7 March 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Woman with CFS offers social media MoTs
Social media faux pas and dull lifeless profile pages can be a thing of the past for small businesses thanks to a company set up by 28-year-old Katie Sykes of Saltdean, Sussex, who has CFS, which offers social media MoTs for those lost in Linked In, tangled up in Twitter, timed out by Tumblr or phased by Facebook. Katie took advantage of a five day Prince’s Trust Enterprise Course, which is free to people aged 18 to 30.
Sussex Express, p 27
App to keep activity on track
A new iPhone application, designed and developed by Newcastle-based Indigo Multimedia in collaboration with health professionals and tested on patients, has been launched to help people with CFS keep track of their activity levels.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle, p 23
Mother’s bedside vigil
Mother Jacqueline McMurdie of Poyntzpass, Northern Ireland, is close to tears as she watches over her son, Andrew, as he sleeps for up to 20 hours a day. Andrew, 11, has had M.E. for three years.
NHS Bill law within weeks
Plans to change the way the NHS in England is run are set to become law within weeks, after the Government won a series of House of Lords votes. The Health and Social Care Bill aims to give GPs control of much of the NHS budget.
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