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Our colleague, Dr Neil Abbot, retires from ME Research UK today | 28 October 2016

Dr Neil Abbot, research and operations director at ME Research UK (MERUK), is retiring today after 15 years service. Neil (pictured standing to the right of Alex Fergusson MSP at…


TGI Friday! | Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 28 October 2016

English translation of an article published in Socialmedicinsk tidskrift, Stockholm, 28 September 2016 Studies on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Graded Exercise Therapy for ME/CFS are misleading Sten Helmfrid Assoc. Prof….

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NICE takes a dim view of foreign research into ME/CFS | Robin Ellis Freedom of Information request | 24 October 2016

The main supplier of England’s drugs and treatment guidelines, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), tends not to take foreign research into account when it produces work…


PIP Medical Assessments with CAPITA | meeting at House of Lords next Tuesday | 21 October 2016

I will be at a House of Lords meeting with the Countess of Mar on next Tuesday (Octoberr 25) where there will be a representative from CAPITA attending to give…


TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 21 October 2016

Just one this week – more work on the mitochondria, with an unexpected twist.

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Micro ME care agency wins ‘outstanding’ commendations from Care Quality Commission | 20 October 2016

A micro care agency in Taunton, Somerset, that supplies services to just two people with ME has won ‘outstanding’ commendations in two out of five categories in their latest inspection…


‘My final year at Oxford, when I felt punished for having ME’ | The Guardian | 18 October 2016

From Education Guardian, 18 October 2016 | Words by Nathalie Wright I had made it to the final year of my English degree at Oxford University, but I almost didn’t…


Dr James Le Fanu on the PACE Trial | Daily Telegraph | 17 October 2016

From the Daily Telegraph | Doctor’s Diary | 17 October 2016. Regular column by Dr James Le Fanu. DOCTOR’S DIARY: GOVE WAS RIGHT, WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF EXPERTS Michael…


Tired all the time? Why fatigue isn’t just about sleep| New Scientist | 15 October 2016

From the New Scientist, 15 October 2016. Feature written by Emma Young. You’re in bed by 11, having had a busy, productive day. After a full night’s sleep you wake…


A copy of the ‘London Criteria for M.E.’ as revised in 2014 | archived here for reference purposes | 15 October 2016

MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (ME). CRITERIA AND CLINICAL GUIDELINES 2014. Authors: Sandra Howes(a) Ellen M Goudsmit(b*) PhD FBPsS Charles Shepherd MBBS(c) a) Former co-editor of the ME and CFS references b) Health…

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Could Vitamin B12 be a safe and effective form of treatment?

We receive lots of feedback about the use of Vitamin B12 in ME/CFS.


TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 14 October 2016

This week – thoughts on mortality, depression in children.


Dr Nigel Speight – some excellent news from the General Medical Council | 12 October 2016

We are delighted to be able to report some very good news about Dr Nigel Speight. Dr Speight has just been before a review panel at the MPTS (Medical Practitioners…

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‘Matter over mind: The strange case of the ME study’ | WDDTY magazine | October 2016

From What Doctors Don’t Tell You magazine, October 2016. Words by Bryan Hubbard. No web link found. Some doctors still believe that CFS/ME is mostly in the mind, a view…


TGI Friday! | our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 7 October 2016

Just one item this week – use of arterial spin labelling fMRI in CFS.


Tory conference: Mowat hides from heat over social care crisis | Disability News Service | 6 October 2016

Disability campaigner Shana Pezaro is pictured at one of the Tory fringe events

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Should people with ME/CFS have a flu jab this year? | Dr Charles Shepherd weighs up the evidence | 6 October 2016

The ME Association has a leaflet that covers flu vaccination and ME/CFS in detail. It can be obtained from the MEA website online shop: We also have a leaflet…


On the hunt for world record after Tom’s staggering feat… | The Times of Tunbridge Wells | 5 october 2016

Teenager Tom Hunt is waiting to hear if he will secure a place in the Guinness Book of World Records after running from Land’s End to John O’Groats for charity….


MEGA petition update – questions and answers | 5 October 2016

Petition update provided by the ME/CFS Epidemiology and Genomics Alliance (MEGA). 5 OCT 2016 — Many of you have asked us questions about MEGA. We have not yet applied for…


Why we’re asking about PoTS in this month’s website survey | 3 October 2016

PoTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) is a condition that is caused by a dysfunction of what is called the autonomic nervous system – a part of the nervous system that…