ME Support in York

The York Inset Scooter Club Will Be Supporting The York ME Community In Their April Ride Out


  The York Inset Scooter Club is based in York (UK) and has a membership of around 250. They are a thriving, active club and look to support local charities when they can. They have an annual Mods and Rockers charity ride out, and for 2019 have agreed to support The York ME Community.   […]

Researcher Disinterest Still Hampering Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Field


  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveals that during the three grant review panels from July 2017 to April 2018, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) researchers applied for a total of 12 grants.  It was the lowest number of grant applications to the panel dating back at least […]

The 12 York Pubs That Have Made It Into The Good Beer Guide 2018


    From YorkMix.   The beer bible is out – so which of York’s many brilliant pubs have made the cut? Just published, CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2018 is the best way to find great pubs serving terrific ales. It’s on sale here. Edited by Roger Protz, – special guest at this month’s York Beer Festival – the guide […]

The Difficulty Of Living With A Fluctuating Condition


  By Clare Rudderty in The Mighty.   I don’t know about the rest of you, but there is such a difference between my good and bad days. Yes, I pace which is the number one advice for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). I pace till I’m blue in the face (not literally […]

The Puzzle Solver – A Researcher Changes Course To Help His Son

Ron Davis

    By Tracie White in Stafford Medicine.   For three years, Whitney Dafoe’s world has been a darkened room at the end of a hallway in the back of his childhood home. An insidious disease, one with no known cause or cure, has slowly stolen his life from him, turning his body into a […]

6 Things To Be Proud Of If You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Proud to be ME

    By Clare Rudderty in The Mighty.   Society today places ever increasing value on achievement. Getting a job promotion, starting a family and running a marathon are all things to be celebrated and praised. But what happens if you have spent the last decade housebound and bedbound with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome ? What do […]

According To Scientists, Visiting The Beach Can Change Your Brain In An Incredible Way


  By Alexandre a in Shareably.   That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what scientists have dubbed the effect that the combination of soothing smells and sounds of water have on your brain. The blue space is enough to […]

Stricter Punishments For Speeding Offences In England And Wales


From BBC News. Tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales. Under new guidelines, fines for drivers caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150% of weekly income, rather than the previous level of 100%. The Sentencing Council said it […]

6 Nutrients That Improve The Well-Being Of Mitochondria, The Cell’s Power Plant


By Todd Runestad in New Hope. Each cell contains 1,500 mitochondria—organelle that are basically the cell’s power plant. In fact, some 60 percent of the cell’s volume is mitochondria. They have their own DNA and are passed along from mother to child. Because mitochondria accumulate in organs and tissues with a high need for energy, they are […]

5 Essential Record Shops In Leeds

Vinyl Records

  From iNews.   There’s something really quite wonderful about a record shop. It’s a multi-sensory experience – the sound of a new artist, the aesthetics of the various album artwork, not to mention the sweet, musty scent of second-hand vinyl. Like any city, Leeds has had its record shop casualties over recent years, but […]

Marks & Spencer Plans To Close York Store

Marks and Spencer

From YorkMix.   M&S is planning to close one of its York stores. The retail giant announced today (Thursday, April 20) that it is consulting with colleagues on the proposed closure of its Simply Food store at Monks Cross in York. If the proposal goes ahead all 30 colleagues would be guaranteed redeployment at nearby […]

Getting To The Heart Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


  From Stoney Brook University.   By better understanding daily activity levels and heart rate patterns of those who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), scientists hope to discover more about this complex illness condition. Fred Friedberg, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has received a four-year $1.5 million […]

Publicity Caravan And Race Ambassadors Return To Tour De Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire Caravan

    From The Yorkshire Times.   The colourful and creative publicity caravan will return to the Tour de Yorkshire for a second year, and it’s even bigger and better than before. The hugely popular spectacle sees some of the county’s best-loved brands travel ahead of the riders each day of the race in a […]

Highlighting The Work Done On ME By Dr Melvin Ramsay


    From The Hummingbirds’ Foundation For ME.   Melvin Ramsay was the recognized authority in ME from 1955 until his death in 1990. However, research has advanced further in the understanding of M.E. since this time (particularly regarding cardiac involvement in ME) and so this section is included for its historical significance rather than these works constituting […]

