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Ranger Ready and Global Lyme Alliance Talk Tick...

Chris Fuentes, founder and CEO, Ranger Ready Repellents and Scott Santarella, CEO, Global Lyme Alliance talk with News12 Connecticut about the importance of tick bite prevention, especially as we’re at the height of summer tick …MORE

GLA Opens Competition for 2019-20 Lyme Disease ...

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) officially opens its competition for the 2019-20 Lyme disease research grants applications today, July 15, 2019. GLA has awarded nearly $12 million in grants to scientists at more than 40 academic …MORE

Staggering Cost of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-...

An early and accurate diagnosis is essential in most effectively treating Lyme disease. New data shows the widespread impact, including cost, of a delayed or misdiagnosis.   From IGeneX press release, July 10, 2019 Nearly …MORE

The New York Times: Don’t Minimize Health...

The New York Times Opinion: Letters to the Editor July 9, 2019 Officers of the Global Lyme Alliance and a woman incapacitated by Lyme criticize an article depicting the disease as easy to treat.   …MORE

New approaches may help solve the Lyme disease ...

By Laura Beil, Science News, June 23, 2019 In 2005, Rachel Straub was a college student returning home from a three-week medical service mission in Central America. Soon after, she suffered a brutal case of the …MORE

Possible Clue to Lyme Arthritis Found in People...

By Linda Carroll at nbcnews.com New study focused on people with Lyme arthritis, but findings may apply to chronic symptoms of the tick-borne disease. A small but significant number of people with Lyme disease continue …MORE

A New Tick-Borne Disease To Worry About

By Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Science & Research, GLA The list of tick-borne diseases expanded this week, with a new publication in the New England Journal of Medicine. Scientists based in Foshan, China, described a new tick-borne virus …MORE

Terminix Launches New Tick Defend System™ as Ti...

Terminix partners with Genevieve Gorder and will donate 10 percent of new tick product sales to Global Lyme Alliance MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Terminix, a leading provider of termite and pest control services and a ServiceMaster (NYSE: …MORE

GLA-Funded Study Offers New Findings on Borreli...

Continuing its dominance in driving advances in our understanding of Borrelia burgdorferi persistence, Global Lyme Alliance funded a study by Monica E. Embers, Ph.D. (Tulane University) recently published in Frontiers in Microbiology titled “The Functional …MORE

Burns & Wilcox Expands Partnership with PG...

Company to Donate Minimum of $50,000 to Support Sponsored Athletes’ Charities   Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 12, 2019) – Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, today announced the launch of its …MORE

New Study Shows Prevalence for Lyme Disease in ...

SALEM, Ore./PRNewswire-PRWeb A new study from the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), the leading source on parasitic diseases that threaten the health of pets and people, shows prevalence for Lyme disease in dogs increasing in endemic …MORE

Can Biomarkers Be Used to Diagnose Stages of Ly...

Findings from GLA-funded research at Columbia University may be used to identify Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome patients   by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA It is broadly accepted by the medical …MORE

Essential Oils From Garlic and Other Herbs and ...

News Release from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health LABORATORY STUDY HINTS THAT PLANT COMPOUNDS MAY BE BETTER THAN CURRENT ANTIBIOTICS AT TREATING PERSISTENT LYME BACTERIA AND ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS Oils from garlic and several other common …MORE

Federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Releas...

The federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group last week issued its first report to Congress, confirming what Lyme disease patients and their caregivers have known for decades—that there is a “serious and growing threat” of tick-borne …MORE

Global Lyme Alliance is Designs That DonateR...

Global Lyme Alliance is excited to be Designs That Donate’s November Charity of the Month. Designs That Donate™ based in Purchase, NY, was originally founded by sisters- in-law Keri Starker and Farrel Starker in 2014. …MORE

GLA teams with Dr. Benjamin Luft to develop Lym...

