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Shorter invited to NIH to share perspective of disease denialism

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On Thursday, November 3, Dr. Maureen Hanson shared a screenshot revealing a planned talk on November 9th at the NIH by the historian Dr. Edward Shorter titled "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Historical Perspective." Dr. Shorter has a long history of treating patients with ME with disdain and denial, as illustrated in an ...

New ME/CFS Book: Lighting Up a Hidden World

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This month, Valerie Free's new book, Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME will be released to the public. In 1990, Valerie Free was a vibrant, thirty-year-old woman: a court stenographer, wife, and mother. In July of that year, she came down with a sudden, flu-like illness and after months ...

#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 ...
Validity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome bolstered by research

Validity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome bolstered by research

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Written by Brent Handel Originally published in The Lawyers Weekly June 26 2015 issue, reprinted with permission Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly referred to as ME/CFS, is characterized by profound fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, sleep abnormalities, autonomic manifestations, pain, and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion of any sort. For decades, ...
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