The impact of endometriosis on women with ME/CFS

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Endometriosis – the spread of endometrial tissue outside the uterus – has been reported as being a relatively common condition among women with ME/CFS. A study from researchers in Atlanta, Georgia recently looked at what, if any, impact the condition has on other characteristics of patients. Among 36 women from Wichita, Kansas, with a diagnosis of CFS (according to the 1994 Fukuda case definition), 36.1% reported having endometriosis. These...

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Forward-ME Group Minutes 8th May 2019

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Minutes of the Meeting held in Residence 1, House of Lords, Wednesday 8 May 2019, 2.00 pm Present: Countess of Mar (Chairman); Dr Charles Shepherd (ME Association); Dr Willy Weir; Katherine Ladd (Researcher for Carol Monaghan MP); Bill Kent (reMEmber); Esperanza Moreno (ME Action); Sam Bromiley (AFME); Jonathan Davies & Simon Phillips (ME Research UK). Introductions and ApologiesThe Chairman introduced Katherine Ladd (Researcher for Carol...

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Cognitive function in adolescents

Posted on 14 Jun 2019

A team from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, have recently published the first results of their ME Research UK-funded study looking at brain function in adolescents with ME/CFS. As well as measuring the impact of mental exertion on cognitive function, they have also used MRI to assess functional connectivity. Read more here

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Psoriasis increases the risk of ‘CFS’

Posted on 29 May 2019

Psoriasis is a skin condition caused by an increased production of skin cells, and is thought to result from abnormalities in the immune system. It is characterised by systemic inflammation, which also affects other systems of the body, including the eyes and cardiovascular system. There is some evidence to suggest that patients with psoriasis are more likely to experience fatigue, and a recently published study from a group in Taiwan has been...

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