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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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Nausea and sickness: non-drug options

MEA blog post, 29 June 2016: Dr Charles Shepherd reports on two non-drug options for nausea and sickness in ME/CFS New guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists adds further weight to the fact that two non-drug options … Continue reading

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Dr Charles Shepherd on the 2016 IiME conference

Dr Charles Shepherd reports briefly on the MEA website on the 2016 Invest in ME conference, which was held in London on Friday June 3. Hot topics included autoimmunity; big data – genomics, metabolomics, proteomics; biomarkers and sub-grouping; European and International … Continue reading

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MEA’s clinical guidelines for doctors – new edition published

The Eighth Edition of ME/CFS/PVFS: An Exploration of the Key Clinical Issues was published by the ME Association at the beginning of June. Dr Charles Shepherd comments: “We hope that you will find the new booklet easier to read and understand … Continue reading

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MRI shows brainstem/midbrain nerve conduction deficit in CFS

Research highlights: • For the first time in CFS, we performed MRI regressions with steady state BP and HR. • Vasomotor centre, midbrain and hypothalamus correlations were abnormal in CFS. • MRI group comparisons between CFS and controls detected no … Continue reading

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3 more UK doctors join request for independent inquiry into PACE Trial

Dr Charles Shepherd, Dr Nigel Speight, and infectious diseases consultant Dr William Weir have joined 39 other signatories to the open letter to the Lancet which first appeared on Prof Vincent Rancaniello’s ‘Virology’ blog on November 13 2015. The letter was … Continue reading

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Tuller discusses the nature of bias in the PACE trial

Virology blog: Trial By Error, Continued: More Nonsense from The Lancet Psychiatry by David Tuller, 19 January 2016 The PACE authors have long demonstrated great facility in evading questions they don’t want to answer. They did this in their response … Continue reading

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Dr Shepherd gives patient reaction to the PACE trial follow-up study

Lancet psychiatry Correspondence, 18 January 2016 by Dr Charles Shepherd: Patient reaction to the PACE trial The long-term follow-up of the PACE trial,[1] which originally reported that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) produced a significant and … Continue reading

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Shepherd says doctors should apologise to ME patients

It’s time for doctors to apologise to their ME patients, by Dr Charles Shepherd in Telegraph online, 7 december 2015 For too long the medical community has dismissed ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ as a mental illness which can be cured with therapy … Continue reading

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