Things have come some way since the days when Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) was considered a mystery. The debilitating and complex illness is now classified as a neurological disorder and there is a specialist NHS service in Sussex that has dealt with over 3,000 referrals since its inception in 2005. Colin […]

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Stress-response systems in people with chronic fatigue syndrome are signalling to the body that it is not safe to relax, creating a state of high alert that can be likened to post-traumatic stress disorder, new research suggests. Researchers from UNSW have discovered for the first time that reduced heart rate variability – or changes in […]

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