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Category Archives: Denmark

Denmark has some recommendations for ME… and they’re pretty awful

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Article written by Rebecca Hansen, Chairman of the Danish ME Association  The Danish Health Authority (SST) released their new treatment recommendations for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) patients on June 18 as part of a guideline called “Physical Training as Treatment.” The chapter on ME is nothing short of medical abuse. It defines ME as fatigue and ...

The Global Impact of #MillionsMissing

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The impact of #MillionsMissing 2018 was phenomenal. Protestors took to the streets in 100 countries across the world with demonstrations taking place in North America, South America, Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Asia. Along with people taking action from home, there was a total of 300 visibility actions. More ...

“Unrest” premieres in Copenhagen to major media coverage

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There is one more screening of Unrest at the CPH:DOX film festival on March 24th, and then Unrest heads to the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem on March 31st. Unrest made its international and European premiere in Copenhagen, Denmark at CPH:DOX, one of the leading festivals for documentary film in the ...

Donate to Karina’s Legal Fund

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Over the past several years, many of us with and without ME have looked on in horror as Karina Hansen was forcibly removed from her home and institutionalized.  This was in part due to Denmark's decision to rename myalgic encephalomyelitis "bodily distress syndrome" and classify it as a psychological illness. The ...

Sign this letter to the Danish Prime Minister for Karina Hansen

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Editor's note: Michael Evison of ME Alliance has written this letter to the Danish prime minister about Karina Hansen's case and is asking for signatures of support from all around the world by Midnight October 29th (GMT).    Dear Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, We the undersigned wish to appeal to you, the leader of the ...

Send Birthday Cards to Karina Hansen

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Editor's note: Karina Hansen is young Danish woman with severe ME. In February 2013, she was forcibly removed from her home by police and taken to a facility for functional (i.e,. psychosomatic) illnesses. The ME Alliance is organizing an action for Karina's third birthday away from home. You can help Karina ...

ME patients have among the poorest quality of life

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A new Danish study shows that ME patients have among the greatest levels of disability when compared to other common diseases: The study surveyed 105 patients. 27% of ME patients surveyed live with severe pain everyday. Only 4% of the general population is afflicted with severe pain and 20% with moderate pain. The EQ-5D-3L ...