The Catalan Parliament, the legislative assembly for the region which includes Spain’s second largest city of Barcelona, this week accepted a proposition from its citizens with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia (FM) which could transform the way services are provided in the region to people with ME/CFS/FM and ensure fairer treatment by the medical community. Prominent Catalonian […]
Supplement ‘boosts’ brain power Oily fish contains omega-3 fatty acids A supplement containing fatty acids may help children do better at school. Tests of VegEPA, in four overweight youngsters, showed improvement in reading, concentration, and memory.
MRC head to step down Colin Blakemore decides not to apply for a second term at the agency, currently in the midst of major reforms By Stephen Pincock
MAY BE REPOSTED ‘Pulse’ magazine for doctors today reports (news on p2) that NICE has drastically revised its proposals for patients with osteoporosis. The U-turn involves removing the most severe of the original age restrictions after coming under what is described as ‘a barrage of criticisms from clinical groups over its original plans on primary […]
Making up for lost time Great-grandmother Elsa celebrates getting life back on track with ME support group Story by Pamela McGowan
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to get the Health Service and medical profession to accept the WHO classification of ME/CFS as an organic neurological disorder and not as a psychosocial syndrome.
British Medical Journal: 24 February 2007 by Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
MAY BE REPOSTED For anyone who is interested in the use of herbal remedies, I have been making a film with the BBC about the use of dangerous (and potentially fatal) herbs that have been imported by a well known ‘healer’ and ‘homeopath’. The film includes undercover filming at a meeting held in a spooky […]
Millenium Hall, Roffey, near Horsham, from 10.30am
Tuesday, 12 June – Postgraduate Medical Centre, St Richard’s Hospital, Spitalfields Lane, Chichester, PO19 4SE, 7pm
Saturday, 12 May – ME Awareness Day, Scout HQ, Brown Twins Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. ReMEmber’s annual Jazz Supper with the Mike Lavelle Quartet. Tickets £17.50 (including buffet supper) from reMEmber, PO Box 1647, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9GQ, tel: 01273 831733.
Here is an index to the main articles which have appeared in our quarterly magazine, ME Essential, since March 2004. Copies of the Medical Management Files by Dr Charles Shepherd are available at £1 each, inc p&p. To place an order, please click here https://meassociation.org.uk/content/view/57/ to download our printable order form. The reprint of Dr […]
John Bercow, MP for Buckingham, has accepted an invitation to become a patron of The ME Association.
From the "Sunderland Echo", February 25 The lives of thousands of patients have been transformed thanks to Dr Terry Daymond. But after nearly 28 years working at Sunderland Royal Hospital, it is time for the rheumatology consultant to retire. JULIE WILSON reports.
An Early Day Motion is being prepared in the House of Commons to gauge the level of support among MPs for the recommendations contained in the Report of the Group for Scientific Research into ME, otherwise known as "The Gibson Inquiry".
If you have a Blue Badge, or care for someone who does, you might be interested in a new online service which, by typing in the postcode, or the name of a city shows:
MAY BE REPOSTED Below are some brief personal notes by Charles Shepherd (The ME Association) on the APPG meeting that took place on Thursday 22 February 2007 at the House of Commons.
MAY BE REPOSTED Below are some brief personal notes made by Charles Shepherd, of The ME Association, on the APPG meeting that took place on Thursday 22 February 2007 at the House of Commons.
Saturday, April 14, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, 9.30am-5pm Medical conference organised by the Northern Ireland ME Association. Speakers: Professor John Gow, Dr Jonathan Kerr, Dr Charles Shepherd, Dr William Weir, Dr Noel Scott and Dr Larry Martel. The Association’s education and benefits advisers will be in attendance throughout the day. Further information from […]
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