28 May 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Join in our new fundraising initiative
We are asking schools, universities, shops and offices to get involved and help raise awareness – and money – for M.E. by paying to spend a day in their dressing gown, writes Action for M.E. Chief Executive, Sir Peter Spencer, in a letter to the Editor promoting our Dressing Gown Day fundraising initiative.
Wishaw Press, p 52
Ramblers advised to cover-up
Ramblers have been advised to keep covered up while walking through vegetation, especially bracken, to avoid being bitten by ticks which can transmit disease which may develop months or even years later. Tick-borne Lyme disease is steadily increasing with further symptoms including CFS, acute muscle pain and temporary paralysis.
Walk, p 16
In the swim of things
Former top range triathlete Adam Young tells how CFS meant that he had to give up racing and his job as an engineer, but ultimately led to him becoming a partner in a swimming training business in Australia run by fellow triathlete Paul Newsome.
Triathlete Europe, p 50 to 54
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