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Conceptualising illness & disease: reflections on Sharpe & Greco

Conceptualising illness and disease: reflections on Sharpe and Greco (2019), by Carolyn Wilshire , Tony Ward in BMJ …Medical Humanities [Published Online First: 11 December 2019] doi: 10.1136/medhum-2019-011756   Article abstract: In a recent paper, Sharpe and Greco suggest that … Continue reading

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Survey about ME triggers – take part in a university research project

Triggers & causes of ME & CFS Research project You are invited to take part in a research project looking into physiological and biomedical triggers and causes of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The researcher is a … Continue reading

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A different way of looking for the cause & development of fatigue

Article abstract: Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a common condition characterized by severe fatigue with post-exertional malaise, impaired cognitive ability, poor sleep quality, muscle pain, multi-joint pain, tender lymph nodes, sore throat or headache. Its defining symptom, fatigue is common to several diseases. Areas of … Continue reading

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Is CFS an autoimmune disorder with vasoactive neuropeptide dysfunction?

Abstract Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder characterised by prolonged fatigue and debility and is mostly associated with post-infection sequelae although ongoing infection is unproven. Immunological aberration is likely and this may prove to be associated with an expanding group … Continue reading

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Is CFS a meme (dysfunctional culturally-transmitted idea-infection)?

Response to 2004 article by Peter White: What causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a meme?, by Anthony D Collings, David Newton in BMJ 18 June 2014 In his 1976 book ‘The Selfish Gene’ (1) Richard Dawkins coined … Continue reading

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