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Share #DontIgnoreME films to raise awareness

This M.E. Awareness Month, our is simple: don’t ignore M.E. To spread this message, Action for M.E. launched three films as part of M.E. Awareness Week. Starring Sharon and Douglas, who have M.E., Sharon’s partner Connor, and our medical advisers Dr Gregor Purdie and Prof Julia Newton, each focuses on a different aspect of M.E. and its impact.

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UNSW tests graded exercise on mild CFS patients

Australia’s University of NSW’s Psychiatry Department tested a graded activity program on 25 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Before the study, patients could complete around 4 hours of ‘moderate intensity exercise’ a week (self-reported). It was not measured or recorded at the end of the program but the study found small improvements in cognitive performance, with some caveats.

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RCCX Project, Inc.: Explore Role of RCCX Module in Familial Chronic Illness Clusters

Physician and patient, Sharon Meglathery MD, describes how she developed the RCCX Theory as a result of clinical observation, being a patient herself and having another patient mention the RCCX. She explains that the full theory is on her website www.rccxandillness.com. She then talks about meeting Karen Herbst MD PhD Endocrinologist through the website and setting up an IRB to study the RCCX Theory. Finally , she describes developing a non-profit to fund research into the RCCX module’s possible connection with familial chronic illness clusters (EDS-HT, CFS, FM, Lyme, MCAS, POTS, Psychiatric Spectrum, Pain, Autoimmune/Immunological, Endocrine, Adipose, Neurological Disorders, etc.). Donations can be made at www.rccxproject.org.

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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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British doctor known for defending children prohibited from treating ME patients

On 20 April, the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC) imposed limits on the medical license of Dr Nigel Speight, well known for his work in protecting children with ME/CFS against inappropriate psychological intervention and removal from their families. The limits come after a complaint from Esther Crawley, medical advisor to the Association of Young People with ME.

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Light up the Night on May 12, 2016!

a may 12 project. The challenge is to get as many buildings as possible in your country to light up with one of the 3 colours used on May 12th – blue, purple or green. We want public buildings/places like City Halls, Niagara Falls and we want individual homes lit up too!

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