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December

Smooth moves: eight tips for moving
Friday 31 December 2010: A program aimed at easing stress with meditation and yoga may not be much help for people with the chronic-pain condition fibromyalgia, a recent study suggests.

Mindfulness therapy no help in Fibromyalgia trial
Thursday 30 December 2010: A program aimed at easing stress with meditation and yoga may not be much help for people with the chronic-pain condition fibromyalgia, a recent study suggests.

Nerve-zapping implants may help Fibromyalgia pain
Wednesday 29 December 2010: An article about a new treatment known as peripheral nerve stimulation.

CFS: how snail therapy helped one woman
Tuesday 28 December 2010: Columnist Llewellyn King has written an article in the White House Chronicle about The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, the new book by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.

Woman's struggle brings disease to light
Monday 27 December 2010: When Charles Town resident Claudia Patterson first started experiencing the symptoms of fibromyalgia, one of her biggest fears was that she would have to abandon the stage.

A narrative review of the impact of disbelief in chronic pain
Sunday 26 December 2010: Although the experience of being believed is frequently alluded to in chronic pain literature, few studies have specifically explored this phenomenon and even fewer reviews have been offered.

No differences in cardiovascular autonomic responses
Sunday 26 December 2010: There is accumulating evidence of altered cardiovascular autonomic responses to different somatic stressors, in particular orthostatic stress, whereas autonomic responses to mental stress remain to be investigated.

Merry Christmas from the Society
Saturday 25 December 2010: From all of us here at ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

XMRV: still waiting for a test
Friday 24 December 2010: The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog reports on the difficulty of testing for XMRV in CFS patients.

Responses to Retrovirology XMRV articles
Friday 24 December 2010: The recent reports published in Retrovirology (see yesterday's news item) have prompted numerous – and occasionally vehement – responses.

Retrovirology XMRV articles reported in media
Friday 24 December 2010: The articles published in Retrovirology (see yesterday's news item) have been reported in the general media.

XMRV articles in Retrovirology
Thursday 23 December 2010: The journal Retrovirology has published five papers on problematic XMRV research results.

Exposure Assessment
Thursday 23 December 2010: Professor Anne C. Steinemann at the University of Washington College of Engineering's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has produced a report assessing chemical exposure in fragranced consumer products.

Brenton Brown wrote 'Everlasting God' amid Chronic Fatigue
Wednesday 22 December 2010: Popular Christian song Everlasting God arose out of Christian songwriter and worship leader Brenton Brown’s personal experience of God’s inexhaustible strength amid his chronic fatigue.

Five office visits
Tuesday 21 December 2010: A Christmas-themed CFS video on YouTube.

My Fibro story: "The Golden Boy"
Monday 20 December 2010: An article by Ben Ryan about how he has dealt with contracting Fibromyalgia.

BPAC recommends to FDA to add CFS screening question
Sunday 19 December 2010: A champagne toast, a hot buttered rum ... these things sound great during the holidays, but for many of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, that festive drink can make symptoms a whole lot worse.

A suggestion from the National CFIDS Foundation
Saturday 18 December 2010: A champagne toast, a hot buttered rum ... these things sound great during the holidays, but for many of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, that festive drink can make symptoms a whole lot worse.

Holidays and alcohol with Fibromyalgia and CFS
Friday 17 December 2010: A champagne toast, a hot buttered rum ... these things sound great during the holidays, but for many of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, that festive drink can make symptoms a whole lot worse.

Chimerix's antiviral CMX157 demonstrates positive Phase 1 clinical results
Thursday 16 December 2010: Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial results for CMX157 demonstrating a favorable safety, tolerability and drug distribution profile.

Comeback queen makes splash in Brisbane
Wednesday 15 December 2010: In a stirring return to the pool, Olympic bronze medallist Cate Campbell claimed the 50 metres freestyle title at the Queensland swimming championships in Brisbane on Monday night - five months after fears her career may be over.

Office and Support Line closed over Christmas
Tuesday 14 December 2010: The Society's office and Support Line will be closed over the Christmas break.

CFIDS Association chides CDC on focus of ME/CFS research dollars
Monday 13 December 2010: On Nov 8, 2010, a report on CDC-funded research by Nater et al. – “Personality Features and Personality Disorders in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Population-Based Study” - was published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.

Survey suggests doctors need to be more familiar with Fibromyalgia
Sunday 12 December 2010: Results of a national survey of women who have fibromyalgia show that it takes too long to be diagnosed.

Possible genetic dysregulation in pediatric CFS
Sunday 12 December 2010: Research results published in the journal Psychology.

Bacteria tied to Fibromyalgia?
Saturday 11 December 2010: New research published in Clinical Rheumatology suggests a link between fibromyalgia and infection with a bacteria called heliobacter pylori, or H pylori.

Researchers aiming to find relation between Fibromyalgia and Hashimoto's thyroiditis
Saturday 11 December 2010: Scientists are currently conducting studies to evaluate whether there is a predisposition for the development of fibromyalgia (FM) in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), according to ProHealth.

Please vote for Ed Stafford as National Geographic's 'Adventurer of the Year'
Friday 10 December 2010: Ed Stafford raised thousands of pounds for ME research this year when he chose the MEA’s tissue bank appeal as one of his five good causes – while he became the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon.

Generic version of Fibromyalgia drug 'tentatively approved'
Friday 10 December 2010: A generic form of the fibromyalgia drug Cymbalta (duloxetine) has received tentative approval from the U.S. FDA.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a celebrated author's untold tale
Thursday 9 December 2010: Laura Hillenbrand spins irresistible accounts of heroic figures undaunted by long odds. But she’s frequently so unwell that she scarcely leaves home.

Red Cross bans Chronic Fatigue patients from donating blood
Thursday 9 December 2010: The American Red Cross won’t accept blood from people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome as the U.S. government works to determine if the disorder is tied to a transmissible virus, the group said.

Disabled mother and daughter get help with home
Wednesday 8 December 2010: Trina and Patricia Sanzchez were homeless until recently, when the Season of Sharing Fund helped Trina pay the first month's rent on a ground-floor apartment in Vallejo.

A Christmas of Joy and Hope
Tuesday 7 December 2010: MCS America has an article from Sol's Place about "how to survive the holidays when disabled by a multi-system illness".

Yoga helps relieve Fibromyalgia symptoms
Tuesday 7 December 2010: Practicing mind-body yoga exercises, including stretches and meditation, may help women to manage symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome.

The Music Works
Monday 6 December 2010: The Music Works – aka The Dynamic Day Gig – is a monthly event held at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. It's organised by and for people with disabilities.

NICNAS MCS Report – final report and submissions
Monday 6 December 2010: Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) has published its final report into Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Chocolate may ease symptoms of CFS: research
Monday 6 December 2010: Chocolate may ease the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, British researchers have suggested.

Recovering from flares with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Sunday 5 December 2010: A lot of us with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome have flares (when symptoms are bad) and remissions (when symptoms are lighter.) While a lot of different things can trigger flares, stress and overexertion are among the most common.

Milnacipran effective for Fibromyalgia independent of depression
Sunday 5 December 2010: Milnacipran improves pain and global status independent of changes in depressive symptoms, and reduces the overall severity of symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), according to analyses from a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Top brains tackle CFS
Saturday 4 December 2010: Some of the world's leading researchers in neuroscience and immunology have gathered on the Gold Coast for an international science symposium on the debilitating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Ramp Up
Saturday 4 December 2010: Australia's ABC network has a new website, Ramp Up, which focuses on disability in Australia.

Delay in diagnosis significantly impact lives of patients with Fibromyalgia, new survey reports
Friday 3 December 2010: National findings reveal greater awareness, earlier diagnosis, and support help reduce daily life challenges.

CFS patients grow weary of doubt
Thursday 2 December 2010: Doctors and patients are roiled by a CDC study linking personality disorders to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Dr. Friedberg interview - living skillfully to impact ME/CFS
Wednesday 1 December 2010: For years, chronic-fatigue syndrome has been dismissed by the medical establishment. Now researchers may be closing in on a culprit.

November

Validation in a virus?
Tuesday 30 November 2010: For years, chronic-fatigue syndrome has been dismissed by the medical establishment. Now researchers may be closing in on a culprit.

Charity Movie Night
Monday 29 November 2010: Members and friends are invited to our charity movie night.

Is your home making you sick?
Monday 29 November 2010: When your nest is a health hazard, who you gonna call? Domain talks with the experts on dwellings that can make you sick.

Banned medic vows to fight GMC 'witch-hunt'
Sunday 28 November 2010: Banned from practising medicine and under investigation by the General Medical Council for posing a risk to patients’ health, Dr Sarah Myhill says her life has been engulfed by legal battles and her ongoing fight to clear her name.

