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and treatment of Lyme disease
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Dr. Aravinda M. de Silva's new study finds new clues to the current Lyme Vaccine. [06-Mar-2001]

The National Institutes of Health has terminated a major chronic Lyme disease study at the recommendation of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board following the project. [01-Dec-2000]

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Two articles in MSNBC and Newsweek review the issue of Lyme physicians being investigated by state health boards. [05-Nov-2000]

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The New LymeNet Flash Discussion Board is now up and running. The web address is: http://Flash.LymeNet.org/ [11-Oct-2000]

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The Lyme Disease Association is sponsoring a conference entitled Lyme & Other Tick Borne Disease: Focus on Children & Adolescents on Saturday, November 4, 2000. CME Credits are available. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the flyer. [10-Sep-2000]

Recent articles in the The New York Times and MSNBC highlight the treatment difficulties and controversies surrounding Lyme disease for the past 15 years. [20-Aug-2000]

The Bergen Record of New Jersey reports that a an experimental feeder that coats the heads and necks of wild deer with insecticide holds promise of cutting the tick population. [21-Jul-2000]

Lyme disease continues to make headlines in many local communities. Click here for LymeNet's most recent compilation. [10-Jul-2000]

The Newark Star Ledger reports that ehrlichiosis and babesiosis, two infections transmitted by the same ticks that carry Lyme disease, are finally getting the attention they deserve. [20-Jun-2000]

The Newark Star Ledger continues its investigation on vaccine adverse events with a report that a vaccine warning that appeared on a consent form during the trials was not included in the final product labeling. [14-Jun-2000]

Protesters picketed outside a gala ceremony honoring Dr. Allen Steere, marking the 25th anniversary of the discovery of Lyme disease. ABCNews reports many protesters blame Steere for their difficulty in getting treated. [04-Jun-2000]

The 2000 edition of the Burrascano Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and other Tick Borne Illnesses is now available on LymeNet. The Guidelines are considered the most complete physician's guide available. [31-May-2000]

The Newark Star Ledger follows up their vaccine side effect report with a look at possible conflicts of interest, which financially link the vaccine manufacturer with the scientists who diminished the significance of the product's alleged adverse events. [26-May-2000]

The Newark Star Ledger has published an extensive report on Lyme vaccine recipients suffering from debilitating side effects. Off the record, one FDA official conceded that there are concerns about the reactions. However, the manufacturer of the vaccine continues to deny any problems with their product. [23-May-2000]

The New York Times reported on the Lyme disease treatment controversy in their May 23 edition. The article contains quotes from the major players in the debate. [23-May-2000]

The Lyme Disease Association of New Jersey, Inc., LDANJ, is making new funds available for researchers seeking to unlock the mysteries of Chronic Lyme disease. Click here for the details and the grant application. [20-MAY-2000]

The LymeNet Pictures pages have been updated with images of ticks and Lyme rashes. [18-May-2000]

The Lyme Disease Network would like to thank the Rosie O'Donnell Show for featuring a segment on Lyme Disease with Support Group Leader Debbie Siciliano, where Rosie declared "We're going to put up on our website a connection to LymeNet.org. You can find out all you need to know about Lyme. It can be serious if it's left untreated." In the minutes follwoing the airing of the segment in each TV market around the country, LymeNet received 5 times its regular Web traffic and the highest number of pages views ever. Thanks, Deb and Rosie! [10-May-2000]

US Senators Rick Santorum and Chris Dodd joined NJ Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith in supporting the Lyme Disease Initiative of 1999, sponsored by NJ Congressman Chris Smith. Along with funding increases, the bill calls for an investigation into possible mismanagement at the Department of Health and Human Services. [03-May-2000]

Television station WTNH in central Connecticut reports on the Lyme disease treatment debate, and how the controversy is putting many patients' recoveries at risk. [01-MAY-2000]

Conference summaries from the 13th Scientific Conference on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Diseases are now available from Medscape. Back issues of the Journal of Spirochetal and Tick-borne Diseases are also available. Registration with that web site is required for certain content. [02-APR-2000]

The US National Institutes of Health has provided the public with a web site of clinical trials where patients and physicians can view current Lyme disease clinical trails supported by the NIH. [02-APR-2000]

After a prominent Texas state senator developed Lyme disease, full legislative hearings were opened in that state. The senator wanted to understand why diagnosis and treatment were so difficult, and why many health professionals deny its very existence in that state. An on-line video transcript of the session is available in Real format. [28-MAR-2000]

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Lyme disease expert Dr. Brian Fallon a $4.7M grant to study Chronic Lyme Disease at Columbia University. Patients are now being recruited for this study which will focus on Lyme-related neurological abnormalities. [08-MAR-2000]

Dr. Joseph J. Burrascano, author of the leading guidelines for real-world diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, is being investigated by the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct for allegedly over-treating Lyme disease patients. Doris Aaronson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Neural Science and Linguistics at New York University, provides LymeNet with her perspective on this highly controversial and polarizing issue. Lyme patients and patient advocates continue to discuss and debate the issue in the LymeNet Flash Discussion group.[17-JAN-2000]

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