Welcome To The York ME Community

Firstly, let me just say that The York ME Community is not a charity. I will not be asking you to put your hands in your pockets for cash. What I believe we need so much more at the moment is awareness of the illness and for that we need people who are learning about ME and therefore able to tell others. There are ME charities, and if in the future you or your business wish to do a charity run or whatever in aid of ME, I will happily help and support that aim.

Possible Mechanism Identified For ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’


  By Miriam E. Tucker in Medscape.   Blockage of a key metabolic enzyme could explain the profound lack of energy and other symptoms experienced by patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), new research suggests. The findings were published December 22, 2016, in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight by Øystein Fluge, MD, from […]

More Than Half Of Drug Trials ‘Tainted By Financial Conflicts Of interest’

Drugs Trials

  By Paul Gallagher in iNews.   More than half the number of trials that study the effectiveness of of drugs could be tainted by financial conflicts of interest, a study published by the BMJ reveals. Researchers investigated the association between financial ties of principal investigators and study outcomes in a random sample of almost […]

Why Football Bets Are Far More Profitable To Bookmakers Than Gambling Machines


  By Philip Newall in The Conversation.   When the government completes its review of the gambling sector in the coming weeks, a clampdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) looks to be on the cards. Dubbed the “crack cocaine of gambling” for allowing punters to bet stakes of up to £100 in games like […]

It’s Time To Hit Businesses That Fail Their Disabled Customers Where It Really Hurts – In The Pocket

Disability Travel

  By James Moore in The Independent.   Flying can be a depressing experience at the best of times. When you have disabilities, however, it can feel more like an unpleasant medical procedure. Take the experience of Frank Gardner, the BBC’s security correspondent, on a recent easyJet flight. Gardner, who was left disabled after a […]

York Chosen To Pioneer Pothole Detection Equipment

Pot Holes

  From The Yorkshire Times.   City of York Council has been selected as one of two authorities to receive a share of £1.2bn government funding for a one year trial of revolutionary pothole detecting cameras. The cameras will be fixed to refuse vehicles and used to identify road surface problems before they become potholes. […]

Referral Centres Cause ‘Dangerous’ NHS Delays, BMA Warns


  By Patrick Clahane BBC News.   NHS patients face “dangerous” treatment delays due to a 10-fold increase in “crude, expensive” referral management centres, doctors have warned. The centres, sometimes run by private firms, vet GP referrals and decide if patients should receive hospital care. The British Medical Association (BMA) called them “inefficient” and a […]

Pause-Review-Reflect: Towards A Bigger Picture ?


    An ME blog by Valerie Eliot-Smith.   PAUSE This year will bring some changes which mean I need to step back from my research and advocacy work. This work has covered a number of different topics and this is reflected in the sub-heading of this blog “Law and health; due process and civil […]

The York ME Community & Visualise Training and Consultancy


      As part of our aim to help support the health and wellbeing of the people of York, The York ME Community has linked up with Visualise Training and Consultancy. They are a company who provide interactive disability awareness training programmes and workplace assessments that focus on empathy and engagement as a means […]

Health Care: A Social Necessity for a Viable Society – A View From The USA


    By Satyros Phil Brucato.   Universal health care, as far as I’m concerned, is as essential to a modern industrialized society as roads, power grids, sewage systems, telephone access, reliable energy sources with long-term viability, relatively untainted sources of food and drink, professional police and emergency-response systems, an efficient and mobile standing military force, […]

York Café Named In ‘The 50 Best Breakfast Places In The UK’

Pig and Pastry

  From YorkMix.   It will come as no surprise to YorkMix readers, who voted it into our ‘best York breakfasts’ guide last year. But now the rest of Britain knows that the Pig & Pastry is one of the finest places to start your day. The Bishopthorpe Road café was York’s only entry in […]

Mediterranean Diet May Protect Your Brain In Old Age, New Finding Suggests

Med Diet

  By Paul Fletcher in The Conversation.   Amid the contention about diets and detoxes, sugar and fats, there is at least general agreement that a Mediterranean diet – fruit, vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish – is a good thing. Now, a new study based on brain imaging in over 400 people seems to show […]

Barcelona, Singapore And Berlin: World’s Best Cities To Travel If You’re Disabled


  By Emily Yates in The Independent.   As Emily Yates, an accessibility consultant, travel writer and TV presenter who recently wrote the Lonely Planet guide to Accessible Rio de Janeiro, points out, the spontaneous, unexpected joys of travel aren’t so easy to achieve if you’re disabled. “Holidays and adventures mostly require good planning and […]

Therapeutic Yoga Classes In York


  Sonia Perry is starting a series of 6 Therapeutic Yoga classes on Sunday 5 May from 2 to 3 pm. The course of classes will teach people how to relax deeply, breathe more freely, move more easily and open to re-energise. The sessions will be held in the warm underfloor heated Chapel in the […]

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