Dorset woman with severe ME 'left to rot by the NHS'
Saturday 27 November 2010: A Dorset woman with severe ME who has been unable to leave her bed for eight years has been "left to rot" by the NHS, her family has said.

Society Annual General Meeting reminder
Friday 26 November 2010: A (belated) reminder that the Society's Annual General Meeting will be held tomorrow (Saturday 27 November).

Give-blood ban 'proves ME is linked to virus'
Friday 26 November 2010: Banning people with ME from giving blood proves the condition is linked to a virus, according to a campaigner.

CFS may be linked to bowel
Thursday 25 November 2010: Although the exact cause has not been determined, there is ample evidence that CFS may be related to another chronic medical condition involving the bowel, leaky gut syndrome.

GP wins court review against GMC
Wednesday 24 November 2010: Dr Sarah Myhill, suspended from practising medicine for a year because of the potential risk she poses to patients, has won a judicial review against the General Medical Council.

Laura Hillenbrand interview on MSNBC's Today Show
Tuesday 23 November 2010: MSNBC's Today Show has an interview with Laura Hillenbrand, author of her new book Unbroken, who talks about the book as well as her CFS.

Gearing up for the big search for XMRV
Tuesday 23 November 2010: Since a group of researchers published a paper in Science last year suggesting the retrovirus XMRV is linked to chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists have been debating the accuracy of that finding. Now a study designed to address that issue once and for all is moving forward.

Study: cognitive dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
Monday 22 November 2010: Data from a Spanish study, presented at the 4th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology, show that a high percentage of people with fibromyalgia do have measurable cognitive dysfunction.

Chemical Sensitivity being recognized as illness around the world
Monday 22 November 2010: A growing number of governments, organizations, and authorities are recognizing multiple chemical sensitivity as an illness induced by toxic substances.

MCS and the search for a safe community
Sunday 21 November 2010: When it comes to finding safe housing, everyone with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity will agree that this is one of the most daunting challenges of living with this most highly inconvenient and disheartening medical condition.

CFS sufferers: living corpses left for dead
Sunday 21 November 2010: How would you react if you were left to deal with a chronic disease that medical professionals are at a loss to explain its causes and more importantly its cure?

Australian 1-in-4 Poll
Saturday 20 November 2010: A survey for people who have a disability and would like to have their say about being included in society.

YouCommNews first article
Saturday 20 November 2010: News commissioning website, YouCommNews, has published the first journalism project to be fully funded through its crowdsourcing model.

New trailer for upcoming film about MCS shown at MCS conference in Spain
Friday 19 November 2010: A Spanish short drama film focusing on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity will be shown in December.

The stars begin to align at the NIH
Friday 19 November 2010: Cort Johnson has an article on his Phoenix Rising website about a review panel for CFS at the US National Institutes of health.

Top award for top scientist
Thursday 18 November 2010: Professor Warren Tate has been awarded the Rutherford Medal for his work in cell biology.

Treatment evangelism in Fibromyalgia & CFS
Thursday 18 November 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses a common problem: people with fibromyalgia and CFS who find a treatment that works for them and they start preaching about how everyone else should try it.

'The Sound Of A Snail': A Patient's Greatest Comfort
Wednesday 17 November 2010: US public broadcaster NPR has an audio interview with Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating.

XMRV virus confirmed in CFS
Wednesday 17 November 2010: Although this article from Psychology Today is relatively old, we've only just seen it but think it's worth airing.

Is this the wrong time to be disabled in America?
Tuesday 16 November 2010: Isn’t it time to stop tens of millions of dollars of disability benefits from being denied, unnecessarily?

Countess of Mar question on ME lifetime blood ban
Tuesday 16 November 2010: A video in YouTube featuring the Countess of Mar asking a question in the House of Lords about the UK band on blood donations from people with ME/CFS.

Bioenergy receives warning over medical foods
Monday 15 November 2010: The FDA issued a warning letter to Bioenergy Inc. regarding the marketing of its Corvalen® products as medical foods, informing the company it does not believe the products meet the statutory definition of a medical food per federal regulations.

Mind-body connection in Fibromyalgia patients studied
Monday 15 November 2010: Fibromyalgia patients often seek massage and other touch therapies to alleviate pain, and research has shown massage eases symptoms, decreases pain and improves sleep in fibromyalgia patients.

Treatment the UK way – the ME Association's ME/CFS Treatment Survey
Sunday 14 November 2010: Cort Johnson has an article on his Phoenix Rising website detailing the results of the UK's ME Association survey of ME/CFS treatments.

Device calms Fibromyalgia symptoms
Sunday 14 November 2010: Electrodes placed on the scalp to deliver weak, high-frequency currents significantly reduced symptoms of fibromyalgia in a double-blind, sham-controlled trial, a researcher said here.

'Seabiscuit' author Hillenbrand back with true tale 'Unbroken'
Saturday 13 November 2010: Writer Laura Hillenbrand doesn't write about what she knows. She writes about what she can never have in this life.

Family that endures much suffering perseveres with thankfulness, an amazing outlook
Saturday 13 November 2010: Where do I start? The mother battles fibromyalgia and endures daily pain. The dad is on his second bout with skin cancer, suffers from kidney stones and is recovering from surgery for a hernia caused by having to constantly lift a son who has a deadly disease. An older brother’s health is in serious flux.

Irish doctor says Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be cured
Friday 12 November 2010: An Irish doctor has come up with a successful treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with an eye to eventually finding a cure for the condition that some doctors believe can be treated with anti-depressants.

Hampshire woman tells of her ME nightmare
Friday 12 November 2010: At first, Kerry Still thought she was coming down with a cold, but after months of sheer exhaustion she knew something was seriously wrong.

University researcher will receive millions for Fibromyalgia study
Thursday 11 November 2010: The CFIDS Associations of America is hosting a series of seminars broadcast over the web, “webinars,” on topics of high interest to people with CFS, loved ones and health care professionals.

2010 Webinar Series
Wednesday 10 November 2010: The CFIDS Associations of America is hosting a series of seminars broadcast over the web, “webinars,” on topics of high interest to people with CFS, loved ones and health care professionals.

Leading world expert in ME/CFS to visit New Zealand
Tuesday 9 November 2010: Professor Nancy Klimas will be visiting New Zealand in late November, at the invitation of Associated New Zealand ME Society.

Gulf War Syndrome to remain unrecognised
Monday 8 November 2010: The Australia Defence Association says a flawed definition is behind the latest decision not to recognise Gulf War syndrome as a condition.

The Quilt for the Prime Minister
Sunday 7 November 2010: A quilt is being made to help fund ME/CFS research.

A review of the definitional criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome
Saturday 6 November 2010: The research community has for more than three decades tried to unravel the diagnostic mystery that is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Esther Rantzen talks ME and the blood ban with Dr Charles Shepherd on BBC Radio Berkshire
Friday 5 November 2010: Esther Rantzen discussed ME/CFS and the new UK ban on blood donation by everyone with the illness with MEA medical adviser, Dr Charles Shepherd, on BBC Radio Berkshire on Monday 1 November.

UK sufferers banned from donating blood
Thursday 4 November 2010: A demonstration was held in London on Monday 1 November protesting the banning of UK ME sufferers from donating blood.

ILADS 2010 conference takeaways
Wednesday 3 November 2010: BetterHealthGuy.com reports on the ILADS 2010 Lyme Disease Conference.

WWF welcomes ban of toxic pesticide endosulfan
Tuesday 2 November 2010: WWF has commended the decision by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to finally end use of the toxic insecticide endosulfan in Australia.

Parents tell how every day is a battle to care for teenager struck down with CFS
Monday 1 November 2010: Despite a diagnosis of ME/CFS, 15-year-old Eilidh Berwick found many doctors dismissed her crippling symptoms as being all in her head.

October

The Music Works
Sunday 31 October 2010: The Music Works – aka The Dynamic Day Gig – is a monthly event held at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. It's organised by and for people with disabilities.

Safe housing for people with MCS to be built outside Zurich
Saturday 30 October 2010: An architect is planning a housing project near Zurich designed for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Ballet star returns after beating secret illness
Friday 29 October 2010: Lauren Cuthbertson was suffering from a long period of illness in which she fought glandular fever and then myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Suspended GP fights to clear name
Thursday 28 October 2010: A Mid Wales GP suspended from practising medicine for a year because of the potential risk she poses to patients, is planning to take the General Medical Council to judicial review.

Special diet improves IBS symptoms
Wednesday 27 October 2010: An Australian-developed diet is proving a breakthrough for patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with mounting evidence that it helps control symptoms, an expert says.

How we nearly lost the plot
Tuesday 26 October 2010: When Lia Leendertz's husband Michael became ill with ME, she became sole family earner and carer.

XMRV at the tipping point – a tale of two conferences
Monday 25 October 2010: Cort Johnson has an article in which he tries to make sense of the latest information about XMRV.

