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Missing No More: Improving the Lives of People with ME and CFS

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Senator Jordon Steele-John has announced the Australian Greens’ policy on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), planning to commit $15 million to biomedical research, a national summit, better access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and money for advocacy organisations. This policy is welcomed by the ME and CFS community in ...

Australian Government Announces $3M for ME/CFS Research

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Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt has today announced $3M for research into ME/CFS. Minister Hunt notes that “funding will be provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to help researchers develop a better understanding of the cause and condition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Diagnosis of ...
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Australia: School Study on Teenagers with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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A recent study of Australian teenagers with chronic fatigue syndrome found CFS impacted their development of academic, cognitive and social skills. Students with CFS missed an average of 42% of classes over a term, 37% more than their healthy peers. The study recommends school staff be trained to understand chronic ...
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Meet the Scientists: Australia’s Prof. Don Staines

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‘Meet the Scientists’ is a series of interviews with researchers working on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. We ask them about their current research and get to meet the people working to improve our health. The series introduces early career researchers through to interviewing scientists and clinicians who have been working ...

Announcing #MillionsMissing 2019! Join us!

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Listen to the article:   We are thrilled to announce #MillionsMissing 2019! This May, we will take to the streets - or demonstrate from our beds - to show the world we are here, we are the #MillionsMissing, we will continue to fight for our demands for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) ...

Comment on Australia’s National Draft Report on ME/CFS – Open to Global Feedback

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Australia’s NHMRC has released the ME/CFS Advisory Committee’s draft report for public consultation. The public consultation process will remain open until Monday February 18, 2019 ...

A Year in Review: Celebrating the 2018 Achievements of Our Community

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2018 has been a big year at #MEAction!  Thank you to all of you who have put forth immense efforts to improve the lives of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). #MEAction has grown over the past year in leaps and bounds, and we cannot wait to do more. We will not end ...

Advocacy Round-Up: End-of-Year, 2018

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Our community's advocacy work end with a big finale with our meeting with the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)!  Catch up on the latest global news from the past few months. U.S. NIH #MEAction representatives met with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) director, Dr. Francis Collins, and other ...

Australian MP Introduces Petition for ME in Parliament

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Australian Greens MP, Adam Bandt, formally tabled a petition for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) in Parliament on Dec. 4th. The Emerge Australia petition asks the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to collaborate with the ME/CFS community to develop appropriate guidelines for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) assessors, and for ME/CFS to be ...

Study Examines Link between Immune Dysfunction and Metabolism in ME

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This article was first published on ME Australia.  An international collaboration of scientists, including Fane Mensah, Jo Cambridge and Australia's Chris Armstrong, investigated the relationship between CD24 expression and B cell maturation and found CD24 expression on B cells is related to energy metabolism and that its role differs between B ...