6 December 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Telehealth for chronic conditions
Following a successful pilot scheme, three million patients with chronic illnesses will have their health monitored at home over the next five years, the Prime Minister has announced.
Government calls in benefit fraud catcher
Benefit claimants who say they are living alone or as single parents, who actually have partners living at the same address, will be targeted by benefit fraud ‘bounty hunters’ from credit reference agency, Experian.
Criminal attorney speaks for Dr Mikovits
Dr Judy Mikovits, the former Whittemore-Peterson Institute researcher who suggested a link between XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), was jailed earlier this month as a fugitive from justice. At the time her lawyer chose not to comment. Her new attorney, Scott Freeman, speaks out about how he hopes to get the case dismissed.
Make the collective M.E. voice heard
Dr John Greensmith of ME Community Trust invites people with M.E. to start their new year diaries on a dedicated facebook page called 'My M.E. Diary 2012 Trial.' The aim: to record and share symptoms and experiences for future reference and to make the collective voice of M.E. more audible.
Western Daily Press, p 18
Western Mail (Cardiff), p 16-17
Manchester Evening News, p 25
News Letter (Northern Ireland), p 14
Group organiser is a Star of Suffolk
The Stars of Suffolk awards on Friday 2 December honoured Gemma Richards, who runs a local support group for M.E. and chronic fatigue, as Community Champion of the Year.
Ipswich Evening Star, p 2-3
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