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IQs soar at Daily Telegraph: "It's too good to be true that exercise can help CFS"

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Sudden reversal of fortune for us in the DT:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbein...o-good-to-be-true-that-exercise-can-help-chr/

    No comments allowed, alas! But go there, read the whole thing, and give them the traffic for a positive article.
     
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  2. ScottTriGuy

    ScottTriGuy Stop the harm. Start the research and treatment.

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    Done.
    The tide is turning.
     
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  3. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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  4. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    Nice to see a journalist not just swalloing the SMC propaganda without, you know, doing some basic journalism, like checking facts.
     
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  5. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, James Le Fanu is a really common name in the UK.
     
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  6. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    You and your bolshie notions of facts and professional integrity. What are you, a communist?

    ;)
     
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  7. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member

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    I only ever met the one James Le Fanu - he was in my year at medical school. I know James quite well, although in recent years we have only met up for a meal on a couple of occasions. He wrote a good book called something like the Rise and Fall of Medical Science. He is a good egg and I am pleased to see him weighing in here. I will have to look at the full article.
     
  8. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member

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    It seems to be more of a shot across the bows than a nuclear submarine attack, but at least James has put his oar in.
     
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  9. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Well, I know at least five...

    Why isn´t there an emoticon for irony?
     
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    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member

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  11. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    I think I love this guy!
     
  12. Bob

    Bob

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  13. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    I have a rather old book by him, The Family Encyclopaedia of Medicine and Health, first published in 1987. I found a very short entry for 'Myalgic Encephalomyelitis'. Interestingly it states:
    Well, some right and some wrong, but maybe there wasn't much info available then.
     
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  14. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    The final discussion section of that paper by Le Fanu linked above is worth highlighting here, I think:

    Now why isn't he Science Editor at the Telegraph?
     
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  15. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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  16. Bob

    Bob

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    Dr James Le Fanu has published a follow-up discussion re ME/CFS in the Telegraph. I'll post the relevant letters below.

    I've been told that the first letter (below) did not appear in the print addition. I'm not sure about the shorter letters.

    I've also been told that Dr Le Fanu published more about ME/CFS in today's print edition that has not appeared online, as far as i'm aware. I was told that he mentioned research from Newcastle, amongst other stuff, but i can't remember all the details.


    Dr James Online Clinic 13th November 2015
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/health-advice/dr-james-online-clinic-16-nov/



     
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