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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.

Indicator Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Found In Gut Bacteria

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    By Krishna Ramanujan in the Cornell Chronicle. Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert. Due to this lack of information, some people have even suggested […]

York River Safety: More Improvements Still Needed, Say Experts

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    By Victoria Prest in The Press.   York’s riversides still need more lifebuoys and safety fencing to stop people falling in to the water, safety experts say. The Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA) has set out what work still needs to be done after it was commissioned to review and […]

Reaching Out And Supporting The Self Employed

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    By Emma Smailes, of the Federation of Small Businesses as reported by Andrew Hitchon in The Press. Those of you with certain literary tastes will know Ford Prefect, the fictional character in Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Ford is an alien journalist aged 200 years, who despite his love of […]

US Neuroscientist Says Exercise Is A Noxious Stimulus That Worsens Symptoms Of ME/CFS

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    By Penny Swift in The Argus Report.   A highly regarded American neuroscientist who has researched CFS for more than a decade, has decried media reports based on The Lancet Psychiatry’s recent scientific article that claims graded exercise therapy (GET) is an effective treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The Lancet Psychiatry report, […]

People With ME/CFS Have Long Been Told It’s All In Their Head – These Scientists Disagree

Chronic Pain

  By Conrad Bower in The Canary.   A conference bringing together the brightest minds in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis a.k.a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) research, presented results that promise to bring a new dawn in understanding this debilitating disease. A hot topic at the conference was the search for reliable biomarkers to diagnose ME/CFS which can […]

Researchers Call For More In-Depth Mitochondrial Testing In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

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  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising. A letter to the editor of the BioMed Central Journal urged more in depth mitochondrial testing than has been done be done in ME/CFS. The letter referred to a study done by an ME/CFS researcher, Maureen Hanson, and funded by the Chronic Fatigue Initiative. The CFI is very […]

Screening Test For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On Its Way

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  By Louise Durack of Griffith University in Australia.   Ground-breaking research at Griffith University into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is leading the way for the development of a new screening tool for the condition. The research team from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, has identified new […]

York Estate Agent Proves He’s The Wheel Deal With Cycle Challenge For Children’s Charity

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      By Andrew Hitchon in The Press.   A York estate agent is aiming to be the wheel deal by cycling to France in a bid to raise money for children facing long spells in hospital. Mark Christopher, sales director of Linley & Simpson in Micklegate, will pedal 300 miles from London to […]

Glastonbury’s Festival Economics Signals Hope For Entrepreneurial Spirit

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    By Michael Duignan in The Conversation.          Festivals and events come in all different shapes and sizes; from the humble local food and drink market to global mega-events such as the Olympics or Euro 2016. There are also the inbetweeners: the “hallmark” events, usually in the same place, at the same time, […]

NIH Tackles Neglected Mystery Illness

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  By Tanya Lewis in The Scientist. It has been more than seven months since the National Institutes of Health pledged increased funding for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research. Here is how some of that money will be put to use. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from an illness that causes them to feel […]

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