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Graded exercise therapy not recommended for post-COVID fatigue, say NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have released a document entitled “interim findings”, stating that the recommendation of graded exercise therapy for mild and moderate ME/CFS should not apply to people with fatigue following COVID-19. They note that the existing guideline was published in 2007, many years ...
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£3.2million granted for largest ME/CFS DNA study ever

Funding for the world’s largest genetic study into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), led by a partnership of patients and scientists, has been announced. Thanks to £3.2 million funding, awarded jointly by the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research, work can begin on DecodeME, the ME/CFS DNA study that ...
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NICE continue to promote defunct treatment for post-viral illness

At the end of April, #MEAction UK sent the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) a six-metre-long card containing thousands of your names and messages describing the harm caused by graded exercise therapy (GET). NICE continues to recommend graded exercise therapy in their existing ME/CFS guidelines, whilst these ...
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APPG on ME – Next meeting scheduled

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ME will be resuming work on their report at a virtual meeting on Tuesday 16th June. This meeting will cover issues relating to children and adolescents with ME - including diagnosis, medical management, education and inappropriate social services interventions. There will be three presentations ...
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The UK ME/CFS Biobank: a rich resource of samples and data

It is a strange time to be writing about the work of the UK ME/CFS Biobank (UKMEB); as I write, our office has been closed for over two months and clinical visits have been paused indefinitely; samples cannot currently be distributed. COVID-19 has created many challenges to our work and ...
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New ME education module available for healthcare professionals

A new education module designed to teach healthcare professionals about ME has been released. Send the new module to your GP, using our email template. The module was created by the CMRC Medical Education group, led by Dr Nina Muirhead, and is available for free online. The Group includes patients, ...
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1000 Reps a Day for #MEAction – Fundraiser success!

Ellie Rushton, from Birmingham UK, recently raised an amazing £1000 for #MEAction UK, by doing 1000 bodyweight reps every day for 6 months! We are so thankful to Ellie for her determination to support #MEAction and people with ME. Please, find below a few words from Ellie about her experience! ...
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Thousands add messages to 6m long card

In light of an oncoming wave of people experiencing post-viral complications and potentially post-viral ME, telling our story is more important than ever. "I would expect that people who have Covid-19 symptoms quite severely, of those, I would expect about 10% to have fatigue-like syndromes after 6 months, given current ...
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NICE suspend work on new ME guidelines

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have suspended work on all guidelines currently in development due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including their update of the ME/CFS guideline, originally due to be published October 2020 and recently delayed by NICE to December 2020. We support NICE’s aim to ...
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APPG on ME: Biomedical Research Meeting

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ME held its first meeting on March 3, where biomedical research was discussed. Twenty MPs attended or sent staff to hear about the urgent need for biomedical research, following its inaugural AGM in January. Chaired by Carol Monaghan MP, the meeting was the first ...