23 November 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Dr Mikovits in court on felony charges
Dr Judy Mikovits, the researcher who linked XMRV to CFS, has attended an extradition hearing in California, charged with being a fugitive from justice in possession of property stolen from the Whittemore Peterson Institute, Nevada.
Science Insider, online
Ventura County Star, online
No support offered, says vicar with CFS
Reverend Mark Sharpe, who has CFS, says he received no support or help from the Worcester Diocese after he took up a post in Hanley Broadheath in Worcestershire, in 2005. He also says he was not told when another member of the clergy was brought in to do his job when he was signed off sick.
Birmingham Mail, p 6
Spare a thought for people with M.E. at Christmas
In a letter to the editor, Dr John Greensmith asks readers to spare a thought for people with M.E. at Christmas. "It is a testing time for all individuals and relationships, which is exacerbated to intolerable when one is constantly ill," he says.
Yorkshire Post, p 10 and online
Ross-shire Journal, p 13
Alternative health columnist Megan Sheppard recommends two herbs, bilberry and Sutherlandia, for treating episcleritis (inflamed eye tissue). She says sutherlandia is also renowned for helping M.E./CFS and fibromyalgia.
Irish Examiner, Feel Good, p 15
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