Restless leg syndrome prevalence increases among Fibromyalgia sufferers
Sunday 24 October 2010: Adults who have fibromyalgia may be more likely to develop restless leg syndrome, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

More studies find no XMRV in CFS, HIV, or hepatitis C
Saturday 23 October 2010: Another US study has failed to detect XMRV in the blood of patients with CFS or others with immune dysfunction, and investigators of a separate European study also found no evidence of this retrovirus in patients infected with HIV or hepatitis C virus.

Comorbid Conditions: The Alphabet Soup of CFS
Friday 22 October 2010: The CFIDS Association of America has announced its next "webinar".

Woman with Chemical Sensitivity fumigated by local county government
Thursday 21 October 2010: An article from American Chronicle about a US woman with chemical sensitivities whose neighbourhood was sprayed with pesticides.

Meet the CFS community's newest author: Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Wednesday 20 October 2010: The CFS Report has an article about author Elisabeth Tova Bailey and her new book, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating.

Treating CFS and Fibromyalgia: An Integrated Approach
Tuesday 19 October 2010: Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgis is a new website created by Bruce Campbell and Dr Charles Lapp: which promotes itself as a "free online self-study course".

Dr Sarah Myhill suspended one year for 'inappropriate treatment'
Monday 18 October 2010: GP Dr Sarah Myhill has been suspended from practising medicine for a year by the UK's General Medical Council.

CFS panel wants name change for disorder
Sunday 17 October 2010: A federal advisory committee unanimously endorsed a recommendation Thursday to change the name of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to ME-CFS, citing a need to make the disease sound more serious.

Sensory Overload: Sources and Strategies
Saturday 16 October 2010: An article about dealing with sensory overload.

International survey on ME/CFS
Friday 15 October 2010: News about an international survey on ME/CFS.

Countess of Mar battles again for ME in Lords' debate
Thursday 14 October 2010: A short debate on neurological health conditions in the House of Lords.

Regular exercise may provide pain relief for adolescents with Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 13 October 2010: Young people who have developed fibromyalgia may alleviate painful side effects by exercising regularly, according to findings published in The Journal of Pain.

CFS: to suffering, add anger
Tuesday 12 October 2010: Columnist Llewellyn King has written an article about ME/CFS in the White House Chronicle.

Fatigue in Fibromyalgia: a conceptual model informed by patient interviews
Monday 11 October 2010: Research in order to better understand aspects of fatigue that might be unique to FM as well as the impact it has on patients' lives.

BBC Radio 4 Today programme: transcript of interview with Dr Charles Shepherd
Sunday 10 October 2010: A radio interview with Dr Charles Shepherd about blood donation in the UK.

Probiotic supplements ease CFS symptoms
Saturday 9 October 2010: Living in rural areas has its challenges. For Cavendish resident Jennifer Jacobs the challenges are even more severe.

Chemical sensitivity sufferer concerned about locust plague
Friday 8 October 2010: Living in rural areas has its challenges. For Cavendish resident Jennifer Jacobs the challenges are even more severe.

Survey gives patients with "invisible" illnesses a chance to speak out about how they are treated
Thursday 7 October 2010: Patients who suffer with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, TMJ, migraines, chemical sensitivities, and more can speak out in an anonymous survey about how the medical community treats them.

Fibromyalgia sufferer on The Dr Oz Show
Wednesday 6 October 2010: Audience member Mary Louise was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and has the Epstein Bar Virus [sic].

Reduced pressure pain thresholds in response to exercise in CFS but not in chronic low back pain
Tuesday 5 October 2010: ProHealth reports on a study published in the Journal of Rehabilitative Medicine.

Social inclusion of ME sufferers
Monday 4 October 2010: What makes one's condition a disability? Notwithstanding the natural causes of a disability, one has to look at the social context surrounding such a condition.

Outback Connect
Sunday 3 October 2010: The South Australian Government has extended its Outback Connect program, which was previously only available to people living in regional and outback South Australia, to people living the metropolitan and peri-urban communities.

Right and wrong gifts for someone with Fibromyalgia and CFS
Saturday 2 October 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses an awkward problem.

International symposium on chemical pollution and environmental diseases
Friday 1 October 2010: A prestigious group of international researchers, scholars, scientists and physicians met in Italy last week for a symposium on New Environmental Diseases.

September

Living with Fibromyalgia: take steps to limit your pain
Thursday 30 September 2010: An article from the San Mateo Daily Journal about strategies to elp minimise symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

Governments and organizations recognizing chemical sensitivity
Wednesday 29 September 2010: MCS America has compiled a list of governmental bodies that currently recognise chemical sensitivity.

You're not alone! Strange symptoms of Fibromyalgia & CFS
Tuesday 28 September 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on unusual symptoms reported with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Summary of the First International Workshop on XMRV
Monday 27 September 2010: The CFIDS Association of America has published its summary of the First International Workshop of XMRV.

Body toxins and our children
Sunday 26 September 2010: Organic Connections reports that "Once in a great while, a video gets online and goes “viral” that contains so much truth that it cannot be ignored: 10 Americans is one such video".

Anger amplifies clinical pain in women with and without Fibromyalgia
Saturday 25 September 2010: Researchers from Utrecht University who studied the effect of negative emotions on pain perception in women with and without fibromyalgia found that anger and sadness amplified pain equally in both groups.

The look: Feeling the strain
Friday 24 September 2010: An article about ME/CFS in The City Weekly.

Home buyers with chemical sensitivities should raise concerns early
Thursday 23 September 2010: The Washington Post reports that people with serious allergies or sensitivity to common household chemicals should raise their concerns early when buying a home.

Major NIH study on XMRV and CFS
Wednesday 22 September 2010: Cort Johnson has an article about a new study commissioned by the US's National Institutes of Health.

I've been confined to my room for 14 years, says ME sufferer Amy
Tuesday 21 September 2010: Amy Bakewell is one of 1,000 people in the UK too ill to leave their beds or home because of the condition ME.

CDC extends search for CFS chief
Monday 20 September 2010: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — under a spotlight again for conflicting research on chronic fatigue syndrome — have extended the search for a scientist to lead research into the disorder.

Milton Keynes South MP campaigns for sufferers of Fibromyalgia
Sunday 19 September 2010: Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South, heard the painful experiences of sufferers of Fibromyalgia at a barbecue organised to raise awareness of the condition.

Study shows difference between Fibromyalgia and major depression
Saturday 18 September 2010: People with fibromyalgia have long battled assumptions that they're "just depressed," but a new study demonstrates a distinct difference between fibromyalgia and major depressive disorder.

Local family feels vindicated by breakthrough research
Friday 17 September 2010: Although Ryan Baldwin had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and declared medically disabled by the Social Services Administration, the Buncombe County Department of Social Services took custody of Ryan, who spent 10 months in three separate foster placements. The family was reunited last November.

South Australian Government MCS access guidelines
Thursday 16 September 2010: The South Australian Government's Department for Transport Energy and Infrastructure has completed guidelines for disability access to government buildings that include Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Health Matters Show
Wednesday 15 September 2010: The Health Matters Show is a large online resource "for people who want to get well from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".

Westford resident's vision grew as energy faded
Tuesday 14 September 2010: In 2005 when Mary McAvoy was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, physical limitations narrowed her world, but she somehow found a creative way to counter-balance the loss with a new-found joy in nature.

Aussie Farmers Direct Fundraising
Monday 13 September 2010: Aussie Farmers Direct offers the opportunity to donate to the Society.

Study shows ME/CFS 'virus link' found in children
Sunday 12 September 2010: A study on children has found further evidence that ME, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, could be caused by a virus.

Dr Byron Hyde public lecture in Perth
Saturday 11 September 2010: Canadian ME/CFS specialist Dr Byron Hyde is presenting a public lecture in Perth today.

Riverland meeting reminder
Friday 10 September 2010: A reminder that the Riverland ME/CFS Support Group’s next meeting will be held next Friday (17 September).

Theda suicidal as in-home treatment refused
Thursday 9 September 2010: Perth chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer Theda Myint's health has deteriorated to the point where she was considering suicide but repeated pleas for an in-home pain relief treatment have been knocked back, her mother said.

Mystery disease specialist snubbed by WA doctors
Wednesday 8 September 2010: The CFIDS Association of America has a series of articles on a common feature of ME/CFS, post-exertional malaise.

Post-exertional malaise
Tuesday 7 September 2010: The CFIDS Association of America has a series of articles on a common feature of ME/CFS, post-exertional malaise.

Legal action over Lyme disease case
Monday 6 September 2010: A Sydney woman will launch a class action against New South Wales health authorities after autopsy results showed her husband was riddled with a disease the Health Department says does not exist in Australia.

The Music Works
Sunday 5 September 2010: The Music Works – aka The Dynamic Day Gig – is a monthly event held at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel.