Lyme diagnostic assays can either be “Indirect tests”, which detect antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi (the bacterial spirochete that is the causative agent of Lyme disease) in blood or cerebral spinal fluid or “Direct tests”, which …MORE

GLA Awards Physician Education Grants for ILADS...

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) has awarded grants to three (3) physicians to attend the 2018 ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases) Annual Conference on November 1-4, 2018 in Chicago, as part of the ILADS Educational …MORE

GLA Funded Report Opens Pathways for Superior D...

Global Lyme Alliance funded independent meeting whose report is opening up pathways for impactful superior diagnostic tests for Lyme disease.   For years, a Lyme disease diagnosis has been problematic. The blood tests that are …MORE

Patent Issued for Stage-Specific Diagnostic Ant...

Richard T. Marconi Ph.D., a Global Lyme Alliance (GLA)-funded investigator and a member of GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board, just received notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of approval of U.S. Patent 10,086,057 for …MORE

Ground Breaking Recognition of Lyme Borreliosis...

Press Release by Jenna Luché-Thayer  On June 18, 2018 the World Health Organization (WHO) issued the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases or ICD11. WHO received over 10,000 proposals for ICD11 revisions. The …MORE

New Invasive Tick Found In Connecticut

By Gregory B. Hladky, Originally published in the Hartford Courant Another invasive and disease-carrying tick has been discovered in Connecticut, but the good news is that the Asian longhorned tick preys primarily on livestock and …MORE

Identifying Vancomycin as an Effective Antibiot...

Identifying vancomycin as an effective antibiotic for killing Borrelia burgdorferi* Xiaoqian Wu, Bijaya Sharma, Samantha Niles, Kathleen O’Connor, Rebecca Schilling, Nicole Matluck, Anthony D’Onofrio, Linden T. Hu and Kim Lewis DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01201-18  August 2018 New findings from the …MORE

CDC Announces Additional funding to study Lyme ...

WASHINGTON ( ABC NEWS10) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is increasing funding for Lyme disease research by 12 percent, or a more than $1 million increase. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says …MORE

Interview: Scott Santarella Discusses GLA’...

GLA CEO Scott Santarella discusses GLA’s recent Lyme disease research grant funding milestone and how GLA’s research is impacting patients, with Tony Savino on 1490AM WGCH Radio. Below is an excerpt.   Tony Savino, WGCH: …MORE

Deaths from bacterial disease in Puerto Rico sp...

Article from CNN.com Editor’s Note: leptospirosis is a spirochete disease that Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, on our Scientifc Advisory Board, has worked on. He designed a rapid diagnostic technique that saved the life of a …MORE

Summer campers face deadly ticks and mosquitoes

By Elizabeth Cohen and John Bonifield Originally appeared on CNN, June 24, 2018 In many parts of the United States, this weekend marks the start of summer sleepaway camp season, which means swimming, arts and crafts, marshmallow …MORE

GLA Achieves Lyme Research Milestone

This month marks an important milestone for Global Lyme Alliance, Lyme disease research, and most importantly, Lyme patients.   GLA and its predecessor organizations Lyme Research Alliance and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance surpasses the $10 million …MORE

Honorable Chamber of Senators (Paraguay) honors...

Press release by Gabriela Delvalle Aguero for the Senators Chamber, Republic of Paraguay, June 7, 2018, with translation by GLA staff Senators pay homage to Norma Albospino (Russo) for her humanitarian work At the beginning of the …MORE

Owner of Little Birdies Boutique in Georgetown,...

The Pineapple Sunshine clothing line is designed for fashionable parents and their children “Pineapple Sunshine is a children’s clothing brand for newborn to four years old.” WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) JUNE 05, 2018 Shanlee Johnson, owner of …MORE

UPDATE: Illinois Lawmakers Approve Physician Ex...

