8 September 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Mama Chill sings about living with M.E.
Mama Chill’s new album, Nobody wants to know ya when ya nobody, is one she can be proud of, says reviewer Arnie Mulderrig. Featuring 13 tracks on how she deals with life experiences, particularly living with M.E., the album “flows perfectly” and includes several successful covers and Mama Chill “proudly places her stamp on the music without making it sound like a cheap rip-off of the original.” For more information, see www.myspace.com/mamachill.
Watford Observer, p 45
Tell both sides of M.E. story, asks Jessica
Jessica Taylor, 20, has had M.E. for 5 years. She has spoken out after hearing about M.E. researchers being threatened after suggesting M.E. is partly due to the psychological state of patients. “I have spent a quarter of my life fighting this conditions and that’s what is missing in this report,” she says of media coverage of the story. “It is very one-sided. Nowhere did it say what people suffer and unless people know then how can you begin to understand?”
Medway Messenger, p 21
RCGP angry at PM’s health bill claim
The Prime Minister has clashed with Dr Clare Gerada, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), after claiming in the House of Commons that the RCGP was fully behind the Government's health reform bill, despite it warning two days earlier that the legislation could “destablise the NHS.”
Return to performing after M.E.
Part-time as a trainee property valuer and cabaret singer Cindy Hoten had to take a break from her job and her singing after being diagnosed with M.E. "My illness started with glandular fever and then the stress of my father dying from cancer led to me developing M.E.,” she says. Cindy is now able to return to performing and will star in a charity event on Sunday evening.
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