Medical General

No Increased Risk Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After HPV Vaccination

Vaccination

    From Medical Press.   Girls receiving one or more doses of HPV vaccine have no greater risk of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS / ME) than unvaccinated girls. This is shown in a new major study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The study is part of the national surveillance of the […]

Meditation

Meditation

    From Yoga Journal.   “Meditation” and “mindfulness” are buzzwords these days for good reason. Yogis have been practicing dhyana (meditation) for millennia. Get expert insight here on meditation and its symbiotic relationship to yoga. Use this hub as your go-to resource for simple tips and guided practices to quiet your mind and make meditation part of your modern daily […]

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria

ME Explanation

    From The Journal of Internal Medicine.   Abstract:   The label ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ (CFS) has persisted for many years because of the lack of knowledge of the aetiological agents and the disease process. In view of more recent research and clinical experience that strongly point to widespread inflammation and multisystemic neuropathology, it […]

The Health Cost Of Cutting Free School Lunches Will Be Far Greater Than The Price Of Them

Free School Meals

    By Sophia Komninou in The Conversation.   The Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to replace free school lunches – for children in the first three years of primary school in England – with free breakfasts is curious to say the least. Since it was announced, researchers have found that the cost of the project is hugely […]

Failings Of The Establishment Organisations Toward People With ME

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  From Invest in ME Research.   It may have escaped the notice of some that the MRC is preparing to be absorbed into the new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the existing CEO, Sir John Savill, will be winding down affairs until the transition is completed. Link to Appointment notification We have stated […]

What’s The Harm ? How I Turned To Wellness Out Of Desperation To Cure My Chronic Illness

Natasha Lipman

    By Natasha Lipman.   This week, I headed up to Leeds to speak at the British Dietetic Association’s Eat Fact Not Fiction event, where I had the pleasure of telling my story of falling for wellness, and why it’s so important that we don’t just dismiss people as stupid for falling for these trends. I’ve […]

8 Things That Spoonies Are Totally Over

Spoonie Warrior

    From The Spoonie Warrior Blog.   While my condition has only been disabling for the past year and a half, I’ve technically had chronic illnesses my entire life. Even before being diagnosed, my illnesses affected my life greatly. Most people will want to hear that, despite my struggles, I make sure that I […]

Disabled Go – Access Information For The Disabled

Disabled Go

  A very warm welcome to DisabledGo.com. We hope that you find our services really useful and that you visit us often. On our website you’ll find detailed access information to thousands of venues across the UK and the Republic of Ireland: shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities, hospitals and more. Established over […]

This 12-Year-Old Is Creating An App For Disabled People

Alexander Knoll

  By Joe Fryer in NBC News.   At just 12 years old, Alexander Knoll is already handing out business cards. Even more impressive, his title on those business cards is “CEO.” The inventive, freckle-faced redhead is creating something called the Ability App, which is like Yelp for accessibility. When it’s finished, the free application […]

ME And Me: Making Films About Disability To Raise Awareness

Film

      From Disability Horizons.   Disabled writer and actor Thom Jackson-Wood, who has ME, talks to Disability Horizons about his films, Awaken and The Black Box, both of which are about disability. Written after frustrations at disabled people being misrepresented on TV, he hopes the films will raise awareness of different disabilities, and […]

University of Toronto Study Offers Hope To Sufferers Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

University of Toronto

    From University of Toronto News.   A new U of T study may lead to help for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) who face debilitating fatigue that can’t be cured by rest. The study, which looks at epigenetic changes in people with CFS, is the first to identify differences in sensitivity to a hormone found in the […]

PIP Assessment Lies And Distortions Exposed By Double Apology To Claimant

DWP Caxton House

    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   A disabled teacher has told how a government contractor apologised to him for a dishonest benefit assessment, and then had to apologise again after it ordered a replacement assessment which was even worse. He says his experience is a damning indictment of the assessment process […]

ME/CFS And Sexism

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    From Jameson Writes.   For those who have watched Jen Brea’s Ted Talk, or read other accounts of life with MECFS, like Julie Rehmeyer’s new book, Through the Shadowlands and my essay in Quartz a few months ago, then you know that medical neglect is a big part of the disease’s narrative. Also within […]

Polarized Sunglasses: The Best Choice For Sun Wear ?

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  By Troy Bedinghaus in Very Well Are sunglasses all the same as long as they provide shade? Absolutely not. Nothing provides a high level visual experience when outdoors in bright sunlight like a polarized sun lens. Polarized sunglasses are so popular because they provide the wearer increased visibility and performance when simply at the beach, or […]

The Judgement People With Chronic Illness Face After Posting On Social Media

Frustration Chronic Illness

  By Yvonne Evans in The Mighty.   How many of you out there have had people accuse you of faking your illness based on things you post on social media? It really can be a lose/lose situation for those of us with disabilities. If you post yourself getting out and having fun, you’re not […]

Carers Week – 12 to 18 June 2017

York Carers Centre

  Carers Week is a national campaign to celebrate and recognise the UK’s 6.5 million carers who look after family or friends who are older, ill or have a disability. York Carers Centre are committed to helping the city’s estimated 18,000 carers within Carer Friendly Communities;  places where local people and services understand a carer’s […]

MTHFR Mutation, Symptoms And Diet: What You Need To Know

MTHFR

      By Joe in Diet vs Disease.   All humans have the same set of genes. Our differences come from the tiny variations in those genes. Those variations influence not only in how you look or behave different to others… But in how your body reacts differently to external factors. Especially how it […]

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