By JACLYN DRISCOLL originally published on NPRillinois.org Update: The measure heads to Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk. Sponsor state Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) has not yet heard whether the governor will support the idea. The Governor’s Office did …MORE

GLA Launches New Lyme Disease Awareness Campaig...

Three noted Lyme warriors are the focus of GLA’s new Lyme disease awareness ads To kick off Lyme Disease Awareness month, GLA released three new Public Service Announcement (PSA) ads in Conde Nast and Meredith …MORE

Baccarat Supports Team Member with Lyme Disease...

Baccarat partners with Global Lyme Alliance to promote Lyme Disease Awareness   Last January, Claire Benoist d’Etiveaud, working in the New York office of Baccarat, the French crystal manufacturer, fainted while on the job. What …MORE

Global Warming Means More Pathogens

By William Quarles Originally printed in The IPM Practioner, Volume XXXV, Number 7/8 (January 2017) Republished with permission by the author Global warming is contributing to the spread of human pathogens. Ticks and mosquitoes carrying vectorborne …MORE

Mary Beth Pfeiffer: Ticks getting a warmer welcome

From CTpost.com Mary Beth Pfeiffer, an investigative journalist, is the author of “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change.” She is an honorary chairperson of the Global Lyme Alliance gala in Greenwich May 12. Ticks …MORE

New point-of-care test quickly detects Lyme neu...

Press Release from the UNIVERSITY OF TURKU Promising news for detecting antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi. The diagnosis of Lyme disease in cerebrospinal fluid of potential neuroborreliosis patients is very insensitive. Looking for cytokines is much easier …MORE

How a protein helps bacteria outsmart the human...

From ScienceDaily, April 2, 2018 Findings have major implications for tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that cause Lyme disease persist in the human body and fight …MORE

As She Continues Her Fight With Lyme Disease, S...

Singer-songwriter Marina Morgan received GLA’s Star Light Award at the 2017 GLA Greenwich Gala, created to honor individuals who have lent their voices to the fight against Lyme disease. Morgan’s story is featured on billboard.com. Read it here! …MORE

Must Watch: Florida TV anchorwoman’s batt...

Nicole Sommavilla is a Multimedia journalist for Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. A multi-part series aired on SNN giving us an inside look into her own travails with Lyme. Click below to watch them. …MORE

Ticks found along Lopez Canyon hiking trail tes...

by KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO, SORRENTO VALLEY (KUSI) — Several ticks caught on the popular Lopez Canyon hiking trail in Sorrento Valley have tested positive for tularemia, a potentially deadly bacterial disease commonly known as …MORE

Assemblymember Barrett: Lyme Literate Doctors S...

From the Office of Assemblymember Didi Barrett Contact: Rich Stein (Chief of Staff) (845) 454-1703 or steinr@nyassembly.gov Barrett Calls on NY State Health Commissioner to Include International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) in upcoming medical gathering on Lyme …MORE

What Makes the Bacteria Behind Lyme Disease Tick?

Originally published by UCONN.edu by Jessica McBride, Office of the Vice President for Research Connecticut residents are far too familiar with Lyme disease, but the ins and outs of how humans become infected is still unclear. …MORE

Study Shows Evidence of Severe and Lingering Sy...

This study funded in part by Global Lyme Alliance could spur further investigation into the cause of persistent symptoms, a source of medical controversy. News release from Johns Hopkins Medicine In a study of 61 people …MORE

Tick-Borne Disease Working Group: Highlights fr...

