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BBC Radio 4, Friday July 27

Leo, Rusty and ME – Leo Thomson’s audio diary 11.00-11.30am, BBC Radio 4 FM.

The Wichita Eagle, Kansas – July 16

Chronic fatigue no longer seen as ‘yuppie flu’ by David Tuller

APPG report – July 12 (MEA report)

Summary of key points to emerge from APPG meeting held in Committee Room 17 at the House of Commons on Thursday 12 July 2007 from 1.30pm to 3.00pm

New Health Minister for ME

We have just heard that Ann Keen MP, the new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health, has been given the job of overseeing the Department’s work on…

MEA responds to Version 10 of the DWP medical guidance

The ME Association believes that the vast majority of people with severe ME/CFS are so ill that they should be entitled to the care and mobility components of the Disability Living…

New DPW medical guidance on ME/CFS (DWPv10)

On Monday 9 July the ME Association was sent the final version of new medical guidance on ME/CFS that has been prepared by the Department for Work and Pensions. This…

Daily Mail, July 10

Could a detox massage really help cure ME? by Barbara Lantin

Why is Teeside waiting?

ME North East’s campaign for an NHS service for 2,000 people with ME/CFS on Teeside has been taken up by Ashok Kumar, MP for Middlesborough South and East Cleveland.

Charity watchdog makes filing easier

The Charity Commission says trustees will find it quicker and easier to update their charity’s information, send accounts and file annual returns by using its revamped website, launched today.

Homage to Catalonia!

People campaigning for ME/CFS and fibromyalgia to be taken seriously by health authorities in the Spanish region of Catalonia – capital, Barcelona – announced another victory yesterday (July 9).

This week’s APPG on ME – Thursday, July 12

The annual general meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on M.E. will be held on Thursday 12th July, 1.30pm, Committee Room 17, House of Commons. 

Gabapentin and autonomic dysfunction

Gabapentin is an interesting drug in that it was originally used in the treatment of epilepsy but it has also been found to be an effective and generally well tolerated…

Paul voted Council Worker of the Year

A council care manager has worked out how to drastically cut down on form-filling at Hampshire County Council. As a result, Paul Burrows has now been voted Council Worker of…

ME blights Woosnam’s chances in the Open

Ian Woosnam failed to win a place in the Open Golf championship during qualifying at Sunningdale on this week – but just to be playing again was a relief.

E-petition to the Prime Minister

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to get the Health Service and medical profession to accept the WHO classification of ME/CFS as an organic neurological disorder and not as…

Volunteer award for Pauline Ovenden

Pauline Ovenden, honorary president of Herefordshire ME/CFS/FMS Group, has been awarded the Herefordshire Voluntary Action ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award in appreciation for her work for sufferers nationally and locally,…

MEA annual medical meeting – September 15

The new NICE clinical practice guidelinesfor ME/CFS – due to be published on 22 August – will be the keynote topic under discussion at this year’s ME Association Annual Medical…

Clinical trials – questions posed at a meeting this week

‘HOW CAN CLINICAL TRIALISTS SERVE THE NEEDS OF CLINICIANS AND PATIENTS MORE EFFECTIVELY?’ NB: this report also contains information on a new MRC meeting regarding ME/CFS research.

ME double bill on BBC Radio Scotland: updated weblink

Special double feature on ME as Radio Scotland explored one of the most misunderstood and controversial of diseases – ME.

MEA support statement on wasteful research


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