‘ME sufferers rely on alternative medicines’

From Press Association Newswire, September 8 More than a third of patients with long-term fatigue conditions like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) believe complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are more effective than traditional medicine in treating their illness, research launched at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester reveals.

‘Reinventing the wheel to help disabled’

Health reporter Jane Elliott has written an interesting story on the BBC News website today about the creation of a new prototype wheelchair – with wheels that fold in on themselves, making it easier to transport the wheelchair when it’s not in use.

No more Rotherham CFS/ME Group

We have just heard that Rotherham CFS/ME Group was dissolved at a meeting called for the purpose last night (Friday, 5 September). This information has been supplied to various ME message boards by the ex-secretary, Mrs Irene Thorpe. Details of the group have now been removed from this site’s database of local groups.

Home testing kits – can you help network TV news show?

We’ve had a request from a national network TV news show who want to talk/film people who have had experiences – good and bad – with home testing kits, particularly for diabetes, cholesterol and liver function tests. If you know of anyone prepared to contribute to the item, please give full contact details, using this […]

‘The Chilllow’, special offer in Eczema Week

Chillow, the personal cooling pad that can help soothe the intense itching of eczema, is offering a special ‘buy one, get one half price’ offer on all Chillow personal cooling pads bought during National Eczema Week (13-21 September 2008). [MEA note: This product can also help people with ME/CFS who suffer regular night sweats.]

Jacqui and Carl Alban discover another amazing little secret!

Jacqui and Carl Alban bought an old cotton mill in Brittany, north west France, and then spent a small fortune converting it into six luxury apartments for disabled holidaymakers. The couple, who created British-owned business "I Need a Holiday Too!",  then discovered another amazing little secret – the advertising pages on this website!

‘I let my husband die’

 From The Guardian, 18 August 2008 After granting her partner Paul’s last wish to die in peace, Jill Anderson was shocked to find herself in court being blamed for his death. Full story

‘Claire’s Story’ – a blast from the not-so-distant past

A Canadian website has rediscovered "Claire’s Story" –  a film lasting almost eight minutes which was first broadcast as part of the "Inside Out" series by BBC East of England some years ago. The film was made by the BBC after The ME Association’s publicity manager put them in touch with Jane Colby of the […]


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