17 Novermber 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Spare a thought for people with M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Dr John Greensmith asks readers to spare a thought for people with M.E. at Christmas. "It is a testing time for all individuals and relationships, which is exacerbated to intolerable when one is constantly ill," he says.
Western Daily Press, p 21
Misleading article about vaccine and CFS
In a letter to the editor, Louisa James, Middlesex, says the headline ‘Cervical cancer jab leaves girl aged 13 in a waking coma’ (Metro, Tue) was misleading as the article does not support its suggestion that the HPV vaccine causes the onset of CFS.
Metro, p 15
WPI files lawsuit against Dr Mikovits
Dr Judy Mikovits, the US researcher who found a possible link between XMRV and CFS, has had a suit filed against her by her former employer, the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease, alleging that she removed laboratory notebooks and documents from her computer without permission. Dr Mikovits denies any wrongdoing.
The Scientist, online
Suport group is a lifeline
Meigh couple Caroline and Dermot McArdle both have fibromyalgia and are members of the Newry and Mourne M.E./FMS Support Group. "The group is such a lifeline," says Caroline. For more information about the group, call 07712 892834.
Newry Democrat, p 12-13
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