Category: Media

Why is MEpedia so crucial?

MEpedia is a crucial tool for advocates, researchers, doctors, policy makers, and even the general public, that will allow them to find all current information on myalgic encephalomyelitis in one place.

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James Coyne Stormont talk on YouTube: PACE "outrageously bad"

Professor James Coyne’s February 9 Belfast talk, “The Scandal of the £5m PACE Trial”, is now available on YouTube. The talk, given at Stormont, the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly, was delivered to a 40-strong audience of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), doctors, researchers and key health decision-makers. Professor Coyne spoke about  how

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#MEAction delivers Lancet PACE petition, makes Wall Street Journal

#MEAction delivers Lancet PACE petition, makes Wall Street Journal #MEAction has sent an 11,000-signature petition to The Lancet, calling for the retraction of “misleading” analyses and claims published in a 2011 PACE trial paper concerning the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy for ME/CFS. Copies of the petition, which when printed were

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Charles Shepherd: It's time for doctors to apologise to ME patients

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] “I left medical school believing that ME was not a real disease and I would probably never see a case. I was wrong”   [/pullquote] In this excellent piece in Monday’s Daily Telegraph, Dr. Charles Shepherd describes the history of ME’s neglect and says it’s time for doctors

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We Succeeded in Removing NIH CBT and GET Advice

NIH has now removed its Medline/ National Library of Medicine (NLM) article promoting CBT and GET for ME/CFS treatment. It was taken down just DAYS after we began filing complaints. I received a response from NLM explaining that they “removed the article since it did not provide a balanced view on the topic.” Although the

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Debunking the myth of the militant minority

In the British media, ME activists who have opposed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) are often been portrayed as an unreasonable, militant “minority.” Members of the #MEAction Science and Treatment Policy and Media Working Groups have drafted this fact sheet to explain the real reasons why ME patients are opposed to CBT and

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Complain about NIH's Claims on CBT and GET

Medline Plus, NIH’s web site for patients, just published an article from health news distributor Healthday, based on the recent, discredited U.K. PACE study. The new article states that “cognitive behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy are among the best available treatments for extended relief” of ME/CFS. Fortunately, if you want to file a complaint about this article, it’s super easy.

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