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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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To future GPs – psychosomatic should not be the default suspicion re ME/CFS

Time to swot up on chronic fatigue – Future general practitioners need to be made aware that “psychosomatic” should not be the default suspicion, by Michael Brooks in the New Statesman, Nov 12 2015 Around 250,000 people in the UK suffer from … Continue reading

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Claims of ‘fear avoidance’ in ME are misleading

Following the publication of the latest PACE trail paper in the Lancet on 13th January,  there has been a flurry of media reports, many of which promote the findings as good news. Other articles counter the claims saying: people with ME are … Continue reading

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Rituximab UK trial update

Invest in ME have now raised £57,000 for their UK rituximab trial from a variety of organisations and individuals and can begin the first phase. The UCL team is working on a study to confirm and expand Dr Bansal’s B cell results … Continue reading

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CFS/ME NICE guidelines review postponed

At the beginning of January, The ME Association wrote to NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) to ask for clarification on what was happening regarding the expected 2013 review of the NICE guideline on ME/CFS. They replied saying the review … Continue reading

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