The latest of the US Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Patient-Centered Outreach and Communication Activity (PCOCA) telephone conference calls for ME/CFS will take place on Thursday, June 23, and will feature Dr. Jarred Younger. His talk, which will begin at 3:15 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), is titled, “Current and Future Research on ME/CFS Treatments
A new study was published recently in the journal Chronic Illness, entitled Housebound versus nonhousebound patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome by Pendergrast et al. The authors of the paper included the well-known ME/CFS researchers Julia L. Newton and Leonard Jason. Newton is most often recognized for her studies in muscular function in
Progressive Brain Changes in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Are our brains starved of oxygen?
A recent Australian study, Progressive Brain Changes in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Longitudinal MRI Study finds that CFS patients meeting both Fukuda and CCC have decreased grey and white matter volumes in the areas of the brain we use for language processing. Interestingly, patients had increased grey matter volume in the supplementary motor
Introducing the #MillionsMissing Profile Filter App! This app was designed to help raise awareness for the millions of people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It lets you add a special theme to any picture you choose so that you can upload it to your social media profiles to show your
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Dutch ME patients strongly disagree with the composition of the Dutch Health Council ME Committee and start petition “ME is geen SOLK” (ME is not MUPS). On March 29th 2016, the Dutch Health Council announced the names of the members of a newly formed Committee that has the important task of writing an advisory report on
This week #MEAction, in collaboration with Solve ME/CFS and USAWG, conducted advocacy efforts with members of Congress to make two key requests for the benefit of greater ME/CFS medical research funding. Senators were asked to support a letter to NIH Director Francis Collins requesting that an equitable share of the $2 billion increase in fiscal
Australia: Write to the National Health and Medical Research Council about funding research and updating criteria.
On Tuesday, March 8th, NIH held a one hour tele-briefing to answer the community’s questions about their plans for the intramural study and the ME/CFS program. What follows is a full transcript of the conference call. You can view the transcript and listen to the audio of the call on the NIH website. On the call were