The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group held its first meetings in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 and Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.   History was made earlier last week when the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working …MORE

Lyme bug stronger than antibiotics in animals a...

from Huffington Post, November 2, 2017 by Mary Beth Pfeiffer Investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer speaks with GLA research grantees Dr. Monica Embers, Dr. Ying Zhang, Dr. Brian Fallon and Dr. Kim Lewis about Lyme disease …MORE

Ticks Are Tougher, Nastier Than You Thought

from Infectious Disease Special Edition, September 27, 2017 by IDSE News Staff Ticks are nasty little survivors, outlasting even dinosaurs as they resist drought, tolerate cold and go for months without a blood meal. University of …MORE

Rob Thomas on Marisol’s 14-Year Lyme Disease Ba...

from ETOnline, September 21, 2017 by Leena Tailor Rocking out, side of stage, while her husband, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas, performed in Chula Vista, California, Marisol Thomas may have appeared a gorgeous picture of …MORE

Can the Acorn Predict Lyme Disease?

from JSTOR, September 19, 2017 by Kristen French A look at the connection between acorns and Lyme disease, highlighting the work of GLA Scientific Advisory Board member Rick Ostfeld   You might have heard that …MORE

Wildlife loss and climate change can synergisti...

from Phys.org, September 6, 2017 by Julie Cohen Wildlife loss and climate change can synergistically increase tick abundance and the risk of tick-borne disease   Around the world, ticks are one of the most important …MORE

Man Dies of Tick-Borne Illness

from News-Times, August 22, 2017 by Barry Lytton NEW MILFORD — An increasingly common tick-borne disease took the life of a New Milford man this month, and health experts warn that more cases are likely as …MORE

Interview: Sara Tyghter Discusses GLA’s B...

Sara Tyghter, Director of Education and Outreach with Global Lyme Alliance, talks about GLA’s Be Tick Aware Prevention Program with Tony Savino on 1490AM WGCH Radio. Below is an excerpt.   Tony Savino, WGCH: Global Lyme …MORE

Inaugural Teed Off At Lyme Golf Event A Success

Golf Fundraiser Raises $34,000 for Global Lyme Alliance Back in February, when few of us were thinking about playing golf, Rebecca Tibball (pictured above, on right) was dreaming about getting out on the golf course …MORE

Why You Should Be More Concerned About Lyme Dis...

from Worth, June 21, 2017 by Richard Bradley Merrill Lynch’s Charles Balducci almost died from Lyme disease. Here’s what he learned and how he’s working with the nonprofit Global Lyme Alliance to fight the spread …MORE

Lyme Disease: Inside America’s Mysterious...

from Rolling Stone, June 20, 2017 by Winona Dimeo-Ediger Celebrities from Kathleen Hanna to Kris Kristofferson have revealed their diagnoses – and an unprecedented outbreak is expected this summer   In 2004, Kelly Osbourne was bitten by …MORE

The Importance of Tick Safety for Outdoor Utili...

Global Lyme Alliance recently spoke at the New York State Public Utilities (NYSPU) Safety Directors Meeting about tick safety and Lyme disease.   Outdoor utility workers are exposed to a wide variety of dangerous workplace conditions …MORE

DEADLY TICK TALE

from MetroFocus – WLIW21 – Thirteen – NJTV with Rafael Pi Roman May 11, 2017 The Tri-State may be facing the worst tick season in history, and this year these blood sucking parasites may be …MORE

Interview: Sara Tyghter Talks Tick and Lyme Dis...

Sara Tyghter, Global Lyme Alliance Director of Education, talks about tick and Lyme disease prevention and awareness with Jim Campbell on 1490am WGCH radio. Below is an excerpt.   Jim Campbell, WGCH:  Welcome … Sara Tyghter …MORE

Experts warn of increases in tick-borne Powassa...

from CNN, May 3, 2017 by Susan Scutti Summer is nearly here, and it’s bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of …MORE

State Tick Population Surges, Raising Risk of L...

from Hartford Courant, April 20, 2017 by Gregory B. Hladky Connecticut’s tick population appears to be rising this spring, bringing increased risks for Lyme Disease and other tick-borne pathogens, a top state expert warned Thursday.   …MORE

Lyme Disease Imposes Large Cost On the Northeas...

from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Issues, April 17, 2017 by Kevin Dennehy As people across the northeastern U.S. begin venturing back into the outdoors with the arrival of spring, they will make 1 billion …MORE

Interview: Scott Santarella Talks Lyme Disease ...

