2 July 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Award nomination for Post Pals' Vikki
Vikki George, who has M.E., has been named as a finalist in You Magazine’s Woman of the Year awards in recognition of her setting up Post Pals, a charity that encourages people to send emails, cards and letters to very ill children and their siblings.
Daily Mail, online
Lower doses of Citalopram advised
Following a study carried out for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), doctors have been advised to lower the maximum dose of the UK’s most widely prescribed antidepressant, Citalopram from 60mg to 40mg, and to 20mg for elderly people, who are vulnerable to toxic effects from drugs.
The Daily Telegraph, online
Feeling tired all the time
An increasing number of people are experiencing symptoms of fatigue, including a complete lack of energy for life and waking up tired. Physical causes for persistent fatigue include thyroid disorders, anaemia, diabetes and M.E./CFS.
Every Woman, online
A reader who had to give up work in 2004 after being diagnosed with M.E. asks for advice about the ongoing waiver of premium to their pension.
The Daily Telegraph, Your Money, p 6
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