News | The ME Association - Part 184

Kevin Tripp manslaughter trial opens today

The trial of one of the two people charged with the killing of Kevin Tripp, the ME sufferer who was the innocent victim of a single punch while he was shopping last year at his local Sainsbury, opened at Southwark Crown Court today. Antoinette Richardson (37) denies a charge of manslaughter, while her partner Tony […]

Judicial Review – summary of High Court proceedings

The Judicial Review of the NICE guideline on ME/CFS took place on Wednesday and Thursday, 11th and 12th February, at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The hearing was held in Court 76 – a large modernised courtroom tucked away on the third floor of this historic maze of legal activity.

Have your symptoms improved due to exposure to high altitude?

Professor Clive Beggs of the University of Bradford is undertaking a research project into the effects of high altitude exposure on patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). He is interested in hearing from anyone whose symptoms have improved during a trip to a high altitude location. If you, or someone you […]

Professor Julia Newton presentation now online

Source: Action for ME News Room The presentation which Professor Julia Newton made to the Cross Party Group on M.E., 21 January 2009, is now available online. Professor Newton, from Newcastle University, told MSPs: " Our research is exploring the biological basis of fatigue in M.E./CFS and we have shown that those with fatigue have […]

Art show in Enfield to mark ME Awareness Month

Important ME artist Steve Craig, who regularly redefines his illness through a series of angular and jagged pictures, will have a big one-man show in north London throughout most of May – ME Awareness Month. Some of his sculpture and poetry will also be on view.

Scepticism about the Lightning Process

Source: Action for ME newsroom Two letters, one from Neil Stanghan from Bideford and the other from Karen Rippon from Ceredigion, voicing their scepticism and concerns about the Lightning Process. Both have M.E. Neil is worried that this miracle cure entails spending a large amount of money and Karen has tried the Lightning Process and […]

The use of practice nurses in the management of ME/CFS

Barriers to the use of practice nurses in the delivery of effective management strategies for the care of people with ME/CFS have been identified in a study published today by BMC Nursing, an open-access journal publishing original peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of nursing.

Vitamin D deficiency and mental functioning

New research suggests that low levels of vitamin D may be linked to mental/cognitive decline.  Click to view article The MEA has a new information leaflet covering vitamin D.  MEA literature can be obtained using the website ORDER FORM (see ‘Quick Links" to the left).

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