Daily Mail, February 6 (“Lightning Process”)

SAVED FROM A LIVING DEATH by Esther Rantzen For 14 years, Esther Rantzen’s daughter Emily had her life destroyed by ME. Trapped in a wheelchair, wasting away, she wanted to die. Now, thanks to radical "mind over matter" therapy, she’s cured herself.

National ME organisations respond to DWP guidance

STATEMENT BY NATIONAL ME ORGANISATIONS ON DWP CFS/ME GUIDANCE DOCUMENT (VERSION 9) We are pleased that the DWP has acknowledged that there has been a 'black hole' with ME/CFS, resulting in many decision makers/adjudicators having trouble making correct allocations, and have agreed to address this. 

Dr Nigel Speight’s evidence to the Gibson Inquiry

MAY BE REPOSTED Following a request from the Gibson Inquiry secretariat, The ME Association has forwarded a copy of the transcript and Powerpoint slides used by Dr Nigel Speight, Paediatric Adviser to The ME Association, when he presented evidence on ME/CFS in children and adolescents to the fourth oral hearing.

Financial Times, January 19 (recovery from flu)

Gently does it By Edi Smockum There is no more challenging time to keep to a fitness regime than during an illness. Those with less than total commitment to training routines will find it hard to get back to them if they are out for any length of time. So how do you keep on […]

The Gibson Enquiry – next meeting

The next meeting of the Group for Scientific Research into ME has been set for 6 February 2007 Further to the publication of the Group's Report at the end of last year, the GSRME is holding a meeting to discuss the Report, how to use it and how to keep the political momentum behind the […]

Letter to The Mail on Sunday

INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION Re: Healthnotes / 14 January 2007 /p63 Representatives from ME/CFS charities have tried unsuccessfully to ensure that new medical guidance to be issued by the Department of Work and Pensions in February properly reflects the fact that this is a serious and potentially very disabling neurological illness.


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