A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated:
New M.E. research confirms findings in adults
Professor Gill Belch and Dr Gwen Kennedy, University of Dundee, talk about their team’s new research, which has found evidence that M.E. may be caused by a virus. Their study shows an underlying defect in the behaviour of childrens’ immune cells, which confirms previous findings in adults.
Press and Journal, online
Yorkshire Post, p 7
Possible viral cause for M.E.
Colin Barton, Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society, is interviewed about the University of Dundee’s new research into possible viral links with M.E., and what it’s like to live with the illness.
BBC Radio Kent, 10.30am
BBC Radio Sussex, 5.15pm
Helen Kirwan-Taylor discusses the negative and positive effects of trauma. Helen has suffered from CFS, which she believes is linked to unresolved grief following the murder of her elder sister.
Psychologies, p 64-98
In answer to a reader who has felt unwell following a bout of flu, Dr Knott advises that it may be M.E., and advises contacting Action for M.E. at www.afme.org.uk.
Take a Break, p 25
Joel Ainscough, who has brain damage, short-term memory loss and CFS following an accident, is to receive an Excellence in Sport Award. Joel, 8, plays for his local football club and Reading FC Academy’s Elite Centre.
Get Reading, online
People with M.E. are invited to an NHS conference on Friday 17 September. For more information call 01749 836703 or email CFSME@somerset.nhs.uk.
Bridgwater Mercury, p 4
Bury and Bolton M.E./CFS Support Group meets on the third Thursday of most months. For more information see www.mesupportgroup.co.uk.
Bolton News, p 14
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