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INTRODUCTION The York ME Community is an ME Support and Awareness Group. What I believe we need is awareness of the illness to be raised and for that we need people to learn about ME and tell others.  There are ME charities, and if in the future you or your friends or business wish to […]

The Great Beyond

By Whitney Dafoe.   Having Severe ME/CFS is so close to being dead. There’s really no other way to describe the experience I have had. I don’t think it’s something that people who haven’t had severe ME/CFS can likely understand. Looking back at who I was when I had mild and moderate ME/CFS I’m not […]

Trial By Error: How Bristol Investigators Avoided Ethical Review (Reprise)

    By David Tuller, DrPH Last November 12, I published a post called “How Bristol Investigators Avoided Ethical Review.” That post addressed the series of eleven studies conducted by Bristol investigators and exempted from ethical review on questionable grounds. The lead investigator of these studies was Professor Esther Crawley, Bristol’s methodologically challenged pediatrician, whose […]

Tired All The Time

    By Deborah Mckno in ME Support.   From seventeen years old, I was told by doctors, “You are just run down”. I had constant infections, viruses and chronic tonsillitis. Feeling as though I always had the flu, I’d visit my General Practitioner, who prescribed more antibiotics, stating that I needed to be on […]

New Regulator Of Immune Responses Discovered

  By The University of Leeds, published in EurekAlert !   Scientists have identified a new internal regulator that helps control the body’s response to fight infection. The discovery could be a target for new drugs to tackle autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and scleroderma, where healthy tissues are attacked by the body’s own immune […]

The Hummingbird: Could A Blood Flow Enhancer Help With Fibromyalgia, POTS And ME/CFS ?

  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising. A Different Approach to Fibromyalgia “The effects of not getting good blood flow to your brain, joints and muscles?…. Fibromyalgia” – Vital Motion Erik Hiester D.O., is not your ordinary doctor. He’s an interesting blend of engineer and doctor. Hiester’s first love was biomedical engineering (B.S. and M.S.). Wanting […]

96 Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis

by Denise Grech in Times of Malta. Ninety-six patients have been prescribed medical cannabis since the law was amended in March this year, Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci said. The 96 patients were under the care of 14 doctors, she said, adding the superintendence was also following the cases closely. Many of these patients suffered from fibromyalgia, […]

Pharmacological Activation Of AMPK And Glucose Uptake In Cultured Human Skeletal Muscle Cells From Patients With ME/CFS

  Authors Audrey E Brown, Beth Dibnah, Emily Fisher, Julia L Newton and Mark Walker in ME Research UK. Institutions Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University; Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Abstract Background: Skeletal muscle fatigue and post-exertional malaise are key symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). We have previously shown […]

Sky News In York As Snow Hits

  Gillian from Sky News has been reporting from York this morning as the snow continues to cause travel problems in the region. Please take note of the warnings being given and don’t travel unless you need to.  Many schools are closed and bus and rail services are affected.   It takes more than a […]

Grants To Help Keep Your Home Warmer This Winter And Beyond

From City of York Council.   Funding available for North Yorkshire homes, courtesy of West Yorkshire Combined Authority As the cold weather continues to bite across the county, householders in York are being reminded that they can apply for up to 100%-funded grants to help insulate energy inefficient homes and reduce heating bills. Funded by […]

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