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Category Archives: Australia

#MillionsMissing from ME: Your Stories

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating, chronic disease that steals so much from the person. We received heart felt stories from around the globe chronicling journeys with ME. This week we touched on parenting, aging, marginalization, and careers. Today we want to share more of your stories. While not all ...

Career and Loss for People with ME

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating, chronic disease that steals so much from people’s lives. People with ME may struggle with their identity through the loss or great change in their careers. Below are stories of individuals who found their careers greatly changed or taken.   We hope that you will join ...

Australia: Sign the Petition to Provide Disability Services to People with ME!

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Australians with ME/CFS are routinely rejected from the country’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), because the Australian government doesn’t consider ME/CFS to be a permanent condition for most living with the illness. Sign this petition to support Aussies with ME/CFS and demand policy change! ...

Missing No More: Improving the Lives of People with ME and CFS

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Senator Jordon Steele-John has announced the Australian Greens’ policy on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), planning to commit $15 million to biomedical research, a national summit, better access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and money for advocacy organisations. This policy is welcomed by the ME and CFS community in ...

Australian Government Announces $3M for ME/CFS Research

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Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt has today announced $3M for research into ME/CFS. Minister Hunt notes that “funding will be provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to help researchers develop a better understanding of the cause and condition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Diagnosis of ...
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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 ...

Announcing #MillionsMissing 2019! Join us!

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Listen to the article:   We are thrilled to announce #MillionsMissing 2019! This May, we will take to the streets - or demonstrate from our beds - to show the world we are here, we are the #MillionsMissing, we will continue to fight for our demands for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) ...

Comment on Australia’s National Draft Report on ME/CFS – Open to Global Feedback

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Australia’s NHMRC has released the ME/CFS Advisory Committee’s draft report for public consultation. The public consultation process will remain open until Monday February 18, 2019 ...

A Year in Review: Celebrating the 2018 Achievements of Our Community

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2018 has been a big year at #MEAction!  Thank you to all of you who have put forth immense efforts to improve the lives of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). #MEAction has grown over the past year in leaps and bounds, and we cannot wait to do more. We will not end ...