1 September 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Ten things I have learnt from being ill
Author Toni Bernhard, who has had M.E. since 2001, shares ten things she has learnt during her decade of illness.
Meter for testing sweat secretion
A sweat meter could alert diabetic patients that their blood sugar is dropping. Vegard Bruun Wyller, Paediatric Cardiology Department, Oslo University Hospital also believes it could be useful for M.E. patients. "We want to use the sweat meter to see if people with M.E. have increased sweat secretion. If this can be verified, it may be appropriate to proceed with more sophisticated, experimental studies," he says.
Medical News Today, online
Book about my battle with M.E.
Former West End star Michelle Breeze, who has starred in hit productions, including Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, has written a book about her battle with M.E. “It’s about trying to get back on your feet from an illness where there is no cure, and one which many sceptics are not even sure if it actually exists,” she says.
Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald, p 12
Sayers to captain Yorkshire for first time
Yorkshire batsman Joe Sayers feared he might never play again after contracting Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome last summer. But he has returned to the game and will this week captain Yorkshire for the first time in County Championship cricket.
Yorkshire Post, p 20 and online
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