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________ Note: This article has been updated to provide context about the long-running controversy over the CMRC’s inclusion of
A pdf of this article is now available here. On 21 April Dr Avindra Nath gave a Solve ME/CFS
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
The #MillionsMissing protest is full-steam-ahead: we’re mobilizing in Washington D.C., Seattle, San Fransisco, and Dallas; we’re revving up our
The Blue Ribbon Foundation will have this offer available until May 19th, and will send out all orders on May 20th to reach the state representatives’ desks on or by May 25th, in a virtual protest. If you are not able to physically attend either of the protest sites, this is an excellent opportunity to make your voice heard.
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) will be livestreamed on Wednesday 27 April, from 2.45
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.
#MEAction Washington is asking all of Seattle to come out and support our #MissingMillions protest scheduled for May 25 in front of the Henry M. Jackson Federal building at 915 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle.
Paige is a recent graduate from NC State University with a degree in biomedical engineering. She was diagnosed with
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!
#MEAction is seeking poems to honor those around the world struggling with M.E. This call to poets is designed to complement other awareness projects taking place during May. Our goal is to proudly display the creative resources of our community and to celebrate the courage it takes to speak out about the injustices and suffering we face on a daily basis.
Please join us in San Francisco, or send us your photo. Help us all to be seen and heard!
Web MD, the largest online publisher of news and information regarding health and well-being, has released its “latest news” about ME/CFS in an article based on the discredited PACE trials. It asserts that “British researchers concluded that a form of talk therapy, called cognitive behavior therapy, and graded exercise therapy are among the best treatments for chronic fatigue.”
In a first for ME/CFS research, NIH launched a creative grant expansion program to jump start ME/CFS research in the short term by supplementing current grants.
In essence, the NIH is posting an open call for research scientists with proposals that may fall under the purview of the original grant for the NIH’s intramural ME/CFS study.
Dutch ME patients strongly disagree with the composition of the Dutch Health Council ME Committee and start petition “ME
On March 21st, the brave Bolivian AKIPerDis protestors began their 265 mile journey by wheelchair through the Andes mountains to
Do you live in Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland? Can you help push M.E. up the political agenda by sharing the M.E. Matters Now campaign manifesto?
Two studies at the University of NSW are using the ‘potentially harmful’ 2002 Australian guidelines. It is time for Australia to adopt the International Consensus Criteria.
After responding negatively to most of CFSAC’s recommendations for the ME/CFS research program, the NIH has now revised many of their
Dr Rebecca Goldin, blogging for Sense About Statistics, has said that flaws in the design of the PACE trial
In an invited post on UK charity Action for ME’s blog, Professor George Davey Smith of Bristol University has
This is the first study on ME/CFS conducted by NIH in two decades. One million patients suffer from this disease, too long neglected by both CDC and NIH. It is critical that the Principle Investigators recognize existing biomedical research on the disease, as well as the results of recently commissioned studies by the Institute of Medicine for DHHS and the P2P (Pathways to Prevention) program at NIH.
New US paper says it is critical that scientists world-wide develop consensus on how to identify and classify chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis patients using clinical and research criteria.
#MEAction, in collaboration with the Association of People with Disability (APD) in Bolivia, have launched a campaign to raise
Liisa Lugus has been bedbound with extreme myalgic encephalomyelitis for 13 years and is losing her current home. She has nowhere to go and needs our help: https://www.tilt.com/tilts/liisa-lugus-urgent-housing-and-long-term-care-fund https://www.facebook.com/friendsofliisalugus/info/?tab=page_info
Professor James Coyne’s February 9 Belfast talk, “The Scandal of the £5m PACE Trial”, is now available on YouTube.
Australia: Write to the National Health and Medical Research Council about funding research and updating criteria.
#MEAction is excited to announce its first protest in Washington DC! Now rescheduled for May 25, 2016! Please join
All 13 organisations in the European ME Alliance (EMEA) have answered ME/CFS patient Clark Ellis’s call to request Queen
The Pediatric and Adolescent ME/CFS Primer team is aiming to complete the new Primer by mid-October, 2016. As was done for the adult ME/CFS Primer, the team would appreciate having original artwork for the cover of the Pediatric and Adolescent ME/CFS Primer
Last Thursday, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced an important new bill which seeks to increase funding