August 28, 2014 From The Gloucester Citizen, 27 August 2014 (Story by Laura Churchill). TEENAGER Georgia Watkins became so ill at the age of just nine she spent years not being able to...


This Christmas, we shall be trying to raise £100,000 for the UK ME/CFS Biobank | could you be a sponsor of our appeal?

August 26, 2014 For our Big Give Christmas Challenge this year, the ME Association will be trying to raise £100,000 to help develop the UK’s only ME/CFS Biobank – held at the University...


Invitation to Stockholm seminar on paediatric ME/CFS | 12 November 2014

August 26, 2014 Drs Nigel Speight, Peter Rowe and Amolak Bansal scheduled to speak, and there will be a child's perspective. Most of the lectures will be in English.

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‘Boot camp instructor Alan puts his ME struggle to good use’ | Inverness Courier | 23 August 2014

August 26, 2014 From The Inverness Courier, 23 August 2014. HEALTHY food and lifestyle changes helped a Dalneigh fitness instructor turn his life around after nearly two decades of battling illness. At its...


‘New Lord Lieutenant of Belfast Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle is a force to be reckoned with’ | Belfast Telegraph | 26 August 2014

August 26, 2014 From The Belfast Telegraph, 26 August 2014. When a devastating attack of ME cut short her promising singing career at only 21, the Londonderry soprano fought back to become a...

Georgia (right) with best friend Lois Mitchell

‘St Cleer student gets top grades despite battling ME’ | Cornish Guardian | 21 August 2014

August 22, 2014 For the last six years, Georgia has been suffering with ME.


TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 22 August 2014

August 22, 2014 From Clinical Infectious Diseases, 12 August 2014 (E-published before print). Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue six years after Giardia infection: a controlled prospective cohort study. Hanevik K(1), Wensaas KA(2),...


We’ve 13 places on offer | run a brilliant BUPA London 10k for us next May

August 20, 2014 We need your help to find runners for our guaranteed places in the BUPA London 10k next May.


Have you got your ME/CFS alert card yet? £2 for a couple at our online shop

August 20, 2014 You might feel a little safer if you are carrying our ME/CFS alert card. Buy two of these for your wallet or purse for just £2. They are free to...


Still a few places left for Professor Lipkin’s seminar in London on September 3

August 20, 2014 There are still a few places left for Professor Ian Lipkin’s seminar in London next month. The ME Association is co-hosting the event.


Could this be yours? We’ve one place left in the Dublin Marathon on October 27

August 20, 2014 If you are already a strong runner, or if you know of someone who is, then the Dublin Marathon is the run for you on 27 October this year. Join...

‘Baby joy for Martine McCutcheon after health problems’ | BT.com news | 18 August 2014

August 18, 2014 From BT.com news, 18 August 2014 Actress Martine McCutcheon has revealed she is to be a mum after thinking she may never have children after health problems. Actress Martine McCutcheon...

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts and related items | 15 August 2014

August 15, 2014 From European Psychiatry, 1 August 2014. Abstract presented to the 22nd European Congress of Psychiatry in Munich, 1-4 March 2014. EPA-0907 – Perceived illness risk in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)...

Charities express deep unease about Government response to proposed improvements to the WCA | 14 August 2014

August 14, 2014 Deep unease with the way the Department for Work and Pensions responded to an evidence-based review (EBR) of proposals to improve the Work Capability Assessment has been expressed this week...

Foggy’s day at the Tower – a huge step near the start of his million-mile world tour | 10 August 2014

August 10, 2014 Foggy the Dog visits the Tower's ceramic poppy installation marking the World War I centenary.

A ‘Memory Quilt’ for Severe ME Day | 8 August 2014

August 8, 2014 A chance just to ponder – on this day of all days – on those who can be too ill with ME to tell their own stories.

Graphic home video of Jessica Taylor’s first steps in nine years shown on BBC News South East | 5 August 2014

August 6, 2014 Jessica Taylor, the young Kent woman who recently took her first three steps after suffering from ME for nine years, was featured on BBC News South East last night (August...

Seven videos featuring talks by leading UK ME/CFS researcher Professor Julia Newton | 6 August 2014

August 6, 2014 Professor Julia Newton heads the ME/CFS research group at Newcastle University.

Still time to comment to the 5th Annual Review of the Work Capability Assessment | 4 August 2014

August 4, 2014 There are still 12 days left to comment to the fifth – and final – Annual Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) being carried out by the Government’s independent reviewer,...

Join us in Oxford for our annual ME Question Time | Saturday, September 27

August 2, 2014 The ME Association has joined forces with local group OMEGA to host our annual ME Question Time at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD, at 2pm on Saturday, September...

Woman takes first steps in NINE YEARS after being struck down by ME | Daily Express/Mail Online | 31 July 2014

August 1, 2014 Jessica takes her first steps in nine years at the Burrswood Hospital (photo: Caters News).

What does the ME Association do and why? | Our August 2014 snapshot

August 1, 2014 A quick trip through the work of the ME Association – for those who have ever wondered what we do.

ME/CFS interviews on BBC Radio Gloucestershire today | 31 July 2014

August 1, 2014 Interviews with 21-year-old Lindsey Shorter, from Cheltenham, and MEA medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd.

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 1 August 2014

August 1, 2014 From the International Journal of MS Care, Summer 2014. Full paper available. Short-Term Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A Pilot Study Yvonne...

MEA and ME North East co-sponsor research conference in Newcastle | 4 November 2014

July 30, 2014 Map shows where to find Gosforth Civic Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Can ME/CFS patients choose their own consultants? | Government ‘exploring’ the issue | 28 July 2014

July 28, 2014 The thorny question of just how far the well-established principle of freedom of choice of NHS consultant actually extends to patients with ME/CFS – if at all – has been...

“Could a ‘renegade’ doctor save your life?” | Daily Telegraph | 28 July 2014

July 28, 2014 Jennifer Garner played a rebel doctor in the the Oscar-winning film 'Dallas Buyers Club'

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 25 July 2014

July 26, 2014 Four items this week - including two in 'Clinical and Cellular Immunonology' and something on false claims of ME child abuse.

‘ME woman Beth French swims 26 miles to Scilly’ | BBC News | 23 June 2014

July 24, 2014 From BBC News, 23 July 2014. A woman who was once forced to use a wheelchair because of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or ME, has swum 26 miles from Cornwall...