26 April 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Research centre for M.E. proposed in Norwich
NHS Norfolk, NHS Suffolk and NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney are working with Invest in M.E. to provide better care for local people with M.E. The national charity is also planning to set up a research centre for M.E. at Norwich Research Park.
Eastern Daily Press, p 1 and 16
Free posters and leaflets for M.E. Awareness Month
In a letter to the editor, Sir Peter Spencer, Action for M.E., hopes that as many people as possible will display the charity’s free posters and leaflets during May, M.E. Awareness Month, to help dispel the myths that still surround the illness. To order some, contact Action for M.E. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Ireland News Letter, p 14
Sunderland Echo, online
Newcastle Evening Chronicle, p 20
PACE criteria not strict enough
In a letter to the editor, Linda Kerr, Edinburgh M.E./CFS Self Help Group, says the PACE trial described in the paper has been criticised for not using strict enough criteria to effectively test treatments for M.E.
Edinburgh Evening News, p 18 and online
Support in St Helens
A new monthly support group for people with M.E. will meet Sunday 8 May between 1pm and 3pm at the Peter Street Community Centre. For more information call Gill Broughton on 01744 893530.
St Helens Star, online
Yorkshire cricketer Joe Sayers, having returned to the game after a year off with post-viral fatigue syndrome, has been replaced by opening batsman Joe Root.
Yorkshire Post (Sports Monday), p 6
Massage for M.E.
Massage therapist Lara Brown invites a client, who was diagnosed with M.E. after a series of viral infections, to talk about her experience of massage, which she says helps alleviate some of her symptoms.
East Anglian Daily Times (EA Life), p 7
Kathy Galer, whose Dad has M.E. has raised £400 for the M.E. Association by completing a sponsored swim.
Crawley Observer, p 21
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