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What the Social Services & Well-being Act says about carers

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act came into force on April 6, 2016. It aimed to improve the well-being of people who need care and support, and carers who need support. What does this mean for carers?

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The challenges for WAMES in 2019

WAMES is looking back and looking forward 2018 was a challenging year for¬†WAMES due to an increase in campaigning opportunities and reduced funding. To add to the challenge, our team of volunteers faced added responsibilities and setbacks, which reduced the … Continue reading

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Dr Unger says ‘CFS: It’s real, and we can do better’

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: It’s Real, and We Can Do Better In a Medscape blog post Dr Elizabeth Unger from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) talks in a 5 minute video for healthcare professionals about the CDC’s … Continue reading

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ME & CFS need rigorous science & respectful collaboration

ME & CFS need rigorous science & respectful collaboration. There has been a flurry of articles in the media recently accusing internet trolls of forcing a few researchers out of ME/CFS research. WAMES takes the view that all research should … Continue reading

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More volunteers needed for medical student research project

Cardiff School of Medicine student research projects Dr Muirhead says: “Thank you all so much for volunteering and getting in touch with your questions. I’m trying to get back to you all individually but as a person with ME myself … Continue reading

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Dismissing chronic illness: a qualitative analysis of negative health care experiences

Dismissing chronic illness: A qualitative analysis of negative health care experiences, by Stephanie McManimen, Damani McClellan, Jamie Stoothoff, Kristen Gleason, Leonard A Jason in Health Care for Women International [Published online: 04 Mar 2019]   Research abstract: In the US, … Continue reading

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ACTivate your life well-being course begins Newport, 20 Mar 2019

ACTtivate Your Life¬†course in Newport 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. Newport … Continue reading

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Epstein-Barr virus induced gene-2 upregulation identifies a particular subtype of CFS/ME

Epstein-Barr virus induced gene-2 upregulation identifies a particular subtype of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, by Jonathan R Kerr in Frontiers in Pediatrics, 13 March 2019   Research abstract: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a chronic multisystem disease characterised by … Continue reading

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Stress management course Caldicot & Ebbw Vale begins 18 & 19 Mar 2019

The 6-week course in Stress Control will help you to understand stress, how it can affect you and how to control it. Each week you will learn new Stress Control skills and will learn how to fit these into your … Continue reading

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Assessment of Post-Exertional Malaise in patients with ME & CFS

Assessment of Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM) in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): A patient-driven survey, by Carly S Holtzman, Shaun Bhatia, Joseph Cotler and Leonard A Jason in Diagnostics 2019, 9(1), 26 [Published: 2 March 2019] … Continue reading

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