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Lots of Newspapers Covering ME/CFS Today

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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!
 

Enid

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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.
 

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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.
 

maddietod

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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.
 

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:
 

Gemini

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