeks to go…

This very belated post is a quick update on the conference, the date of which is looming! We all hope that it will prompt you to sign up to join us on Saturday 5th July – and perhaps to join us for friendly pre-conference introductions and chats on Friday night 4th July, too. The good [...]

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Find out about Lyme disease

An invitation to attend Lyme Disease Action’s 2014 conference on Saturday 5 July 2014 at Surrey University UK charity Lyme Disease Action  invites the public, medical professionals and media alike to attend the 2014 Tick Borne Diseases Conference at the University of Surrey, Guildford. This year’s conference will focus on advancing knowledge of UK uncertainties [...]

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Run tick-aware

- Advice for runners from Lyme Disease Action From veteran marathon runners to recreational joggers, from people who run in urban parks to those who prefer to take more extreme routes, charity Lyme Disease Action asks all runners to be tick-aware when out and about this spring and summer. Caused by the bite of an [...]

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World Health Day and Lyme disease – the UK’s most common vector-borne human infection

7 April is World Health Day and this year’s theme is vector-borne diseases with the campaign’s motto ‘Small Bite: Big Threat’. To many, this will conjure up thoughts of Malaria, Dengue or West Nile Virus but, in the UK, Lyme disease should come to mind – the UK’s most common vector-borne human infection. Lyme disease, [...]

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A spring ‘ticklist’

With the topic for this year’s World Health Day (7 April) being vector-borne diseases and with spring on the horizon – ticks peak in population from April to October – charity Lyme Disease Action clears up some of the most common misconceptions surrounding Lyme disease, and issues a useful ticklist of things to remember to [...]

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Get your tick facts straight as BADA’s Tick Bite Prevention Week looms

With Tick Bite Prevention Week[1](24-30 March) – organised and funded by charity BADA-UK – on the horizon, UK-registered charity Lyme Disease Action rules out some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding tick-borne Lyme disease. Do ticks exist in central London and other cities? Surely I have to be somewhere rural to be at risk? Lyme disease [...]

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2013 – A Different New Year

Four years ago on January 12th we attended our local emergency department for the first time. My husband by that time was six months into a gradually evolving illness, characterised by tremendous fatigue, pain, head-pressure, memory problems, episodes of double vision, tingling in his hands and feet, tinnitus and a ‘green-gilled’ queasy ‘sea-sick’ feeling on [...]

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Walk tick-aware, advice from Lyme Disease Action

Walk tick-aware, advice from Lyme Disease Action – Take steps to avoid ticks whilst walking this year Walking – a resolution for 2013 or an ongoing interest? Either way, spare a thought for ticks as you don walking boots and traipse the countryside this year. From city strolls – complete with picnic in the park [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions – to get fit and to walk more

How many times over the years have I thought, come New Year’s Eve, that I really must lose weight and get fit?  One great way to do so is, of course, to walk more.  Both my husband and I are rather plumper than we would wish due to the many hours daily that we spend [...]

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