Royal Society of Medicine meeting on CFS/ME – 28 April 2008

Statement by The ME Association The ME Association fully shares the concerns of a growing number of our members who have been contacting us about the strong psychiatric/psychological bias to the presentations that will be given to a meeting on CFS at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) on April 28. 

Responses to Financial Times article

Letter to the Editor from Neil Riley As Chairman of The ME Association, I am delighted that Margaret McCartney turns to our website for information about this devastating illness we call myalgic encephalopathy ("if it’s in the mind, it’s still the real thing”). 

ME/CFS services in North Wales

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.

‘Sugar and yeast avoidance is no fix for fatigue’

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 […]

A Canadian take on the Lightning Process

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 […]

Carlisle group hear tales of hope

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.

Cumbria NHS Trust lost patient data

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.

Walk the Amazon duo leave Britain today

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.


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