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Carol Head of SMCI to step down

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After five years of advocacy leadership, Carol Head, the President of Solve ME/CFS (SMCI), will be stepping down from her position for health reasons. Head, a graduate of Wellesley and Stanford's School of Business, contracted ME after a viral infection and was deeply affected for years.  However, she describes herself as ...

Fighting for Rigorous Science and Accurate Reporting

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On March 13, Reuters published an article, "Special Report: Online activists are silencing us, scientists say". Reuters used their platform to promote discredited, pseudoscientific treatments and to frame people with ME as violent activists. The article was also picked up in the New York Post, who re-published the content uncritically. #MEAction ...

Denmark: MPs will Vote whether to Recognise ME as WHO-defined disease!  

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This past Tuesday, March 12, Danish Health MPs unanimously agreed on a declaration that will recognise myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as a distinct disease, remove it from the "functional somatic syndromes" category, and promote the World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic codes for ME. Parliament will vote on the declaration this Thursday, March ...
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Australia: School Study on Teenagers with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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A recent study of Australian teenagers with chronic fatigue syndrome found CFS impacted their development of academic, cognitive and social skills. Students with CFS missed an average of 42% of classes over a term, 37% more than their healthy peers. The study recommends school staff be trained to understand chronic ...
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Meet the Scientists: Australia’s Prof. Don Staines

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‘Meet the Scientists’ is a series of interviews with researchers working on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. We ask them about their current research and get to meet the people working to improve our health. The series introduces early career researchers through to interviewing scientists and clinicians who have been working ...

Denmark Parliament Holds Query on ME

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#MEAction supports people with ME in Denmark today as the Danish Parliament discusses the treatment of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). On Tuesday, March 12th a query about the treatment of people with ME will take place in the Danish Parliament. The question being asked is: What initiatives does the government ...

Plan for #MillionsMissing Now! Read the Toolkit!

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#MillionsMissing 2019 is fast approaching, and now is the time to get started! Demonstrations calling for health equality for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) will take place around the globe throughout the week of May 5th - 12th, 2019. We are only two months away! How will you join the movement? Check out ...

Here’s What to Expect for ME Advocacy Day 2019

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Last day to register to attend Advocacy Day in Washington, DC on April 2-3rd! If you are wondering if attending Advocacy Day is for you, here is a document that breakdowns what those two days will look like. The document provides steps to take when planning for the trip and a ...
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Amazing Look@ME fundraiser in the UK!

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On 3rd, February 2019, Look@ME held a supper quiz in North London to raise awareness for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Look@ME is a committee of family and friends coming together to raise awareness for ME. Over 200 people attended this special dinner and quiz night which was inspired by festive quizzes held at ...

Advocate for ME on the Hill! Only One Week left to Register!

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You still have one week left to register for Advocacy Day 2019 in Washington, DC! You may be trying to decide whether or not you should come (and, please, put your health first) or send a loved one in your place, so we thought we would ask some people who have attended about ...