7 December 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Charity auction for Downton script
The author of Downton Abbey has donated a script to Action for M.E. fundraisers Helen Buckenham and her family. They have already raised over £24,000 for the charity. The auction on ebay will take place on 22 December. To get involved visit ebay, click 'community' and search for seller 263liz.
Eastern Daily Press, p 30
Brain knows best
Researchers in Switzerland have "discovered a mechanism in the brain that ensures that physiological limits are not exceeded", so feeling exhausted during exercise is the brain's way of preventing people from injuring themselves. There's hope the findings could help find cures for CFS and muscle fatigue.
The Sun & The Scottish Sun, p 15
Evening Standard, p 10
Ballet dancer Rhona Maclean talks about her career and illnesses, which started with being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome aged 21.
Scottish Daily Mail, p 35
Help for CFS in Hertfordshire
Short piece by The CFS Research Foundation explaining CFS and directing people to their website for more information.
Watford Observer, p 27
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