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Medical Textbooks Earn a Failing Grade in ME/CFS – 1 of 2

Part II in our series on medical education and ME Note: This is a two-part article in our series on education in ME/CFS.  Part 1 covers UpToDate, the University of North Texas, Michigan State University, and the University of Nebraska; Part 2 will cover the University of California–San Francisco, the University of North Carolina, and

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Announcing the Winners of #MEAction's Poetry Contest!

#MEAction is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 #MillionsMissing Poetry Contest. We were astounded by the number of submissions we received and we would like to thank everyone who produced such incredible work! We hope that this will become an annual tradition and that even more people will participate in the future. With

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Act now! Our #MillionsMissing Round-Up

Hello, everyone! It’s only three days until the #MillionsMissing protest, so it’s time to review what’s gone on so far, and discuss what you can do to help ensure we are heard by our governments! Locations: So, your protest has gone out into the world and is now in a dozen different locations. Locations now

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Fluge and Mella's search for genetic markers

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

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Online TV show to discuss ME/CFS Centers of Excellence

Dr Kenneth J. Friedman will discuss the CFS Advisory Committee’s (CFSAC’s) upcoming proposal for ME/CFS Centers of Excellence and will explain what patients can do to make such centers a reality, in an online TV panel show on May 12. The one-hour show, which covers ME/CFS and Lyme Disease, will be broadcast on Channel 17

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Send your shoes to #MillionsMissing by Thursday

#MillionsMissing is calling for some literal boots on the ground, and the deadline is fast approaching.  If you want your shoes to be displayed at the U.S. main protest in Washington D.C., your shoes must be postmarked no later than May 12. If you send your shoes past this date, they may be used for

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Patients send Norwegian Research Council over 700 research ideas

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

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NIH to focus its 'world-class' technology and expertise on ME/CFS

A pdf of this article is now available here. On 21 April Dr Avindra Nath gave a Solve ME/CFS Initiative webinar hosted by Dr Zaher Nahle. The phrase that stood out in Dr Avindra Nath’s description of the NIH ME/CFS study was ‘world-class’. He emphasized the innovative technology the NIH has at its disposal, and

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Contribute to #May12BlogBomb in 2016!

May 12th Awareness Day is a great day to share a blog post. If you are writing a post, please consider using the tag #May12BlogBomb when you share your post on social media, and, also submitting the blog link for inclusion on the 2016 #May12BlogBomb Link List that will be collated on Sally Burch’s blog Just ME

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