5 March 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Woman fails in bid to claim damages
A woman has failed in her attempt to claim £1m from her former employer after a judge said that he was not convinced that her CFS was related to her job. Joanna MacLennan, 36, of Sutton, Surrey, who now uses two walking sticks, told the High Court that working 12-hour days for Hartford Europe made her ill. However judge, Justice Hickinbottom ruled against her.
Marathon challenge for brother
Yaz Chaudhri hopes to raise £2,000 for Action for M.E. by completing the Virgin London Marathon in April. The 20-year-old from Bridekirk, Cumbria, says Action for M.E. has been a lifeline for her brother Ben who has been virtually housebound with M.E. for 11 years.
Online therapy research
Research at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, Holland, concluded that teenagers with CFS may benefit more from taking part in web-based CBT than standard care. Read Action for M.E. Chief Executive, Sir Peter Spencer’s, comment on the research findings.
Battle against ignorance
Cambridgeshire woman Alex Terry who has had M.E. for 17 years tells how she has been called lazy, depressed and a hypochondriac by medical and education professionals and how the Perrin Technique has helped her condition.
Huntingdon & St Ives News & Crier, p 26 & 27
New App for M.E. patients
A new phone application designed to help people with M.E. keep track of their activity levels has been launched.
Unashamedly obscure music
Former TV director and composer Chris Dooks, who has M.E., has settled in Ayr to make unashamedly obscure and reflective music. He has also curated two seasons of the Ayrtime cultural events in the town.
Irvine Herald, online
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