Category Archives: News

Suicide Prevention Week: Suicide shouldn’t be the solution for M.E. | 13 September 2018

Helen Hyland marks suicide prevention week with an article about her late husband, Alan, who had suffered with M.E.

Flu vaccination and M.E. (2018-19) by Dr Charles Shepherd | 12 September 2018

Flu season is upon us once again and Dr Shepherd takes another look at the issues surrounding vaccination for people with M.E.

MEA Summary Review: The search for biomarkers in ME/CFS using Raman spectroscopy | 06 September 2018

Charlotte explains the methods and results from this latest research from Dr Morten’s team in Oxford.

ME Association August Summary of ME/CFS Published Research | 05 September 2018

Includes an updated version of our Index of Published ME/CFS Research.

ME Association Website Survey: Why are we asking about the NHS and ME/CFS?

How many times have you visited the NHS? Please vote in the poll and join the discussion.

ME Association Letter in The Times re: PACE trial and need for good-quality research | 31 August 2018

Chairman Neil Riley has written to The Times in the wake of the recent MRC letter from Prof. Watt.

Forward ME charities to present at Royal College of GPs conference in October | 31 August 2018

The ME Association and other members of Forward ME will be presenting at this important event.

Medical Research Council: Full Statement – ME/CFS and PACE trial criticism | 29 August 2018

A full statement from the MRC over the PACE trial controversy.

Fundraising Feature: Taking on the South Coast Challenge for M.E. | 29 August 2018

  Helen Hyland, Fundraising Manager, ME Association. Two very special ladies completed another adventure for ME last weekend, embarking upon a 50km walk along the South Coast from Eastbourne.  Mother…

BMJ: Pressure grows on Lancet to review “flawed” PACE trial | 24 August 2018

The BMJ also reports on mounting pressure for the Lancet to respond to calls for independent reanalysis of the controversial PACE trial.

The Times: Call for review of ‘flawed’ ME research in Lancet letter | 21 August 2018

Update: Prof. Fiona Watt – Executive chairwoman, Medical Research Council – has responded to The Times with an endorsement of the PACE Trial.

MEA Summary Review: Natural Killer Cells as a Biomarker in ME/CFS | 17 August 2018

A recent study from Spain has prompted this review of NK cell involvement in ME/CFS.

Dry eye symptoms and M.E. by Dr Charles Shepherd | 15 August 2018

Dr Shepherd explains what might be causing or contributing to dry eye syndrome, and highlights some recent ME/CFS research.

Fundraising Feature: The things some people do for M.E. | 15 August 2018

The “most exhilarating adrenaline rush” of his life, and all to help raise funds and awareness of M.E.

Gary Burgess reflects on series one of The ME Show and shares some of the feedback from listeners | 14 August 2018

“These podcasts are amazing. I wish they’d been around when my daughter was diagnosed.”

MEA Research Update: Metabolomics and ME/CFS – Dr Morten and the Oxford research centre | 13th August 2018

In this update we learn about metabolomics and its importance for ME/CFS biomarker discovery, and how research at Oxford is progressing.

Tribute paid to M.E. advocate Prof. Norman Booth who died last week | 13 August 2018

It is with great sadness that we write to let you know that Professor Norman Booth passed away late last week.

Tribute paid to Sir Alex Fergusson, an important M.E. campaigner who died recently | 10 August 2018

Sir Alex Fergusson, ex-MSP and an important ME campaigner, died on Tuesday 31st July, aged 69, following a short illness.

A big birthday with M.E. and someone who really gets it | 09 August 2018

If only everyone could appreciate that M.E. is often a hidden disease.

Press Release: Two teenagers hit by devastating severe M.E. reveal the brutal reality of life with the disease | 08 August 2018

Rosie Halsall and Skye Wheeler provide insight into life with severe M.E. and we hear from Merryn Crofts’ sister, Amy Williams.

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