Thursday 18 November 2010
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Treatments to be rationed
Article about NHS rationing for dozens of treatments in Lancashire. M.E./CFS is one of the conditions under review. Sir Peter Spencer, from Action for M.E., warns about cutting treatments for M.E. as it is "already underfunded across the UK and what little there is must not be sacrificed on the cost cutting bonfire".
Lancashire Telegraph, p 1 - 2
Focus on M.E.
Five things you need to know about the condition and the charity Action for M.E. Visit www.afme.org.uk or call 0845 123 2314 for more info.
Southern Daily Echo (Southampton), p 20
More help needed Guernsey
Both Christine Jehan and Judy Hayman from Guernsey have M.E. Both are getting better. Christine is not surprised by recent research from the Uni of Dundee that the illness is caused by a virus. Judy heard about a specialist through Action for M.E. and was so pleased to be finally getting help.
Guernsey Press & Star, p 24
'KM' says she's been diagnosed with post-viral fatigue syndrome and asks Fiona Caine what can she do. Fiona says Action for M.E. will provide her with support and useful info on how to cope. The helpline number is 0845 123 2314. Fiona also warns against doing too much.
Plymouth Independent, p 16
Dog is my lifeline
Sue Sherlock, from Ashington, has had M.E. since 1996. She uses a wheelchair at all times but is finding things a lot easier now she has Lancelot, her dog from Canine Partners. He helps her to open and close doors, pick up things and even helps take off her clothes. As well as the practical things, she says Lancelot really keeps her smiling.
West Sussex Gazette, p 5
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