28 April 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Campaigning to save Romford CFS/M.E. service
Severely affected Victoria Palmer is campaigning to save the CFS/M.E. residential unit at Queen’s Hospital Romford, which is under threat because the lead consultant (Professor Leslie Findley) is retiring.
Romford Recorder, p 20
Free M.E. awareness posters
In a letter to the editor, Sir Peter Spencer, Action for M.E., asks as many people as possible will display the charity’s awareness posters and leaflets during May, M.E. Awareness Month. To order yours, free, contact Action for M.E. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Wales Echo, p 18
Paisley Daily Express, p 6
Shropshire Star, p 9
Yorkshire Evening Post, p 10-11
PACE trial failure
A letter by Dr John Greensmith says PACE trial headlines (‘Is exercise always good for the body?’) contradict previous research and the experience of people with M.E.
Edinburgh Evening News, online
Evening News (Norwich), p 10
Write a sentence for M.E. Awareness
Another letter by the prolific Dr Greensmith, describing ME Free For All’s ‘Sentence of M.E.’ campaign. Anyone affected by M.E. is invited to send a sentence describing its impact to email@example.com.
Manchester Evening News, p 40
M.E. event in Cardiff
M.E. Support in Glamorgan will hold their AGM and an awareness event including a talk on Mickel therapy, 14 May.
South Wales Echo, p 9
Charlotte puts on a show for 12 May
Charlotte Mawdsley has lined up local talent to throw a fundraiser for the Association of Young people with ME and the ME Association on M.E. Awareness Day. More info at www.facebook.com/charliesme.
Hinckley Times, p 9
Sick of questions
The Sceptic likens the XMRV controversy to early disagreements over the role of HIV in AIDS. The article concludes that people with M.E. should ‘probably not’ take antivirals and risk side effects, given the lack of compelling evidence.
New Statesman, p 14
Herbs, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and yoga are among the complementary approaches which have helped some people with a range of ailments. Massage may relieve symptoms of CFS.
Woman’s Weekly, p 28-29
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