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A Life Of Helping Women
Saturday 31 January 2015: South Australian Fibromyalgia sufferer Effy Kleanthi has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal on Australia Day.

Patients With RA, Fibromyalgia Less Likely To Achieve Remission, Low Disease Activity
Friday 30 January 2015: Patients with both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fbromyalgia were less likely to achieve remission or low disease activity scores, according to finding presented recently at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.

Knowing M.E., Knowing You
Thursday 29 January 2015: A profile of British ME/CFS sufferer Stephen Tudor.

IACFS/ME Chides NIH For Inadequate Funding
Wednesday 28 January 2015: An open letter from the International Association of CFS/ME to US National Institutes of Health about funding for its Pathways to Prevention report.

New US Public Transport Ads Focus On Fibromyalgia And Other Invisible Disabilities
Tuesday 27 January 2015: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is focusing on people with health problems and disabilities that may not be visible to others, such as Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Flares: A Qualitative Analysis
Monday 26 January 2015: A research paper that aimed to describe Fibromyalgia flares in a sample of patients with Fibromyalgia.

Gut Infection Could Underlie Symptoms In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sunday 25 January 2015: Over the past couple of years the Whittemore-Peterson Institute has been quietly digging into the human gut.

Plasma Cytokine Expression In Adolescent Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Saturday 24 January 2015: A research paper published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

"I'd Rather Have Cancer Than Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"
Friday 23 January 2015: A former cancer patient says she would rather still have the deadly disease than the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that has plagued the last decade of her life.

US Neuroscientist Says Exercise Worsens ME/CFS Symptoms
Thursday 22 January 2015: A highly regarded American neuroscientist who has researched ME/CFS for more than a decade, has decried media reports based on The Lancet Psychiatry’s recent scientific article that claims graded exercise therapy is an effective treatment for ME/CFS.

Unexplained Medical Symptoms – A Radio National Panel Discussion
Wednesday 21 January 2015: A panel of experts looks into complicated issues surrounding unexplained medical symptoms in this special event for the Ultimo Science Festival in Sydney.

Australian Disability Advocates Say Federal Government Employment Policies Not Working
Tuesday 20 January 2015: Advocates say despite years of Federal Government policies to designed to boost employment, it is as hard as ever for people with a disability to enter the workforce.

Life Is Hard For Us ME Sufferers – And Simplistic News Reports Don't Help
Monday 19 January 2015: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is misunderstood by the public, and the media must take some of the blame for that.

ME/CFS Research UK Slams Lancet Psychiatry Report Advocating Exercise For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferers
Sunday 18 January 2015: ME Research UK has slammed an analytical report published in the latest The Lancet Psychiatry that claims ME/CFS patients have “fear avoidance beliefs” that exercise will exacerbate their symptoms.

Fear Of Exercise Exacerbates Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Say Researchers
Saturday 17 January 2015: The comments for this article from the UK's Telegraph shows the debate about exercise and ME/CFS is still well and truly alive.

Meet The 29-Year-Old Woman Who's Allergic To The World
Friday 16 January 2015: A profile of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Sufferer Crystal Goodwin.

ME Sufferer Will Go The Extra Mile In Nepal For Charity
Thursday 15 January 2015: A UK pub manager will trek through the Himalayas for Macmillan Cancer Support, despite suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Researcher Turns Pilot Study Into Major Grant
Wednesday 14 January 2015: An article about Patrick McGowan's epigenetic research in the US funded by the SolveCFS Initiative.

Society seminars for 2015
Tuesday 13 January 2015: Details for all society seminars for 2015.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Wrong Name, Real Illness
Monday 12 January 2015: An in-depth article about ME/CFS.

Fibromyalgia Sufferer Shares Pain Of Ignorance
Sunday 11 January 2015: Shelly Van Winkle' Fibromyalgia tale is playing out across the globe as other patients face similar problems.

UK Prime Minister's Award For Woman Who Set Up ME/CFS Charity
Saturday 10 January 2015: A retired teacher in the UK has been hailed by the Prime Minister for setting up the UK’s largest charity for children and young people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Slow Access To The Mental Lexicon In Fibromyalgia
Friday 9 January 2015: A study that looked at lexical access speed (i.e., the time needed for the brain to access the catalogue of words in long-term memory) in Fibromyalgia patients.

"Passing" Is Not A Privilege
Thursday 8 January 2015: Having an invisible disability can mean you're able to choose whether or not to disclose your disability status, but being able to "pass" as a non-disabled person can also mean your access needs are often ignored completely.

A Fibromyalgia Patient's Ten Strategies For Healing
Wednesday 7 January 2015: A post on Cort Johnson's Health Rising blog in which Fibromyalgia sufferer Darden Burns outlines her strategies for dealing with the disease.

'The Chronic Fatigue Changed Everything': House Rules Host Johanna Griggs Opens Up
Tuesday 6 January 2015: A profile of Australian media personality Johanna Griggs.

AVACEN Medical Launches $2M Campaign In Response To Positive Outcomes Of Fibromyalgia Study
Monday 5 January 2015: US medical company AVACEN Medical announced that it has launched a $2 million campaign on to support further company clinical trials and FDA applications.

New Studies Find Causes Of Fibromyalgia, Offer Hope Of Relief
Sunday 4 January 2015: Two new studies on Fibromyalgia focus the problem on the thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus, and suggest new avenues of relief for sufferers.

Can A Vegan Diet Help Fibromyalgia Patients?
Saturday 3 January 2015: A study from researchers in the United States found that a vegan diet can help some Fibromyalgia patients.

First Of Many Homes For South Australians With Disability
Friday 2 January 2015: The first eight of 135 new homes for South Australians with disability have been completed for the newly-established disability housing organisation, Access 2 Place Ltd.

Happy New Year
Thursday 1 January 2015: All of us here at ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc wish you a Happy New Year.

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