The Norwegian Research Council has announced that it received 737 research proposals from ME/CFS patients and their families in response to a call for ideas in April. Patients and others were invited to send in their ideas by May 3, using a short online form. In the call for proposals in April, Mr Hallén had
A pdf of this article is now available here. On 21 April Dr Avindra Nath gave a Solve ME/CFS Initiative webinar hosted by Dr Zaher Nahle. The phrase that stood out in Dr Avindra Nath’s description of the NIH ME/CFS study was ‘world-class’. He emphasized the innovative technology the NIH has at its disposal, and
May 12th Awareness Day is a great day to share a blog post. If you are writing a post, please consider using the tag #May12BlogBomb when you share your post on social media, and, also submitting the blog link for inclusion on the 2016 #May12BlogBomb Link List that will be collated on Sally Burch’s blog Just ME
The #MillionsMissing protest is full-steam-ahead: we’re mobilizing in Washington D.C., Seattle, San Fransisco, and Dallas; we’re revving up our engines in other cities all across the United States, our friends in other countries have pitched in, and the enthusiasm has reached an all-time high. However, if you’re sitting at your computer holding five spoons for
The Centre for Welfare Reform has published a 64-page report criticising the PACE trial and relating the study to the debate over welfare reform and cuts to disability benefits in the UK. The report’s author, George Faulkner, discusses how the biopsychosocial model has helped create a climate in Britain in which the sick are seen
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) will be livestreamed on Wednesday 27 April, from 2.45 pm to 3.30 pm British Summer Time. Viewers must preregister. The agenda of the AGM is as follows: Welcome and apologies Annual report 2014-15 Charter revisions/approval Plans for 2015-16 Membership of the Board Any other business
Dr. Zaher Nahle from the Solve ME/CFS Initiative recently interviewed Dr. Avi Nath, who is leading the intramural study on ME/CFS at the NIH. The intramural study on ME/CFS at the NIH has raised some concerns in the ME/CFS community: the appointment of Dr. Walitt, who has made statements implying that he views ME/CFS as
Last week, #MEAction had its first planning call for the May 25th #MillionsMissing protest. The protest, with the theme #MillionsMissing, brings attention to the millions of people with ME/CFS missing from their work, their families, and their lives, and the millions of dollars missing from research funding. To show this invisible illness, we are asking
On 20 April, the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC) imposed limits on the medical license of Dr Nigel Speight, well known for his work in protecting children with ME/CFS against inappropriate psychological intervention and removal from their families. The limits come after a complaint from Esther Crawley, medical advisor to the Association of Young People with ME.
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