Category Archives: Medicine

New York State Health Commissioner Sends Letter to Physicians about ME

/ by / 2 Comments
On Friday, May 26th, New York State (NYS) Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker emailed a letter regarding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) to eighty-five thousand physicians in NYS. In the letter he describes the illness, encourages physicians to consider ME as part of a differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with symptoms, and ...

SF Bay Area: Get Stanford Some Healthy Controls!

/ by / 2 Comments
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or know any others who do, please consider asking them to donate blood to the Stanford Genome Technology Center as a healthy control. The blood will be used for multiple purposes, including in Ron Davis's ME/CFS research.  If you know individuals ...

Epic Measures: How One Man Changed the World (and Possibly ME/CFS and FM As Well)

/ by / 0 Comment
Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) have a long, long way to go before they get the attention and resources they deserve. It would take a heroic leap to quickly achieve what people with these diseases deserve and what the diseases themselves - given their economic costs / burdens ...

Dr. Nahle’s Webinar Provides Overview of Current Research

/ by / 5 Comments
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 ...

Three Schools of Alternative Medicine Teach about ME

/ by / 5 Comments
Note: This is the final part of our series on education in ME/CFS. To start reading at the first article in this series, Top Medical Schools Teach Little About ME/CFS, click here. Finding a physician with knowledge of ME can be challenging, but practitioners of three branches of alternative medicine may ...

Ramsay Award Winners and Webinar with Dr. Zaher Nahle

/ by / 0 Comment
Do you have questions about ME/CFS research? Two weeks from today, the last webinar of this year will be held on December 15th with Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA, vice president for research and scientific programs at Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Send your questions about upcoming research programs to edavie@solvecfs.org To sign ...

Take Lenny Jason’s survey on emotional impact of having ME

/ by / 3 Comments
Lenny Jason's recent research paper, Mortality in patients with ME and CFS, found patients are significantly at risk for earlier all-cause mortality with the top three causes of death being suicide, cardiovascular problems, and cancer.  Jason is well-known for his epidemiology work, with over 80 articles on ME; he was ...

The NIH Will Issue Two New RFAs for ME Research

/ by / 0 Comment
It has been nearly five years since the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last released a funding opportunity for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) research ...

Director Collins responds to 55 Congressional Representatives’ Letter of Concern

/ by / 1 Comment
Recently, #MEAction in conjunction with other advocacy organizations and many individual advocates have also successfully lobbied Congressional members to achieve: Favorable language to ME in the FY 2016 House appropriations report; Congressional tweets of support for the #MillionsMissing Day of Action on Sept. 27, 2016, which called attention to the millions ...

Fiscal Year 2016 Request for Applications Tally

/ by / 1 Comment
Despite advocates' expectations, Fiscal Year 2016 ended with no RFAs issued for ME research ...
Menu