ME Support and Awareness in York

Millions Of Disabled People Feel Lonely, Including Me – Let’s Change This


  By Hayley Tomkinson in Scope.   Shani is an events manager, disability campaigner and entrepreneur from Walsall. She features in Scope’s new What I Need To Say campaign which highlights the isolation that millions of disabled people face. In this blog, Shani shares her own experiences. At certain times in our lives, we are […]

This Is How Much Coffee You Should Drink Daily To Reap Its Health Benefits


    From Huffpost.   People who guzzle three to four cups of coffee a day benefit most from the hot drink’s health benefits, according to a new study. While there’s been conflicting evidence around the health benefits of coffee in the past, researchers wrote in the BMJ that a cup of Joe is “more likely to benefit health than […]

Rituximab Trial Status November 2017

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  From the Let’s do it for ME website.   Surprising news from Norway today, but the ground-breaking work continues in UK thanks to all involved and everyone supporting Invest in ME Research, so please don’t be too disappointed, as the charity explains in the following statement published today and reposted below. Professor Olav Mella […]

Does A Sea Of Viruses Inside Our Body Help Keep Us Healthy ?


  By Giorgia Guglielmi in Science Mag.   A century after they were discovered killing bacteria in the feces of World War I soldiers, the viruses known as bacteriophages, or simply phages, are drawing new attention for the role they might play within the human body. Phages have been found most everywhere, from oceans to soils. Now, […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)


  From Better Health Channel.   Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is an illness that affects a person’s nervous system (commonly called a ‘neurological illness’). It can occur at any age and can affect children as well as adults. At least 35,000 Victorians have ME/CFS. The term ‘myalgic encephalomyelitis’ means pain in […]

Calling On All York Businesses !


  Would you like to help your local community ?  By current research, there are around 800 people in the York area suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis  (ME).  This might include the work colleagues you haven’t seen in some time, or your friends and family, maybe one of the lads that hasn’t turned up for five-a-side […]

Trial By Error: My Brief Encounter With Professor Crawley

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  By David Tuller, DrPH.   At noon last Friday, at the University of Exeter’s Mood Disorders Centre, Professor Esther Crawley gave a talk called “What is new in paediatric CFS/ME research.” When I saw a notice about the event the day before, I felt it might be my one chance to ask her directly […]

What If ME/CFS Is An Intelligent Process Gone Awry ?


    By Veronique Mead M.D. in Health Rising.   Veronique had a very gradual onset of ME/CFS beginning in the 1990s when she was a family physician. Her symptoms worsened slowly over 10 years. At her worst activities such as sitting, standing, taking a shower, or talking exhausted her. She changed careers and has since discovered and […]

ME/CFS Research Roundup: Brief Highlights Of Biomedical Research To Date


  By Rochelle Joslyn   DISABILITY & QUALITY OF LIFE People with ME/CFS score lower on measures of physical function and overall quality of life than most other chronic disease groups, including MS, cancer and stroke, and the experience of patients with severe ME/CFS is comparable to end stage HIV or heart failure (Nacul 2011, Falik Hvidberg 2015). […]

Adult Stem Cells Act Differently In The Body Than When Isolated For Study, Say Stanford Researchers

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  By Krista Conger in Stanford Medicine.   I think it’s fair to say that most people act at least somewhat differently in public than they do in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. I don’t walk around in my pajamas at the grocery store or spend much time fussing over my hair when I […]

York Community Stadium Breakthrough – Diggers To Be On Site ‘By Christmas’


    From YorkMix.   In what is literally a groundbreaking moment, plans for York Community Stadium took a major step forward on Friday. City of York Council says diggers will be on site before Christmas. This long-awaited moment will take place because all the contracts relating to the build and operation of the new […]

13th Invest In ME Research International ME Conference

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  IIMEC13 This annual international, CPD accredited research conference provides a platform for the latest and most promising biomedical research into ME. IIMEC13 will be the thirteenth conference and regularly attracts researchers, clinicians, doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, healthcare professionals and patient groups twenty countries from around the world. The conference is a full day event […]

A Movie David Goes Against A Goliath Of A Disease

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    By Llewellyn King, in Huffpost.   The movie is called “Unrest.” The unrest of the title is one of the many symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, often expressed as ME/CFS. It is at one level a touching love story and at another, where its real purpose lies, a cry […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: One Woman’s Debilitating Experience With ME

International Business Times

  By Ruchira Sharma in International Business Times.   The illness myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, is bewildering for a number of reasons. For one, there are thought to be around 250,000 sufferers in the UK, most of whom are women. Women account for four times the number of male sufferers. While ME follows […]

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