When doctors cannot diagnose disorders
Saturday 4 September 2010: Nicola Reiss woke up one Boxing Day feeling extremely unwell. She had pain all over, her ribs ached and she was running a fever.

First international workshop on XMRV
Friday 3 September 2010: Virology Education announces a new initiative in the field of XMRV research, the "1st International Workshop on XMRV: Pathogenesis, Clinical and Public Health Implications".

International science symposium for ME/CFS
Thursday 2 September 2010: Bond University in collaboration with Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation is pleased to host an International Science Symposium for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) in December 2010.

Limited evidence supports use of complementary and alternative medicines for Fibromyalgia
Wednesday 1 September 2010: Are complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) effective in treating patients with fibromyalgia?

August

Link between CFS and exposure to a virus grows
Tuesday 31 August 2010: After years of research, the link between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and exposure to a virus may finally be solidifying.

UK blood donors with ME/CFS to be permanently excluded from giving blood
Monday 30 August 2010: The Department of Health has decided to ban blood donation permanently from all prospective donors in the UK who report they have had ME/CFS from 1 November this year.

Seminar videos
Sunday 29 August 2010: For those of you who can't make it to the Society's seminars, we have videos available.

Letter from Dr John H Greensmith
Saturday 28 August 2010: The appeal by Sir Peter Spencer, of Action for ME, for ME sufferers all over the UK to complete a questionnaire about their experiences with Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) exposes more serious concerns than any comfort it offers.

A new school is built in Nigeria
Friday 27 August 2010: A Northamptonshire woman has raised enough money to build a school in Nigeria despite suffering from ME.

Proof that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not in your head
Thursday 26 August 2010: Researchers at Germany university Technische Universität München are on the trail of causes of irritable bowel syndrome.

Study published in PNAS links CFS to murine leukemia viruses
Wednesday 25 August 2010: The much anticipated report from a group of collaborating researchers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) was published online on August 23, 2010 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Tai Chi reported to ease Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 24 August 2010: The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi may be effective as a therapy for fibromyalgia, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Society seminar
Monday 23 August 2010: If you are able, please join us this Saturday, 28 August from 11am to 1pm at the Sofia Conference Room (situated in Cabra Dominican College), 225 Cross Rd, Cumberland Park.

FBI agent, 19 others vote against Jazz Pharma's drug for Fibromyalgia
Sunday 22 August 2010: An FDA panel of outside experts voted against expanding the use of Jazz Pharmaceuticals' narcolepsy drug to fibromyalgia, in part because of its potential as a street drug.

Radio program to highlight ME/CFS
Saturday 21 August 2010: Our friends across the border in Victoria tell us that ME/CFS Australia (Victoria) has been successful in securing time on ABC radio program Nightlife with Tony Delroy on Monday 23 August, between 10-11pm (Eastern Standard time).

Findings by Reno scientists confirmed by U.S. government
Friday 20 August 2010: Two Reno scientists, who last year discovered a new infectious human retrovirus they linked to CFS, said Monday that their findings have been replicated and confirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr Byron Hyde talk in Melbourne
Thursday 19 August 2010: International visiting medical expert Dr Byron Hyde will discuss the latest research and clinical practice concerning ME/CFS.

Whittemore Peterson Institute Grand Opening
Wednesday 18 August 2010: On Saturday, August 21, 2010 the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease will officially open its doors at the University of Nevada's Center for Molecular Medicine.

ABC Disability Portal
Tuesday 17 August 2010: The ABC is building a website for people whose lives are touched by disability, a place for their issues and stories.

Out of the shadows
Monday 16 August 2010: An article about Jeremy Chambers, an ME/CFS sufferer who has become a published author with his first novel, The Vintage and the Gleaning.

What do we have if we do not have CFS?
Sunday 15 August 2010: A recent brain scanning study by NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Radiology Professor Dikoma C. Shungu, Ph.D. and colleagues showed that a diagnosis of CFS is linked to elevated levels of lactate in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Study finds link between CFS and high lactate levels in the brain
Saturday 14 August 2010: A recent brain scanning study by NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Radiology Professor Dikoma C. Shungu, Ph.D. and colleagues showed that a diagnosis of CFS is linked to elevated levels of lactate in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Seminar speaker radio interview
Friday 13 August 2010: Brenda McHugh-Wilkinson, the speaker for the Society's upcoming seminar, will be interviewed by Peter Greco on radio station 1197am RPH Adelaide tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 14 August) at approximately 6PM.

Canadian Consensus case definition revisited
Friday 13 August 2010: Writing in the American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Dr. Leonard Jason and colleagues recommend a new set of explicit rules for determining whether critical symptoms meet ME/CFS criteria using the 2003 Canadian Consensus Case Definition.

Dr Anne McIntyre interview with Ean Proctor
Thursday 12 August 2010: Dr Anne McIntyre interviewed ME/CFS sufferer Ean Proctor for a segment on the UK's Channel Four program Frontline.

Norwich centre for ME sufferers planned
Wednesday 11 August 2010: The European Society for ME – Research & Knowledge reports on two Belgian doctors who have received substantial fines for their work on ME/CFS patients.

Two Belgian ME/CFS doctors fined
Tuesday 10 August 2010: The European Society for ME – Research & Knowledge reports on two Belgian doctors who have received substantial fines for their work on ME/CFS patients.

Radio program features Whittemore Peterson Institute
Monday 9 August 2010: Dan Erwine looks at research into the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome being conducted in Reno by the Whittemore-Peterson Institute.

Ed Stafford's Amazon walk
Sunday 8 August 2010: GMTV cameras will be capturing the moment on Monday morning when Ed Stafford and his Peruvian walking companion Cho jump into the sea at the end of their epic Amazon walk - which has taken well over over two and a half years.

The Lightning Process
Saturday 7 August 2010: The TYMES Trust/ME Association joint statement on Lightning Process study in children.

"Living With Disability" survey
Friday 6 August 2010: The Julia Farr Association invites you to complete our tell us Living with Disability Survey as we really want to hear your views.

Complex brain networks may lead to pain intensity in Fibromyalgia patients
Thursday 5 August 2010: A brain disorder associated with fibromyaglia may cause intense pain episodes, according to a study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Michigan.

Hawaii proclaims July 2010 as Toxic Injury Awareness and Education Month
Wednesday 4 August 2010: Hawaii's Governor Linda Lingle and Lieutenant Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr. have signed on July 22nd 2010 the proclamation of Toxic Injury (also known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) Awareness and Education Month.

Social Inclusion Disability Reform: Activating Citizenship
Tuesday 3 August 2010: The Social Inclusion Board is now seeking the views of all South Australians to inform the development of its Blueprint for disability reform.

Why we need to start treating ME much more seriously
Monday 2 August 2010: The enduring stigma of “yuppie flu” and confusion with general tiredness means the public perception of ME/CFS is poor.

The Music Works
Sunday 1 August 2010: The Music Works – aka The Dynamic Day Gig – is a monthly event held at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel.

July

Top 10 tips to manage orthostatic intolerance on your own
Saturday 31 July 2010: The CFIDS Association of America offers tips to cope with orthostatic intolerance.

Researchers discover novel therapeutic for chronic pain
Friday 30 July 2010: Columbia scientists working to combat injury-related depression, substance abuse and suicide due to unremitting, persistent pain may have discovered a new way of treating that pain: a powerful analgesic dubbed N60 that leads to neither tolerance nor addiction.

Riverland meeting reminder
Thursday 29 July 2010: A reminder that the Riverland ME/CFS Support Group’s next meeting will be held tomorrow.

Fludrocortisone for CFS
Thursday 29 July 2010: An article on the potential benefits of trialling Fludrocortisone.

Disability WORKS Australia
Wednesday 28 July 2010: Disability WORKS Australia is a charity established to facilitate the provision of employment for people with a disability by providing all employers with access to a single, effective contact point for recruiting people with disabilities.

How microbes defend and define us
Tuesday 27 July 2010: Dr. Alexander Khoruts, a gastroenterologist at the University Minnesota, used bacteriotherapy to help cure a patient suffering from a gut infection.

Reckless self-interest of the fragrance industry
Monday 26 July 2010: People must be protected from exposure to fragrance ingredients that may cause cancer or fetal, hormonal or reproductive toxicity, the Cancer Prevention Coalition warned.

Why Fibromyalgia has a credibility problem
Sunday 25 July 2010: On top of their daily struggle with pain, fibromyalgia patients are sometimes forced to fight another battle—convincing doctors, friends, coworkers, and others that their condition is real and that their pain is not all in their head.

MCS guidelines for South Australian hospitals
Saturday 24 July 2010: The MCS Guidelines for South Australian Hospitals has been developed by the Department in conjunction with the intergovernmental MCS Reference Group, and is based on the Queensland Health model.

