How Healthy Is The French Health System ?

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      Laurent Chambaud in The Conversation.   Among themselves the French can be highly critical of the care provided by their nation’s hospitals and doctors, yet they are always ready to defend the French health care system, considered to be one the world’s best. Indeed, in a World Health Organisation comparison of 191 different […]

Motability’s Tyre Policy ‘Risks Safety Of Customers’

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   The Motability car scheme has been accused of risking the safety of its disabled customers, by refusing to replace their tyres until they are only just above the legal minimum tread depth. Disabled campaigner Ian Jones, one of the founders of the WOW petition, said that the […]

Album Review: Raised Under Grey Skies – JP Cooper

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  By Graham Clark in The Yorkshire Times.   No doubt the album title relates to his home city of Manchester. Many will know JP Cooper through his first big hit September Song and his dance track Perfect Strangerswith Jonas Blue. In over 18 months he has gone from playing support slots to his own headline tour this month. […]

Bonfire Display ‘Biggest Ever’

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    By Daniel Willers in The Press.   An explosive night of fun and entertainment in York, organised by North Yorkshire fire service for charity, is expected to be bigger and better than ever this year. The bonfire and fireworks display at Rawcliffe Country Park will take place on November 4 in aid of The Fire […]

WATCH: Schoolgirl’s Illness Message Goes Viral

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  From Pirate FM News.   A video by a 10-year-old schoolgirl girl who has been battling an illness for seven years is going viral. Shannon Tiday, from Plymouth, has M.E. – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. It is a chronic condition which sees her suffer from things like vomiting, extreme fatigue and crushing headaches. But now she […]

Pacing By Numbers: Using Your Heart Rate To Stay Inside The Energy Envelope

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    By Bruce Campbell in CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self Help. If you have CFS, you are probably familiar with post-exertional malaise, the severe fatigue that results from doing too much. You can avoid or at least reduce malaise by staying within your limits or energy envelope. This article describes a strategy for staying within one […]

Another Harry Potter Shop Moving Into Shambles

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    From YorkMix.   They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But does that apply to wizards as well as to muggles? Five months after a Harry Potter-themed shop opened its doors on Shambles – and proved to be a huge hit – a second very similar store is set to […]

Precise.ly Chosen As Patient-Tracking Platform In ME/CFS Study

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By Linda Avey in prweb.   Precise.ly, Inc. has been selected to be the patient portal in a $40 million, five-year NIH-funded, multi-center study focused on the study of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). It represents the first major research support for a condition that affects millions of Americans.   SAN FRANCISCO, (CALIF.) (PRWEB) OCTOBER 09, 2017 […]

Review: Son Of A Preacher Man

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    From YorkMix.   There are many things to praise in this show. For a start, it is packed with Dusty Springfield songs, from the huge hits to earlier titles such as Island of Dreams. The opening of the first act, with a solo trumpet playing the first few notes of You Don’t Have To Say […]

The Psychological Impact Of Having To Ask For Help

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    By Debbie Deboo in The Mighty.   I was diagnosed with ME 15 years ago. Before that I was a confident professional in charge of my own life and completely autonomous. When I got ill I found myself in the difficult position of having to rely on others. I could no longer go anywhere […]

Myth: ME Is A Mental Illness

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  By Riki Janssen in Observant.   Mythbusters Patients are not just a little bit tired, but are permanently exhausted. Sleeping doesn’t help much – if they can sleep properly at all – and they usually pay a high price for any physical exertion: remaining even more tired than they were, for days on end. According to […]

Famous York Street To Go One-Way ? Radical Traffic Controls Proposed

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  From YorkMix.   Traders in one of York’s most famous streets have suggested radical traffic changes, to help with its revitalisation. Micklegate has been one-way since June, while the Bar is restored, with traffic heading out of the city redirected. Thousands of motorists have had to use alternative routes but some traders say the […]

Tom Petty Stood Up For Authentic Rock Music – And He Never Backed Down

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    By Adam Behr in The Conversation.   The most watched video on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s YouTube Channel – at over 46m views – is a cover version of the Beatles’ While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The performance features an all-star cast and a famous guitar solo by Prince. Channelling George Harrison’s […]

Ian Lipkin & Simmaron To Collaborate In New NIH ME/CFS Research Center

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  By Cort Johnson and Courtney Miller in Simmaron Research. (Dr Ian Lipkin pictured) “These important grants will provide a strong foundation for expanding research in ME/CFS, and lead to knowledge about the causes and ways to treat people affected by this mysterious, heartbreaking, and debilitating disease,” Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the NIH Simmaron […]

Bottom Of The Ramp

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  From The Occupy ME Blog.   In aggregate, 2017 turned out to be the biggest year of ME/CFS funding at NIH ever. But when I scratched the surface, I found bad news buried within the superficially good news. We are still at the bottom of the funding ramp that Dr. Collins promised us, and […]

RituxME

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    From Helse Bergen.   ​RituxME is a multicentre study conducted in five study centres in Norway: the Oncology Department at Haukeland University Hospital, the ME/CFS Centre at Oslo University Hospital (Aker), the Dept of Medicine at Notodden Hospital, the Dept. of Pain and Complex Disorders at St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim, and the […]

Raising Funds For Invest In ME Research – At No Cost To You !

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Watch: Video Shows Dramatic Helicopter Rescue From York Minster

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  From YorkMix.   These are the dramatic moments when a helicopter rescue team plucked a stricken man from the tower at York Minster. The man, in his 20s, had been taken ill at the top of the central tower of the cathedral, and this was the only way to transport him to hospital. Emergency […]

What It’s Like To Transition On To Universal Credit

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By Peter Dwyer and Sharon Wright in The Conversation.   Originally designed with the intention of “making work pay” by smoothing out transitions between paid work and welfare, Universal Credit is now being widely criticised for failing to deliver on its promises. Despite calls by a group of Conservative MPs for the next phase of the welfare […]

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