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ME/CFS: A new explanation – and cure from Dr Willy Eriksen?

Tracy Duvall blog post, 10 June 2017: ME/CFS: A new explanation – and cure? In a recent paper, Dr. Willy Eriksen proposes a complete explanation for the development, diversity, and persistence of myalgic encephalomyelitis, aka chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). He … Continue reading

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Guided graded exercise self-help plus specialist medical care (GETSET)

A new research paper on a guided graded exercise programme has received much media coverage, some support and a lot of questions and criticisms. Links to a number of these follow. A summary of the paper’s conclusions can be found in … Continue reading

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Monmouthshire’s safe places scheme for wheelchair users

BBC news article, 14 June 2017: Monmouthshire ‘Safe Places’ scheme to help disabled A new scheme providing better support for disabled and vulnerable people is being launched in Monmouthshire. More than 90 businesses across the county have signed up to … Continue reading

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Further commentary on the PACE trial: biased methods & unreliable outcomes

Article abstract: Further commentary on the PACE trial: Biased methods and unreliable outcomes, by Keith J Geraghty in Journal of Health Psychology [First Published June 14, 2017, Editorial] Geraghty in the year 2016, outlines a range of controversies surrounding publication of … Continue reading

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What is known about severe & very severe CFS? A scoping review

Review abstract: What is known about severe and very severe chronic fatigue syndrome? A scoping review, by Victoria Strassheim, Rebecca Lambson, Katie L. Hackett, Julia L. Newton in Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior [Preprint June 19, 2017] Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) affects … Continue reading

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Survey: Talking about your impairment or condition at work

Disability Rights UK blog post, 8 June 2017: Talking about your impairment or condition at work Scope are carrying out research into experiences at work. To do this, they are interviewing people about sharing information about their impairment or condition … Continue reading

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Defense of the PACE trial is based on argumentation fallacies

Article abstract: Defense of the PACE trial is based on argumentation fallacies, by Steven Lubet in Journal of Health Psychology [Published June 14, 2017] In defense of the PACE trial, Petrie and Weinman employ a series of misleading or fallacious argumentation techniques, … Continue reading

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Understanding severely affected CFS: the gravity of the situation

Review abstract: Understanding severely affected chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): The gravity of the situation, by Victoria Strassheim, Robert Ballantine, Katie L. Hackett, James Frith, Julia L. Newton in Physical Therapy Reviews [Preprint May 25, 2017] Objective: To describe how the effects of gravity … Continue reading

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ACTivate your life – wellbeing sessions in Gwent June – Aug 2017

Activate Your Life  is a four session course that aims to teach people about stress and suffering caused by emotional issues and offers a slightly different approach to more conventional methods of dealing with emotional and physical problems. Abertillery Tuesday … Continue reading

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Big Benefits Survey 2017

Big Benefits Survey 2017: The Disability Benefits Consortium (of which WAMES is a member) wants to find out more about disabled people’s experiences of applying for and getting benefits. This will help us campaign to make sure the system is fair for … Continue reading

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