20 April 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
MPs urged to back Time for Action
Annette Brooke MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group, has table an Early Day Motion that recognises the importance of Action for M.E.’s Time for Action campaign and welcomes its commitment to ending the ignorance, injustice and neglect of M.E. once and for all
Chance to see documentary
Voices from the Shadows , the documentary made by the mother and brother of a woman with severe M.E, will be screened at Cineworld in Fountain Park, Edinburgh, at 2pm on 24 May. Admission is free, but places need to be booked in advance by email or by telephone on 0845 625 2025. The screening ill be followed by a question and answer session with researchers and medics.
Glimmer of hope
American doctor Jamie Deckoff-Jones has given a glimmer of hope to 11-year-old Andrew McGorrian of Poyntzpass, Northern Ireland, whose severe M.E. sees him sleep for up to 20 hours a day, by offering to see whether he can ease his condition.
Newry Democrat, p 9
Perrin leads seminar
Dr Raymond Perrin, creator of the Perrin Technique, will lead a seminar at the Park Suite, Kilmarnock on Wednesday, 25 April, starting at 7pm.
Focusing on M.E.
Photography PhD student Juliet Chenery-Robson’s latest exhibition focuses on M.E. which started to affect her daughter Emilia, 20, seven years ago. Her work is on show today in Sunderland University’s Gemini Building from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Sunderland Echo, p 27
Rooms with a view
Complimentary medicine practitioner Elaine Hamilton, who has M.E., has built her dream eco and disabled access-friendly house on the spot near her family farm where she loved to sit as a child and look at the panoramic view.
Dumfries and Galloway Life, p 74 to 77
A new fortnightly course for people with M.E. started yesterday at the Friends Meeting House in Meeting House Lane, Lancaster. For more information contact Jo on 01524 888214 or by email.
Lancaster Guardian, p 5
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