Tuesday 24 August 2010
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated:
CFS linked to retroviruses
A call for new clinical trials that use HIV drugs to treat CFS follows research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that identified a family of retroviruses in patients CFS.
The Wall Street Journal (Europe), p.7
The New York Times
Charity fashion show
Su Su’s Fashion show is being held at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, on September 24th, with all profits to Action for M.E. and St David’s Hospice. Tickets are £10 or £24 for the VIP treatment and available from St David’s. For more details call 01492 873665.
North Wales Weekly News, p.2
Liz Smith, from Mundesley, sister Helen Buckenham and mum Anne Reynolds are auctioning pictures signed by celebrities and other memorabilia they have collected, including tickets for a West End show, to raise money for Action for M.E.
Evening News (Norwich), p.18
Action for M.E. survey
Sir Peter Spencer, Chief Executive of Action for M.E., asks any readers who have M.E., and who have tried graded exercise therapy, graded activity therapy or exercise on prescription, to take part in the charity’s survey online at www.afme.org.uk.
Evesham & Cotswold Observer, p.6
Ulster Star, p.6
Concerns over survey
Dr John Greensmith voices some concerns about the Action for M.E. graded exercise therapy survey.
Western Daily Press, p.12
Flash of hope
Janice Benning, who had M.E. for 14 years, explains how the Lightning Process helped to improve her health.
The Scotsman, p.18-19
Building a new school
Teleri Jardine from Northamption, who has M.E., explains how she raised enough funds to build a new school in Nigeria.
Alex Cunliffe, aged 18, who has M.E., is among some of the highest A-level achievers in Trafford, gaining an A* and two Bs in maths, physics and psychology.
Manchester Metro News, p.8
Sheffield student Jessica Schofield has secured a place at King’s College, London to read biomedical science, despite having been ill with M.E. for four and a half years.
Daniel Cooper, aged 21, who had to pull out of taking his A-levels three times due to M.E. has finally been awarded three A* grades, which means he can go to study biology at Oxford.
Courage in poetry
Martyn Halsall reviews Rainbows in My Eyes, written by Jenny Rowbory, a poet who is bed-ridden with M.E.. She explores the illness from a Christian perspective.
Church Times, p.20
All are welcome at Bury and Bolton M.E./CFS Support Group’s social, from 4pm, Monday 6 September at Sparking Clod, Radcliffe Moor Road, Radcliffe.
Bury Times, p.4
Political families unite
The daughter of Devizes MP Michael Ancram, Lady Clare Kerr, who recovered from a nine-year bout of M.E., is set to marry Middlesex MP Nick Hurd, the son of former chancellor of the exchequer, Lord Douglas Hurd.
Devizes Gazette & Herald, p.5
Support group M.E. Lincolnshire will be welcoming specialist speaker Jo Dales, who recovered from M.E. to its meeting on August 28 at North Hykeham Memorial Hall in Newark Road from 2-4pm. Visit www.meshlincs.org.uk for more details.
Lincolnshire Echo, p.14
Club for ‘invisible’ illnesses
Victoria Flute, 32, from Little Waldingfield, who has had M.E. since she was 12, has set up a monthly invisible illnesses group for people with chronic illnesses such as CFS and fibro-myalgia. For more information call: 07950 436584 or email: email@example.com
Suffolk Free Press, p.7
Steps to recovery
Shameem Arnold, who had to use a wheelchair due to M.E., talks about her steps to recovery and how she started Zumba Cumbria, which provides classes for the latin inspired dance-fitness programme.
North West Evening Mail, p. 22-23
Looking for the positives
Amy Scroogie explains how M.E. has affected her life and how she looks to the small achievements in life to stay positive about the future.
News & Star (West Cumbria), p.10-11
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