‘Hummingbird’ by Laura C. Brown

Hummingbird by Laura C Brown Having my song included on the LDUK website is something of a surreal moment for me, and feels like a bit of a landmark. 6 years ago, I first found LDUK, and along with the many friends and family that have helped me, I have […]

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In the ‘Lyme Light’ by Sophie Ward

In The ‘Lyme’ Light A Journey of Acceptance and Rediscovery By Sophie Ward Order here We are delighted to announce that LDUK Admin Sophie Ward’s debut autobiography is now available to order. Below, Sophie discusses how her book came to be: “My book is my personal journey through life and […]

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Pfeiffer’s TEDx Talk: A scourge of ticks – armed, dangerous and global

Mary Beth Pfeiffer, author of “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change,” is a leading investigative reporter on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.  She has been investigating Lyme disease since 2012 and the Poughkeepsie Journal has published more than 12 installments on the subject. In her recent “TEDx Talk,” she discusses […]

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European Diversity Awards 2018

We are so proud of LDUK’s Sophie Ward for being short-listed for the Campaigner of the Year award at the European Diversity Awards 2018 for her work with LDUK and Invisiyouth. Congratulations on making it so far, Sophie, and for being such a wonderful ambassador for LDUK and for all […]

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MEPs Back Calls for Action on the Spread of Lyme Disease

On November 15th 2018, Lyme disease was debated at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where MEPs called for a European plan to combat Lyme disease. Over 20 representatives from the member states spoke of the explosion of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and the major health challenges this poses. “We […]

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European Parliamentary Debate on Lyme Disease

On Thursday 15th November 2018, Lyme disease will be debated at the European Parliament in Strasbourg between 9am-11.50am (8.00am – 10.50am GMT). You can read the agenda here You can tune in to watch the debate online here It is good that Lyme disease is getting attention from MEPs and […]

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5 Years of Patient Support – the LDUK Online Community

Over the past 5 years, the Lyme Disease UK’s Online Community has grown from two founding patients, Natasha Metcalf and Louise Dean, to a community of over 9,500 members from across the UK and further abroad. Whilst it is wonderful that so many patients and their loved ones who are […]

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RCGPs’ GP Workshop on Lyme Disease

The Royal College of GP’s Lyme disease Spotlight Project which is funded by the charity Lyme Disease Action and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation is holding a free GP workshop on November 12th 2018 in Birmingham on “Lyme Disease, PoTS, Syncope and IBD – easily missed diagnoses”. […]

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Avril Lavingne’s Song Inspired by Lyme Hits the Charts!

Singer Avril Lavigne has released a new song ‘Head Above Water’ which is the first music she has released in 5 years because she has been battling Lyme disease. The track is climbing the iTunes charts and the powerful lyrics will undoubtedly resonate with the Lyme community and beyond. Avril […]

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