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Australian scientists publish study showing potential biomarker for ME

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Scientists in Canberra and Melbourne have just published a study claiming to have found that activin B is a biomarker for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Participants with ME/CFS were recruited using the Canadian Consensus Criteria ...

Australian government seeking expert advice on ME and CFS research grants

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Australian Senator Scott Ludlam asked about the progress of proposals to research ME and CFS and what can be done to educate GPs to prevent harmful treatments ...

Australia: government refuses to stop funding trial focused on GET/CBT

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An Australian university is trialling a program to train health professionals in administering graded exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy to roll it out nationally and internationally, despite the evidence of harm. Here is the response to a petition to ask them to stop ...

Australian ME/CFS doctor awarded Order of Australia Medal

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Well respected Australian doctor, Richard Schloeffel, was amongst those to receive an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day honours list, for his service to medicine in the field of chronic and infectious disease ...

ME/CFS Advocacy Down Under in 2016

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2016 was a big year for ME/CFS advocacy. As we turn over the page to the fresh new year, the #MEAction Network Australia group reflects on some of the highlights of its advocacy efforts in 2016 ...

Dr. Nahle’s Webinar Provides Overview of Current Research

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The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) hosted a webinar December 15 in which Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA, summarized research in which they are participating or supporting. Nahle is the Vice President for Research and Scientific Programs at SMCI. Nahle began by listing the problems associated with ME’s perception, funding, and research.  “The ...

Australian university must not ignore evidence-based science

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Australia’s UNSW is trialling an education module treating chronic fatigue syndrome patients with graded exercise therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (GET/CBT), despite the evidence showing these therapies have no benefit and may cause permanent harm. Sign the petition! ...

#MillionsMissing in the News

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The #MillionsMissing protest gained worldwide attention in the form of national and local press, including an excellent piece by Rivka Solomon that was first picked up by STAT, a national publication, and then by Business Insider and The Week.  London's protest was covered by The Evening Standard; and several local ...

#MillionsMissing Protest in 12 Locations all Over the World

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On Wednesday, May 25, ME/CFS patients, caregivers and advocates in nine cities around the world gathered for a global day of action to demand equal treatment and an end to the stigma of the diagnosis of ME/CFS. Protesters demonstrated in front of Department of Health and Human Services offices in Washington ...
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Brain connectivity problems cause signalling problems in CFS

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Australian researchers have found an abnormal centre in the brain which may explain problems with the signalling around the body ...

 

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