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Malvern Gazette, March 19

Sports-mad boy’s battle with ME By Tarik Al Rasheed JUST over a year ago Jordan Vautrinot was a healthy sports-mad 11-year-old boy. But now he needs a wheelchair, can no…

Galloway News, 15 March (future of D+G ME Network)

ME group faces uncertain future A SUPPORT group for ME sufferers is facing an uncertain future. The Dumfries and Galloway ME network has over 250 members across the region. But…

House of Lords, 13 March (NHS Plus) (2)

Health: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The Countess of Mar asked Her Majesty’s Government When plans to produce the series of National Health Service documents, Occupational Aspects of the Management o

Northern Echo, March 12 (Prof Puri and essential fatty acids)

‘Startling’ results in fish oil tests POWERFUL new evidence shows that children using a dietary supplement pioneered in the North-East are making huge advances, it was revealed last night.

Scottish Cross-Party Group on ME

Yesterday at Holyrood, in its final meeting before the Scottish election, the Cross Party Group on ME (CPG) agreed the final wording of a policy document for its work when…

House of Lords, March 13 (NHS Plus) (1)

 WRITTEN ANSWER The Countess of Mar asked a question about the status of the series of NHS Plus documents Occupational Aspects of the Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A National…

Catalonia keads the way in Spain

The Catalan Parliament, the legislative assembly for the region which includes Spain’s second largest city of Barcelona, this week accepted a proposition from its citizens with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia (FM)…

BBC Online, March 12 (VegEPA and Prof Puri)

Supplement ‘boosts’ brain power   Oily fish contains omega-3 fatty acids A supplement containing fatty acids may help children do better at school. Tests of VegEPA, in four overweight youngsters,…

The Scientist, March 8 (future of health research funding)

MRC head to step down Colin Blakemore decides not to apply for a second term at the agency, currently in the midst of major reforms By Stephen Pincock

NICE does U-turn on osteoporosis

MAY BE REPOSTED ‘Pulse’ magazine for doctors today reports (news on p2) that NICE has drastically revised its proposals for patients with osteoporosis. The U-turn involves removing the most severe…

Carlisle News and Star, March 5

Making up for lost time Great-grandmother Elsa celebrates getting life back on track with ME support group Story by Pamela McGowan

E-petition to the Prime Minister

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to get the Health Service and medical profession to accept the WHO classification of ME/CFS as an organic neurological disorder and not as…

BMJ: doctors lose powers to regulate their profession

British Medical Journal: 24 February 2007 by Clare Dyer, legal correspondent

Dangerous herbal remedies – BBC TV tonight (March 2)

MAY BE REPOSTED For anyone who is interested in the use of herbal remedies, I have been making a film with the BBC about the use of dangerous (and potentially…

Horsham meeting, May 11

Millenium Hall, Roffey, near Horsham, from 10.30am

Chichester meeting, June 12

Tuesday, 12 June – Postgraduate Medical Centre, St Richard’s Hospital, Spitalfields Lane, Chichester, PO19 4SE, 7pm 

Jazz supper, West Sussex, May 12

Saturday, 12 May – ME Awareness Day, Scout HQ, Brown Twins Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. ReMEmber’s annual Jazz Supper with the Mike Lavelle Quartet. Tickets £17.50 (including buffet supper) from…

Index to articles in ME Essential magazine

Here is an index to the main articles which have appeared in our quarterly magazine, ME Essential, since March 2004. Copies of the Medical Management Files by Dr Charles Shepherd…

New patron for The ME Association

John Bercow, MP for Buckingham, has accepted an invitation to become a patron of The ME Association.

Retirement of Dr Terry Daymond

From the "Sunderland Echo", February 25 The lives of thousands of patients have been transformed thanks to Dr Terry Daymond. But after nearly 28 years working at Sunderland Royal Hospital,…

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