What About ME?
Friday 23 July 2010: What About ME? is a feature-length documentary that highlights the plight of people with ME/CFS.

Fibromyalgia and pregnancy
Thursday 22 July 2010: Women who suffer from fibromyalgia can still enjoy a happy and healthy pregancy.

The Federal Election – postal voting
Wednesday 21 July 2010: Australia will be holding a Federal Election on Saturday 21 August 2010.

Gut health
Tuesday 20 July 2010: Society member Peter has sent us links to three articles about gut health.

Positive results reported in Fibromyalgia drug trial
Monday 19 July 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on the encouraging results of a new drug trial.

Acupuncture served as a fatigue and pain treatment
Sunday 18 July 2010: An article about the potential benefits of acupuncture for people with fatigue and pain.

A letter to patients with chronic disease
Saturday 17 July 2010: The doctor who goes by the online name of "Dr. Rob" has written an open letter to anyone with a chronic disease.

The New York Times reports the XMRV non-publication controversy
Friday 16 July 2010: An article from The New York Times about the recent controversy involving the publication of XMRV data.

Theories abound about multiple chemical sensitivity
Thursday 15 July 2010: A question-and-answer article about MCS from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Discovery offers possible treatment for viruses linked to CFS
Wednesday 14 July 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on a recent discovery.

Starspangled battle for champion horse
Tuesday 13 July 2010: The dream of owning world champion racehorse Starspangledbanner has become a nightmare for ailing Michelle Massey.

Comment on XMRV controversy by Dr Charles Lapp
Monday 12 July 2010: A comment from the Hunter-Hopkins Center's Dr Charles Lapp on the recent controversy surrounding conflicting medical reports about XMRV.

Study that 'solves' chronic fatigue syndrome blocked
Sunday 11 July 2010: A study that supports the controversial link between chronic fatigue syndrome and a new type of virus has been blocked from being published in a leading scientific journal even though it had been accepted for publication by its editors.

Problems with doctors and getting a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and CFS
Saturday 10 July 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses a problem facing people with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

New criteria proposed for diagnosing Fibromyalgia
Friday 9 July 2010: The American College of Rheumatology is proposing a new set of diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia that includes common symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive problems, as well as pain.

Predictions of MCS mechanism confirmed by Italian study
Thursday 8 July 2010: A recent study conducted by a research group in Rome is significant in regard to Martin Pall’s NO/ONOO- cycle theory on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity because it shows that three elements of the cycle are elevated in MCS patients.

Chronic fatigue findings were held back
Wednesday 7 July 2010: A key study on chronic fatigue syndrome was delayed from publication after officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, learned of a conflicting report published by other government agencies.

ME/CFS Australia website
Tuesday 6 July 2010: ME/CFS Australia has a new website.

UK online petition for ME/CFS sufferers
Monday 5 July 2010: An online petition has been created by Simon Benson.

South Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into MCS
Sunday 4 July 2010: The South Australian Parliament's report into MCS from 2005.

Spanish court case
Saturday 3 July 2010: A judge in Barcelona, Spain, has passed a sentence that recognizes, for the first time, that the full disability of a woman with Fibromyalgia and MCS was due to an environmental accident that happened in the industrial area of the town of L'Ametlla del Vallès (near Barcelona).

Chronic-fatigue link to virus disputed
Friday 2 July 2010: Two groups of researchers studying a potential link between chronic-fatigue syndrome and a virus called XMRV have reached contradictory conclusions, according to people familiar with the findings.

"I never wanted to be a quack!"
Thursday 1 July 2010: Tarryn Phillips, from the Anthropology and Sociology department of the University of Western Australia, has published a paper about Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and the law.

June

IBS & food sensitivities in Fibromyalgia & CFS
Wednesday 30 June 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses overlapping symptoms of ME/CFS/FM and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

New documentary: Invisible
Tuesday 29 June 2010: Invisible is a new documentary by Rik Carlson and Michael Thurston that focuses on the difficulties faced by those with ME/CFS.

Society seminar reminder
Monday 28 June 2010: If you are able, please join us this Saturday, 3 July, 11am at the Sofia Conference Room (situated in Cabra Dominican College), 225 Cross Rd Cumberland Park.

"Fragrances don't smell beautiful to everyone"
Sunday 27 June 2010: A report that a respected NIH expert supported an association between the XMRV virus and chronic fatigue syndrome is causing a buzz among CFS patient activists, researchers and clinicians.

Further evidence of an XMRV-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome connection?
Saturday 26 June 2010: A report that a respected NIH expert supported an association between the XMRV virus and chronic fatigue syndrome is causing a buzz among CFS patient activists, researchers and clinicians.

Measures taken by European countries for MCS – 2010
Friday 25 June 2010: The MCS Society of Australia has published a document entitled "Measures Taken by European Countries for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity".

Public meeting swamped by 300-plus advice seekers
Thursday 24 June 2010: When a coalition of pain groups organized a public information session on fibromyalgia in London, they were expecting a turnout of about 35 people. Instead, more than 300 registered.

Video of lecture by Dr Anthony Komaroff
Wednesday 23 June 2010: The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association is pleased to present the video of Dr. Komaroff's recent lecture to its Association.

CFIDS Association commends AABB action on CFS
Tuesday 22 June 2010: The CFIDS Association of America commends AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banking) for addressing public health concerns.

MCS in Japan – A lecture at the House of Representatives
Monday 21 June 2010: Ryozo Tamakoshi, a member of the Japanese organization Citizens Against Chemicals Pollution, gave a lecture on MCS in the House of Representatives in Japan.

Temecula boy recognized for fibromyalgia awareness fundraising
Sunday 20 June 2010: US newspaper The Valley News reports on the achievements of Noah Carillo.

Survey: The most effective rated treatments for CFS
Saturday 19 June 2010: The Environmental Illness Resource reports on the results of a Norwegian survey.

CFS: Harvey and Wessely's (bio)psychosocial model versus a bio(psychosocial) model
Friday 18 June 2010: An article published in BMC Medicine.

Hope outrunning science on chronic fatigue syndrome
Thursday 17 June 2010: An article in The Chicago Tribune discusses the controversy over XMRV.

New findings: acupuncture for symptoms of Fibromyalgia & CFS
Wednesday 16 June 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses new findings about acupuncture and its potential use in helping treat ME/CFS/FM.

Dr John Grensmith responds to ME Recovery System
Tuesday 15 June 2010: Dr John Greensmith responds to claims made by the ME Recovery System.

US state government endorses research centre
Monday 14 June 2010: A resolution encouraging the establishment of the NeuroEndocrineImmune (NEI) Center™ was passed unanimously by 38-0 votes by the New Jersey State Senate on June 10, 2010.

Injuries and slow healing with Fibromyalgia and CFS
Sunday 13 June 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses a problematic aspect of ME/CFS/FM.

How your doctor can help if you have CFS/ME
Saturday 12 June 2010: ME/CFS specialist Dr Charles W Lapp has written an article about treatment strategies that may help those with ME/CFS.

Living with a potentially deadly condition
Friday 11 June 2010: Malta Today has a profile of Nicola Reiss, one of the founders of M.E Sufferers Malta.

By the way... at last I've been convinced that ME is real
Thursday 10 June 2010: UK newspaper the Daily Mail's resident health advisor Dr Martin Scurr has changed his position on the nature of ME/CFS.

Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Seven-Part Plan
Wednesday 9 June 2010: The CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program announces the free online edition of "Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Seven-Part Plan" by Bruce Campbell, Ph.D..

ME Association Survey
Tuesday 8 June 2010: MeShare reports on the results of a large-scale survey of ME/CFS patients conducted by The ME Association.

Riverland meeting reminder
Monday 7 June 2010: A reminder that the Riverland ME/CFS Support Group's next meeting will be held on Friday 18 June.

The Journal of IiME
Sunday 6 June 2010: Invest in ME has published the latest edition of The Journal of IiME.

Society seminar presentation
Saturday 5 June 2010: The Society's recent seminar held on Saturday 8 May focused on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Invest in ME Conference report 2
Friday 4 June 2010: Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon Medical Adviser to The ME Association, has a report of the Invest in ME conference held in London on 24 May 2010.

Invest in ME Conference report 1
Thursday 3 June 2010: Christopher Cairns, author of the Patient Advocate blog, has a report on the Invest In ME Conference held in London on May 2010.

Former teacher chosen as new borough mayor
Wednesday 2 June 2010: UK newspaper the Hastings & St. Leonards Observer reports on newly appointed mayor Kim Forward who has a 14-year-old son with ME.

Learning CFS: The Lerner Antiviral Trial Succeeds
Tuesday 1 June 2010: Cort Johnson has an article on his Phoenix Rising website about the latest research conducted by CFS physician Dr Martin Lerner.

