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Paediatric patients with ME/CFS value understanding & help to move on with their lives

Paediatric patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome value understanding and help to move on with their lives, by Katherine Rowe in Acta Paediatrica, First published: 18 December 2019 [https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.15054]   Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study was to document … Continue reading

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The role of low-grade inflammation in ME/CFS – associations with symptoms

The role of low-grade inflammation in ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) – associations with symptoms, by Martin A Jonsjö, Gunnar L Olsson, Rikard K Wicksell, Kjell Alving, Linda Holmström, Anna Andreasson in Psychoneuroendocrinology Vol 113, March 2020, 104578 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.104578]   Highlights … Continue reading

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on ME to re-convene – Please invite your MP to attend!

ME Association blog post: The All-Party Parliamentary Group on ME to Re-Convene – Please Invite Your MP to Attend! by Dr Charles Shepherd, 9 January 2020     Carol Monaghan MP has decided that the time is right to re-establish the … Continue reading

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Perturbation of effector & regulatory T cell subsets in ME/CFS

Perturbation of effector and regulatory T cell subsets in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), by Ece Karhan, Courtney Gunter, Vida Ravanmehr, Meghan Horne, Lina Kozhaya, Stephanie Renzullo, Lindsey Placek, Joshy George, Peter N Robinson, Suzannne D Vernon, Lucinda Bateman, … Continue reading

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Autonomic markers, CFS & post-exertion states

Autonomic markers, chronic fatigue syndrome, and post-exertion states, by Fred Friedberg in Journal of Psychosomatic Research Vol 127, Dec 2019, [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109845]   Article extracts: A large body of evidence suggests that autonomic imbalance, i.e., hyperactive sympathetic nervous system and hypoactive … Continue reading

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Patients with ME/CFS & chronic pain report similar level of sickness behavior as individuals injected with bacterial endotoxin at peak inflammation

Patients with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and chronic pain report similar level of sickness behavior as individuals injected with bacterial endotoxin at peak inflammation, by Martin A Jonsjö, Jenny Åström, Michael P Jones, Bianka Karshikoff, KarinLodin, Linda Holmström, Lars Agréus, … Continue reading

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Central sensitization: a pathogenic mechanism in complex undefined diseases

Central sensitization: A pathogenic mechanism in complex undefined diseases, by Joaquim Fernández-Solà, in Neuropsychiatry (London) 2019: 9(6), 2485–2490   Abstract: There is a common perception that complex undefined diseases manifested with diverse combination of symptoms and a difficult clinical diagnosis have … Continue reading

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Register your interest today in taking part in ME/CFS genome-wide research!

The ME/CFS Biomedical Partnership Genome-wide association study The ME/CFS Biomedical Partnership is working on a funding application to be made in early 2020 to the MRC/NIHR for a genome-wide association study.   How can we help? They need to demonstrate … Continue reading

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WAMES helpline holiday hours 2019-2020

WAMES helpline hours The WAMES helpline is run by volunteers and will be closed over the festive period.   We apologise that due to extra pressures on the team in January, the closure will last longer than usual. Feel free … Continue reading

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Minireview for CFS & its medical attention recently

Minireview for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and its medical attention recently, by Chang-Gue Son in J Korean Med. 2019;40(4):84-90 [http://dx.doi.org/10.13048/jkm.19043]   Review abstract: Objectives: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness impairing seriously quality of life, while CFS would be … Continue reading

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