06 May 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Teenager raises awareness of M.E.
Amy Martin, 16, was diagnosed with M.E. three years ago. She tells her story to raise awareness of the illness, classified by the World Health Organisation as a neurological disorder. Amy's symptoms include extreme fatigue, dizziness, sickness, muscle spasms and aching joints, and she often uses a wheelchair.
Leyland Guardian, online
Free M.E. awareness posters and leaflets
In a letter to the editor, Sir Peter Spencer, Action for M.E., asks people to display the charity’s awareness posters and leaflets during May, M.E. Awareness Month. To order free copies, contact Action for M.E. at email@example.com.
Durham Times, p 25
Congleton Chronicle, p 23
Dorset M.E. Support Group
A family fun day, including a vintage and designer fashion show, will be held at Martleaves Farm in Wyke Regis. A donation of monies from the event will be made to the Dorset M.E. Support Group.
Dorest Echo, online
Debate about assisted suicide
In a letter to the editor, Dr John Greensmith refers to the case of Lynn Gilderdale, and says that the public debate about assisted suicide must not be allowed to overshadow the need for more research and awareness about M.E.
Kent & Sussex Courier, p 31
Not having a an easy referral pathway for medically unexplained symptoms such as, in some cases, CFS, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome, can lead to diagnosis problems for many GPs, says Dr Alastair Santhouse, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Pulse, p 12-14
A sentence of M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Dr John Greensmith asks people affected by M.E. to get involved in his project, ‘A Sentence of M.E.’, by emailing a single sentence describing life with M.E. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bromsgrove Standard, p 8
Wigan Evening Post, p 14
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