Colin Barton, Chairman of the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society I have been involved in the medical field of Myalgic encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for more than 28 years and have seen many positive changes in the recognition and treatment of the illness(s). Amazingly though we still hear of a few professionals […]

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A study by scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine has discovered differences in the brains of healthy people and people with ME. Dr Michael Zeineh and Dr José Montoya compared brain images of 15 ME patients and 14 healthy volunteers. “Using a trio of sophisticated imaging methodologies, we found that ME patients’ brains differ […]

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Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, will be joining specialist ME doctors at Hove Town Hall on 7th October 2014. Doctors from London and Northumbria will come together with local and national charity officers to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of the illness as well as the latest research. Those talking at the meeting are […]

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The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society in partnership with leading national charities Action for M.E. (AfME) and Association for Young people with ME (AYME) are holding a regional conference at Hove Town Hall on October 7th in the afternoon. Main speakers will include Dr Gabrielle Murphy, Dr Keith Hine and Health Researcher Dr Zoe Gotts. […]

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A charity which supports people with ME is calling for a better understanding of the condition. The Sussex ME Society says many of the problems experienced by people with the illness are not immediately obvious. Symptoms can have an impact on a person’s ability to function, plan and complete tasks at work, because their concentration […]

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The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society has been working with the medical education department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital to raise awareness of the condition among GPs. Two refresher sessions were attended by almost 80 GPs from across Sussex, who heard lectures and took part in a question and answer session. ME Society chairman […]

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The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society has formally become an Associate Member of the recently formed UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative that was launched at the Welcome Collection in London earlier this year. The Collaborative aims to promote the highest quality of basic and applied evidenced based and peer reviewed research into CFS/ME. The organisation is […]

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The Sussex ME Society that cares for many of the 6,000 people across the county affected by Myalgic Encephalopathy(ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are running yoga classes in Hove specifically designed to suit those with the illness and similar conditions. The Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher has been working with people with ME for […]

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The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society has come out tops recently at two supermarkets that operate charity green disc schemes. Three nominated charities per month are awarded discs collected from the checkouts that are placed in containers by the customers as they leave. This scheme reflects the customers preferred charity deserving of a supermarket cheque […]

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