British Medical Journal

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic encephalomyelitis)

  From The British Medical Journal.   Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) can be distinguished from medical and psychiatric conditions in the differential diagnosis of fatigue by the presence of debilitating fatigue for more than 6 months; combinations of cognitive dysfunction, total body pain, and unrefreshing sleep that does not restore normal function; and postexertional […]

Paul Garner On long Haul Covid-19—Don’t Try To Dominate This Virus, Accommodate It

  From BMJ Opinion.   “Has covid-19 gone?” My first thought every morning for six months. A few weeks ago, I was jubilant. The muscle aches had evaporated, my head was clear. I announced this to Rachael, a friend who knows chronic fatigue well. “Fantastic, Paul. You have found your baseline.” Crestfallen, I realised this […]

BMJ Should Retract Flawed Research Paper On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By David Tuller in   Few journals have been more admirable than The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) and some of its sister publications under the BMJ brand in highlighting issues of direct significance to health care consumers. So it is baffling — and troubling — when BMJ editors fail to […]

Trial By Error: Yet Another Go-Round With BMJ Open

  By David Tuller, DrPH.   In response to our last letter to BMJ Open about its ethically challenged school absence study, the journal’s editor, Dr. Trish Groves, once again invited us to submit a letter for publication. We have declined. To recap: In 2011, BMJ Open published a research study that exempted itself from ethical review on the […]

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