Thursday 23 September 2010
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated
Blood donation ban
Colin Barton, chairman of the Sussex ME/CFS Society, highlights the Department of Health’s ban on blood donation from people with M.E., which comes into effect from 1 November 2010.
Argus (Brighton), p 10
The Bury and Bolton M.E./CFS support group meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Longsight Methodist Church Hall, Harwood, at 7.30pm.
Bury Times, p 26
Derek Peters, of the NI Campaign for M.E., asks for public donations after highlighting that the latest research which discovered abnormalities in the white blood cells of children with M.E. was funded by M.E. Research UK.
Belfast Telegraph Morning, p 28
Challenges of M.E.
The physical and emotional challenges of dealing with chronic illnesses like M.E. and fibromyalgia can be better met by looking at stressors that trigger the illness.
Choice Health & Wellbeing, p 41
Professor Julia Newton, Newcastle University, is the guest speaker at Edinburgh M.E. Self Help group’s AGM on 2 October, St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian Road, 2pm. She will discuss recent research into M.E.
Edinburgh Evening News, p 10 and online
Hope for a cure
Gillian Broughton, who has had M.E. for many years, hopes that recent research, which found M.E. may be caused by a virus, will eventually lead to a cure.
Wigan Evening Post, p 21
Using slow, stretching movements and meditation, Qilates is based on ancient healing methods from South Korea. It can be beneficial for people with M.E.
Healthy Magazine, p 34
CFS book review
Beating Chronic Fatigue: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Complete Recovery by Dr Kristina Downing-Orr, who has M.E., is given a four star review.
Healthy Magazine, p 46
Viral link to M.E.
New research published by scientists at the University of Dundee has found that M.E. in children may be caused by viral infection.
Primary Care Scotland, p 8
Group forced to close
The Launceston and District Fibromyalgia/CFS/M.E. Support Group has closed. The group’s committee was made up of people with fibromyalgia, CFS and M.E., and were sadly unable to continue.
Holsworthy Post, p 12
Life in the dark
Amy Bakewell, aged 32, talks about spending the last 14 years confined to bed in a darkened room because of M.E.
The Mail (Leicester), p 21
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