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Stop The Lyme Pandemic Million Signature Petition
Stop The Lyme Pandemic Million Signature Petition
4/25/2015 10:52:59 PM
World Lyme Day™ has issued our Stop the Lyme Pandemic Million Signature Petition with the goal to present to all governments globally.  Lyme disease is currently worldwide and yet it continues to be ignored.  We feel that through awareness we have the opportunity to raise not only awareness but hopefully solutions to this pandemic disease.  It’s time for us to show the …
Lyme Patient Advocates Denounce Intellectual Conflicts of Interest for Seven IDSA Guidelines Review Panelists
Lyme Patient Advocates Denounce Intellectual Conflicts of Interest for Seven IDSA Guidelines Review Panelists
4/21/2015 7:00:00 AM
The Mayday Project—a volunteer organization comprised of those touched by Lyme disease—wants to know the answer to the question: How can certain members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) review panel, those with entrenched intellectual conflicts of interest , be trusted to revise the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease? On March 9, …
Lyme Patients Launch Aerial Campaign to Support Boots on the Ground Protest of IDSA Guidelines
4/17/2015 1:19:46 PM
The Mayday Project Lyme patient advocacy group announced the launch of a television advertising campaign to support its boots on the ground protest scheduled for April 29 through May 1 at the headquarters of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).   The ad raises awareness about the “hidden” epidemic of chronic Lyme and the harm caused by the IDSA guidelines for …
The Mayday Project asks the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): “Why Won’t You Follow the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Rules?”
The Mayday Project asks the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): “Why Won’t You Follow the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Rules?”
4/16/2015 1:24:59 PM
The Infectious Diseases Society of America plans on revising its guidelines for the treatment of Lyme disease. On March 9, IDSA released a project plan to update the guidelines. The plan provides a period for public comment, which ends April 24. The current treatment guidelines were developed in 2006 and reviewed in 2009, but without leading to any substantial change. The …
Shape-Shifting Molecule Tricks Viruses Into Mutating Themselves To Death
Shape-Shifting Molecule Tricks Viruses Into Mutating Themselves To Death
4/15/2015 11:30:16 AM
A newly developed spectroscopy method is helping to clarify the poorly understood molecular process by which an anti-HIV drug induces lethal mutations in the virus’ genetic material. The findings from the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could bolster efforts to develop the next generation of anti-viral treatments. Viruses can mutate …
NicCheck to be used to confirm smoking cessation in the “Quit to Win Challenge” in Quebec Canada.
NicCheck to be used to confirm smoking cessation in the “Quit to Win Challenge” in Quebec Canada.
4/12/2015 8:02:12 PM
Once again, Mossman Associates’ NicCheck test has been chosen to be the evidence based test used to confirm smoking cessation in the “Quit to Win Challenge” being held in Quebec Canada.  The 2015 edition of the “Quit to Win Challenge” annual campaign started on March 1st and will end on April 11th.  After that time winners will be selected and tested as they have done in …
Can Humans Get Norovirus From Their Dogs?
Can Humans Get Norovirus From Their Dogs?
4/10/2015 4:41:23 PM
Human norovirus may infect our canine companions, according to research published online April 1 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology , a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. That raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, said first author Sarah Caddy, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS, a veterinarian and PhD student at the University of Cambridge, and Imperial …
World Lyme Day ™ Lyme Disease Ready Set Shoot Photo Campaign
4/7/2015 10:45:07 AM
Lyme Lives Here is a grassroots social media campaign with a mission to raise Lyme Disease Awareness targeted at the Outdoors industry worldwide.   World Lyme Day ™ is a Canadian based company that will be working hand in hand with the LymeDiseaseChallenge.Org and the Take a Bite out of Lyme Disease Campaign which raises funds for Ilads.Org                    …
Lyme Disease Patients to Stage Multiday Protest at IDSA Headquarters
Lyme Disease Patients to Stage Multiday Protest at IDSA Headquarters
4/7/2015 8:32:01 AM
The Mayday Project Lyme patient advocacy group announced that it is moving forward with plans for a two-day protest at the headquarters of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). U.S. rates of Lyme disease have skyrocketed in recent years with the CDC announcing in 2013 that rather than 30,000 new cases annually there are likely 300,000. The Mayday Project …
Mercy Corps: Public Health Campaign Helps Liberians Turn the Tide of Ebola Virus Outbreak
4/1/2015 9:11:51 AM
As Liberians mark one year since the first confirmed case of Ebola in their country, a community-based public-health education campaign is helping to bring the virus under control and setting the stage for Liberia’s recovery. Led by the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps, the massive campaign has successfully reached 2 million people in the past six months with …
Some Los Angeles Students Could be Exposed to Lead-Tainted Drinking Water at School
3/31/2015 5:58:21 PM
Last month, the NBC4 I-Team broadcasted an investigative report into possible lead-tainted drinking water at schools in the Los Angeles area. The program was a follow-up to a report done by the same station seven years previously that had found old pipes and drinking fountains that could be exposing children and faculty to possible lead poisoning …

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