Tag Archives: Australia

35 year-old living in aged care reveals what life is like inside during this pandemic (Aus)

ME Awareness week: Thirty-five-year-old living in aged care reveals what life is like inside during this pandemic   From SBS News Insight (Australia) by Ketra Wooding, 9 May 2020: Ketra has been forced to live in an aged care facility due … Continue reading

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Self-management of CFS in adolescents

Self-Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in adolescents, by Katherine Rowe, Amanda Apple and Fiona McDonald in Paediatric Neurology [Working Title] Published online: February 28th 2020 [DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91413]   Book chapter abstract: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) … Continue reading

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Health-related quality of life in patients with ME/CFS: an Australian cross-sectional study

Health-related quality of life in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: an Australian cross-sectional study, by N Eaton-Fitch, SC Johnston, P Zalewski, D Staines & S Marshall-Gradisnik in Quality of Life Research, 22 January 2020   Research abstract: Background: Myalgic … Continue reading

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Epidemiology of paediatric CFS in Australia

Epidemiology of paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome in Australia, by Sarah Knight, Shane Elders, Jill Rodda, Adrienne Harvey, Lionel Lubitz, Kathy Rowe, Colette Reveley, Sabine Hennel, Susan Towns, Kasia Kozlowska, Donald N Payne, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Adam Scheinberg in Archives of Disease … Continue reading

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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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