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New Regulator Of Immune Responses Discovered

Research Study

  By The University of Leeds, published in EurekAlert !   Scientists have identified a new internal regulator that helps control the body’s response to fight infection. The discovery could be a target for new drugs to tackle autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and scleroderma, where healthy tissues are attacked by the body’s own immune […]

The Hummingbird: Could A Blood Flow Enhancer Help With Fibromyalgia, POTS And ME/CFS ?

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  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising. A Different Approach to Fibromyalgia “The effects of not getting good blood flow to your brain, joints and muscles?…. Fibromyalgia” – Vital Motion Erik Hiester D.O., is not your ordinary doctor. He’s an interesting blend of engineer and doctor. Hiester’s first love was biomedical engineering (B.S. and M.S.). Wanting […]

96 Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis

Medical-Marijuana

by Denise Grech in Times of Malta. Ninety-six patients have been prescribed medical cannabis since the law was amended in March this year, Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci said. The 96 patients were under the care of 14 doctors, she said, adding the superintendence was also following the cases closely. Many of these patients suffered from fibromyalgia, […]

Pharmacological Activation Of AMPK And Glucose Uptake In Cultured Human Skeletal Muscle Cells From Patients With ME/CFS

ME Research UK

  Authors Audrey E Brown, Beth Dibnah, Emily Fisher, Julia L Newton and Mark Walker in ME Research UK. Institutions Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University; Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Abstract Background: Skeletal muscle fatigue and post-exertional malaise are key symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). We have previously shown […]

Sky News In York As Snow Hits

Sky in York

  Gillian from Sky News has been reporting from York this morning as the snow continues to cause travel problems in the region. Please take note of the warnings being given and don’t travel unless you need to.  Many schools are closed and bus and rail services are affected.   It takes more than a […]

Grants To Help Keep Your Home Warmer This Winter And Beyond

York Council

From City of York Council.   Funding available for North Yorkshire homes, courtesy of West Yorkshire Combined Authority As the cold weather continues to bite across the county, householders in York are being reminded that they can apply for up to 100%-funded grants to help insulate energy inefficient homes and reduce heating bills. Funded by […]

The Chronically Ill Student

Education

  By Jo Hadler in ME Support.   I was 14 when I began to notice that I was different from my school friends. I had what I thought were growing pains in my legs, stomach problems, felt sick, had frequent headaches and worst of all, I had no energy. After many blood tests and […]

The York ME Community Fantasy Football League

Nestle 2017

This competition is being supported by 12 business teams, 10 from the York area, in helping to raise ME Awareness in York.  All registration fees to join the league went to Invest in ME Research to help find a cure for an illness that affects around 800 people in the York area, 200 being severe, […]

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

Exercise

    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

Nervous System

  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

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  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 […]

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