22 June 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Stumbling block for new research project
UK charity Invest in M.E. says that work is almost ready to start funding new research into M.E. at the University of East Anglia. But, despite NHS Norfolk agreeing to fund the post, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is unwilling to allow an M.E. consultant to take part in the research.
Norwich Evening News, p 15
Unlikely to be genuine M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Dr John Greensmith says that neither Steve Grant, who wrote an article for the Western Daily Press about having M.E., and Yvette Cooper, whom Mr Grant praised for being honest about her experience of M.E., are likely to have actually had genuine M.E., as both recovered sufficiently to pursue demanding careers.
Western Daily Press, p 14
Jailed for two years
Philip Gill, 54, has been jailed for two years after admitting possessing cannabis with intent, possessing cocaine with intent and possessing cannabis. Mr Gill, who has CFS and walks with the aid of a stick, sold high-strength hashish while hiding more than £7,000 of cocaine under the bed for gangsters. His wife Patricia, 57, has been given a two-year community order.
Manchester Evening News, p 13 and online
Raising awareness of M.E.
Megan Crombie, 17, has had M.E. for two years. She entered the Miss Durham competition to raise awareness of the illness, and hopes to become a sports teacher.
Hartlepool Mail, online
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