Thursday 2 December 2010
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated:
The family of Libby Meyers, who has been bedbound for eight years with M.E., are angry that NHS Dorset’s refusal to pay for treatment at a specialist M.E. clinic. Her daughter Fiona says she has been ‘left to rot’ in a nursing home.
Dorset Echo, p2
Dr Esther Crawley responds to Professor Robin Gill’s article, saying that he misrepresented her SMILE study by implying that families would be coerced into taking part.
Church Times, p 19
Closer to the cause
Researchers in the US may be close to discovering the cause of CFS after years of patients suffering skepticism from doctors. Research into the retrovirus XMRV has sparked huge interest.
The case of Graham Birchwood, convicted of hiring a hit man to murder his ex-wife Sharon Birchwood, is reviewed. Sharon had M.E.
True Detective, p 18-19
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