Scott Santarella, Global Lyme Alliance CEO, talks about Lyme disease with Kacey Morabito Grean on 100.7 WHUD radio. Below is an excerpt.   Kasey Morabito Grean, WHUD: Let’s talk about the epidemic. This just came out …MORE

Tick-borne Lyme disease exploding into Michigan...

from Detroit Free Press, February 23, 2017 photo courtesy Jean Tsao, Michigan State University They’re already back. All it took was an unusual February warm spell this past week for the tiny insects causing an increasingly …MORE

An “Evening of Art and Education” to Raise Awar...

“I don’t want anyone to go through what I did,” says Lyme warrior Kasey Passen. “The disease totally changed my life.”   Kasey Passen is passionate about keeping people healthy. She’s also passionate about increasing …MORE

UTSA professor receives grant to study how Lyme...

from UTSA Today, February 2, 2017 The University of Texas at San Antonio  UTSA professor Janakiram Seshu receives grant to study how Lyme disease bacteria survive in ticks and mammalian hosts   Janakiram Seshu, associate …MORE

Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome: UND resea...

from Outbreak News Today, January 30, 2017 For most victims of Lyme disease, successful treatment occurs after a two- to four-week course of antibiotics. However, for up to 20 percent of patients, the fatigue, pain, …MORE

Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North

from USGS, January 11, 2017 It’s the Heat and the Humidity, New Study Finds: Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North, Rare in the South   When it’s hot and not too muggy, Lyme …MORE

Hope for Lyme Disease Sufferers in 2017

from Huffington Post,  January 10, 2017 by David Michael Conner Years ago, I worried that I was losing my mind. As I’ve described before, I had sudden-onset panic attacks and became so paranoid that I …MORE

Flunk the Lyme test? Just wait and get sicker

from Huffington Post,  January 9, 2017 by Mary Beth Pfeiffer Sin Lee, a pathologist and scientist, believes the deck is stacked in the quest to air new ideas on Lyme disease.   Too many science journals …MORE

Ticks that carry Lyme disease found in Eastern ...

from ScienceDaily, January 3, 2017 Lyme disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national …MORE

Sweeping Health Measure, Backed by Obama, Passe...

from The New York Times, December 7, 2016 By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ROBERT PEAR 21st Century Cures Act Passes Senate   WASHINGTON — The Senate approved complex health care legislation on Wednesday that would increase …MORE

GLA Partners with The Mighty to Increase Awaren...

Global Lyme Alliance is pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring our message and resources in front of The Mighty’s wide-reaching readership. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the …MORE

Meet Marina Morgan, Paralyzed by Lyme Disease

Singer Marina Morgan was inspired by her health struggles, including Lyme disease, to write a powerful anthem called “Paralyzed.” National radio host Elvis Duran tells Today Show’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Ryan Eggold that her …MORE

Lab testing confirms new Lyme-related bacteria ...

November 7, 2016 The BC Centre for Disease Control and Public Health Agency of Canada Vancouver – The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) confirm three ticks collected …MORE

Move over, mosquitoes: tick fight takes attention

Omaha World-Herald, November 4, 2016 Zika-carrying mosquitoes had their moment this year as the nation’s top headline-grabbing pests, but the arrival of cooler weather means the resurgence of another disease-carrying insect. Ticks transmit a number of …MORE

Making Strides Against Chronic Lyme Disease

FOX 5 News, October 25, 2016 WATCH NEWS FEATURE – Each year about 300,000 people in the United States will get Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness. The majority — about 90-percent — of those who get …MORE

GLA Receives Record Number of Research Grant Pr...

Advances in the fight against Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are only accomplished through research. Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is delighted to announce that it has received a record number of applications for 2016 research …MORE

Richard T. Marconi, Ph.D. Joins the Global Lyme...

