20 April 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
CFS being under-diagnosed says Dutch survey
A Dutch survey of doctors and patients suggests that 1 in 900 teenagers have CFS, and more than 90% have missed a "considerable" amount of school in the last six months. Dr Sanne Nijhof, University Medical Center Utrecht, said that CFS is “under-recognised” in primary care, with 75% of teens saying it was not diagnosed by their GP.
Trips for people with M.E.
Edinburgh M.E. Self-Help has organised two social trips for people with M.E.: a visit to Butterfly and Insect World on 6 May, and a boat trip down the Union Canal on 3 June. For more information, see www.edmesh.org.uk.
Edinburgh Evening News
Lyme disease and M.E.
Wildlife officer Helen d’Ayala was diagnosed with Lyme disease after being bitten by a tick in 2009. She now also has M.E. Ticks are rare but more common in Exmoor, the New Forest, South Downs, parts of Wiltshire and Berkshire, Thetford Forest, the Lake District, the Yorkshire moors and the Scottish Highlands.
Banbury Cake, online
Bicester Advertiser, online
Herald Series, online
Oxford Mail, online
Oxford Times, online
Witney Gazette, online
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