8 June 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Universal benefits come under spotlight
Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), said that nearly all welfare cuts during the past two years had hit those of working age, with pensioners broadly protected. In a debate on universal benefits, he said 500,000 pensioners were in the higher wealth bracket. Christian Guy, Managing Director of the Centre for Social Justice, said many pensioners did not need the Winter Fuel Payment.
BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
A study at Cardiff University suggests that brain training technique which helps people control activity in a specific part of the brain could help treat depression. Researchers used MRI scanners to show eight people how their brains reacted to positive imagery and after four sessions of the therapy the participants had seen significant improvements in their depression.
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