1 December 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Poorest hardest hit by cuts, says study
According to a new study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the effect George Osborne's latest economic measures “will be to reduce the incomes of those in the bottom 30 per cent of earners and to benefit those in the top 60 per cent.” The study also said that the decision to cap housing benefit and cut disability allowances will hit poorest earners harder than the wealthy.
Spare a thought for people with M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Dr John Greensmith asks readers to spare a thought for people with M.E. at Christmas. "It is a testing time for all individuals and relationships, which is exacerbated to intolerable when one is constantly ill," he says.
Belper News, p 6
Dr Mikovits and the WPI
Dr Judy Mikovits posted $100,000 bail after spending four nights in jail in Ventura, California, as a “fugitive”, according to a county-court docket. She is accused of possessing stolen lab notebooks, a computer and other material belonging to the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease (WPI), Reno, Nevada.
Nature News, online
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