The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) launched its long-awaited guidance on the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS today.
STATEMENT ON 20TH AUGUST 2007 BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ME ASSOCIATION IN REGARD TO A MEETING WITH DR MADAN AS TO THE NHS PLUS PAMPHLETS ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH.
Dorset ME Support Group, one of the UK’s largest local groups, has been awarded a BCC Children in Need grant. The money will be spent on an outreach worker to provide support and advocacy for children and young people with ME.
By Tim Reid in Washington President Bush was treated for Lyme disease after he developed the characteristic “bull’s-eye” rash that marks the beginning of the tick-borne infection.
Sufferer issues test case threat By Haydn Lewis A WOMAN suffering from ME is taking legal action which could see City of York Council’s entire care charging policy rendered illegal.
It has long been believed that “pets are good for us”, and indeed research now confirms that dogs, cats, and other animals can improve both our physical and mental health, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, loneliness and depression.
Novel way to cope with ME Aug 4 2007 Evening Chronicle
Minutes of the meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on M.E. held at 1.30pm, Thursday 12th July 2007 Committee Room 17, House of Commons
In ME Essential magazine, we introduced you to 20-year-old songbird, Maddy Stuckey, and her debut album 9 Lives. Our reviewer compared her voice favourably with Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua.
SHOULD PATIENTS TELL RESEARCHERS WHAT TO DO? IF SO, HOW?
MAY BE REPOSTED BBC Radio 4 is planning an item on the treatment of ME/CFS using the controversial Lightning Process. This is for inclusion in an edition of ‘You and Yours’ – possibly on Monday next week (ie 30 July).
The latest issue of The ME Association’s quarterly ME Essential magazine is being posted out to members today.
NEWS release from YORKTEST.COM
Leo, Rusty and ME – Leo Thomson’s audio diary 11.00-11.30am, BBC Radio 4 FM.
Chronic fatigue no longer seen as ‘yuppie flu’ by David Tuller
Summary of key points to emerge from APPG meeting held in Committee Room 17 at the House of Commons on Thursday 12 July 2007 from 1.30pm to 3.00pm
We have just heard that Ann Keen MP, the new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health, has been given the job of overseeing the Department’s work on ME.
The ME Association believes that the vast majority of people with severe ME/CFS are so ill that they should be entitled to the care and mobility components of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
On Monday 9 July the ME Association was sent the final version of new medical guidance on ME/CFS that has been prepared by the Department for Work and Pensions. This will shortly come into effect in relation to applications for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Carer’s Allowance.
Could a detox massage really help cure ME? by Barbara Lantin