July 13, 2019 Dr Shepherd talks about the kind of tests employed by researchers, what clinical tests should be taken to rule out misdiagnosis and what those tests can reveal.

MEA Summary Review: The Role of Mitochondria in ME/CFS | 13 July 2019

July 13, 2019 This latest review looks at energy production, and the ongoing search for clues as to what might be causing problems in ME/CFS.

Facing up to Mental Health Challenges | 11 July 2019

July 11, 2019 We've been talking about mental health on social media. Russell explains how he's faced up to these challenges over the years.

The New Guide from the ME Association: Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) | 11 July 2019

July 11, 2019 This new 35-page guide is intended for those making both new claims for ESA or for Universal Credit based on health grounds.

Raising Awareness of Severe ME – A Call for Case Studies | 10 July 2019

July 10, 2019 Severe M.E. Day is approaching in August, and we are asking you to share your stories and experiences.

Turning a Passion for Wildlife into Prints for M.E. | 08 July 2019

July 8, 2019 Jen Taylor is very kindly raising money for the ME Associaion by selling her fabulous limited edition animal prints.

Advances in Understanding the Pathophysiology of ME/CFS | 08 July 2019

July 8, 2019 When does an illness become a disease? Dr Komaroff explores what we know about the biological abnormalities in ME/CFS.

The Emotional Impact of a Long-term Physical Illness by Anna Redshaw | 08 July 2019

July 8, 2019 "No human being can endure what we endure as M.E. sufferers and come away unscathed."

The Times – Baroness Blackwood: Why I fainted in the House of Lords | 08 July 2019

July 8, 2019 Baroness Blackwood had been misdiagnosed with ME/CFS before it was determined she had Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS).

ME Association June Summary of ME/CFS Published Research | 05 July 2019

July 5, 2019 We've updated our central Research Index and feature 17 ME/CFS research studies from June 2019.

MEA Website Survey: Physiotherapy and ME | 02 July 2019

July 2, 2019 A new group of health professionals - Physios For ME - are seeking your feedback in this month's MEA website survey.

CMRC researchers propose deep trawl of DNA to uncover causes of ME/CFS | 28 June 2019

June 28, 2019 Simon McGrath has written an authoritative blog about potentially the largest study of ME/CFS in the world!

Meeting with Minister raised important concerns about welfare benefits for people with ME | 26 June 2019

June 26, 2019 This is a report following the recent meeting with Justin Tomlinson. Thank you to everyone who responded to our request for information.

Forward ME: ‘People with ME do NOT have to undergo psychological therapy’ | 24 June 2019

June 25, 2019 These are the minutes from the Forward ME meeting held in May 2019.

Fatigue in primary Sjögren’s syndrome: A proteomic pilot study of cerebrospinal fluid | 24 June 2019

June 24, 2019 Sjogren's has important pathological overlaps with M.E. These results provide further evidence of a potential mechanism for chronic fatigue.

Loneliness, ME and the benefit of local support groups by Bill Clayton | 21 June 2019

June 21, 2019 Bill Clayton shares his experience of loneliness and how this aspect of M.E. affects him and others in the community.

ME Association May Summary of ME/CFS Published Research | 19 June 2019

June 19, 2019 We've updated our central Research Index and feature 23 ME/CFS research studies from May 2019.

S4C Documentary: Are ME patients being wronged by the government and NHS in Wales? | 14 June 2019

June 14, 2019 “Something needs to change. Help is needed from the top for that to happen,” Jonathan Vaughan.

Scotland: Holyrood celebrates 20 years – ME patients don’t | 13 June 2019

June 13, 2019 There has been little progress in enacting Needs Assessment Recommendations, and little adoption of Good Practice by doctors.

Ministerial Meeting at DWP to discuss problems with benefits: Share your experiences | 11 June 2019

June 11, 2019 This meeting will discuss experiences of the current benefits process by people with M.E.

ITV News: “How I’ve learnt to live with an invisible illness,” Gary Burgess| 06 June 2019

June 6, 2019 "Being diagnosed with ME was like a grieving process, grieving for the old me." Gary Burgess.

MEA Website Survey: Loneliness and Social Isolation | 06 June 2019

June 6, 2019 We would like to hear about how you deal with loneliness and social isolation.

Tartan pride: the Moran family take the Kiltwalk in their stride | 2 June 2019

June 4, 2019 They've been raising money since 2006 – to honour Jim's wife Maureen who's had ME for 30 years.

Rest in Peace Jennifer Chittick. ME sufferer, campaigner, beloved daughter and sister | 24 May 2019

May 24, 2019 “I am devastated to learn of Jen’s passing. There are tears flowing down my face as I type. Jen was such a force for good in our community.” Helen Hyland, ME Association.

Isle of Man: We desperately need to be able to diagnose ME at earliest stage | 24 May 2019

May 24, 2019 “It is very hard to keep faith in a system which has failed to deliver meaningful support,” Phil Gawne.

Three ME patients reveal the accusations they have endured during their battle with the crippling condition | 24 May 2019

May 24, 2019 “I strongly believe that if I’d received different treatment from doctors, I would not be as ill as I am today,” Jennifer Chittick

ME Awareness: The hidden illness mum and daughter want you to know about | 11 May 2019

May 11, 2019 “I want to get better and lead a normal life. I didn’t choose to be ill like this.” Helen Wood.

ME Awareness: Baz takes his petition to Downing Street… | 10 May 2019

May 10, 2019 “Research is the only way to get sufferers back on track and have the life they deserve.” Baz Hornsby

ME Awareness: Teen says teacher’s fake illness claim over ME saw her spiral towards self-harm | 10 May 2019

May 10, 2019 “You think about the person you could be but can’t. It is almost like losing your personality, losing yourself.” Milly Lowsley.

ME Awareness: The PACE Trial: How a Debate Over Science Empowered a Whole Community | 09 May 2019

May 9, 2019 “This debate helps highlight how existing behavioural approaches and treatments are failing patients.” Carolyn Wilshire.

ME Awareness: The ME Show Special – The Real M.E. – Transcribed | 09 May 2019

May 9, 2019 “Sometimes I feel like M.E. is all I am. But I am also a sister, a friend, a daughter, a partner, a colleague, a graduate and a police officer.” Stephanie.

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