20 October 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
New study uses cancer drug to treat CFS
Øystein Fluge and Olav Mella, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway have published new research showing that 10 of 15 patients with CFS found their symptoms eased after taking anti-lymphoma drug rituximab. They discovered by accident that rituximab might work against CFS after seeing symptoms ease in a patient who had both lymphoma and CFS. "We think it affects all symptoms [of CFS], so it must touch the central pathological mechanism causing the disease," Fluge says.
New Scientist, online
New meeting day for Worcestershire group
As of November Worcestershire M.E. Support Group meet on the first Friday of each month, 1.30 to 3.30pm, Methodist Church, Amphlett House, Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa. Anyone with M.E. fibromyalgia, their carers, friends and relatives are welcome.
Droitwich Advertiser, online
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