Posted by tina on April 23rd, 2011 at 3:09 am
The prevalence of ME/CFS, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, is much higher than many realize. In the USA, the illness is more prevalent than lung cancer, leukemia and AIDS combined. - CDC and SEER Report, 5-year prevalence rates.
Also surprising, ME/CFS can be as disabling as late stage AIDS. - Dr. Nancy Klimas, with the University of Miami.
A recent Dutch study showed one in 900 children have ME/CFS, robbing them of their dreams of a productive and fu...
Posted by tina on January 6th, 2011 at 8:00 pm
ME/CFS patients are no longer invisible, no longer silent. From their beds and wheelchairs, many disabled patients worked together to place the first-ever ME/CFS ad in The Washington Post.
The recent studies show that more research funding is needed to prevent the next mother, father, or child from becoming chronically ill with this devastating disease.
Time for the US and UK governments to take the following actions:
Provide more funding for biomedical ME/CFS research;
Develop a national rese...