May

Chronic-illness group voices call for national diagnostic clinic
Monday 31 May 2010: A national diagnostic and treatment centre is desperately needed to help the more than one million Canadians suffering from ME/CFS/FM/MCS, according to a support group for those with the conditions.

Adelaide Entertainment Book
Sunday 30 May 2010: Our friends at Epilepsy SA tell us that they now have Adelaide Entertainment™ Books available for purchase.

Susan Darlington is allergic to life and stuck in a toxic hell
Saturday 29 May 2010: Australian newspaper The Courier-Mail has a profile of MCS sufferer Susan Darlington.

Telly star buys glam crutches
Friday 28 May 2010: A disabled designer who has made it her mission to turn crutches into glamorous accessories has had her first celebrity customer.

New criteria proposed for diagnosing Fibromyalgia suggests no longer focusing on tender points
Thursday 27 May 2010: The American College of Rheumatology is proposing a new set of diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia that includes common symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive problems, as well as pain.

Dr Sarah Myhill interview on TV
Wednesday 26 May 2010: A video of a TV interview with Dr Sarah Myhill has been posted on Picasa Web Albums.

XMRV is…is…is…there!
Wednesday 26 May 2010: Cort Johnson on his Bringing the Heat: An ME/CFS Blog has an opinion piece about XMRV research.

BMJ Rapid Responses to article
Tuesday 25 May 2010: The British Medical Journal recently published a paper entitled "Nurse led, home based self help treatment for patients in primary care with chronic fatigue syndrome: randomised controlled trial".

'She went into a hellhole': A mother's candid account of her daughter's battle with ME
Tuesday 25 May 2010: UK newspaper the Mail Online has a profile of Criona Wilson and an account of the plight of her daughter, Sophia Mirza.

Hainault mum rebuilds life as she battles M.E.
Monday 24 May 2010: Two letters changed Margaret Sansom's life beyond recognition, forcing her to leave her job, quit her hobbies and totally change her way of life. Those two letters were M and E.

A perfect set of coincidences
Monday 24 May 2010: It was like something from The Archers. You know what I mean; a story line is revealed to listeners on Monday and all is miraculously sorted out in time for the Sunday omnibus edition.

Joanne's tales of hope
Sunday 23 May 2010: UK newspaper the Ballymoney Times has an article about author Joanne Peden.

Young carers 'bullied at school'
Sunday 23 May 2010: Two-thirds of young carers are bullied at school, according to a new [British] study.

Sarah Baldock, 19, talks of her experience of Myalgic Encephalopathy
Saturday 22 May 2010: UK newspaper the York Press has a profile of teenager Sarah Baldock.

MEshare Google Group
Saturday 22 May 2010: Google Groups tells us about the MEshare Google Group.

Uncertainty is the worst thing about living with my ME condition
Friday 21 May 2010: UK newspaper Halstead Gazette has a profile of local resident Vivienne Mills.

Just Four Quid
Friday 21 May 2010: The UK's Just Four Quid campaign for ME research has finished and raised £13,324 after its year-long campaign.

Bell Baxter pupils embark on charity hike
Thursday 20 May 2010: Hiking through some of Scotland's most demanding terrain is not every 14 year-old's ideal way to spend their birthday – but that's just what one caring Springfield teenager plans to do in a bid to raise funds to help ME sufferers like her mum.

Medical Research Council website section on ME/CFS research
Thursday 20 May 2010: The MRC website section on ME/CFS research now contains a 50-page report, plus presentation slides, on the 19-20 November 2009 Research Workshop that was held at Heythrop Conference Centre, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Stranded in the grocery store: how to avoid crashing while shopping
Wednesday 19 May 2010: The CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help website has an article by Bruce Campbell about coping with grocery shopping.

Sleeping pill may treat Fibromyalgia pain
Wednesday 19 May 2010: The powerful sleeping pill Xyrem can help relieve the hallmark symptom of pain in people with fibromyalgia.

Living with chronic fatigue syndrome
Tuesday 18 May 2010: UK newspaper The Guardian has an article by Emily Levick about her life as a teenager with ME/CFS.

The trouble with ME
Tuesday 18 May 2010: UK newspaper The Guardian has an article about ME/CFS.

Kelly Vincent maiden speech
Monday 17 May 2010: Kelly Vincent was recently elected to the South Australian Parliament as the representative for the Dignity for Disability party.

David's lifting lid on living with ME
Sunday 16 May 2010: The UK's This Is South Wales has a profile of David Cox.

Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women
Saturday 15 May 2010: The CFIDS Association of America reports on the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women.

Kay Gilderdale radio interview
Friday 14 May 2010: The UK's BBC Radio 2 with Jeremy Vine interviewed Kay Gilderdale on Tuesday 11 May.

Flexible doses of duloxetine provide greater pain reduction vs placebo for in-patients with Fibromyalgia
Thursday 13 May 2010: Patients with fibromyalgia reported feeling much better and experienced greater pain reduction with flexible doses of duloxetine compared with placebo.

ME/CFS awareness art exhibition
Wednesday 12 May 2010: Co-Cure reports on a virtual art exhibition in the online community Second Life.

International Awareness Day
Wednesday 12 May 2010: Today is International ME/CFS Awareness Day and National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

ME/CFS Awareness Month: Lessons for everyone from an artist with ME
Tuesday 11 May 2010: Michael Nobbs, an artist with ME/CFS, has posted an article on his blog offering some advice.

Mother and daughter from Thornbury speak about the effects of ME
Monday 10 May 2010: A mother and daughter from the UK have been talking about the effect ME has had on their family.

Prayers for M.E. Awareness Week
Sunday 9 May 2010: The UK's Action for M.E. asked the leading figures from a number of faiths and philosophies for their prayers and thoughts for M.E. Awareness Week.

Documentary interview with two girls with CFS
Saturday 8 May 2010: There is a video on YouTube of an interview with two women who talk about having ME/CFS.

Laughter instead of exercise for Fibromyalgia & CFS?
Friday 7 May 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on the cheerful results of a recent study.

Finding your energy envelope
Thursday 6 May 2010: CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help has a two-part article by Bruce Campbell about understanding your limits with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Society seminar reminder
Wednesday 5 May 2010: If you are able, please join us this Saturday, 8 May, 1pm at the Sofia Conference Room (situated in Cabra Dominican College), 225 Cross Rd Cumberland Park.

Riverland meeting reminder
Wednesday 5 May 2010: A reminder that the Riverland ME/CFS Support Group's next meeting will be held this Friday (7 May) at the Riverland Resource Centre, 9-11 Seekamp St, Berri.

Not so fine after all: the FINE trial crashes to Earth
Wednesday 5 May 2010: Cort Johnson discusses the UK's FINE Trial.

Laser treatment for Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 4 May 2010: American laser manufacturer MicroLight Corp. of America has issued a press release about its latest model.

The Music Works
Monday 3 May 2010: The Music Works – aka The Dynamic Day Gig – is a monthly event held at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel.

Fibromyalgia affects mental health of those diagnosed and their spouses, MU study finds
Monday 3 May 2010: In a new study, University of Missouri researchers are examining how the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia can affect marriages.

'Hot' substance in chilli peppers key to killing pain
Sunday 2 May 2010: BBC News reports that "Studying chilli peppers is helping scientists create a new type of painkiller which could stop pain at its source".

Dr Sarah Myhill case results
Saturday 1 May 2010: The results of the Interim Orders Panel of the General Medical Council into complaints against Dr Sarah Myhill have been placed on various Facebook sites.

April

Solicitor rides from Hampshire to Edinburgh for CFS Research Foundation
Friday 30 April 2010: A Hampshire man has embarked on a 600-mile cycle ride he hopes will raise £10,000 for research into CFS.

New reliable method based on patients' gait helps to diagnose fibromyalgia
Thursday 29 April 2010: Recent research from Spain's University of Granada has discovered a new way to help diagnose Fibromyalgia.

AHMF announced as a sponsor of Invest in ME Conference 2010
Wednesday 28 April 2010: Invest in ME has announced that the Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation is now a sponsor of the 5th International ME/CFS Conference 2010.

Overlapping and related conditions
Tuesday 27 April 2010: CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help has an article about conditions that may overlap or be related to ME/CFS/ Fibromyalgia.

Society meeting
Monday 26 April 2010: The next Society meeting will be held on Saturday 8 May 2010.

Blood donation: Australian policy update
Sunday 25 April 2010: The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has clarified its policy on people with ME/CFS donating blood.

Estrogen drops may worsen Fibromyalgia pain
Sunday 25 April 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on the results of a recent study.

New Zealand CFS donors face rejection
Saturday 24 April 2010: New Zealand's blood banks plan to reject donors with a record of CFS.

ME/CFS Awareness Week 2010 Seminar in Victoria
Friday 23 April 2010: ME/CFS Australia (Victoria) will be holding an Awareness Week Seminar on Sunday, 16 May in Melbourne Town Hall.

