The first of a number of major UK conferences which this year aim to show that the serious disabling condition ME has a real pathological basis – that it’s not just "all in the mind" – will be held in Southampton on Tuesday February 12.
The Irish radio station RTE 1 should be holding a discussion on the Lightning Process at around 4pm today on The Mooney Programme.
From BBC Online, January 4 The switch to energy-saving light bulbs may put thousands at risk of painful skin reactions, health charities warn.
From The Times, January 5 (by Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor) Aromatherapy, homoeopathy and other popular complementary therapies are to be regulated for the first time under a government-backed scheme to be established this year.
The news item below refers to a report on Ampligen that has been prepared by the National Horizon Scanning Centre (NHSC) at the University of Birmingham.
Dr Ros Vallings, a general practitioner in Auckland and widely acknowledged as New Zealand’s leading authority on ME/CFS, has been awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2008 New Year Honours. She becomes MNZM, a Member of the Order.
‘Don’t just dismiss this link with ME and polio’.
The official launch of the Walking the Amazon expedition which is supporting The ME Association’s UK tissue bank project will be held in London on Saturday, 2 February – when The MEA joins up with Project Peru for a £50-a-head champagne reception and supper on board HMS President, the Anchusa class corvette moored right in […]
When Mary McCreadie was 38, she developed such severe aches and pains in her arms and legs that she couldn’t walk or even lift a cup of tea.
Today is five years exactly since first report of the new Medical Research Council strategy on ME/CFS appeared on the BBC. What has happened since then? The ME Association has today written to the new chief executive of the MRC on this issue.
An impressive list of key speakers have been announced for the first of next year’s biomedical and bioresearch conferences on ME/CFS which wlll take place at Southampton General Hospital on February 12. It is being organised by Hampshire Solutions – an alliance for promoting research into ME/CFS and fibromyalgia.
MEA statement on this conference Some of the leading figures involved in researching chronic fatigue syndrome will be speaking at a scientific conference being organised by the Royal Society of Medicine in London on April 28.
Stephen Hepburn, Labour MP for Jarrow, tabled a parliamentary question about the number of people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome in the North East and nationally in England in the past 10 years. The written answer was provided today by Ann Keen, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services) at the Department of Health.
Bob Russell, Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester, tabled a written question about CFS to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and received this reply from Mrs Anne McGuire, Minister for Disabled People in the DWP, on December 12.
Hemispherx Biopharma Inc. said Friday it has received a notice from the Food and Drug Administration that the company’s new drug submission for Ampligen, an experimental treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, was determined to be insufficiently complete.
The Liberal Democrat MP for Portsmouth South, Mike Hancock, received answers to a number of written questions about ME/CFS on Monday, December 10. The first set of questions was answered by Anne McGuire, Minster for Disabled People in the Department for Work and Pensions.
The next meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on M.E. will take place in Committee Room 17, House of Commons, at 4pm on Tuesday 22 January.
The National ME Research Observatory is asking people with ME to help them identify the different services available for people with ME.
The ME Association is keen to receive feedback from anyone who has been referred to the London Bridge Fatigue Clinic (LBFC) – in particular anyone who has been asked to go there in relation to a permanent health insurance (PHI) or income protection policy claim, or for occupational health reasons.
Konstanze Allsopp’s petition on the 10 Downing Street website calling on the Prime Minister to get the health service and the medical profession to accept the World Health Organisation of ME/CFS as a neurological disorder and not as a psychosocial syndrome has collected over 8,000 signatures so far.