Wednesday 10 November 2010
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Volunteering with M.E.
Former teacher Joanne Morton has had to give up her job because of her M.E. and fibromyalgia. She now volunteers at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and encourages others to do the same.
Sheffield Star, p 12
My blood is at boiling point
Christine White organised a small protest in the Lancaster blood donor centre this week to ask why people with M.E. cannot give blood. The Department of Health claim it is to protect people with the illness from a relapse.
Lancaster Guardian, p 7
Blood ban question
The Countess of Mar asks the Department of Health to be clearer in its reasons for banning blood donation from people with M.E. She also intends to ask what progress is being made with research into M.E.
Yahoo! UK & Ireland news, online
An American study published in the Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics suggests that maladaptive personality may be associated with chronic illness, including CFS.
Medical News Today, online
Carole Carrick, who has had M.E. for 12 years, writes a letter making a heartfelt plea for more biomedical research into the cause of the illness.
Berwickshire News and East Lothian Herald, p 6
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