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Last week in review: CNN, Long-Covid Seminar, Severe ME Day & more!

Last week was inspiring and eventful! We had a huge turn-out for our US Advocacy Meeting about the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) response to long Covid and ME, we co-hosted and organized a seminar for those with long Covid with amazing organizations and activists, #MEAction UK wrote an open ...
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Let Us Honor the Most Severe in our Community Today!

Let us honor the most severe in our community today, Severe ME Day, Saturday, August 8th. Severe ME Day is a day of remembrance when we think of those whom we have lost to myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), and focus on those living with severe ME. For those of you in ...

Open letter demands action to safeguard people with ME, not just post-COVID patients

#MEAction UK have once again written to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) imploring them to act to safeguard people with ME from harm, after their recent statement cautioning that the recommendation of graded exercise therapy should not be assumed to apply to patients with post-COVID symptoms ...
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Report Part 2: NIH lacks coordinated response for long COVID research

The NIH is shaping research initiatives to study the long-term consequences of COVID-19 (long COVID), but it lacks the coordinated, outcomes-focused strategy necessary to deliver biomarkers and treatments to the people who need them. Editor’s note: This is part of a series on what the NIH is (and isn’t) doing ...
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Report Part 1: NIH is not advancing ME/CFS research

The NIH is doing little to expedite a coordinated, outcomes-focused plan for ME/CFS research, an enormous missed opportunity in the era of COVID-19. Editor’s note: This is part of a report series on what the NIH is (and isn’t) doing for ME/CFS and long COVID research. For our Report Summary ...
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Report Summary: What NIH is (and isn’t) doing for ME/CFS & long COVID research

As more and more COVID-19 survivors report disabling, multi-system symptoms lasting months on end, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is finally beginning to openly acknowledge the serious health risks ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) poses to the public. In the past couple of weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of ...
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Survey on pregnancy in ME

Who – You have been asked to participate in this project if you are an individual aged 18-50 who has CFS and/or ME, is able to become pregnant, and you are either: - Thinking of starting a family in the next five years; - are currently in the process of ...
Join #MEAction in Celebrating the Activism that Made the ADA a Reality!

#MEAction Celebrates the Activism that Made the Americans with Disability Act a Reality

30th Anniversary of the ADA The celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA*) is more than a celebration of the day when pen was put to paper in order to sign a bill into law, it is the celebration of the amazing, heroic efforts disability ...
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Coming to terms with my disability

My husband often pushes me home in my son’s stroller because I have enough energy to get to the playground but not enough to get home. There are so many types of disabilities and so many ways to address them, and the disability rights’ activists of the 70s taught the ...

Announcing a special journal issue dedicated to ME

People with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) don’t hear good news on the research front as often as they should. That’s why we are thrilled to announce the scientific journal WORK: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation has devoted an issue solely to M.E. research. Topics will include documenting disability by ...