Monday 20 September 2010
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated
Take That star’s mystery illness
Robbie Williams has admitted to suffering from a mystery illness which leaves him lethargic. Alleged sources speculate it could be M.E. but the pop star has refused to confirm what the illness is.
Daily Star, p.6
Patient and Parent
Karri-Ann Oldnall, from Tintinhull, talks about finding out she had M.E. just a few years after her daughter was diagnosed with the illness aged 14. She also attended an NHS conference in Yeovil at which Sir Peter Spencer, chief executive of Action for M.E., shared his views on the latest research and understanding of M.E.
Western Gazette (Yeovil & District), p.24
Medical screening needed
In a letter, Dr John Greensmith, from Bristol, who has M.E., calls for proper medical screening on the NHS as a step towards effective treatment and a cure for the illness.
Leicester Mercury, p.14-15
Running for research
Graham Pickering, of Old Langho, is hoping to raise £1,500 for the ME Research UK charity by completing a 10k run next month.
Sheffield M.E. Group’s information and support service has been awarded £136,000 from the Big Lottery Fund which, says chairman Ute Elliott, will safeguard the group’s future for the next four years.
Sheffield Telegraph, p.12