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is pleased to announce that Richard T. Marconi, Ph.D. has been appointed to our world-renowned Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).   Dr. Marconi is a professor of microbiology and immunology in the …MORE

The Invisible Illness: An Interview with Rob Th...

from Huffington Post, October 12, 2016 by Andrew Cristi Global Lyme Alliance recruits soulful songster Rob Thomas and wife Marisol Thomas for Star-Studded Gala   There’s no doubt that Rob Thomas is easily one of …MORE

Long-forgotten Research Unearths New Mystery Ab...

from STAT, October 12, 2016 by Charles Piller The tick hunter was hopeful he had found the cause of the disabling illness, recently named Lyme disease, that was spreading anxiety through leafy communities east of …MORE

Tick Bites That Trigger Severe Meat Allergy on ...

from The Guardian, October 7, 2016 by Elle Hunt People living in tick-endemic areas around the world are being warned of an increasingly prevalent, potentially life-threatening side effect to being bitten: developing a severe allergy …MORE

It’s Past Time For Lyme Disease Vaccine, ...

from Forbes, September 8, 2016 by Tara Haelle Your dog can be vaccinated against the tick-borne Lyme disease, but you can’t. And it’s long past time for that to change, argues vaccine researcher and developer …MORE

CDC Says Fewer Suffer After Lyme Disease. Doesn...

from Huffington Post,  August 21, 2016 by Mary Beth Pfeiffer For at least five years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially stated that 10 to 20 percent of patients treated for Lyme …MORE

Study Assesses Climate Change Vulnerability in ...

from Science Daily on August 31, 2016 Rising rates of diseases caused by ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes, such as Lyme disease, Chikungunya, and Zika, must be addressed by health officials.   A new study released …MORE

Something to Grapple with: How Wily Lyme Diseas...

from Scientific American, August 25, 2016 by Knvul Sheikh The sneaky germ uses a mechanism like that of white blood cells to reach vulnerable tissues and hide from antibiotics   Lyme disease is an incredibly …MORE

All Seasons Are Tick Seasons

from Cape Breton Post, August 24, 2016 by Carla Allen All seasons are tick seasons and Nova Scotia is having a boom; The threat of Lyme disease continues to grow   Fishery officer Neil Deveau was …MORE

Could the Return of Large Predators Curb the Ri...

from The New York Times, August 20, 2016 by Moises Velasquez-Manoff Every year, at least 30,000 people — and possibly 10 times that — are infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, most in the …MORE

Otzi the Iceman Had Lyme Disease

from The Guardian, August 18, 2016 by Nicola Davis New research on famous 5,300-year-old frozen remains of Alpine man reveals Ötzi as someone who made use of sheep, goats, cattle and hides from a brown …MORE

Better Diagnosis Urgent In Lyme Disease Fight

Hartford Courant, August 18, 2016 While other diseases tend to grab headlines — Ebola and Zika most recently — one persistent and crippling condition, Lyme disease, continues to infect a reported 300,000 Americans annually, with …MORE

CBS News: Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme disease affects more than 300,000 people each year. A newly released study by the CDC looks at the best ways to prevent getting bit by the ticks that transmit the disease. Global Lyme Alliance’s Science …MORE

Is Lyme disease resilient to antibiotics?

from Huffington Post, July 15, 2016 by Mary Beth Pfeiffer Go-To Lyme Drugs Don’t Always Kill The Bug, At Least For Some   Nearly a generation of medical dogma on Lyme disease may be slowly …MORE

Treatment for Persistent Lyme Disease

Dr. Harriet Kotsoris, Global Lyme Alliance’s Chief Scientific Officer, contributes to WBUR’s CommonHealth radio broadcast on Lyme disease. The broadcast discusses treatment options for Lyme patients, specifically those suffering persistent symptoms. Dr. Kotsoris notes “a …MORE

Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of L...

