5 January 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Caroline masters M.E. setback
A woman who was diagnosed with M.E. half way through her university course is celebrating after graduating with a master’s degree. Mother of two Caroline Hodson, 37, of Blackburn, became ill after the birth of her second child while studying for an MSc in Personality Disorder at the University of Lancashire. She thanked her family, employer and tutor for their support.
Lancashire Telegraph, p 11
Praise for a glass act
An artist who has had M.E. for 20 years has praised a glass-making adult learners’ course at the University of Sunderland’s National Glass Centre for transforming her life. After a slow recovery, 54-year-old former knitwear designer Judith Gill from Stockton-on-Tees is setting up her own glassware and jewellery business.
Sunderland Echo, p 9
Sun FM, online
The Journal, Newcastle, p 11
Research funding welcomed
A man who has lived with M.E. for more than 20 years has welcomed the Medical Research Council’s decision to fund five M.E./CFS research projects to the tune of £1.6 million. Grandfather Ian Logan, 64, of Martley, near Worcester, is chair of the Worcestershire M.E. Support Group. He describes the condition as: “like having a hangover, running a marathon and having ‘flu all at the same time.”
Worcester News, p 9
Precious funding must be allocated to separating M.E. as a discreet illness from the indiscriminate CFS bundle as a proper foundation for any work that can be trusted, says Dr John H Greensmith in a letter to the editor in response to the above article.
Worcester News, p 14
Bid to set up new group
People with M.E. are being asked to help start a support group for fellow patients in Stourbridge and Kingswinford in the West Midlands. Anyone interested should telephone 01384 274079.
Express and Star, Wolverhampton, p 16
M.E. ‘not CFS’
Ed Lewisohn in a letter to the editor says M.E. is a neurological condition and cannot be synonymous with CFS.
Bristol Evening Post, p 10 and online
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