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.

York Ice Trail Weekend 2016: Where To See The Sculptures

Ice Sculpture

  By Sam Preece in YorkMix.   Those sparkling ice sculptures are back. It’s the return of the hugely popular Ice Trail weekend (December 10 and 11) and this year there are 35 icy works of art to see. Once again they have been created by those clever people at Glacial Art. Lots of organisations […]

York City Walls Update: There’s Good News And Bad News

York Walls

  From YorkMix. Last week we reported that the council had closed part of York’s city walls. It followed a routine inspection which discovered possible subsidence on the section between Fishergate Postern Tower and Fishergate Bar. The council said it had to put safety first and shut this section. Now a specialist team of experts […]

UK Airports Asked To Make Improvements For People With ‘Hidden Disabilities’

Air Travel

  From BT.com News.   Airports will provide more support for people with hidden disabilities under new guidelines introduced by the aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) guidance sets out how UK airports can make air travel more accessible for people with conditions such as dementia, autism, hearing loss and visual impairment. The guidelines, […]

Karina Hansen 7: Update And Urgent Appeal

Karina Hansen

  A Blog by Valerie Eliot-Smith.   The current situation (December 2016) On 17 October 2016, after three and a half years of involuntary detention as a de facto psychiatric patient in a Danish clinic, Karina Hansen (pictured above left from her schooldays) finally returned to her family home from which she had been forcibly removed […]

Cold Survival With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


  By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well.   A common symptom of fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is cold sensitivity, which can make the winter months a real battle for us. With a little planning, though, you may be able to alleviate the worst of what cold weather means for your illness. Getting chilled […]

Why Clean Eating Needs A Side Order Of Common Sense

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet with Walnuts.  (PRNewsFoto/California Walnut Commission)

  From Amelia Freer’s blog.   Just like fashion, trends in dieting come and go. I’ve been an interested observer of these for well over a decade now, watching each new idea peak in popularity before fading away in readiness for the Next Big Thing. So the enormous rise and subsequent criticism against clean eating […]

Newcastle University Experts In Hunt For “Smoking Gun” Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME


  By Tony Kearney in The Northern Echo.   University scientists are leading research to develop a simple blood test for the chronic fatigue syndrome ME. Researchers from Newcastle and Oxford Universities have been awarded £50,000 funding from the ME Association to spend 12 months analysing nearly 300 blood samples, looking at metabolomics – chemical […]

The York ME Community Inter Company Fantasy Football League – Christmas Prize !


    The Fantasy Football League is being supported by businesses, who in turn by registering have donated to the Invest in ME Research Charity. Now it’s time to give back !  This is just to announce that whichever team is top of the league at Christmas will win a great prize donated by another […]

York To Get Its First Proms ! Outdoor Musical Spectacular Planned For 2017


  From YorkMix.   You’ve heard of the last night of the proms. Well York is set to enjoy its very first night of the proms… It has been announced that Museum Gardens will be the backdrop to the inaugural York Proms on Sunday, July 9 2017. The open air picnic concert will celebrate the […]

How Can The UK Government Meet Its Legal Air Pollution Targets ?

Air Pollution

    By Alistair Lewis in The Conversation.   Each year, air pollution contributes to around 25,000 deaths in the UK. It’s a shocking statistic. By law, the government is obliged to cut high levels of harmful gases in the “shortest possible time”, yet in November the High Court ruled that the government’s pollution plan […]

Trial By Error, Continued: The Dutch Studies (Again!), And An Esther Crawley Bonus

David Tuller

    By David Tuller, DrPH   David Tuller is academic coordinator of the concurrent masters degree program in public health and journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Wow, the research from the CBT/GET crowd in The Netherlands never ceases to amaze. Like the work of their friends in the U.K., each study comes […]

SME Growth Threatened As Three In Four Are Forced To Write Off Unpaid Debts


    By Business Matters.   The average amount written off by UK SMEs in the last year is £11,708, representing just under £50 billion in written off debts, or £134 million every day. According to the study conducted among small businesses owners, medium-sized businesses with between 50 and 249 employees are the worst affected […]

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