August 2, 2015 Why are we asking about car driving and ME/CFS in our website poll this month? Firstly, because this is a question that comes up quite regularly and I am aware...

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Work4ME to run ‘Exploring Volunteering’ course in Edinburgh | 30 July 2015

July 30, 2015 An ‘Exploring Volunteering’ course will start in Edinburgh at the end of September – to help people with long-term conditions brace themselves for the outside world. It will run until...


Wanted – help with survey on long-term use of prescription medicines | 30 July 2015

July 30, 2015 Follow-up to survey launched by students at Medway School of Pharmacy in Kent at the end of 2013.


Date for your diary |M.E. Question Time, Kingston-upon-Thames | 3 October 2015

July 30, 2015 Our annual M.E. Question Time will be hosted this year at the Tiffin School (above) by the Richmond and Kingston M.E. Group.

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Manchester make-over for Shirley’s garden | The Instant Gardener, BBC 1 | 28 July 2015

July 28, 2015 M.E. sufferer and Dr Who fan Shirley Procter called in the team from ‘The Instant Gardener’, BBC1’s latest gardening show, to do a makeover of her garden in Manchester –...

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Parliamentary Questions | diagnosis of pernicious anaemia | 24 July 2015

July 27, 2015 Government minister Lord Prior of Brampton answered the questions about diagnosis of pernicious anaemia.

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First class student overcomes M.E. to graduate from Bangor University | 13 July 2015

July 25, 2015 From the Bangor University website, 13 July 2015 A Psychology student who credits Bangor University for ‘taking a chance’ on her has graduated with a First Class Honours degree. Ashleigh...


TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 24 July 2015

July 24, 2015 This week – effect of coenzyme Q10 + NADH on heart rate after exercise; action of the flavonoid, luteolin, on brain fog.


Man suffering from Lyme disease told to see a psychologist | The Times | 10 July 2015

July 21, 2015 Lora Graham and her husband. She's starting a campaign to raise awareness of Lyme disease in Scotland.

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Horserider who suffers from M.E. beats Zara Phillips | Evening Chronicle, Newcastle | 20 July 2015

July 21, 2015 From the Evening Chronicle, Newcastle, 20 July 2015. Story by Brian Daniel. A young horse rider who has fought a lengthy battle with illness has completed a remarkable turnaround –...

New award from the MEA Ramsay Research Fund for further mitochondrial research | 21 July 2015

July 21, 2015 Picture shows a hugely enlarged photograph of a mitochondrion – the energy pack inside every cell.

We welcome the Countess of Mar as new patron of the ME Association | 20 July 2015

July 20, 2015 We are delighted to announce that the Countess of Mar has accepted an invitation to become a patron of The ME Association. The Countess of Mar is an elected hereditary...

‘I will try to do what I can to help’ | more from BBC Radio Bristol presenter John Darvall |17 July 2015

July 19, 2015 From the blog of a BBC Radio presenter – who has had a change in mindset about M.E.

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 17 July 2015

July 17, 2015 This week – serotonin & cytokine expression in a model of fatigue; use of colostrum macrophage-activating factor in 3 case studies.

‘Boy from Halifax’s year long wait for ME treatment’ | ITV Calendar News | 14 July 2014

July 16, 2015 From ITV Calendar news programme, 14 July 2015. A mum from Halifax says she has been let down by the NHS after a year-long wait to get her son referred...

Foggy the M.E. Dog finished his world tour today and was then interviewed on BBC TV South | 15 July 2015

July 15, 2015 Foggy Dog and owner Sally Callow dashed onto TV – as he finished his world tour to raise M.E. awareness.

‘I never knew how big a problem M.E. is’ | John Darvall, BBC Radio Bristol presenter | 11 July 2015

July 15, 2015 An interview opened his eyes to a world of suffering. He even found out his own stepsister has M.E.

Death of Dr Terry Mitchell, leading advocate of biomedical model of M.E. in East of England | latest – 11 July 2015

July 11, 2015 There will be a thanksgiving for Terry's life in Suffolk on Friday, July 24. Read story for contact details.

TGI Friday! Our weekly roundup of recently published research abstracts and related items | 10 July 2015

July 10, 2015 This week - genetic evaluation, letter by Prof PD White and colleagues, Danish quality of life study, cytokine review, Howes and Goudsmit case report

All-Party Parliamentary Group on ME | now officially re-registered | 8 July 2015

July 8, 2015 The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on M.E. has been officially re-registered following the inaugural election of officers on Wednesday 1 July at the House of Lords. The Countess of Mar...

ME Association launch annual medical student award scheme | 8 July 2015

July 8, 2015 The ME Association are keen to encourage medical students to develop a clinical or research interest in ME/CFS at an early stage in their careers. Over the years we have...

Join the chat on BBC Radio Bristol on July 8 – help Naomi widen people’s experience of M.E. | 7 July 2015

July 7, 2015 Naomi Whittingham writes: Following the huge response to their recent coverage of the ME, BBC Radio Bristol are planning a phone-in on the illness on the John Darvall Show this...

Let’s help Foggy reach his target – less than 12 days left | 3 July 2015

July 3, 2015 Foggy in sunshine mood – on a recent visit to the Phillippines

‘Chronic fatigue breakthrough offers hope for millions’ | New Scientist magazine | 2 July 2015

July 3, 2015 UK magazine New Scientist discusses the implications of this week's Rituximab phase 2 clinical trial results.

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 3 July 2015

July 3, 2015 This week - Rituximab phase 2 trial, review of behavioural interventions, brain imaging before and after CBT, quality of life outcomes.

Why our July ‘Quick Survey’ focuses on Coeliac Disease testing | 2 July 2015

July 2, 2015 If you have irritable bowel symptoms, we would like to know if you have ever been tested to exclude Coeliac Disease.

ESA sickness benefit cuts being considered | BBC News | 2 July 2015

July 2, 2015 Leaked plans to cut ESA to level of Jobseeker's Allowance – meaning a loss of about £30 a week.

Further evidence of Rituximab’s effectiveness in treating ME/CFS | PlosOne publish results of Phase 2 trial | 1 July 2015

July 1, 2015 Øystein Fluge and Olav Mella – they're leading the Rituximab trials in Norway.

Parliamentary Statement | quicker-than-expected rollout of PIP to replace DLA | 25 June 2015

July 1, 2015 Baroness Altmann – announced an earlier-than-expected rollout of Personal Independence Payments

Sam Cam’s sister stricken with M.E. for a year | Daily Mail | 27 June 2015

June 27, 2015 ‘I recovered from a year of ME by diving into the crystal sea, the cold literally shocking the sickness out of my system,’ she says.