Friday 10 September 2010
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated:
Losing incapacity benefit
The Government is considering means-testing incapacity benefit, which could save up to £2 billion a year according to one Whitehall official. It would also mean that 800,000 people would lose out on their incapacity benefit altogether. Several case studies are featured, including Emma Webb, who has M.E. Emma was found fit to work following a medical but appealed against the decision and won. A second test has found she is fit to work and she is appealing for a second time.
The Times, p 12-13
New research confirms findings in adults
Scientists at the University of Dundee have found evidence that M.E. may be caused by a virus.
Western Morning News, p 14
Association of Public Health Observatories, online
Susan Mcdonald praises Mickel Therapy, saying it helped her recover after she was housebound with M.E.
Eastern Daily Press, p 32
Amanda Khov reviews Beating chronic fatigue: Your step by step guide to complete recovery by Dr Kristine Downing-Orr, awarding it four stars and saying that it’s an ‘essential read.’
Women’s Fitness, p 58
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