Tag Archives: Australia

Yet more research shows CFS is real. When will health services catch up?

The Guardian opinion piece, by Naomi Chainey, 21 March 2017: Yet more research shows chronic fatigue syndrome is real. When will health services catch up? Despite hopeful research, it will be years before chronic fatigue syndrome is taken seriously by GPs … Continue reading

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Australian researchers get £2.35 million to create ME/CFS diagnostic test

Griffith University press release, by Louise Durack, 1 Dec 2016: $4m grant to aid Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis Major improvements in the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are expected following the awarding of $4 million [£2.35 million] in funding to one … Continue reading

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New Australian genetic marker detection study

ME Research UK blog post, 6 November 2016: New study – Genetic marker detection Prof Brett Lidbury and colleagues at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University in Canberra are conducting an ongoing programme, funded by charities in … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: Experiences of the Insurance Safety Net

Research abstract: OBJECTIVES: To examine ME/CFS in the context of dealings with insurance companies. METHOD: The initial phase of the research involved a thorough review of the available literature to establish the interaction of those with ME/CFS with social institutions. … Continue reading

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Severe ME in Australia: suffering ignored and denied help

ME Australia blog post, by Sasha Nimmo, 13 September 2016: Severe ME: Suffering ignored and denied help Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is estimated to affect between 0.4% and 1% of the population, according to the International Consensus Criteria primer for medical practitioners, endorsed by Australian … Continue reading

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Metabolomic study finds amino acid deprivation impacts pain in ME/CFS

ME Australia blog post: Metabolomic study finds amino acid deprivation impacts pain, by Sasha Nimmo, 1 September 2016 A team of Australian scientists looked at biochemistry changes connected with pain and kidney function, identifying the biological basis of the development of widespread pain (July 2016). … Continue reading

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Three approaches to CFS in the UK, Australia, & Canada: lessons for democratic policy

Research abstract: Decisions about diagnostic categories through clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) represent a central type of informal policy-making which affect the scope of publicly-regulated health services and directions for future research. We examine the development of three diverse sets of CPGs for chronic fatigue … Continue reading

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Six year study of abnormal brain changes in ME/CFS

ME Australia blog post, by  Sasha Nimmo, 12 July 2016: Six year study of abnormal brain changes in chronic fatigue syndrome patients An Australian six year study evaluating progressive brain changes associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda and Canadian Consensus … Continue reading

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2 in 5 CFS/ME diagnoses are wrong in Australia

ME Australia blog post, by Sasha Nimmo, 26 May 2016: Australia: 2 in 5 CFS/ME diagnoses wrong Around 38% of Australians diagnosed with CFS/ME do not meet the Fukuda chronic fatigue syndrome definition (CFS) or the International Consensus Criteria for … Continue reading

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CFS/ME cell discovery may hold key to treatment

Griffith University Media release, by Louise Durack, 9 June 2016: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cell discovery may hold key to treatment: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome researchers have discovered a cell receptor which could be a key contributing factor to CFS, providing a … Continue reading

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