Fox5 NY aired an in-depth look at the cause and effect of Lyme disease. This important piece looks at the controversy over testing, the issues of misdiagnosis, and the personal struggles of medical professionals and patients …MORE

National Institutes of Health funds new Lyme di...

from Prairie Business magazine, July 22, 2016 by Kayla Prasek Catherine Brissette, Ph.D., member of GLA’s Scientific Advisory Board, receives a NIH grant to pursue a unique approach to fend off the effects of Lyme …MORE

Gigi Hadid Gives a Touching Tribute to Her Mom

Gigi Hadid gives a touching tribute to her mother in this preview of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” episode in which Yolanda Hadid is honored at GLA’s “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” New York Gala. The event raised nearly $3 million to support research for an accurate diagnostic test and cure for persistent Lyme, as well as programs to educate physicians and the public about the dangers of Lyme. The full episode airs Tuesday, March 22 on Bravo TV. Catch a sneak peek now!

A New Culprit in Lyme Disease

Mosquitoes may be receiving all the attention amid the Zika virus epidemic, but they are hardly the only disease vectors to worry about. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have discovered a new species of tick-borne bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Gene Signature Could Lead To A New Way Of Diagn...

Researchers at UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene “signature” they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne bacteria.

Duke Cancer Researcher Joins Global Lyme Allian...

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the nation’s leading nonprofit funder of Lyme and tick-borne disease research and education, recently announced the appointment of Neil L. Spector, MD, to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Gigi Hadid’s burger wins her the ‘M...

Her winnings of $25,000 for the Global Lyme Alliance got her teary eyed too as she shared “My mum, sister and brother are all affected by Lyme disease. Not enough people know what Lyme disease is and the dangers of being bitten by an insect.”

Lyme disease–carrying ticks are now in half of ...

The ticks that transmit Lyme disease, a debilitating flulike illness caused by Borrelia bacteria, are spreading rapidly across the United States. A new study shows just how rapidly. Over the past 20 years, the two species known to spread the disease to humans have together advanced into half of all the counties in the United States.

Global Lyme Alliance Announces Grant Recipients

Greenwich-based Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the nation’s leading nonprofit funder of Lyme and tick-borne disease research and education, announced this week that it has awarded a record total of nearly $1 million in grants to seven researchers focused on post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS) or “chronic” Lyme.

Jackie Evancho Performs Special Song With David...

Jackie Evancho takes the stage to perform a special song during the Global Lyme Alliance “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” Inaugural Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday night (October 8) in New York City.

Motherhood drove Ally Hilfiger’s fight against ...

Ally Hilfiger said the prospect of having kids made her strong as she battled Lyme disease. “The only thing that kept me going was the hope . . . that I would possibly one day become a mother,” she said at the Global Lyme Alliance Gala. Ally, daughter of Tommy Hilfiger, was misdiagnosed for 14 of nearly 19 years she suffered from the condition.

Yolanda Foster Reveals Children Bella Hadid and...

Yolanda Foster is not the only person in her family who is suffering from lyme disease. The 51-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member disclosed new information about her family’s affliction with lyme disease—both children Anwar Hadid, 16, and Bella Hadid, 19, have also suffered from the chronic illness.

Global Lyme Alliance – Uniting for a Lyme...

David Foster (L) and Ruben Studdard perform onstage during the Global Lyme Alliance “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” Inaugural Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 8, 2015 in New York City.

Gigi Hadid Gets Emotional As It’s Reveale...

In 2012, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster was diagnosed with Lyme disease, and while accepting an award at the Global Lyme Alliance Gala in New York City on Thursday night, the former model revealed that she’s not the only one in her family who suffers from the condition.

Yolanda revealed that her two of her three children — Bella and Anwar Hadid – also have the disease.

Yolanda’s daughter, model Gigi Hadid, spoke with ET at the event about the medical challenges her family is facing, and the 20-year-old model teared up when recounting their struggle.

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