Monday 11 October 2010
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Robin Gill, Professor of Applied Theology at the University of Kent, draws comparisons between the randomised controlled trial involving Phil Parker’s Lightning Process and Morris Cerullo’s Mission to London. Both raise ethical and theological levels in the context of commercially driven faith healers, he argues.
Church Times, p 14
M.E. blood ban
The NHS Blood and Transplant service is to ban blood donation by people with M.E. from 1 November to comply with safety guidelines for people with relapsing or neurological conditions of unknown or uncertain origin. The M.E. Association’s Dr Charles Shepherd says the ban is motivated by concerns that M.E. may be caused by the blood-borne virus XMRV.
BBC Radio Newcastle, Drivetime, 4.17pm
Telegraph, p 14 and online
Turning things around
Michelle Read, who fell ill with M.E. after contracting glandular fever, believes the Lightning Process enabled her to get her life back.
Homes & Lifestyle Magazine, p 96
GP and occupational health expert Dr Roger Henderson speculates that Robbie Williams’ recently publicised mystery illness might be CFS.
Sunday Mirror’s Celeb’s on Sunday, p 47
Tribute is paid to the Very Reverend Michael Mayne, who died recently of cancer. Michael had M.E. and was president of the M.E. Association.
The Guardian, Review, p 5 and online
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