Call for volunteers in brain-scanning study
Thursday 22 April 2010: South Australian rheumatologist Dr Richard Kwiatek is heading a follow-on study comparing brain MRI in CFS versus healthy controls.

CFS 'link' prompts blood donation review
Wednesday 21 April 2010: An article from Australian newspaper The Age about the official position on blood donation for people with ME/CFS.

Why glandular fever doesn't exist
Tuesday 20 April 2010: The Daily Telegraph has an article about three "has-been" diseases.

"CBT is not a cure for ME"
Monday 19 April 2010: The Irish Medical Times has published a letter from Dr Vance Spence, chairman of ME Research UK, in which he discusses the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for ME/CFS.

Documentary on household chemicals
Sunday 18 April 2010: Canadian newspaper The Vancouver Courier has an article about Chemerical, a new documentary focusing on a family and their efforts to minimise the amount of potentially harmful chemicals in their home.

XMRV's big test has begun
Saturday 17 April 2010: Cort Johnson on his Bringing the Heat blog has an article about attempts in the US to create a comprehensive XMRV study.

Eric the Postie arrives home
Friday 16 April 2010: Former postie Eric Smart has arrived home after his marathon bicycle ride for The ME Association.

Dr Sarah Myhill to face GMC hearing again
Thursday 15 April 2010: Dr Sarah Myhill is under investigation by the UK's General Medical Council.

XMRV discussed on ABC Radio National's Health Report
Wednesday 14 April 2010: XMRV was discussed on ABC Radio National's The Health Report program hosted by Norman Swan.

Blood donation, XMRV, and ME/CFS
Tuesday 13 April 2010: The thorny topic of people with ME/CFS giving blood has cropped up recently due to the disease's possible link to XMRV.

Shadow Report survey
Monday 12 April 2010: The Australian Human Rights For People With Disability organisation has a survey for its Australian Shadow Report Project and is asking people to participate in it.

Proteins on the brain
Sunday 11 April 2010: A report from Cort Johnson.

Cooperative Diagnostics pulls XMRV molecular test from clinical market
Saturday 10 April 2010: Cooperative Diagnostics has voluntarily pulled its XMRV molecular assay from the clinical market due to the "controversial" claim linking the virus with CFS.

HIV drugs might combat two other diseases
Friday 9 April 2010: Four anti-HIV drugs inhibit a retrovirus recently linked to prostate cancer and CFS, say U.S. researchers.

University of Bristol research study
Thursday 8 April 2010: University of Bristol has begun a research study to investigate a chronic childhood condition.

New XMRV study announced
Wednesday 7 April 2010: The UK's ME Association reports on new research involving XMRV.

Severe ME/CFS: A Guide to Living
Tuesday 6 April 2010: A new book about coping with severe ME/CFS has been published in the UK.

SolveCFS BioBank
Monday 5 April 2010: News about the SolveCFS BioBank from The CFIDS Association of America.

The Music Works
Sunday 4 April 2010: The Music Works – aka The Dynamic Day Gig – is a monthly event held at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel.

ME/CFS Brain and Tissue bank update
Saturday 3 April 2010: The ME Association in the UK has an update on the UK's Brain and Tissue Bank.

The Voices of Fibromyalgia
Friday 2 April 2010: The New York Times has a series of audio recordings called Patient Voices.

Cooking with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Thursday 1 April 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has some helpful kitchen advice for people with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

March

Social networks a lifeline for the chronically ill
Wednesday 31 March 2010: An article from The New York Times.

Disability Workforce Consultation Survey
Tuesday 30 March 2010: The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations is asking people with disabilities to participate in a survey about support workers.

Theda Myint in Who Magazine
Monday 29 March 2010: Theda Myint, a woman with ME/CFS who has been profiled on a few occasions in Australian newspapers, has now been interviewed for Who Magazine.

Will this new trialled process really aid the ME sufferer?
Sunday 28 March 2010: Dr John Greensmith has written a letter to UK newspaper The Bath Chronicle in response to an article about The Lightning Process.

Musicians tune up for health group
Saturday 27 March 2010: An article from Canada's Kingston This Week about the Canta Arya School for Strings.

Grocery shopping with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Friday 26 March 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo discusses the difficulties of grocery shoppping for people with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Effects of acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia
Thursday 25 March 2010: Research from the medical journal Chinese Medicine.

Carer of the Year awards
Wednesday 24 March 2010: The UK's Daily Mail reports on its Carer of the Year awards.

Hormonal alterations in adolescent CFS
Tuesday 23 March 2010: ProHealth reports on hormonal alterations in adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome.

Protecting your liver with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Monday 22 March 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has written an article about the things people with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia can do to avoid liver damage.

Irish Medical Times letter to the editor
Sunday 21 March 2010: The Irish Medical Times has published a letter from Tom Kindlon of the Irish ME/CFS Association in which he takes a recent article to task.

Debunking myths: Fibromyalgia & CFS are 'wastebasket diagnoses'
Saturday 20 March 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has written an article challenging perceptions that some people have about ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia.

Open letter to UK Secretary of State for Health
Friday 19 March 2010: Invest in ME has written an open letter to the UK's Secretary of State for Health about the Government's policy on blood donors with ME/CFS.

BMJ podcast
Thursday 18 March 2010: The British Medical Journal has a podcast that features the latest in ME/CFS research, focusing on XMRV.

CFIDS Association of America webinar
Wednesday 17 March 2010: The CFIDS Association of America is hosting a 'webinar' on Thursday 25 March in the US.

Hallmann research Phase III – update
Tuesday 16 March 2010: Here's the latest from Geoffrey Hallmann about his doctoral research project.

Fibromyalgia in children and teens
Monday 15 March 2010: ProHealth has an article by Dr Mark J Pellegrino about Fibromyalgia in younger people.

Parliamentary group slams NHS
Sunday 14 March 2010: UK organisation The ME Association reports on the All Party Parliamentary Group on ME's criticism of the NHS.

What's old is new again?
Saturday 13 March 2010: R.E.S.C.I.N.D. has an interesting video from 1996.

Fibromyalgia study involves medication and conversation
Friday 12 March 2010: HealthCanal.com reports on a Fibromyalgia study involving the combination of medication and conversation.

Real life: the long goodbye
Thursday 11 March 2010: The Irish Independent newspaper has an article about Criona Wilson and her daughter Sophia Mirza.

Why ME sufferer Emma is learning to live again
Wednesday 10 March 2010: UK newspaper Devon24 has a profile of Emma Webb.

South Australian election: postal voting
Tuesday 9 March 2010: South Australia will be holding its State Election on Saturday 20 March 2009.

Doing housework with Fibromyalgia & CFS
Monday 8 March 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has an article about meeting the challenges of housework for people with ME/CFS/ Fibromyalgia.

MCA Awareness Month
Sunday 7 March 2010: The American Chronicle has an article about MCS Awareness Month which will be in May.

NICNAS draft review
Saturday 6 March 2010: Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) has the latest news on its draft review.

Medical course questionnaire
Friday 5 March 2010: UK researcher Linzi Tweedy is conducting a survey for people with ME/CFS.

Professor of chemical engineering urges students to go fragrance-free
Thursday 4 March 2010: The Canary Report has an article about a University of New Hampshire professor who has written an open letter expressing his concerns about MCS.

Theda's desperate fight against a chronic killer
Wednesday 3 March 2010: Western Australian newspaper WA Today has a profile of ME/CFS sufferer Theda Myint.

"Mono" linked to CFS in teens
Tuesday 2 March 2010: Teens who develop "mono," otherwise known as infectious mononucleosis, may be at risk for CFS, according to a study in Pediatrics.

XMRV: third study fails to find virus
Monday 1 March 2010: A new study published on bmj.com casts doubt on recent claims that a human retrovirus known as XMRV is linked to ME/CFS.

February

The Music Works
Sunday 28 February 2010: The Music Works – aka The Dynamic Day Gig – is a monthly event held at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel.

Fibromyalgia Pain & 'Situational Narcissism'
Saturday 27 February 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has an interesting article about behaviour that can come about as a result of chronic pain.

Society meeting program for 2010
Friday 26 February 2010: UK newspaper Devon24 has a profile of Emma Webb.

Mayor of Broward County proclaims May 2010 as MCS Awareness Month
Thursday 25 February 2010: Mayor Ken Keechl, has proclaimed May 2010 as MCS Awareness Month in Broward County (FL).

Adolescent offspring of mothers with CFS
Wednesday 24 February 2010: The March 2010 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health has published research results of adolescent children of mothers with CFS.

Provision of social support to individuals with CFS
Tuesday 23 February 2010: ProHealth reports on a document entitled "Provision of social support to individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome" from the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Mar 2010.

