27 October 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Severe M.E. doc screening in Norwich
Voices from the Shadows, an hour-long documentary about people living with severe M.E., will be screened by charity Invest in ME at The Forum, Norwich, Friday 2 December, 6.45pm; tickets are £10. MPs, medical professionals and medical students are invited, and members of the public are very welcome too.
Norwich Advertiser, p 16
Evidence that CFS is an autoimmune disease
A new Norwegian study that used cancer drug rituximab to treat CFS patients provides evidence that CFS is an autoimmune disease, says Dr Matthew Edlund. “This study goes a fair way to knocking off the strong belief in the medical community that CFS is only in people’s heads.’ Many with CFS are told that they are depressed – they know that, but also know very well something else is going on that causes that depression.”
Huffington Post, online
Rescue dog Henry helps care for Julie
Henry, a rescued English springer spaniel, lives with his owner Julie Barrett, who has M.E., fibromyalgia and diabetes. Henry has been trained to recognise diabetes symptoms that could cause Julie to collapse.
Honiton Today, online
Got M.E. after flu
After a week in bed with flu, Jenny took time off work but was unable to return to the office until a year later. After extensive tests, Jenny’s doctor concluded that she had M.E. She says she used the Lightning Process to help her recover, and is now trained as a practitioner.
South Wales Evening Post, p 25
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