‘Roy’s rovers do their bit for ME’

From the Aberdeen Press and Journal, 11 August 2008 MORE than 20 hardy souls completed the 32km trek through the Lairig Ghru to increase awareness of ME, the chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalopathy.

Downtown Radio, Northern Ireland, August 6

One of Northern Ireland’s most prominent ME fundraisers, Antoinette Christie, and Horace Reid, from the Northern Ireland ME Association, appeared on a late night show on Downtown Radio on August 6 – with MEA medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd and Dr Derek Enlander, from New York, joining the discussion.

‘Tiredness that turned me into a total zombie’

Good article about ME from the ‘Worcester News", 30 July 2008. HOW do you go from a high-flyer to a bed-ridden zombie who finds even speech a soul-destroying struggle? To find out, you need look no further than Joe Green, a once hard-working financial director who reached the pinnacle of his profession only to plummet […]

Alone in the jungle – with the drug-runners and guerillas

Shortly after Luke Collyer sensationally quit the 18-months-long Amazon Walk benefitting the ME Association’s tissue-bank appeal – after a series of differences with his trekking partner  Ed Stafford – Ed had this amazing and uproariously funny email interview with Sarah Staples, a reporter with the "Leicester Mercury".

ME Association writes to DWP about Employment and Support Allowance

Friday, July 25 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Dear Mr Purnell   Having been closely involved in the Department of Work and Pensions consultation process regarding new medical guidance on ME/CFS for the purpose of Disability Living Allowance and Carer’s Allowance application assessments, The ME Association is obviously very interested in the process for replacing Incapacity Benefit with the new […]

‘Woman left brain-damaged by detox diet’

from BBC Online, 23 July 2008 Our medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd comments:  "The important message here is that taking too much fluid/water (ie overhydration) can be just as dangerous as not taking enough fluid/water (ie dehydration)." A woman has been awarded more than £800,000 after she suffered permanent brain damage while on a detox […]

Summary of APPG on ME meeting held on Wednesday 2nd July 2008

MAY BE REPOSTED INFORMATION FROM THE ME ASSOCIATION This is a summary of key points to emerge from a business meeting and the AGM of the ME All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).  The meeting was held in Committee Room 20 at the House of Commons on Wednesday 2 July 2008 from 1pm to 3pm. The minutes […]


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