ME Support and Awareness in York

Neuro(logist) – M.E. Militant


    By Anil van der Zee.   The other day Dr. Jim Faas, insurance physician, lawyer, former President of the Association of Insurance Physicians (NVVG) and Senior Staff Officer at the Dutch unemployment office (UWV bezwaar en beroep), wrote a blog in the biggest Dutch medical news website Medisch Contact about the current situation […]

The Big Fishing Expedition: Report From The NIH Intramural Study On ME/CFS


    By Cort Johnson in Simmaron Research.   The NIH’s Intramural Study on ME/CFS now underway is almost certainly the most comprehensive chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) study ever done. In fact, it may be one of the more multi-faceted studies done in any disease. It’s breadth is astonishing. Besides the blood, urine, fecal matter […]

The Top 20 British Postcodes Where Stolen Identities Are For Sale On The Web

Online Security

  By Cahil Milmo in iNews.   Personal data belonging to up to a quarter of Britons is available for sale on the hidden internet, according to surveillance of encrypted online stores trading in stolen identities pieced together from hacked accounts and social media. Cyber fraudsters are collecting material across the country but are also […]

Response To NICE 10 Year Surveillance (2017) – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis


  From Invest in ME Research.   Response by Invest in ME – First Thoughts Invest in ME Research have submitted a response to the request for comments on the NICE guideline on CG53 Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: diagnosis and management Surveillance proposal consultation document. Invest in ME Research submitted a response in excess of […]

Why Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self-Esteem


    By Olga Khazan in The Atlantic.   In 1986, California state assemblyman John Vasconcellos came up with what he believed could be “a vaccine for major social ills” like teen pregnancy and drug abuse: a special task-force to promote self-esteem among Californians. The effort folded three years later, and was widely considered not to have accomplished much. […]

Invest In ME Research


A new update for the research projects being performed and planned at the UK Centre of Excellence for ME hub in Norwich Research Park brings the total raised so far for projects there to £195,000. Along with the other funds we have established the charity and supporters have raised in excess of £700,000 for biomedical research […]

Why CBT Is Falling Out Of Favour


  By Oliver Burkeman in The Guardian.   Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering – with none of that Freudian bollocks, and plenty of scientific backing. So it was unsettling to learn, from a paper in the journal Psychological Bulletin, that it seems to be getting less effective over […]

Amazon ‘Developing Anytime Messenger App To Rival WhatsApp’


By Rhiannon Williams in iNews Amazon is reportedly developing its own messaging app to rival the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger and social networks. The new app, allegedly called Anytime, will support voice and video calls as well as messaging, and feature digital masks and stickers like those available on Instagram and Snapchat, according to […]

Update On The NIH Research Funding Totals


  From the Solve CFS/ME Initiative.   From a US Perspective.   Earlier this month the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the updated financial data for categorical research spending. These figures include updated estimates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, ending September 30, 2017. The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is disappointed to report that the projected estimates […]

Maintenance Improvements Worth £80 m Planned For Yorkshire And Humber Roads

Road Works

  From The Yorkshire Times.   Over £80 m of maintenance improvements will be taking place on Yorkshire’s roads this year providing drivers with smoother and safer journeys. This work, which is in addition to the major improvement schemes taking place in the region, includes resurfacing over 207 miles of lanes, using over 100,000 tonnes […]

Could We Finally Have A Definitive Biomarker For ME/CFS ?


    From ME Research UK.   It’s a recurring theme, but the diagnosis of ME/CFS is severely hampered by the lack of a test that can distinguish people with the illness from those without. This is a challenge in many diseases, but particularly in ME/CFS which affects so many different systems of the body. […]

Review: People With ME/CFS Are More Functionally Impaired Than People With Multiple Sclerosis – 19 July 2017


  From The ME Association. Review: People with ME/CFS are more functionally impaired than people with multiple sclerosis | 19 July 2017   Insights into biomedicine, 12 June 2017. This was the main finding from an online study that compared people with ME/CFS with those suffering from multiple sclerosis – a disease that shares an overlap […]

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