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Lots of Newspapers Covering ME/CFS Today

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Valentijn, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    I have read the articles from the major US sources, and all spoke of CFS like a serious physical disease. It was all in the context of the XMRV studies coming up negative, but they only quoted "real" ME/CFS docs and researchers, so barely a breath of psychological mumbo-jumbo anywhere.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/health/research/23fatigue.html has one, also covered by TIME, USA Today, CBS, FOX, Wall Street Journal (a blog), Reuters, The Washington Post, and even our good friends at the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15017660

    I wish it was better news re-XMRV, but at least there's articles at all the major news sources now that don't even consider the possibility that ME/CFS is a psychological problem that's cured by CBT/GET.

    Progress!
     
  2. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    Progress indeed - thanks for the links Valentijn. Serious research and findings at least being used by some of the media now.
     
  3. eric_s

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    Yes, that's good to hear
     
  4. Battery Muncher

    Battery Muncher Senior Member

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    Yep, attitudes are beginning to change. Hopeful stuff.
     
  5. heapsreal

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    although xmrv is falling out of favour, i dont think scientists can ignore the immune abnormalities found in cfs, so its a matter of finding the cause of these dysfunctions.
     
  6. maddietod

    maddietod Senior Member

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    Val, do you have a link to an article in the Washington Post (my local paper)? I searched and couldn't find one.
     
  7. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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  8. RustyJ

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    Hi Val. Good observation. A suggestion - could you change thread title? I have been avoiding all the negative press and thought this was another negative one. Maybe to "There's good news in lots of ...." :D The more that read these sorts of threads the better. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    I think I've tried changing a thread title before, and failed utterly :p
     
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  11. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    Hi Val, I think if you click Edit Post, then Go Advanced, you will find the thread title can be edited.
     
  12. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    The title is neutral.

    Thanks for starting this thread.
     

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