Yesterday there were two articles about ME in the Swedish tabloid paper Aftonbladet. I wasn't able to google translate these articles for some reason.. Others are very welcome to have a go! Aftonbladet "Det enda jag tänkt på i tre år är den här jävla sjukdomen" The only thing I've thought about for three years is this damn disease About 32 year old Anki Johansson who got ill with ME three years ago. She is mostly bed bound and her boyfriend is her carer. They tried receiving help from home care services, but it was too much having different people coming, and needing to explain them again and again where things are etc. Aftonbladet "Forskare: "I Norge försöker man göra något" Researcher: I Norway they're actually trying to do something Professor emeritus in clinical virology at Uppsala University Jonas Blomberg says that in Norway there is extensive specialist competence and earmarked money for ME-research. The Swedish care for ME-patients is far behind. "The fact that we are so focused on evidence-based medicine in Sweden, leads to bad consequences for this patient group". Today there are many Swedish patients seeking expensive care and help abroad, as for instance Germany. The professor think that shouldn't have to be necessary. He also believes there are major risks with these treatments which often involves many months with powerful antibiotics. This in view of the risks of penicillin resistance.