18 July 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Call to ban silicone breast implants
MSPs are to debate a ban on silicone breast implants after a petition raised by Mairi Johnston. Mairi has suffered ill-health for 25 years including M.E. and MS.
Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Review by Jad Adams of Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris by Asti Hustvedt. Adams says “with a nod to contemporary life Hustvedt points out that “no drug exists to cure anorexia, bulimia, self-mutilation, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple personality disorder and no genetic flaw has been found to explain them. Furthermore, as was true for hysteria, these contemporary disorders are thought to be contagious, spread by suggestion, imitation and therapy"".
Islander is inspiration for movie
A Hollywood movie is set to tell the story of a young Scottish woman with M.E. Hannah Titiana Middleton, a childen's poet and artist, who grew up on Islay will be at the centre of the plot. Filming is due to begin next spring.
Sunday Times Scotland, p 17
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