A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
More money must be spent on M.E.
CFS/M.E. is responsible for more than £102 million a year in lost earnings to the UK economy, according to new research by a team led by Dr Esther Crawley, University of Bristol. Sir Peter Spencer, CEO, Action for M.E. (who co-funded the study with the National Institute for Health Research), says it’s clear that more money must be spent on M.E., and that biomedical research and early intervention could save the country millions, as well as preventing this disabling illness ruining the lives of so many people.
ITV1 West, West News, 6.04pm
ITV1 West, Westcountry Today, 1.56pm
University of Bristol, online
This is Bristol, online
Sky News, Sunrise, 8.12pm
$10 million for biomedical research into M.E.
Venture philanthropy – where large sums of private money are used to accelerate research and drug development in diseases such as multiple myeloma and cystic fibrosis – is being applied to CFS. The Hutchins Family Foundation in the US is providing more than $10 million for biomedical research, including the creation of a central biobank and the development of a cohort of 200 patients and 200 healthy controls for studies.
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, online
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