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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 ...
Individuals who were lied to and misrepresented by Netflix’s Afflicted include (left to right): Jake, Pilar, Jamison, Jake & Bekah, Jill & Janine

Open Letter Demands Removal of Netflix’s “Afflicted” – Sign the Petition

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On September 18th, more than 40 writers, activists, artists, filmmakers, physicians, and scientists came together to write an open letter to Netflix to request that Afflicted be immediately removed from the service. "We are deeply concerned about its unethical treatment of its subjects and its many factual errors and omissions," states ...

Stop CDC from Hiring Shoddy Contractor for ME Treatment Guidelines!

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PETITION UPDATE (Tuesday, September 11, 2018) The CDC has posted an updated, competitive bid solicitation for the development of federal treatment guidelines for ME. The community outcry, and over 8,000 petition signatures, protesting the previous rigged, sole-source contract got the CDC's attention. Yet the solicitation is still only open through Thursday, September ...

Will the FDA Stand in the Way of Your ME Treatment? Take Action now!

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Suppose there was a substance that could help you, but before you learned about it, or you could find a doctor to prescribe it, the FDA banned it from the market, even though patients have successfully used it for decades. Or suppose there was a treatment that had helped your ...

New York State Health Commissioner Sends Letter to Physicians about ME

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On Friday, May 26th, New York State (NYS) Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker emailed a letter regarding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) to eighty-five thousand physicians in NYS. In the letter he describes the illness, encourages physicians to consider ME as part of a differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with symptoms, and ...

SF Bay Area: Get Stanford Some Healthy Controls!

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If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or know any others who do, please consider asking them to donate blood to the Stanford Genome Technology Center as a healthy control. The blood will be used for multiple purposes, including in Ron Davis's ME/CFS research.  If you know individuals ...

Ramsay Award Winners and Webinar with Dr. Zaher Nahle

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Do you have questions about ME/CFS research? Two weeks from today, the last webinar of this year will be held on December 15th with Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA, vice president for research and scientific programs at Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Send your questions about upcoming research programs to edavie@solvecfs.org To sign ...

Take Lenny Jason’s survey on emotional impact of having ME

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Lenny Jason's recent research paper, Mortality in patients with ME and CFS, found patients are significantly at risk for earlier all-cause mortality with the top three causes of death being suicide, cardiovascular problems, and cancer.  Jason is well-known for his epidemiology work, with over 80 articles on ME; he was ...

Attend the IACFS/ME conference this month

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Where does rituximab fit in among the treatment options for ME/CFS? What is the US government's research plan? How can I increase the chances my disability application will be or continue to be approved? What medications can I try for fibromyalgia now that morphine and related prescriptions are restricted?   Come to our international scientific ...

Help fund CII’s ME/CFS Monster Study: Microbes, Immunity, & Complex Data

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Columbia University - Center for Infection and Immunity has seriously upped the ante on the initial microbe discovery project in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Their impressive, rigorous new study could point the way to diagnostic tests, and even treatments – but first they need the funds to complete the work ...