Thursday 13 January 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Funding for therapies
Edinburgh M.E. Self Help Group has won funding from the Self Management Fund for Scotland to train its members in complementary therapies including Indian head massage and reflexology. When qualified, they will be able to practice those treatments on other group members.
Edinburgh Evening News, p 8 and online
Dr Myhill reinstated
Dr Sarah Myhill’s license to practice medicine has been reinstated, subject to conditions. Dr Myhill was alleged to have provided ‘inappropriate’ treatment for suspected CFS.
Shropshire Star, p 1
Helen Plant talks about the difficulty she had getting a diagnosis for fibromyalgia, and how the illness, like M.E., is often not recognised by doctors as a genuine condition. Helen has now set up a support group for people with fibromyalgia in Telford and Wrekin; for more information call 0844 887 2392.
Shropshire Star, p 8
Emma Louise Kenealy, who was diagnosed with CFS seven years ago, is preparing to run the London Marathon to raise money for disabled charity Scope.
Surrey Advertiser, online
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