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BBC Wales news: ‘Humanitarian crisis’ for ME sufferers in Wales

BBC Wales News article, 11 May 2019: ‘Humanitarian crisis’ for ME sufferers in Wales “People thought I’d moved away or joined a nunnery”, said Marian Gray, who admits going “missing from life”. She disappeared because she was one of the … Continue reading

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MP Carol Monaghan leads campaign for new ME treatment

BBC News article, by Laurel Ives, 25 June 2018: MP Carol Monaghan leads campaign for new ME treatment Chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME, is incorrectly treated, lacks sufficient funding and is poorly understood by many in the medical profession – according … Continue reading

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PACE Trial reanalysis in the news – Findings of £5m ME chronic fatigue study ‘worthless’

Times article, by Tom Whipple, Science Editor, 22 March 2018: Findings of £5m ME chronic fatigue study ‘worthless’ [register for free to read 2 articles a week] Scientists have questioned the robustness of a study that recommended exercise and cognitive behavioural therapy … Continue reading

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I made a film from my bed to prove my illness is real

BBC news article, 9 Nov 2017: I made a film from my bed to prove my illness is real Five years ago, Jennifer Brea was struck down by ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), and found herself bed-bound, a prisoner in her own … Continue reading

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Dr Martin Rhisiart ‘killed himself after ME diagnosis’

BBC News article, 5 September 2017: Dr Martin Rhisiart ‘killed himself after ME diagnosis’ A university professor who acted as an economics adviser for the UK government killed himself after being diagnosed with ME, an inquest in Cardiff has heard. Dr Martin Rhisiart, … Continue reading

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‘Inconsistent’ services for disabled taxi passengers

BBC news article, 4 April 2017: Inconsistent’ services for disabled taxi passengers Taxi services for disabled people are “mixed” and “inconsistent”, according to an advisor to the Welsh Local Government Association. John Forsey said consistent disability training should be offered … Continue reading

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Charities’ plea over Personal Independence Payments

BBC news article, 15 March 2017: Charities’ plea over Personal Independence Payments The chief executives of more than 30 charities have written to ministers urging them not to restrict access to a disability benefit. The rules around Personal Independence Payments, … Continue reading

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Disability benefits cuts should be delayed, MPs say

www.parliament.uk, 3 Feb 2017: Additional financial support needed before lower benefit rate introduction The Work and Pensions Committee report, published 3 Feb 2017: says that, if the Department is to press ahead with introducing a lower rate of benefit for new claimants … Continue reading

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Wheelchair user wins accessible bus travel Supreme court case

BBC News article, 18 January 20: ‘Wheelchair v buggy’: Disabled man wins Supreme Court case A disabled man has won a Supreme Court case after a dispute with a woman with a buggy over wheelchair space on a bus. It … Continue reading

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The ‘extreme’ side-effects of antidepressants

BBC news article, By Lesley Ashmall (BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme), 19 October 2016: The ‘extreme’ side-effects of antidepressants Claire Hanley says she tried to take her own life twice after taking antidepressants People who say their lives have been ruined by … Continue reading

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