Tuesday 14 September 2010
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated:
More research needed
Following research in the US, Action for M.E.’s Chief Executive Sir Peter Spencer calls for the Medical Research Council to investigate the links between M.E. and a virus related to murine leukemia.
Lanark Gazette, p 8
Western Morning News (Cornwall), p 13
Western Morning News (Devon), p 13
Sir Peter Spencer, chief executive of Action for M.E., will share his views on the latest research and understanding of M.E. at an NHS conference in Yeovil. Places are still available for the event, which takes place on Friday 17 September from 2pm at Yeovil Rugby Club. For more information call 01749 836703 or email CFSME@somerset.nhs.uk.
Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News, online
A day in the life
Hypnotherapist Dominic Knight talks about people he has treated throughout the week, including one man who has anxiety, depression, OCD and CFS.
The Guardian (G2), p 16
In the frame for award
Former nurse and firefighter Adrian Davies, who was once bedbound with M.E., has been nominated for a Barclays Trading Places award after setting up his own photography business.
Llanelli Star, p 19
Cricketer diagnosed with PVFS
Yorkshire batsman Joe Sayers, who was forced to pull out of the County Championship match at Old Trafford in June, has been diagnosed with Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome.
Yorkshire Post (North/York), p 22
New Scottish support group
Maureen Bly is looking for members to form a new M.E. support group in Kirriemuir, Angus, that would serve Forfar, Kirrie and Brechin. For more information call 01575 574896.
Forfar Dispatch, p 9
Kirriemuir Herald, p 9
M.E. virus link
New research published by scientists at the University of Dundee has found that M.E. in children may be caused by viral infection. Blood samples from children with M.E. were found to have large numbers of white blood cells, suggesting the children were fighting off a virus.
Dundee Courier & Advertiser, p 9
Lancashire Telegraph (Blackburn/Final), p 9
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