Bracken control chemical banned

Conservationists and farmers are fighting to retain Asulox, a bracken control herbicide, that the EU is banning. It is one of the few effective chemicals for controlling bracken and the only one licensed for aerial spraying. Asulox kills bracken while leaving most other plants (including heather and food crops like spinach) unharmed. The ban has [...]

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Statement by LDA Chair

Statement by LDA’s chair, Stella Huyshe-Shires – 10 September 2011 Recording on YouTube. Text for those who would rather read: We are all disappointed that the HPA will not be providing the expected speaker for our conference this coming week. I’m afraid that at Lyme Disease Action we find it inexplicable that an organisation which [...]

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HPA bans staff from LDA conference

The arranged speaker from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has been forbidden to speak at the LDA conference. It is difficult to think of reasons for this and there only seem two possibilities: Either LDA is an antiscience “advocacy group” with which the HPA dare not be associated in case it brings the HPA into [...]

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GP claims Lyme disease not known in Berkshire

The Bracknell Standard reports on the story of a Berkshire woman who developed a typical Lyme disease rash following a bite. Her doctor was dismissive of the possibility of Lyme disease but having researched using the internet, she eventually received treatment at a local hospital. The local microbiologist told her that the disease is definitely in [...]

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Patient’s UK Lyme petition grows

Good luck to UK Lyme patient Denise Longman who is running a petition calling for the steps that patients wish to see in relation to the prevention and treatment of Lyme disease in the UK.  Denise already has more than 800 signatures on her petition which is proceeding both online and in a paper format. [...]

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