27 January 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Still the best mum in world despite M.E.
Holly Thomas, an M.E. patient for 27 years, tells how extra special it was to be told by her teenage son that she was the best mum he could have, as she feared her condition, which left her needing to use a wheelchair, meant that he had not had a ‘proper mother’. Holly, 48, who lives near Dunbar, is one of the people with M.E. to be featured in the second documentary about the condition, due to be broadcast on BBC Alba at 9pm on Monday. She talks about her personal struggle with the illness and how Mickel Therapy has made a huge difference to her life.
Daily Record, p 32 & 33
'Reforms are ideological'
The whole process of claiming benefits is off-putting and traumatising. It is designed to trick you and trip you up. Government reforms are about making people pay ideologically as well as financially, writes CFS patient Nicola Field of South London in a letter to the Editor.
Socialist Worker, p 7
Involuntary injury charge
The lawyer for the owner of a French breast implant maker that sparked a safety scare – including allegations that silicone leaks caused CFS – says his client faces charges of "involuntary injury”. Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) founder Jean-Claude Mas, 72, had been freed on bail of 100,000 euro.
CFS pupils missing out
Thousands of pupils miss school every year because of undiagnosed CFS, according to research at Bristol University.
SecEd, p 2
Students’ forum now live
Action for M.E.’s new online student forum provides young people with access to peers for advice, information and friendship during their time at university or college, writes our chief executive Sir Peter Spencer in a letter to the Editor promoting the Student Hub.
Bromley Times, p 9
Falkirk Herald, p 23
Matlock Mercury, p 8
Buxton Advertiser, p 7
Wishaw Press, p 36
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