Celebrity memorabilia auction for ME/CFS research
Monday 22 February 2010: The Worldwide Association for ME/CFS Awareness and Research is holding an auction of celebrity memorabilia and the proceeds will all go to ME/CFS research.

Self-pacing in CFS
Sunday 21 February 2010: The Ninety-One Outcomes blog has an article about the results of a study into self-pacing in CFS.

Mikovits & Cheney to host Q&A on XMRV & ME/CFS
Saturday 20 February 2010: ProHealth reports on Q&A with Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD, and Dr. Paul Cheney, MD.

New XMRV results published in Retrovirology
Friday 19 February 2010: New research into XMRV published in Retrovirology has reinforced the UK results that showed a lack of XMRV in CFS patients.

Shelly Quarmby
Thursday 18 February 2010: UK singer/songwriter Shelly Quarmby has released a six-song EP entitled Change and proceeds from the sale of one of the tracks will go towards Fibromyalgia Association of the United Kingdom.

Online MCS work study – participants wanted
Wednesday 17 February 2010: About.com's Carol and Richard Eustice report the results of research into the benefits of slow breathing for people with chronic pain such as Fibromyalgia.

Slow breathing can reduce chronic pain
Tuesday 16 February 2010: About.com's Carol and Richard Eustice report the results of research into the benefits of slow breathing for people with chronic pain such as Fibromyalgia.

Judy Mikovits Q&A videos
Monday 15 February 2010: ProHealth has an article, with videos, about Dr Judy Mikovits' recent Q&A which focused on XMRV.

Snapshots from a life stolen by the mystery illness, ME
Sunday 14 February 2010: Irish newspaper the Belfast Telegraph has a profile of Horace Reid.

CFIDS Association of America webinar
Saturday 13 February 2010: The CFIDS Association of America is hosting a 'webinar' on Thursday 18 February in the US.

Elisha steps back into life after waking from illness
Friday 12 February 2010: Australian newspaper The Age reports on teenager Elisha Nardella and her life with ME/CFS.

Carnitine for Fibromyalgia and CFS
Thursday 11 February 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo talks about the potential benefits of carnitine.

Riverland meeting reminder
Wednesday 10 February 2010: A reminder that the Riverland ME/CFS Support Group’s next meeting will be held this Friday.

Breaking the ME enigma
Wednesday 10 February 2010: Twenty noted UK people associated with ME/CFS have written an open letter that was published in The Daily Telegraph.

Inpatient program swamped by children with chronic fatigue
Tuesday 9 February 2010: Australian newspaper The Age reports on unprecedented demand for a Melbourne CFS inpatient program.

SHUT OUT: The Experience of People with Disabilities and their Families in Australia
Monday 8 February 2010: The National People with Disabilities and Carer Council has published a report on the experiences of people with diabilities and their families in Australia.

The hallmark of CFS
Sunday 7 February 2010: A study funded by the CFIDS Association and published by researchers at University of Pacific describes the consequence of modest physical and/or mental activity experienced by most, CFS patients.

Does muscle bioenergetic abnormality cause peripheral fatigue in ME/CFS?
Saturday 6 February 2010: ME Research UK has an article about new research investigating a possible cause of fatigue in ME/CFS.

ME case study: 'She told me that she did not want to carry on'
Friday 5 February 2010: UK newspaper The Independent has an article about teenager Kate Charles.

They told dying daughter she was lying, says ME mother Criona Wilson
Thursday 4 February 2010: The UK's Times Online has an article about the difficulties faced by Criona Wilson and her daughter, Sophia Mirza.

Dr Reeves departs major US CFS research program
Wednesday 3 February 2010: The CFIDS Association of America's Facebook Group reports on the departure of Dr William C Reeves from the CDC's CFS Research Program.

Wii Fit
Tuesday 2 February 2010: Joey on her Newly Nerfed blog suggests trying a Wii Fit.

Exercise bad for ME/CFS?
Monday 1 February 2010: Art Ayers has written an article about the research showing the adverse effects of exercise for people with ME/CFS.

January

The Music Works
Sunday 31 January 2010: The Music Works – aka The Dynamic Day Gig – is a monthly event held at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel.

Ten ways I prevent CFS from stealing my mental health
Saturday 30 January 2010: EmpowHer's Jody Smith has an article about strategies she employs to help cope with CFS.

Debunking myths
Friday 29 January 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo has an article about the ways people can combat the perception of Fibromyalgia and CFS as mere laziness.

"Doctors, school, friends thought I was faking CFS"
Thursday 28 January 2010: The UK's Times Online has an article about Nicola Warner and the current state of ME/CFS in the UK.

National Pain Summit
Wednesday 27 January 2010: Australia's National Pain Summit will be held in Canberra on Thursday 11 March 2010.

Canadian Mayor proclaims Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Awareness Month
Tuesday 26 January 2010: The American Chronicle reports that Mayor Don Coombs has proclaimed January 2010 as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Awareness Month.

Housing SA donates to the Society
Monday 25 January 2010: ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc thanks the Salisbury branch of Housing SA – and in particular, Peter Moragiannis and the fundraising committee – for their recent donation to the Society.

Consumer advocates petition FDA to ban Fibromyalgia drug
Sunday 24 January 2010: ProHealth reports on moves by Public Citizen, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit public health advocacy organization, to have Savella banned.

Invest in ME Conference 2010
Saturday 23 January 2010: Invest in ME will be hosting the 5th International ME/CFS Conference 2010 which will be held on Monday 24 May.

Cognitive functioning in CFS
Friday 22 January 2010: ProHealth reports on research analysis done at The University of Adelaide.

New YouTube channel: Waking The World Up To M.E.
Thursday 21 January 2010: David Foxen is a young man from the UK who has set up a YouTube channel called Waking The World Up To M.E. in order to highlight the disease.

XMRV presentation by Dr Judy Mikovits on Friday to be streamed online
Wednesday 20 January 2010: The ME Association reports on an XMRV presentation by Dr Judy Mikovits that will be streamed live on Friday 22 January.

Nursing Times poll: Is the Daily Mail bad for your health?
Tuesday 19 January 2010: Following on from the Daily Mail's controversial online poll which asked "Do you think ME is a genuine illness", the UK's Nursing Times has created its own online poll.

Southern Chronic Illness Links Networks meetings
Monday 18 January 2010: The Bridges and Pathways Institute Inc / Southern Chronic Illness Links Network is an organisation that provides support for people with CFS and Fibromyalgia.

Immune and hemorheological changes in CFS
Sunday 17 January 2010: An abstract from the Journal of Translational Medicine.

Mail Online poll controversy
Saturday 16 January 2010: The UK's Mail Online had a poll that asked the question: "Do you think ME is a genuine illness?".

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome attacked again
Friday 15 January 2010: Sam Kean, writing in ScienceNOW Daily News, offers a considered article on the current kerfuffle surrounding XMRV.

Breakthrough made in diagnosing CFS
Thursday 14 January 2010: The Japanese newspaper Daily Yomiuri Online reports on a breakthrough in diagnosing CFS.

National Companion Card
Wednesday 13 January 2010: The Australian Government's Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) has launched The National Companion Card Scheme.

CFS patients in UK show no signs of XMRV
Tuesday 12 January 2010: A few months ago we reported on the discovery in the US of a retrovirus known as XMRV in the majority of ME/CFS patients tested.

Mail Online poll
Monday 11 January 2010: The UK's Mail Online is asking people to participate in a poll.

Missense mutations in the MEFV gene
Sunday 10 January 2010: PLoS One has published a research article on a faulty gene in people with Fibromyalgia.

Hallmann research Phase III – call for volunteers
Saturday 9 January 2010: A doctoral research project by Geoffrey Hallmann has entered its next phase and Geoffrey is calling for voluteers.

Treatment of CFS: Findings, Principles and Strategies
Friday 8 January 2010: PubMed has published an article from the Korean Neuropsychiatric Association.

The false promise of miracle cures
Thursday 7 January 2010: The Canary Report has reprinted a two-part article about products such as amygdala retraining that claim to cure diseases such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

The link between heart failure and CFS
Wednesday 6 January 2010: About.com's Adrienne Dellwo reports on results of recent studies that show "cardiac irregularites" in people with ME/CFS.

New online survey on children with Fibromyalgia: participants wanted
Tuesday 5 January 2010: ProHealth reports on a new survey.

Risk factors for severe ME/CFS
Monday 4 January 2010: Co-Cure reports on new research results.

Recognition of MCS in Italy moves closer
Sunday 3 January 2010: The Environmmental Illness Resource reports on efforts to get Multiple Chemical Sensitivity legally recognised in Italy.

Is chronic pain ruining your relationship?
Saturday 2 January 2010: CNN's Health.com has an article that discusses the problems facing couples when a partner has chronic pain.

Happy New Year
Friday 1 January 2010: The Society wishes you very Happy New Year.


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