9 January 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Authorities investigate 'disparaging’ remarks
Senior clinical scientist Stuart Jones, who works at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, Essex, is facing internal disciplinary procedures after admitting posting ‘disparaging’ remarks online about Welsh GP Dr Sarah Myhill’s treatment of CFS.
London Evening Standard, p 9
Virus link papers are withdrawn
Two papers that reported links between CFS and viruses have been retracted. The first study, which made a connection to the virus XMRV, was partially retracted in October and then fully withdrawn – with the agreement of its authors – on 22 December. Five days later a paper that also found links to related viruses was also withdrawn.
Nature, p 8
Party for young carers
A party has been held for young people in Sutton, south west London, who are helping to care for their loved ones at home. Guests at the Sutton Carers Centre included ten-year-old Kama Digance whose mother has M.E.
Sutton Guardian, online
Medical science is creating serious problems in society by labelling some human conditions such as fatigue as illnesses, writes Keith Dewison of Billingham in a letter to the Editor.Northern Echo, p 15
Support group call
People with M.E. are being invited to become members of an ME Community Trust.org local support group corresponding geographically to their parliamentary constituency.
Farnham Herald, p 6
Southampton Daily Echo, p 6 and 13
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