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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.

6-Year Study Of Abnormal Brain Changes In CFS


  By Sasha Nimmo through ME Australia.   An Australian six-year study evaluating progressive brain changes associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda and Canadian Consensus Criteria definitions) shows patients’ brains deteriorate at an abnormal rate. The study used optimized voxel based morphometry (VBM), a commonly-used automated tool for studying patterns of brain change in neurological diseases. It shows chronic fatigue syndrome […]

400,000 Canadians Disabled By CFS

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By Russell Logan in Shout About ME.   Almost half a million Canadians with debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) also suffer severe deprivation and isolation, in many cases worse than more recognized illnesses such as stroke and cancer, according to the latest report from Health Canada. The 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) (published June 17, 2015) reveals […]

11th Invest In ME International ME Conference 2016

Invest in ME

  The 11th Invest in ME – Research International ME Conference 2016 – IIMEC11 – took place on 3rd June 2016 in London and attracted delegates from eighteen different countries – from Europe, North America, Middle East and Australasia. The conference day was preceded by the 6th Invest in ME Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium […]

Can You Get The Benefits Of Exercise By Having A Hot Bath?

hot bath

    From BBC News Magazine.   We all know that exercise is good for us, but can you get the benefits without actually doing the exercise, asks Michael Mosley. Having a hot bath or a sauna is a good way to soothe your limbs after exercise, but what happens if you do it instead […]

Drive-In Cinema To Open In York Next Week

Drive in Cinema

    From The Press.   A new drive-in movie cinema is set to open in York. Moonlight Drive-in Cinema is bringing the unique American experience to Monks Cross Shopping Park this summer. The summer season at Monks Cross launches on 22 July, and the opening film will be the 1978 classic Grease. The drive-in […]

Mitochondrial “Collateral Damage” Thanks To Big Pharma


    By Dr. Gary G. Kohls in Global Research,   “Mitochondrial damage is now understood to play a role in a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Recently it has become known that iatrogenic (physician or treatment-caused) mitochondrial damage explains many adverse reactions […]

Chance For Businesses To Hear About York Local Plan

York Local Plan

    By Andrew Hitchon in The Press.   Business leaders are to get the chance to learn more about the York Local Plan, which includes proposals for housing and employment development sites in the city. York Property Forum, part of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, will hear from Martin Grainger, City of […]

Hornig: Two Immune Signatures In ME/CFS


    By Russell Logan in Shout About ME.   Researchers have identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease. The findings, by a team at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, could […]

Dr Ian Lipkin Responds To The NIH ME/CFS Request For Information

Dr Ian Lipkin

    From The Microbe Discovery Project.   Dr. Lipkin, Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, has responded to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) request for information (RFI). The NIH had requested input for research strategies for (ME/CFS). This response in the letter below, articulates concisely and clearly, […]

Gut Bacteria Are Different In People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Gut Bacteria

  By Nicholas Bakalar in The New York Times.   A new study has identified a bacterial blueprint for chronic fatigue syndrome, offering further evidence that it is a physical disease with biological causes and not a psychological condition. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that causes extreme and lasting fatigue, preventing people from taking […]

Jackson Laboratory Researchers Looking Into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Jackson Lab

    By Stephen Singer in the Hartford Courant. Farmington — Chronic fatigue syndrome, which afflicts as many as 1 million Americans, is going under the microscope at the Jackson Laboratory as researchers look for molecular clues to the little-understood illness. The Farmington-based genomics research center has received a five-year, $3.3 million federal grant to […]

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