Wednesday 5 January 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Interview with actress, former model and ex-wife of Rod Stewart, Alana Stewart. Alana became ill with CFS in the 1980s. She says she cannot say that it’s gone completely.
Hello!, p 4 – 10
Rapper Mike Skinner from music group The Streets is interviewed. He talks about a song on his new album entitled ‘Trying to Kill M.E.’. He was ill at the end of 2009 with the condition. He says it wasn’t severe and has “kind of still got it now”.
The Observer, p 8 – 11
Making a splash
Emilia Jones, 8, from Darlington has won the Silver Fundraising Award at the Annual Kellogg’s ASA Swimtastic Awards. Emilia raised £450 from a 2km sponsored swim for Action for M.E. after her mother was diagnosed with the condition.
Swimming Times, p 44 & 48
Hearing is ‘a farce’
GP Dr Sarah Myhill, who specializes in treating CFS has branded her General Medical Council hearing ‘a farce’ after the council did not present her documents to the panel. Dr Myhill has been suspended from the medical register since April 2010 after a group of 8 GPs claimed she had provided “inappropriate” treatment to a patient.
Mid Wales Journal, p 2
Clinic gets go ahead
Tameside and Glossop are to get new M.E. clinics after pressure from Stockport ME Group. Support from these clinics will include specialist nurses and physiotherapists.
Glossop Advertiser, p 19
Tameside Advertiser, p 19
New support group
A support group for people with M.E. is being set up in the Forres area. Call Karen on 01343 813999 for further info.
Forres Gazette, p 3
Results from a Sussex and Kent ME/CFS Society poll have found that 44% of people with M.E. that had tried the Lightning Process found it ‘very helpful’ and 36% found it ‘reasonably helpful’.
Argus (Brighton), p 12
Love that went the distance
Eric Smart, who was enduring a round-the-world cycling trip to raise money for the ME Association, has found love on his travels.
Evening Express (Aberdeen), p 12
Welfare service axe
Lolli Mankanazana, who has severe M.E. is urging people to fight Bedford Council’s plans to withdraw the Welfare Rights Service.
Times & Citizen (Bedford), p 7
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