Dr Charles Shepherd

Trial By Error: An Ill-Informed Article In The Guardian

David Tuller

      By David Tuller, DrPH People who know little or nothing about the illness or cluster of illnesses variously called myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, CFS/ME, and ME/CFS can’t seem to stop writing stupid and ill-informed stories about it. And Professor Michael Sharpe seems to blame “Americans”–rather than his own disastrous research–for his […]

Flu Vaccination And M.E. (2018-19)

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By Dr Charles Shepherd – 12 September 2018   Seasonal flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by several types of flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small infected droplets that are coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. Even people with mild or no symptoms can infect other people. […]

Trial By Error: The School Absence Study, Revisited

David Tuller

  By David Tuller, DrPH.   This post is about a serious issue–ethical approval for research studies involving children. It is also about how powerful institutions, like leading medical journals, respond to concerns. But the story is really too long and complicated. I recommend it only for those following things pretty closely or who for […]

It’s Time For Doctors To Apologise To Their ME Patients

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  By Dr Charles Shepherd in The Telegraph. For too long the medical community has dismissed ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ as a mental illness which can be cured with therapy and exercise. Back in 1955, a mysterious polio-like illness affected 262 doctors and nurses at London’s Royal Free Hospital. The hospital had to close for just […]

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