Tag Archives: Dr Charles Shepherd

Dry eye syndrome & the subsequent risk of CFS

Dry eye syndrome and the subsequent risk of chronic fatigue syndrome—a prospective population-based study in Taiwan, by Chih-Sheng Chen, Hui-Man Cheng, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Shin-Yi Tsai, Chia-Hung Kao, Hui-Ju Lin, Lei Wan, and Tse-Yen Yang in Oncotarget 2018 Jul 17; 9(55): 30694–30703 [Published online 2018 … Continue reading

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CFS treatment ‘should be withdrawn’

BBC newsbeat report, 8 May 2019: Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment ‘should be withdrawn’ A common treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome should be scrapped immediately, according to one of the UK’s leading experts in the illness. Dr Charles Shepherd says graded … Continue reading

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Advertising Standards uphold complaint against Gupta Programme for ME/CFS & FM

ME Association blog post, by Dr Charles Shepherd, 11 April 2018: Advertising Standards Uphold Complaint Against Gupta Programme for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia A wide range of speculative and unsubstantiated investigations and treatments for ME/CFS are available in the alternative and … Continue reading

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ME Awareness – interviews on BBC Radio Scotland

Stephen Jardine programme, BBC Radio Scotland 12 May 2017 Dr Charles Shepherd of the ME Association and Emma Shorter, organiser of #MillionsMissing in Scotland were interviewed on ME Awareness day. Listen online until 10 June 2017           … Continue reading

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The role of autonomic function in exercise-induced analgesia in ME/CFS

Research abstract: The Role of Autonomic Function in Exercise-induced Endogenous Analgesia: A Case-control Study in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Healthy People by Jo Nijs, Lieven Danneels, Luc Lambrecht, Greta Moorkens, Mira Meeus, Lorna Paul, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Uros Marusic, and Inge De Wandele in Pain Physician 2017; … Continue reading

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FITNET & PACE in the media continue to incite controversy

BBC Radio Scotland: The Kaye Adams show on  7 November 2016 included an hour long discussion of ME and the PACE trial.  Available to listen to until 6 December. Speakers were an American writer Julie Rehmeyer, and the ME Association’s medical adviser Dr … Continue reading

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Dr Shepherd weighs up evidence for flu jabs for people with ME/CFS

ME Association blog post, by Dr Charles Shepherd, 6 October 2016: Should people with ME/CFS have a flu jab this year? Dr Charles Shepherd weighs up the evidence The ME Association has a leaflet that covers flu vaccination and ME/CFS … Continue reading

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Dr Shepherd, Prof Jonathan Edwards & others write open letter to Queen Mary University London about PACE

Virology blog: Open letter to Queen Mary University London about PACE, 6 September 2016 Professor Simon Gaskell President and Principal Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS Dear Professor Gaskell: Last month, the First-Tier Tribunal ordered Queen … Continue reading

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ME Association challenges Pulse Learning’s classification of ME/CFS as a mental health disorder

ME Association blog post, by Dr Charles Shepherd, 21 August 2016: ME Association challenges Pulse Learning’s classification of ME/CFS as a mental health disorder  The ME Association has today asked the medical education website Pulse Learning to remove Chronic Fatigue … Continue reading

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Vitamin D supplement advice for people with ME

Following advice from Public Health England that everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, Dr Charles Shepherd of the ME Association comments: “We often flag up the fact that people with ME/CFS, especially those who are … Continue reading

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