May 26, 2015 Please ask you new or re-elected MP to help form the new All Party Parliamentary Group on M.E. for this Parliament. We need find a a good number of MPs...

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Our BUPA London 10k team – didn’t they do well? | 26 May 2015

May 26, 2015 MEA Trustee Nicki Strong, who with daughter Lara hosted a breakfast for our runners after yesterday’s race, writes: The event went really well yesterday day and we had 19 people...


Good luck to our Bank Holiday Monday runners in the BUPA London 10k! | 25 May 2015

May 24, 2015 Just some of the 14 runners who will be in the MEA team in London on Bank Holiday Monday


TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 22 May 2015

May 22, 2015 From Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior, 12 May 2015 (e-published before print). Variability in symptoms complicates utility of case definitions Stephanie L. McManimen, Leonard A. Jason(*) & Yolonda J. Williams...


M.E. Awareness conference in Burgess Hill, West Sussex | 30 May 2015

May 21, 2015 The Martlets Hall – venue for reMEmber's M.E. Awareness conference on May 30


West Cheshire College students tell “The Truth about M.E.” | Chester Chronicle | 20 May 2015

May 20, 2015 Sophie Lees, aged 19, who has suffered with M.E. all her life.

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Sally Callow – mastermind of Foggy the ME Dog’s World Tour – tells all | 20 May 2015

May 20, 2015 Sally Callow is no stranger to MEA supporters through her digital awareness and fundraising campaign – Foggy’s World Tour. She decided to branch out in ME Awareness Week to speak...


Playing pool in pyjamas gives charity a big boost | Oxford Times | 19 May 2015

May 20, 2015 From the Oxford Times, 19 May 2015 (story by Banbury reporter Hannah Somerville). SPENDING 12 hours in the pub in your pyjamas might be some people’s idea of a decadent...


Living with ME: ‘You begin to feel worthless’| Irish Independent | 19 May 2015

May 19, 2015 After a mystery illness forced her to give up the sports and theatre training she had practised since childhood, Aoife Malone was left feeling like no one understood her. She...


Neurologist Dr Abhijit Chaudhuri to give talks in Ireland | IrishHealth.com | 18 May 2015

May 19, 2015 The Connacht Hotel in Renmore, Galway – venue for the first talk by Dr Chaudhuri


‘Don’t judge without knowing the facts’ | Bristol Post |17 May 2015

May 17, 2015 HELEN Wood is 25, but has missed out on dozens of experiences due to a ten-year struggle with myalgic encephalopathy, or ME. Also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, the condition...

Lucy Saxon interview: 20-year-old author of The Almost King on surviving serious illness and letting fantasy fill her life | The Independent | 17 May 2015

May 17, 2015 From The Independent on Sunday, 17 May 2015. Lucy Saxon is fixated on red Lycra. The 20-year-old author, who signed a three-book deal for a fantasy adventure series with Harry...

Charity fundraiser gets Mr T haircut | Plymouth Herald | 15 May 2015

May 15, 2015 From the Plymouth Herald, 15 May 2015. A CHARITY fundraiser took on an unusual challenge – subjecting himself to a ‘Mr T haircut’. Lee Stammers has lived with chronic fatigue...

For her best friend, Caroline ready to take on all comers in the BUPA London 10k | Worthing Herald | 15 May 2015

May 15, 2015 Caroline Smith – ready to take on all comers in the Bank Holiday Monday BUPA London 10k event.

Former police officer’s suicide prompts concern over care | Chichester Observer | 15 May 2015

May 15, 2015 From the Chichester Observer, 15 May 2015. Care for people with chronic fatigue syndrome has been scrutinised after a 34-year-old committed suicide fearing she would be forced into the wrong...

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 15 May 2015

May 15, 2015 From the International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, May 2015 (open access journal). A Cross Cultural Comparison of Disability and Symptomatology Associated with CFS Maria Zdunek(1), Leonard A. Jason(1),...

M.E. report on BBC Look East featuring Prof Christine Dancey and Prof Simon Carding | 14 May 2015

May 15, 2015 Professor Christine Dancey undergoes her 'extreme haircut' for the cause yesterday,

Husband’s love for wife inspires him to run 23km a week for 23 weeks | Southport Visiter | 13 May 2015

May 13, 2015 From the ‘Southport Visiter’, 13 May 2015. A Southport man whose wife suffers from ME is set to run 23km a week for 23 weeks to raise money to help...

‘What’s Living with M.E. Actually Like?’ | Huffington Post blog | 12 May 2015

May 12, 2015 From Huffington Post Lifestyle, 12 May 2015. It’s ME Awareness Week: Here’s What Living With ME Is Actually Like by KAYLEIGH BELL, freelance writer and copywriter This week is ME/CFS...

“No, I’m not just ‘just tired’!” | Mumsnet guest blog by Catherine Hale | 11 May 2015

May 11, 2015 From Mumsnet, 11 May 2015. As M.E. Awareness Week kicks off, CATHERINE HALE shares her experience of living with the illness.   Imagine this scenario: you’re woken in the night...

‘You see just the tip of the iceberg’ | a message for ME Awareness Week | 10 -17 May 2015

May 10, 2015 "You will rarely see us. Like the iceberg below water, 90% of us are invisible..." – MEA chairman Neil Riley

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts and related items | 8 May 2015

May 8, 2015 From the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 16 April 2015 (epublished ahead of print). Physical Trauma and Infection as Precipitating Factors in Patients with Fibromyalgia. Jiao, Juan MD;...

As we welcome Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, you too could be a Princess (for a day) | 12 May 2015

May 5, 2015 Charlotte Elizabeth Diana: as the parents of the new royal baby announce her names, we can almost exclusively reveal that Princess-mania has started to take its grip at the ME...

Our website question for May – will you be asking your new MP to join the APPG on ME? | 1 May 2015

May 1, 2015 WILL YOU BE ASKING YOUR NEW MP TO JOIN THE APPG ON ME? We are asking this question because The MEA, along with Action for ME, forms the Secretariat for...

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts |1 May 2015

May 1, 2015 Just one this week - this rather cracking database review in the International Association's for CFS/ME's own journal.

Pulling out the stops for our research fund at North Somerset Arts Week | 30 April 2015

April 30, 2015 A well-known tapestry and textiles worker in North Somerset will be opening her studio in Weston-super-Mare for the next few days as part of the North Somerset Arts Week –...

Healthy volunteer controls wanted for study by UK ME/CFS Biobank | 28 April 2015

April 28, 2015 Volunteers can be seen in either Norwich or London.

Demands grow for inquiry and debate into sheep dip scandal | The Guardian | 27 April 2015

April 27, 2015 From The Guardian, 27 April 2015. Story by Tom Levitt. Cross-party support for inquiry and parliamentary debate after newly-published documents reveal government knew of health risk of mandatory chemical dip....

‘Clearly, ME/CFS is not simply a state of chronic fatigue’ | multi-centre data analysis | 24 April 2015

April 26, 2015 From Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 24 April 2015 Findings from a clinical and laboratory database developed for discovery of pathogenic mechanisms in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome N.G. Klimas(a*), G....

Local M.E. group set up in Grantham, Lincolnshire | Grantham Journal | 25 April 2015

April 25, 2015 Grantham: Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher lived here. Now Hannah Thompson sets up local group.

Volunteering opportunities with our ME Connect helpline | 24 April 2015

April 24, 2015 We have a number of vacancies for telephone volunteers with our long-established ME Connect Helpline. If you would like to find out more, please email: meconnect@meassociation.org.uk for full details. The...