15 February 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Meditation has helped me cope with M.E.
After seeing Christian counsellor Joyce Huggart, Babbs began to meditate and heard God’s voice for the first time. Meditation has transformed her life, and has helped her cope with M.E.
Christianity, p 34-36
Emily has coeliac disease, says Rantzen
Esther Rantzen’s daughter was diagnosed with M.E. 14 years ago. But after cutting out gluten from her diet, Emily’s symptoms have much improved. Esther believes that Emily has been suffering from coeliac disease which can cause fatigue, dizziness, mouth ulcers, hair loss, skin rashes, joint pain, infertility and depression.
Irish Daily Mail, p 25-27
Mobility scooter removed
Sharlene Ayres, who has M.E., says her lifeline has been cut off after housing association workers removed her mobility scooter when clearing away rubbish from a block of flats in Burnley.
Burnley Express, p 17
£1.5m research boost
In a letter to the editor, Action for M.E.’s Sir Peter Spencer highlights the significance of the Medical Research Council (MRC) announcement that funding of £1.5 million will be set aside for research into the causes of M.E.
Nuneaton Tribune, p 8
Wishaw Press, p 42
West Sussex charity ReMEmber will run a six-week course on self-management for M.E., every Friday from 4 March in Crawley. For more information contact Janice on 01273 831733.
Crawley News, p 12
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