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Welsh MPs take key roles in All Party Parliamentary Group for ME in London

A new APPG for ME in Westminster Carol Monaghan MP has re-started the APPG and the ME Association will be providing secretariat support. Four Welsh MPs attended the first meeting in January and two have accepted committee roles: Ben Lake, … Continue reading

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Investigation into cognitive behavioural therapy for CFS/ME

Investigation into cognitive behavioural therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, by Catherine E Clark . DClinPsych Thesis, Canterbury Christ Church, April 2019   Thesis abstract: Background: In the UK, CBT is currently recommended as an intervention for CFS/ME. Physical … Continue reading

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An isolated complex V inefficiency & dysregulated mitochondrial function in immortalized lymphocytes from ME/CFS patients

An isolated complex V inefficiency and dysregulated mitochondrial function in immortalized lymphocytes from ME/CFS patients, by Daniel Missailidis, Sarah J Annesley, Claire Y Allan, Oana Sanislav, Brett A Lidbury, Donald P Lewis and Paul R Fisher in J. Mol. Sci. … Continue reading

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News & views in ME/CFS: the role of co-morbidity & novel treatments

News and views in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS): The role of co-morbidity and novel treatments, by F Comhaire, JP Deslypere in Medical Hypotheses Vol 134, January 2020, 109444 [doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2019.109444]   Research abstract: Though affecting many thousands of patients, myalgic … Continue reading

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Assessing diagnostic value of microRNAs from peripheral blood mononuclear cells & extracellular vesicles in ME/CFS

Assessing diagnostic value of microRNAs from peripheral blood mononuclear cells and extracellular vesicles in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Eloy Almenar-Pérez, Leonor Sarría, Lubov Nathanson & Elisa Oltra in Scientific Reports vol 10, no: 2064 (2020)   Research abstract: Myalgic … Continue reading

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Legitimizing ME/CFS: indications of change over a decade (US)

Legitimizing myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: indications of change over a decade, by Fred Friedberg in Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, February 5, 2020   Research abstract: This commentary identifies recent scientific and clinical milestones that appear to have increased legitimization … Continue reading

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Cochrane review of exercise therapy for CFS: appointment of advisory group lead

Cochrane library blog post, 13 Feb 2020: Appointment of lead to independent advisory group   In October 2019, Cochrane announced its commitment to a full update the Cochrane Review Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome. The statement noted plans for: “a comprehensive review … Continue reading

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Suicide is a concern for the chronic invisible illness community

Suicide is a concern for the chronic invisible illness community, by Cathy L Pederson in Journal of Health Science & Education Vol 4, #1, p 176, January 28, 2020   Commentary: Rates of suicidal ideation, attempts, and completion are alarmingly high … Continue reading

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Potential benefits of a ketogenic diet to improve response & recovery from physical exertion in people with ME/CFS

Potential benefits of a ketogenic diet to improve response and recovery from physical exertion in people with Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): a feasibility study, by Jo Cossington, Dr Shelly Coe, Yaomeng Liu, Helen Dawes in International Journal of Sport, … Continue reading

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Can linguistic analysis be used to identify whether adolescents with a chronic illness are depressed?

Can linguistic analysis be used to identify whether adolescents with a chronic illness are depressed?, by Lauren Stephanie Jones, Emma Anderson, Maria Loades, Rebecca Barnes, Esther Crawley in Clin Psychol Psychother. 2019 Dec 15. [doi: 10.1002/cpp.2417]   Research abstract: Comorbid depression … Continue reading

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