Monday 17 January 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Back to the stage
Michael Crawford is preparing for his latest role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s forthcoming musical, The Wizard of Oz. It marks his return to acting since he collapsed in January 2005 and was diagnosed with M.E.
The Mail on Sunday (Mail on Sunday 2), p 2-4
The Times (Saturday Review), p 1-2
Don’t know how we coped
Esther Rantzen, former TV presenter and founder of charity Childline, looks back at her life, including the difficult period when her daughter Emily was diagnosed with M.E. aged 14. Esther says it was terrible, and she doesn’t know how the family coped.
Hertfordshire Life, p 34-37
Author’s enduring spirit
Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, has written a second book, Unbroken: an extraordinary true story of courage and survival. Laura, who has had M.E. for 20 years, was housebound while writing the tale, which tells the story of WWII pilot and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini.
Evening Standard, p 34-35
GP licence restored
Dr Sarah Myhill, known for her work with patients with M.E. and organophosphate poisoning, is free to practice medicine again following the reinstatement of her licence by the General Medical Council.
Farmers Guardian, p 2
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