Trial By Error: NICE Rejects Current Guidance, Plans “Full Update”

David Tuller

  By David Tuller, DrPH.   Let’s give credit where it’s due. Apparently someone with decision-making authority at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has a grasp on reality and is willing to challenge the claims of the biopsychosocial ideological brigades. That’s the only logical explanation for last Wednesday’s welcome but unexpected announcement that […]

Exercise Intolerance


    From the Paradigm Change website.   One of the critical diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is intolerance of abnormally small amounts of activity or exercise. By definition, M.E. patients experience “post-exertional relapse” (also sometimes called “post-exertional malaise” or “post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion”), with their condition getting measurably worse following activity or exercise. In more […]

D-Ribose For Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

D Ribose

    By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well.   D-ribose is a supplement that’s sometimes recommended for people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Also called ribose or Beta-D-ribofuranose, it is a type of sugar that your body produces naturally. It plays several important roles in your body: it helps produce energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) it’s a […]

The Hidden Struggle Of Being Young And Chronically Ill

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  By Bethany Freeman in The Mighty.   I’m a 19 year old university student in semester break. It’s a Saturday morning. I woke up dehydrated and nauseas, absolutely exhausted (I didn’t sleep until around 4 a.m.), sore and feeling foggy. I’m sure I’m not alone in this feeling – many other young university students […]

Fatigue And ME

  I have a worry on my mind That spins my head around It causes grief, it’s beyond belief And an answer must be found   It’s about a word that’s used a lot A word filled with intrigue Not beat, not weary, not tired or wired But that bleedin’ word fatigue !   It’s […]

NHS Ransomware Cyber-Attack Was Preventable

Cyber Attack

    By Conor Deane-McKenna in The Conversation.   In a matter of hours, the NHS was effectively placed on lockdown with computer systems being held ransom and further machines powered down to prevent the spread of malware. Critical patient information has been inaccessible and several hospitals urged people to avoid accident and emergency departments, except in […]

Star Of The Hunger Games Heads To York To Talk About Milestone Movie


  From YorkMix.   He’s starred in one of the biggest film franchises of the decade – and one of its most acclaimed TV series. Now US actor, activist and writer Woody Harrelson is coming to York to talk movies. The man best known as Haymitch Abernathy, the mentor in The Hunger Games, and lauded for […]

24 Pictures Of Classic Old Chocolates And Sweets – How Many Do You Remember ?


    From YorkMix.   What an assortment! York Castle Museum has gone through its confectionery collection for its latest exhibition and come up with these gems. Curators have unearthed unusual sweet and chocolate collections, including rarely seen advertising and packaging for brands such as KitKat, After Eight, Yorkie and Terry’s Chocolate Orange, sweet making […]

New Research Discovers Evidence Of Atypical & Classical ME/CFS

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    From The Microbe Discovery Project   This latest research is the first to report evidence differentiating Atypical and Classical ME/CFS The researchers measured 51 different cytokines (immune messenger molecules) in cerebrospinal fluid. Their immune network analysis of these cytokines provided evidence that Atypical and Classical cases of ME/CFS have differing immune signatures within the central nervous system. This work […]

The Naked Scientists: Is ME An Autoimmune Disease ? Interview With Oncologists Prof Mella And Dr Fluge

Fluge and Mella

    Interview with Øystein Fluge and Olav Mella, Haukeland University Hospital, in Bergen. By Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists. Øystein Fluge and Olav Mella, Haukeland University Hospital, in Bergen Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS), also known as ME, affects about 1 person in 500. Sufferers describe symptoms of profound tiredness and lethargy that doesn’t improve with sleep […]

Minimum Wage And Living Wage To Rise April 2017


    From The Yorkshire Times.   The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. You must be at least: school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage aged 25 to get the National Living Wage – the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged […]

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