August 31, 2015 The reason we are asking this question is because the results will link in with this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge. This will be raising money to support an MEA...


It was a good week for American ME/CFS research funding | 31 August 2015

August 31, 2015 Microbiome study gets $776k; Microbe Discovery Project gets $220k; OMF 'Big Data' study gets $350k.

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‘It is time for us to take M.E. seriously’ | Letter to the Hereford Times | 21 August 2015

August 28, 2015 From the Hereford Times, 21 August 2015/ WELL done, Tony and Pat Adams for highlighting the plight of sufferers of ME and fibromyalgia in Herefordshire (No county facility for these...


TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 28 August 2015

August 28, 2015 This week - one mitochondrial study and a mito hypothesis, and a Belgian weight endurance test for females.


Phase 3 trial of duloxetine/Cymbalta for fibromyalgic pain may show benefit for some patients with ME/CFS | 27 August 2015

August 27, 2015 The results of a phase 3, Japanese trial of duloxetine/Cymbalta for pain in patients with Fibromyalgia have been published in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy. Our medical adviser, DR...

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East Sussex man calls for much more biomedical research into M.E. | BBC South East | 26 August 2015

August 26, 2015 An East Sussex man, who changed from being a fit and active head of maths at a leading Kent School 10 years ago to someone who nowadays has to summon...

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Could you sponsor our big campaign for early and accurate diagnosis? | 24 August 2015

August 24, 2015 An early launch for our Big Christmas Appeal – as we look for sponsors for our 'Diagnose it quickly' campaign!


IDS calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs |Independent on Sunday |24 August 2015

August 24, 2015 From The Independent on Sunday, 23 August 2015. Story by Andy McSmith. Disabled people and those too sick to work will be the next group feeling the impact of the...


Bracknell man’s hike up Cotopaxi in jeopardy after Ecuadorian volcano erupts | Bracknell News | 21 August 2015

August 22, 2015 Picture shows Ewan Ross on a recent expedition – at Everest Base Camp.

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UK ME/CFS Biobank | collection of blood samples to be stepped up | 21 August 2015

August 21, 2015 Severely affected or healthy controls – you could be a donor if you live in London, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex.

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Volcano blows its top – Ewan must wait to find out if trip goes ahead | 21 August 2015

August 21, 2015 A Bracknell man is waiting to hear whether his charity expedition to climb one of the world’s highest active volcanoes will go ahead after it began to erupt. Ewan Ross,...

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research studies | 21 August 2015

August 21, 2015 This week - two studies from The Netherlands and one from Germany.

‘How This Couple Fought Through Illness To Find A New Destiny’ | Huffington Post blog (US) | 17 August 2015

August 18, 2015 From The Huffington Post (US), 17 August 2015. Words by Randy Ordonio. I am a caregiver for my partner who has become housebound and bedridden due to an incurable “invisible”...

‘I have M.E. and its sucks!’ | one of many great pieces in our latest magazine| 17 August 2015

August 17, 2015 Everyone’s talking about Clare McCarthy’s article, ‘I have M.E. and it sucks!’, in the latest issue of our membership magazine ME Essential – out today. The Plymouth-based cultural entrepreneur, who...

TGI Friday! Our weekly round-up of recently published research abstracts | 14 August 2014

August 13, 2015 More analysis by Jason and colleagues of the ME International Consensus Criteria; Dutch team to study web-based CBT for adults with CFS.

Have you a head for research and an eye for detail? | MEA job vacancy | 13 August 2015

August 13, 2015 The ME Association are looking for someone to help Dr Shepherd with his steadily increasing workload at our Ramsay Research Fund.

Could you road test the new online Personal Independence Payment claim form? | 11 August 2015

August 11, 2015 People with chronic illnesses in the North of England being asked to trial new online application form.

‘Home care’ – the theme for today’s Severe M.E. Day | 8 August 2015

August 8, 2015 “People with severe ME need a high level of sensitively delivered care. Not everyone has an informal support network of caring relatives and friends. Many are living alone, without family...

Have your say on the future of Welfare Reform in Scotland – but make it soon! | 6 August 2015

August 6, 2015 Members of the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee are pictured above.

Specialist NHS professionals launch new therapy and management guide for CFS/ME | 4 August 2015

August 6, 2015 More on symptom management using drugs – but it says nothing about pacing as a strategy to cope with M.E.

Tributes paid at thanksgiving for life of Dr Terry Mitchell | Norwich Evening News | 2 August 2015

August 5, 2015 From the Norwich Evening News website, 2 August 2015 (Story by Liz Coates). A “compassionate and caring” doctor who was a leading light in the development of a specialist cancer...

Sunderland University student’s powerful portraits shine focus on invisible illness | Evening Chronicle, Newcastle | 1 August 2015

August 3, 2015 From the Evening Chronicle, Newcastle, 1 August 2015. Story by Craig Thompson. An artist whose daughter’s illness inspired a unique set of photographs has had her work exhibited at the...

A note about this month’s straw poll on car driving and ME/CFS | 2 August 2015

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...

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.

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 –...

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.

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.