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10 Things People With ME Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's estimated that around 250,000 people in Britain are affected by ME, yet many people are still unaware of what it actually is. ME, or Chronic F...

Me and My ME - Ten Things You Didn't Know About Living With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Laura Roche | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Roche

The hardest part of having M.E at my level is that you feel dreadful but look fine. Unless you become a chronic illness bore and constantly regale people with tales of bodily woes, it's difficult to explain to people why you can't do everything you want and need to do.

It's ME Awareness Week: Here's What Living With ME Is Actually Like

Kayleigh Bell | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kayleigh Bell

In true British fashion usually 'I don't like to make a fuss'. Nothing kills a conversation quicker than when you respond to 'how are you' with 'physically and emotionally drained due to my chronic illness'.

Five Things People With CFS/ME Would Be Happy Never to Hear Again (And What We'd Like You to Say)

Penelope Friday | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penelope Friday

Exhaustion, yes. But if only that were all! Oh, the fun and games of being constantly in pain, needing masses of sleep yet still waking up unrefreshed, and forgetting the words for every day objects. We're a bundle of laughs, we are.

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

Penelope Friday | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penelope Friday

My friends had known about my struggle to have independence and had sympathised when I was turned down for Disability Living Allowance (wrongly turned down: I've since, thank goodness, been accepted). But they went further than just supporting me on the internet. They did something about it.

Misrepresenting Scientific Data Exacerbates Public Misunderstanding, say ME Sufferers.

Mark Brewer | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Mark Brewer

By examining too little - i.e. the narrow scope of one set of data - a bias is ushered in through the backdoor.

Knowing M.E, Knowing You

Stephen Tudor | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Tudor

Imagine being told with utter conviction from a stranger that what you had - whether it's an illness, the ability to recite the seven times table, or an actual living entity like a cat in your arms - wasn't actually real, and all because they once read an uninformed piece about it in a tabloid paper.

The Conversation - Professor Nutt on Cannabis and Psychedelics

Jason Reed | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

David Nutt, Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, has eloquently criticised the 'scientific censorship' imposed by the UN single conventions that restricts and chokes the study of controlled substances such as cannabis, MDMA and psilocybin in medicine.

Disability Benefits: Why the UK Has to Reinvent the Workplace

Jason Reed | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

The misnomer that we even have a benefit culture with disabled people ready to exploit and sit comfortably needs quashing. Make no mistake, the benefit system does not hand out much money at all to the individual, and it's a system full of stigma.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: No Virus Link Study Shows

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Viruses have nothing to do with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), despite earlier evidence of a link, a study has shown. The new findings deepen the ...

Never Feel Refreshed By Sleep? How To Spot Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you sleep for eight hours a night, yet never feel rested and are constantly tired, irritable and unmotivated, these could be signs of chronic fatig...

Open Letter to Winston Matthews - Prisoner Number A8167CK

Jason Reed | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Dear Winston Matthews, Words simply cannot express how I felt when I learned of your incarceration.

Benefits: In Defence of the Fake Disabled

Jason Reed | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

It's no coincidence that the word 'benefit' is now a dirty word, and by proxy, it now defines the disabled. If you're on benefits, then you are a lowlife by default.

Rod Liddle and ME

Jason Reed | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

M.E/Fibro sufferers tend to be dedicated individuals who have pushed themselves to the limits of human endurance. Athletes, academics, and life's overachievers. And yet, we're labelled as lazy. So, the point is, with tongue firmly in cheek - if you haven't got M.E/Firbo, then you've simply not tried hard enough.

Is Yoga Bad For You?

Anna Chapman | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Chapman

A recent New York Times article called How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body has caused quite a stir in the yoga community pointing out all the ways that yoga can injure and saying that most people shouldn't do it. But before you roll up your mat and head for the gentler delights of pilates, read this.

A 21st Century Band, [Me], Launch FanDist Platform

Alex Thomson | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Tech
Alex Thomson

Seeing as today's youth exist almost exclusively in a virtual, social media world, it was only a matter of time before a truly 21st century band would step forward to define the new era and utilise available technology, abandoning a traditional approach.

Unidentified Illness Causing Children To Miss School Is 'Potentially Devastating'

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Chronic fatigue syndrome is going unidentified in hundreds of children, leading them to miss school, a new report claims. A study published in the ...

Schoolgirl Plunged Into 'Waking Coma' After Cervical Cancer Jab

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

The parents of a schoolgirl claim their daughter has been left in a "waking coma" after suffering suspected side effects from a cervical cancer jab. ...