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Australian Health Dept answers questions on ME

AUTHOR: Sasha Nimmo.  Most of the $2.4 million in research, the government says is for CFS, is research into psychology, exercise or for other conditions such as hepatitis C. For […]

Local Study Proposes new Name, Definition and Biomarkers

Author: Sasha Nimmo. Sasha Nimmo provides an overview of a recent paper released titled ‘A new case definition of Neuro-Inflammatory and Oxidative Fatigue (NIOF), a neuroprogressive disorder, formerly known as […]

What Doctors Are Finally Starting To Understand About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Published: O, The Oprah Magazine (Jan 2015) & The Huffington Post (02/12/2015). Original article written by: By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock This article provides an overview of Ann Cavanagh Cramer’s 8 […]

ME/CFS Mentioned During Senate Estimates

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam Asks the NHMRC About Funding For ME/CFS Research During the Wednesday, 21 October 2015 Community Affairs Legislation Committee, Senator Scott Ludlam “grilled” officials from the National Health and Medical […]

Chronic Fatigue, Autism and Diabetes – The Philosophy of Hope

For those of you residing in Brisbane and surrounds, a seminar by nationally renowned medical practitioner, Dr Gary Deed, will explore new research in the areas of chronic fatigue, diabetes […]

Post-exertion Malaise & Cortisol in ME/CFS

Overwhelming post-exertional malaise as a result of minimal cognitive, emotional or physical effort is the primary symptom of ME/CFS. Cortisol is an essential hormone for immune function. Cortisol is produced […]

Barbara Dicker Oration 2015: Sleep Matters

Mr Ian Dicker AM established the Barbara Dicker Brain Sciences Foundation in honour of his late wife, Barbara Dicker, to contribute to the wellbeing of individuals and communities by supporting […]

Severely Ill Big Data Study

Last week we introduced the new website #MEAction, a tool for ME/CFS advocacy and fund raising. One of the research projects that the site is supporting is the Open Medicine […]

Chronic Disease Rates in Australia

New government data reveals that around half of all Australians are living with a chronic disease, and a fifth have at least two. The statistics become even more dramatic when […]

ME/CFS and the Immune System and Cell Functioning

The previous instalment of Wetenschap voor Patiënten’s webinar series with Professor Alan Light of the University of Utah looked at ME/CFS and the Brain. The final episode of the series […]