17 March 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
M.E. on Woman's Hour
Jenni Murray asks what treatments are available for people living with M.E., and interviews Diana Newcombe, whose 20-year-old son Oliver has severe M.E. but was mistakenly diagnosed with depression at first.
BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour, 10.10am
£5 million spent
In a letter to the editor, Derek Peters of Northern Ireland Campaign for M.E./CFS Healthcare expresses concern that £5 million has been spent on investigating M.E. by psychologists and psychiatrists.
Belfast Telegraph Morning, online
Sent into freefall by M.E.
Hoteliers Adam and Carrie Southwell recall how they coped with the foot and mouth outbreak in 2001. The couple sold their Dartmouth hotel three years later and were planning to take time off but Adam was diagnosed with M.E. He described it as “falling out of a plane without a parachute"
Caterer Search, online
New group for Wadebridge
Anyone with M.E., CFS or fibromyalgia who would like to start up a support group in Wadebridge is invited to a first meeting at the Betty Fisher Centre, Southern Way on Monday 21 March at 3pm. For more information contact 01208 815676.
This is Cornwall, online
Having to give up work
Hairdresser Barry Darby, who has M.E., has struggled to continue working but has had to give up because his symptoms have worsened.
Newcastle Sunday Sun, p 15
Reverend John Guest, who had M.E. for 25 years, describes how frustrating memory loss can be.
Thurrock Gazette, p 68
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