By Rivka Solomon in The San Francisco Times
After 30 years of neglect, the federal government promised late last month to bolster research on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome — the equivalent of promising to help multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s, two other important neurological diseases with no known cause or cure. Thanks to years of prodding by patient advocates, the National Institutes of Health now understands myalgic encephalomyelitis is a serious disease that brings significant functional impairment. Though this is a welcome breakthrough, we need help to create real change for these often ignored patients.
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