05 April 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Benefit medical test unsuitable for M.E.
More than 23,500 benefit claimants in Coventry and Warwickshire could soon be reassessed to see if they are fit for work. The move has been criticised by disability groups, including Scope, whose chief executive Richard Hawkes says the medical test just doesn’t take into account fluctuating conditions such as M.E.
BBC News, online
Nuneaton Telegraph, p 4
Rethink NHS reform, urge MPs
The House of Commons Health Committee has urged the Government to rethink planned NHS reforms, calling for GP consortia to be re-modelled as 'NHS Commissioning Authorities' involving secondary care doctors and local politicians.
Don’t push your body when ill
Exercising with a cold is fine if you have a head cold, but not if you have the flu. Pushing your body while your immune system is at a low could lead to post-viral fatigue syndrome.
Sutton Coldfield Observer, p 36
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