Saturday, July 11, 2009

Not all in the mind, after all

News item alert

Title: Yuppie Flu isn't all in the mind after all (Kent Messenger, 3 July

Newspaper version only, not online:

(Short but punchy article)

Supporters of people suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - once dubbed
"Yuppie flu" - have been given hope by a new study which for the first time
states that the condition is a physical illness.

Members of the West Kent based Grace Charity have distributed the document
on Myalgic Enchepalomyelitis (ME) to GP surgeries throughout Kent, thanks to
funding from one of its patrons, former Bishop of Maidstone Graham Cray.

The groundbreaking document by two doctors from Canada gives a clinical case
for the condition and guidelines for GP's on how to diagnose and treat it.

Catherine Ashenfelter for the Grace Charity said "This booklet gives a new focus, a new direction. You cannot ignore the science."


Any letters in response should be sent to e-mail address
that is messengernews at thekmgroup dot co dot uk

making it clear that you intend it for the letters page.

Note: To click the links to any letters in response and, from there, any
subsequent responses, as well as to the original article, it is necessary to
be registered with ME Free For (Details for new subscribers below)

To read a letter from Dr John Greensmith
click here

I know that at least two people intend to reply but please do try to boost
these numbers, especially if you are a fan of the Canadian guidelines. This
is in a UK newspaper but is equally relevant the world over.Please do send a
letter in reply if you can manage it to the e-mail address given above as
the more of us who submit one, the greater chance of at least one getting
Or just laugh your head off with our joke of the day


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