Dr Shepherd provides some key information on both the virus and the prevention of infection.
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What is your relationship like with your GP? Dr Shepherd will use the feedback we receive when talking with NICE and will also help answer questions on MEA Facebook this week.
Welcome to your magazine. News, research, medical information, tips on management, stories and plans for ME Awareness Week!
“My life has completely changed. I try to explain how it feels, it’s like a past life really.”
The APPG is reconvening. This could be an important opportunity for the M.E. community. Invite your MP to attend!
A MODEL has revealed how her life was left “unrecognisable” after being blighted by a cruel energy-sapping disease that took eight years to diagnose.
Please support the ME Association at Christmas. Together we can make the UK a better place for people with ME!
We explain what happened at the recent MRC/NIHR workshop and invite you to complete a survey on research criteria.
We have updated this research review to include a new study from Finland.
The MRC will host a workshop to help the CMRC with its major bioresource proposal involving 20,000 samples and data from people with M.E.
The RCGP conference is underway and we’re there with Forward ME. Medical student Emilia Allwright has presented her research based on your responses to a recent survey.
“The ME Association is delighted to announce that our Ramsay Research Fund has been able to make three major research grants totalling nearly £200,000.”
Failure to detect the novel retrovirus XMRV in chronic fatigue syndrome. Erlwein O et al. Public Library of Science/PLoS ONE open access journal: January 2010. In October 2009, an American research group published a paper in Science which reported that they had found evidence of a new retrovirus called XMRV (xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus) in […]
The Medical Research Council’s Expert Group Workshop on ME/CFS Research took place on Thursday 19 November and Friday 20 November at Heythrop Park, Oxford. Around 30 researchers and clinicians from various disciplines, plus MRC staff, took part.
The ME Association and our medical adviser, Dr Charles Shepherd, are both cited in a Nursing Times review this week – which looks at a new DVD and booklet package produced by the Shropshire Enablement Team at Telford and Wrekin Primary Care Trust to promote the use of pacing as a symptom control strategy for […]
The Autumn 2009 edition of ME Essential magazine – delivered to all members of the ME Association – has Amazon adventurer Ed Stafford on the front cover. He’s raising money for our Tissue Bank Appeal with a long, hard slog from source of the river to its mouth. Inside, ME Essential comes much closer to […]
Please note that significant additional information appears in Blue. Minor changes are not noted in blue. The feedback section – item 17 – has also been updated.
This story appeared on page 14 of the Comments and Features section of The Guardian on 21 July 2009. Reporter: Emine Saner. Rushing back to work after swine flu could be dangerous. Taking your time to recover is the best way to avoid complications.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on ME Inquiry into NHS services for people with ME/CFS is now calling witnesses to give evidence before it. Dr Charles Shepherd, our medical adviser, answered questions this afternoon (Thursday July 9). Our written submission appears below. If you would like to download a 5-page pdf file of this document […]