23 June 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
CFS standoff must end says BMJ
Editorial describes BMJ's impressions of the Invest in ME conference and says nothing will improve while campaigners believe only drug treatments based on biological cause will help and doctors believe patients who won’t try GET or CBT are untreatable.
Freelance BMJ journalist Nigel Hawkessays threats from CFS/ME activists are stifling research.
I did it out of kindness
Kay Gilderdale talks about helping her daughter, Lynn, die, Lynn had severe M.E. for a number of years.
Daily Express, p 34
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.
Eastern Daily Press, p 22
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.
Sunderland Echo, p 15
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