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Italian language ME/CFS website

We have just been notified of this Italian-language ME/CFS website and chat forum. CFSItalia  The site administrator tells us: CFSItalia’s aim is to brief patients, health care professionals and people…

Fergusson elected Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament

Alex Fergusson has been elected as the new Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament. Mr Fergusson, who has a son with ME, was deputy convenor of the Parliament’s Cross Party…

House of Commons, NICE, May 14

Brighton MP David Lepper tabled a question about the draft NICE guideline on clinical practice in ME/CFS. He received a written answer from Minister for Public Health Caroline Flint on…

Joint statement on NHS Plus occupational health guidance | 14 May 2007

A total of 25 ME charities and organisations have now signed up to a joint statement on the recently published NHS Plus occupational health guidance for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which…

Information about “Activive” wanted (UK & USA)

MAY BE REPOSTED   I am investigating therapeutic claims relating to ME/CFS that are being made in the UK for a ‘natural’ product known as Activive.   I would be…

Warning as tick diseases on rise

BBC Online, 10 May 2007: The public has been warned to take extra precautions against ticks as the warm weather heralds a peak in numbers of the blood-sucking parasites

Minutes of the last APPG meeting

Minute of the Meeting of the APPG on M.E. held 1.30pm, Thursday 22 February 2007, Committee Room 17, House of Commons (approved for circulation).

Website in Malta

A new ME website has been set up in Malta by Rebecca Sultana.

NICE guideline: MEA response

The ME Association’s much praised response to the draft NICE guideline – first published in the December 2006 issue of our quarterly ME Essential magazine – is now available on…

Local ME group to launch development plan

To mark ME Awareness Day on Saturday 12th May 2007 Shropshire and Wrekin ME Support will launch their Development Plan on the original iron bridge in Ironbridge, Shropshire. Liz Lynne…

Evening Gazette, Teeside – April 25

ME group blasts NHS by Marie Levy, Evening Gazette   People with ME on Teesside have been deserted by the NHS according to a North-east campaign group.

MEA announces two new patrons

The ME Association is pleased to announce two new Patrons: 

Summary: MEA board of trustees meeting, 17 April

This is a brief summary of key issues that were discussed at The ME Association Board of Trustees meeting held in Buckingham on Tuesday 17 April 2007

Eastern Daily Press, April 13 (inquest)

A woman killed herself after becoming increasingly frustrated at the failure of medical tests to confirm her belief that she had a serious illness, an inquest has heard.

Sydney Morning Herald, April 12 (autopsy evidence)

Victims give clues to the answers The development of an autopsy protocol may help unlock some of the mysteries of chronic fatigue syndrome, writes Julie Robotham.

Latest ME Essential magazine

ME Essential, the quarterly magazine of The ME Association, is now out. At 44 pages, it’s our biggest issue in years.

Melvin Ramsay Society Meeting – Friday 20 April 2007

MAY BE REPOSTED The Melvin Ramsay Society is a medical and scientific study group. The membership, which consists of doctors and other health professionals who believe that ME/CFS is a…

Scottish Cross-Party Group: legacy paper

Legacy paper The Cross Party Group on M.E. (M.E. as defined by the World Health ,Organisation) will formally break up before the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2007. The Group…

The Independent, April 3 (Lyme Disease)

From Dr Fred Kavalier’s "Casebook" health@independent.co.uk NEW FOREST CONCERNS  

Ticked off – The Scotsman. April 7

Ticked off By Alastair Robertson MY WIFE’S BEST FRIEND from Somerset writes to say her dogs have had ticks ALL winter. Can you beleeeeve it!!!! Like a great many women…

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