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Complainant Name:
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension UK (IIH UK)

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Representatives of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension UK (IIH UK) complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had inaccurately stated that a woman with idiopathic intracranial hypertension "drinks" her own brain fluid to relieve her symptoms.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction online:

An article published on April 11 entitled ‘Barmaid who suffered crippling headaches is given new lease of life after she starts drinking her own BRAIN fluid' contained some inaccurate information regarding Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. The brain fluid is not ingested into the stomach. We would like to apologise for any confusion caused by the publication of this information. To learn more about Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension please go to the IIH UK national charity website www.iih.org.uk.

Date Published: 25/07/2013



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