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Articles represent the views of their authors and not ME/CFS SA. Always seek advice from a registered health practitioner before changing your care plan.

13 July, 2023

‘Shortcomings’ Identified In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Guidance

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The Independent reports: "Health guidance which discouraged exercise among most people with chronic fatigue syndrome is flawed and could mean that patients are missing out on “helpful treatments”, academics have suggested."

13 July, 2023

No Scientific Evidence Indicates That Parasites Are The Key Cause Of Autoimmunity

A TikTok video posted on 23 June 2023 claimed that “the number 1 indicator of parasites is actually an autoimmune condition”. This claim was made by Austin Lake, who introduced himself as a “functional medicine practitioner” in the video. Lake’s LinkedIn profile indicated that he holds a doctorate in physical therapy, but no qualifications to practice medicine. Lake’s claim is factually incorrect.

12 July, 2023

The Guardian Has Thrown The ME Community Under The Bus, Using Bias And Misinformation

The Guardian has published a new article on the disease myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). However, the original copy was littered with errors. Moreover, it landed on the side of discredited medical professionals and their supposed treatments – yet failed to mention their own conflicts of interest. Overall, the Guardian‘s article was yet another hit piece on a community whom the medical establishment, state, and society have abused for decades.

12 July, 2023

ME/CFS Guidance That Discourages Exercise Is Flawed, Say Researchers

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The Guardian reports: "New guidance discouraging doctors from recommending exercise and cognitive behavioural therapy for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients is not evidence-based, according to researchers."

12 July, 2023

Long Covid Forces Harpenden Businessman Into Early Retirement

A profile of UK long-COVID sufferer Marcus Whitehead.

11 July, 2023

‘The DWP Took Away My Disability Benefits. I’ve Had So Many Tribunal Dates I’ve Lost Count’

A disability benefits claimant in the UK shares her experience of struggling through a “traumatic” appeals process after having her financial support taken away by the government.

11 July, 2023

Does The Microbiome Hold The Key To Chronic Fatigue?

Often dismissed by the medical establishment, people with complex illnesses such as ME and long Covid are taking the hunt for treatments into their own hands.

10 July, 2023

'Inclusive Fashion Is The Next Big Thing'

A UK fashion student with a chronic pain condition has crafted a clothing range to help others who have hidden disabilities.

09 July, 2023

First Major Survey Of Doctors With Long Covid Reveals Debilitating Impact On Health, Life And Work

Lost jobs, lost income, debilitating symptoms that render even the most mundane tasks near-impossible, and huge barriers to accessing treatment: these are the repeated stories of UK doctors living with Long Covid, in response to a major survey from the BMA.

08 July, 2023

Award-Winning Emu Beanie Set For Display After Success At Alice Springs Festival

They do a great job keeping our heads warm and can lay claim to being a daggy fashion icon, but does the humble beanie belong in an art gallery? Crochet creator and self-confessed "beanieologist" Meggan Jack, from Tyalgum on the New South Wales North Coast, would argue the answer is yes. The winner of seven first-prize awards at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival lives with chronic fatigue syndrome and has been knocking needles for 36 years.

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