We Asked Children Why They Don’t Get Enough Exercise – Here’s What They Said


      By Helen Ingle and Susan Coan in The Conversation.   Getting children off the sofa, away from the TV and outside can be a challenging task for any parent, particularly in the age of increasingly sedentary and screen-focused lives. To stay healthy, it is currently recommended that children do at least 60 […]

DWP’s Unfair Twist For Disabled People

DWP Caxton House

    From The Guardian.   In light of figures showing 900 disabled people are losing their Motability cars each week (Benefits cuts: are you about to lose a Motability car, scooter or wheelchair? 31 March), I would like to challenge the response of Department of Work and Pensions ministers when they have been pressed […]

18 Things You’ll Only Know If You Suffer With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ME Explanation

    By Hattie Gladwell for   Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue that affects everyday life and doesn’t go away with sleep or rest.  CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis. CFS is a serious condition that can cause long-term illness and disability, but many people – particularly children and […]

All Saints Join Starry Names Performing At York Racecourse In 2017

All Saints

  From YorkMix.   Never Ever could we have predicted that one of Britain’s biggest girl groups would be heading our way. But it was revealed today that All Saints will play York Racecourse at its Music Showcase meeting on Saturday, July 29. All Saints – Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis, Natalie and Nicole Appleton – […]

The Stanford Paradox: Elevated Energy Production Found In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Blood Test

    By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Producing energy is a big problem in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). In fact it’s probably the problem in ME/CFS, which is why the findings of mitochondrial dysfunction and lowered ATP production have made sense. When the metabolomics studies suggested that chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) was a […]

Health Benefits Of Turmeric And Curcumin


      By Helen Sanders at Health Ambition.   Turmeric, the famous golden spice, is the popular ingredient that flavors many curries across the Asian continent, particularly in India. However, this spice has recently grabbed the attention of researchers and scientists throughout the medical field, not for culinary reasons, but due to the discovery of […]

The Forgotten Yorkshire Battlefield Fighting To Regain Its Place In History


  By Sarah Freeman in The Yorkshire Post.   On a bright, spring day, Marston Grange farm looks pretty idyllic. The Smakman family have been growing wheat and barley on this land since 1942 and soon the fields will turn bright yellow and this year’s rapeseed crop comes into full bloom. Apart from the gentle […]

Researchers Review Melatonin’s Therapeutic Potential For Mitochondrial Dysfunction-Related Diseases


    By Alice Meloa in Mitochondria Disease News. Researchers from the Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, in Iran presented the most recent findings of the clinical effects of the hormone melatonin on the development of diseases related to mitochondrial dysfunction, such as diabetes, cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, and conditions related to brain function. The review […]

#MEAction – Bedfest


    About #BedFest   #BedFest is a virtual concert to showcase the experience of living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as expressed through song, spoken word, poetry or silent expression in the form of a short video clip or photo. #BedFest premieres on Saturday, May 6th. #MEAction will showcase your submissions on our website […]

Inflammation Test Could Be Tailor-Made For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Are The Mitochondria To Blame ?

Blood Test

      By Cort Johnson in Simmaron Research.   Inflammation is a big deal in the medical world.  Even mild inflammation, if it’s consistently present, is known to increase one’s risk of getting cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and many others. Standard tests for inflammation such as C-reactive protein or cholesterol, however, are often unrevealing. For […]

Memorising Shopping Lists, Pin Numbers, And Names & Faces


    By Danny Scott in Saga Magazine.   How to remember shopping and other lists If you want to remember a list of items, perhaps when you are going to the supermarket, make each item part of a bizarre-but-memorable story. Let’s say you are going out to buy Marmite, a birthday card, paracetamol and […]

The Shift: Top Science Journal Asserts Shift in Attitude Towards ME/CFS Has Occurred

Cort Johnson

  By Cort Johnson “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a biological disease” Dr. Ian Lipkin’s Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University From NIH Director Francis Collins’ high profile blog “Moving Toward Answers in ME/CFS“, to the New York Times Opinion piece “Getting It Wrong on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” exposing the failures of the PACE trial, […]

Sharp Rise In Rejected Claims For Disability Benefit

Benefit Cuts

  By Rowenta Mason in The Guardian.   About 200,000 people face seeing their claims for a disability benefit to help with daily living and mobility refused this year, new figures obtained by Labour suggest. Senior MPs have called on the government to explain an apparent spike in people being turned down for personal independence […]

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