ME in Canada

Survey Suggests Chronic Fatigue In Canada Is ‘Even Worse Than We Thought’


    From CTV News.   A new survey suggests chronic fatigue syndrome may be far more prevalent in Canada than previously thought, and more widespread than many more well-known conditions. The suggestion is based on a Statistics Canada survey in which respondents were asked whether their doctor had diagnosed them with chronic fatigue or […]

University of Toronto Study Offers Hope To Sufferers Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    From University of Toronto News.   A new U of T study may lead to help for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) who face debilitating fatigue that can’t be cured by rest. The study, which looks at epigenetic changes in people with CFS, is the first to identify differences in sensitivity to a hormone found in the […]

Red Deer Lawyer Campaigns For Medical Research


    By Susan Zielinski in Red Deer Advocate. (Canada)   A Red Deer lawyer says the lack of government funding for medical research into a disease that is shattering Canadian lives is shocking. Brent Handel said myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, commonly known as ME/CFS, affects an estimated 800,000 in Canada. Severity of symptoms vary, but […]

Stigmatized Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferers Seek Recognition


  By Staff.   As many as 400,000 Canadians suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. But according to a federal review, their condition is all in their minds. Canada’s largest scientific funding agency recently decided that ME/CFS is not deserving of research funding because it is not a legitimate disease, and more likely […]

400,000 Canadians Disabled By CFS

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By Russell Logan in Shout About ME.   Almost half a million Canadians with debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) also suffer severe deprivation and isolation, in many cases worse than more recognized illnesses such as stroke and cancer, according to the latest report from Health Canada. The 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) (published June 17, 2015) reveals […]

New Research Unlocking Mysteries Behind Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


    By Lauren Pelley, Staff Reporter at   Scott Simpson remembers the exact day his whole world changed. It was August 9, 2012, and the then 47-year-old medal-winning triathlete woke up with a feeling unlike anything he’d experienced before. It was a deep, inexplicable fatigue and sickness affecting every part of his body, including […]

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