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Incidental news correction about ME/CFS

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by MsUnderstood, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. MsUnderstood

    MsUnderstood Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    In Canada, news articles that include even a crumb of information about ME are few and far between. So, I was encouraged to find the following:


    Yes, it's a stretch . . . the story talks about how the Montreal Canadiens' (hockey) goalie dealt with chronic fatigue. What's noteworthy is the Editor's correction at the bottom of the article. It states:

    "Editors Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that chronic fatigue is a disease. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (sic) is a neuroimmune disease, chronic fatigue is simply a symptom of many illnesses."

    The Last Word on Sports network primarily covers professional and college sports in North America; but also football, rugby and tennis worldwide. For me, any situation where a broader segment of society is exposed to even a nugget of truth about ME is one more baby step in the right direction in terms of recognition.
  2. Melanie

    Melanie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Happy they did this. I was uncertain he even had ME/CFS but if he did then it should have at least been stated as CFS. And a hockey player with ME, CFS, or ME/CFS is a stretch.
    Indigophoton, Wonko, Allele and 4 others like this.
  3. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Metro Vancouver, BC - Canada
    It always amazes me how often the British media seem to cover ME/CFS, whereas here in Canada, we might see a story once every five years.
  4. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Holodeck #2

    The media has recently gone back to saying Carey Price had "chronic fatigue syndrome". At first read, I thought perhaps a concussion contributed to the "chronic fatigue (syndrome)", but it appears the concussion happened after the CF(S).

    Price is apparently having a horrible season. Some guys just can't get a break. :(
    A similar current article stating Price had "chronic fatigue syndrome": https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/nhl/better-luck-next-year-montreal-canadiens-edition/ar-BBKIDv8

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