#MillionsMissingBergen is a virtual demonstration to highlight the thousands of Norwegians sick and missing from society, and millions all over the globe. The #MillionsMissing protest in Norway has grown! Protesters will be displaying shoes from 2pm-4pm in central Bergen (Festplassen), after which the shoes will be moved to be an art installation at Gallery 3,14.
Belfast, Ireland and Bergen, Norway will be joining their voices to the #MillionsMissing protest this June. In Belfast, shoes will be displayed at the Chasing Competent Care conference on Monday, June 6 at 6 PM at the Stormont Hotel, 587 Upper Newtownards Road, BT4 3LP Belfast. The shoes will be displayed down the side of
On Wednesday, May 25, ME/CFS patients, caregivers and advocates in nine cities around the world gathered for a global day of action to demand equal treatment and an end to the stigma of the diagnosis of ME/CFS. Protesters demonstrated in front of Department of Health and Human Services offices in Washington D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Dallas,
This year’s conference of the International Association for CFS/ME (IACFS/ME) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 27–30 October will include speeches by Dr. Walter Koroshetz and Dr. Øystein Fluge. Dr Koroshetz, who is Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and head of the Trans-NIH ME/CFS Working Group, will give the conference’s keynote
In Dr. Albright’s study of the families of ME/CFS patients in Utah, risk of ME was found to be 2.7 times greater in first-degree relatives of ME patients, 2.3 times greater in second-degree relatives, and 1.93 times greater in third-degree relatives. This familial clustering is the basis for new research in Norway, where scientists are
A new study was published recently in the journal Chronic Illness, entitled Housebound versus nonhousebound patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome by Pendergrast et al. The authors of the paper included the well-known ME/CFS researchers Julia L. Newton and Leonard Jason. Newton is most often recognized for her studies in muscular function in
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
This article by Ola Didrik Saugstad was originally published 14 July 2015, at. 8:00 in leading Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.no. Excerpts from the online English translation below. Undocumented treatments have led to some of the worst disasters in the history of medicine. Many ME patients feel today that the public health system is exacerbating their condition.