6 June 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Yvette Cooper: I have had M.E.
The Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, discussed her M.E. at Telegraph Hay Festival on Saturday. She became ill with the condition after having flu aged 24.
Sunday Telegraph, p 12
CFS research, post XMRV
In an article about doubts over XMRV and the future of CFS research, Professor Stephen Holgate, chair of the Medical Research Council (MRC)'s expert group on CFS/M.E., is quoted as saying: "Part of the difficulty is that we don't have very many good scientists working in the field." Proposals for the MRC's £1.5million programme, due by 7 June, must include at least one researcher who does not currently work on CFS.
Sarah’s a shining star
Church volunteer Sarah Finch, who has CFS, recived a Community Action Shining Stars award this week.
Derby Telegraph, p 20
M.E. claims need backing up
Letter from Dr John Greensmith responding to a recently published letter by Karen Butt. Karen said that the Somerset CFS/ME Service had greatly improved. Dr Greensmith doubts this.
Western Gazette, p 45
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