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.

36 Things To Do In York This Weekend, March 25-26 2017


    From YorkMix.   Step into spring this Mother’s Day weekend with beautiful plants for the garden and interior designs for the home. Whether you’re taking your mum to see Marc Almond or the Chimpanzees of Happytown, you are sure to have a happening weekend. As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to […]

A Wheelchair On Broadway Isn’t Exploitation. It’s Progress.


    By Neil Genzlinger in The New York Times   There’s a wheelchair onstage at the Belasco Theater, and it’s drawing an abundance of attention. There’s also a wheelchair onstage at a small theater not far away, and it’s drawing practically no attention at all. The gulf between the two says quite a lot. At […]

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Is Not Fatigue, Or ‘CFS’

Hummingbird Foundation

  From The Humming Birds’ Foundation for ME.   Copyright © Jodi Bassett June 2007. This version updated March 2009. From www.hfme.org                   Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is not synonymous with being tired all the time. If a person is very fatigued for an extended period of time this […]

York-Based Restaurant Chain To Open Fifth Venue

Bengal Brasserie

    From YorkMix.   With its head office at Clifton Park Avenue, and a restaurant on Goodramgate, the Bengal Brasserie is a York success story. And the business is still growing. Already operating four venues in Yorkshire, the chain of Indian and Bengali restaurants is about to unveil its fifth. The independent group, which […]

How A Study About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Was Doctored, Adding To Pain And Stigma


    By Steven Lubet in The Conversation.   The public relies on scientists to report their findings accurately and completely, but that does not always happen. Too often, researchers announce only their most favorable outcomes, while keeping more disappointing results well out of sight. This phenomenon, first identified by the psychologist Robert Rosenthal in […]

Amazing York Eco Pods Take Top Spot In National Awards (As City Is Revealed As Hotel Hotspot)

Eco Pods

      By YorkMix.   In a city filled with hotels, it takes a lot for the accommodation to stand out. But the glamping pods run by York Holiday & Cycle Stop are like nothing else – and guests just love them. That much is borne out by the fact that the business – […]

A Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) ? Immunosignature Provides Another Possibility


  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   A Different Look at the Immune System The ultimate goal of this work is the development of a non-subjective clinical tool for diagnosing patients with ME. Lombardi et. al.  Last month Health Rising looked at a potential ion channel biomarker coming out of the NCNED in Australia. […]

Julie Rehmeyer: Hope And Despair In Through The Shadowlands

Julie Rehmeyer

    From MEAction.   Recently, #MEAction sat down with Julie Rehmeyer to discuss her new book Through the Shadowlands, her op-ed in the New York Times with David Tuller, and next steps. What made you embark on a project like Through the Shadowlands? I’m a writer, and it was a big experience I was […]

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