We have been given the following information about NHS services for people with ME/CFS in North Wales. A referral from the patient’s GP will be required to access them.
From the Daily Telegraph, 18 March 2008 A simple blood test may revolutionise the way we treat patients with ME, reports Bob Ward.
Mon 17 Mar, 9:00pm – 10:00pm 60mins Hypnotherapy
New dietetic research published tomorrow shows that Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is not helped by low sugar, low yeast diets, compared to a well balanced and healthy diet1. The research, funded by The ME Association and carried out by the infection and immunity group based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, looked at […]
Shropshire ME Group will be holding their annual conference at the Lord Hill Hotel, Shrewsbury, on Wednesday May 14.
From the Toronto Globe and Mail, 8 March 2008. Words by Zoe Cormier. NORWICH, ENGLAND — Anna Debbage suffers from wanderlust. At this very moment, she is backpacking in Thailand, which isn’t unusual for someone her age, except that she hasn’t exactly lived her 26 years to the fullest. Ms. Debbage has yet to finish […]
Most children with ME get better – even though recent research shows that tots as young as two years old can be affected by the illness, the founder chairman of a national ME children’s charity told a meeting in Carlisle on Saturday.
The ME Association is shortly going to start a fund-raising drive for money to cover the costs of running such things as the ME Connect Helpline, our website and to raise money for our research fund.
From the Aprl 2008 issue of "SHE" magazine Claire Donaldson, 33, a complementary therapist and acupuncturist, is single and lives in York. Six years ago, while working as an investment banker, she developed overwhelming fatigue and aches.
From the Cumbria News and Star, 1 March 2008 The personal information of Cumbrian NHS patients has been lost – and they have not been told. A computer memory stick containing the names and addresses of patients suffering from ME was lost by Cumbria Primary Care Trust, it emerged this week.
Intrepid adventurers Ed Stafford and Luke Collyer fly out from Britain today for South America – to prepare for the start of their 4,000-mile trek along the Amazon River for The ME Association and five other charities. They are pictured here with Ed’s sister Janie, who has ME.
A new member of the Worcestershire ME Group has offered to start holding meetings in Droitwich.
The chairman of the Youth Justice Board has responded positively to our complaint that an inaccurate classification of ME/CFS as a mental health disorder in one of their publications resulted in a potentially "disastrous" article appearing in ‘Magistrate’ magazine.
Do you have ME/CFS and live in England? Are you 18 years or older? Are you currently receiving care from a mental health professional? Would you like to participate in a research project about the needs of people with ME/CFS and best practice in professional care? If your answers are yes to these questions, the […]
From the Evening Express, Aberdeen, February 26 A brave postie is setting out on a mammoth two-year journey to Australia – by bike. Determined Eric Smart will cycle around 15,000 miles to celebrate his return to good health.
The return of their popular caring break for people with ME will be one of the events marking the reopening of Carberry Tower, the conference centre at Musselburgh near Edinburgh.
From the "Golf365" website After the stresses and strains of the Ryder Cup – and the celebrations, of course – Ian Woosnam wanted 2007 to be the year when his life returned to normal and he showed he was still a force to be reckoned with on the golf course.
UK doctors have received a letter from the manufacturer (Cephalon) of modafinil/Provigil warning about the need to be aware of two serious side-effects that have recently been identified.
From the Cumbria News and Star, 22 February 2008 A Frizington woman hanged herself after suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
Jill Moss, founder chair of the Association of Young People with ME, will be with Carlisle ME/CFS Group on Saturday, 8 March – to discuss her new book ‘A Ray of Hope’.