The Times – Going down to the woods? Wear socks

by by Dr Thomas Stuttaford, The Times 8th August 2005. The article can be found on the Timesonline website see, Going down to the woods? Wear Socks The LDA issued the following statement about the article. Thank you so much for addressing the growing problem of Lyme disease (‘Going down to the woods? Wear socks.’ [...]

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ME is in the genes not in the mind, say scientists

by Nic Fleming, The Telegraph 21st July 2005. The article can be found on the Telegraph website see, ME is in the genes not in the mind, say scientists The LDA issued the following statement about the article. We are heartened by Dr Jonathan Kerr’s findings of abnormal white blood cell behaviour in ME sufferers [...]

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Sheffield 2005 Tick-Borne diseases conference

LYME DISEASE ACTION Registered Charity 1100448 Registered Company 4839410 Founded as a charity November 2003. PRESS RELEASE 9TH JUNE 2005 www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk PRESS RELEASE * Conference on Tick Borne Diseases to be held at Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield on 17th and 18th June 2005. * Topics to be addressed at the Conference include Lyme Disease [...]

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Times article – Alarm at sharp rise in tick disease

by Valerie Elliott in the Times on 30th May, page 25. The article can be found on the Timesonline website see, Page 1 , Page 2 The LDA issued the following statement. Thank you for your enlightening article about Lyme disease. We at Lyme Disease Action have on record instances of people making unusual observations [...]

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Thanks for the Sky Dive

Lyme Disease Action News – 27th April 2005 Lyme Disease Action wishes to put on record its thanks for the magnificent effort put in by Katrina Anderson in raising the grand total of £3,926.55 for our charity. Thank you so much Katrina!! Thanks also, of course, to Reg Anderson who actually did the sky-dive! … [...]

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BMJ, Gulf War Syndrome and Lyme borreliosis

BMJ Journals Rapid Response 19th April 2005 Minerva highlights an interesting hypothesis as to how the spirochaetal disease, Lyme borreliosis, could have been involved in the development of Gulf War Syndrome. What a pity this idea has not been addressed by the various bodies commissioned to investigate the health of victims of the syndrome. Large [...]

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We support Councillor Thorpe’s call for Action on Lyme Disease

PRESS RELEASE 7 March 2005 We support Councillor Thorpe’s call for Action on Lyme Disease Lyme Disease Action, the first registered charity to address Lyme disease issues in the United Kingdom, is fully supportive of the letter that Councillor David Thorpe of Hinckley, Leicestershire has sent to the Prime Minister Tony Blair today, 7th March [...]

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Christine Jennings on hunger strike

PRESS RELEASE 19 Feb 2005 Re Christine Jennings: Lyme Disease Action, LDA, the new UK charity for Lyme Disease, Lyme Borreliosis and associated disease, has been extremely concerned to hear of the case of Christine Jennings. The charity feels that serious but undiagnosed cases of Lyme Disease do exist in the UK. Many people have [...]

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The Lancet, Lyme borreliosis: perspective of a scientist–patient

The following was published in the The Lancet Infectious Diseases Feb 2005; 70-71, http://infection.thelancet.com/ Lyme borreliosis: perspective of a scientist–patient Thank you for publishing Lyme borreliosis: perspective of a scientist–patient by Ron Hamlen.(ref 1) At Lyme Disease Action, we feel that the points raised are serious. We are contacted both by people who have at [...]

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LDA letter in New Scientist

The following letter was published in the New Scientist 4 Dec 2004, see page 30: http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18424764.300 “Lyme Tests Stephanie Woodcock Lyme Disease Action Despite the findings referred to in your article that antibody tests for Lyme disease can be unreliable and that late-stage Lyme is very hard to cure, patients in the UK are being [...]

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