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Category Archives: Medicine

U.S School Nurses, Teachers & Counselors can now take Continuing Education Course about Pediatric ME/CFS

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School nurses, counselors, social workers or teachers in any U.S. state can now earn earn 3.25 Continuing Education credits (CNE) for completing a course on pediatric myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The course is titled, "“Why Can’t This Child Get to Class? Learn How ME/CFS Keeps Youth from Attending School." The course ...

#MEAction Seeks Applicants for Blue Ribbon Fellowship at Bateman Horne Center

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Bateman Horne center is opening applications for the #MEAction Blue Ribbon Fellowship. Announcing clinical clerkship opportunity for 4th-year medical students, med-peds, internal medicine and family practice residents. We are delighted to announce the #MEAction Blue Ribbon fellowship at the Bateman Horne Center (BHC) with Dr. Lucinda Bateman. The clerkship/rotation will consist of one ...
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CBT and GET survey results published by Forward-ME Group

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In January 2019, a survey investigating the impact of graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with ME, CFS or PVFS diagnoses in the UK was made available online. It was intended to provide up-to-date data on the impact these therapies have had on people who ...

GET and CBT are not safe for ME – summary of survey results

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Listen to the recording:  #MEAction UK Lay Summary of the 2019 Forward ME Group CBT & GET Survey Topline findings A new patient survey of 2274 respondents has confirmed that graded exercise therapy (GET) is harming a large majority of people with ME receiving this treatment in the UK. A majority of people ...
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Australia: School Study on Teenagers with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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A recent study of Australian teenagers with chronic fatigue syndrome found CFS impacted their development of academic, cognitive and social skills. Students with CFS missed an average of 42% of classes over a term, 37% more than their healthy peers. The study recommends school staff be trained to understand chronic ...
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Meet the Scientists: Australia’s Prof. Don Staines

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‘Meet the Scientists’ is a series of interviews with researchers working on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. We ask them about their current research and get to meet the people working to improve our health. The series introduces early career researchers through to interviewing scientists and clinicians who have been working ...

Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

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April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push hosted ...

A loss to the ME community: Jonas Blomberg

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You can listen to this article read aloud by visiting #MEAction's Soundcloud here. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Jonas Blomberg. Blomberg was an Emeritus Professor at the Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Microbiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, active in scientific and medical research: one ...

Comment on Australia’s National Draft Report on ME/CFS – Open to Global Feedback

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Australia’s NHMRC has released the ME/CFS Advisory Committee’s draft report for public consultation. The public consultation process will remain open until Monday February 18, 2019 ...

Apply for Stanford Medicine X Conference as ePatient or Presenter – deadline Jan. 31st

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Stanford University hosts an annual academic conference, Medicine X, every September to bring together community stakeholders, innovators and leaders in health care to empower collaborative change. This year's Medicine X | Change conference will be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on Sept. 20 - 22, 2019. Stanford describes ...