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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 ...

Sept & Oct — Research Roundup

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The end of September was a whirlwind! Between the CDC's website work, the CDC's awarding of a sole contract, the planning sessions for the NIH meeting, and the Stanford symposium, there wasn't much time to devote to breaking down the science.  If you'd like to see a quick run-down of ...

It has been an Intense Week!

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It Has Been A HUGE Week in the U.S.! This last week has been a bit of a whirlwind – we've never been busier! It's been a week of advancing the cause of health equality for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis through the launch of the Unrest continuing medical education program and the expansion of our US ...

Join the fight against stigma and pseudoscience in New York

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This weekend, the New York State Psychiatric Institute is hosting a conference on psychosomatic illness at Columbia University Medical Center -- and they invited Per Fink to speak.  If you have watched Unrest, you know that Fink’s clinic was responsible for the involuntary institutionalization of Karina Hansen, a Danish young ...

UK: More than 250 GPs Attended ME Workshop at the RCGP Conference

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A week after the recent RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference & Exhibition held in Glasgow on the 4th – 6th October, it seems appropriate to reflect on the impact of the conference on educating GPs about myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The RCGP Conference is the must-attend event of the year for GPs ...