22 November 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Legal aid cuts "unconstitutional" say MPs
A select committee has said the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, which went to the Lords for its second reading on Monday, is "unconstitutional."
Irish CFS patients to be excluded from free GP care
Patients in Ireland with long-term conditions such as asthma, adult mental illness, Crohn's disease and CFS will not be included in the Government's plan to extend free GP care, prescription drugs and medical appliances to all people covered by the Long Term IIlness Scheme from March 2012.
The Irish Independent, online
Is cervical cancer vaccine worth the risk?
Media reports of girls developing CFS after the jab have made some parents cautious about agreeing to their daughters being vaccinated against cervical cancer. But the benefits outweigh the risks, says Dr Dillner.
The Guardian, G2, p 15
Thank you for letting readers know about M.E.
In a letter to the editor, Frank Smith from Gloucester says he has a friend whose life and career has been devastated by M.E. and thanks Dr John Greensmith for his recent correspondence asking readers to spare a thought for people with the condition, especially at Christmas.
Western Daily Press, p 17
Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, p 6
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