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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Caroline Lucas MP and Mike Weatherley MP who are Patrons of the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society, have backed an Early Day Motion (EDM) that promotes the need for world-class research into ME/CFS. EDM 212 (UK Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Collaborative) highlights some of the limitations with past research on ME/CFS and calls for […]

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Research just published has shown that people affected by ME experience visual processing problems and these findings could help with diagnosing the syndrome. Scientists at the University of Leicester assessed visual attention difficulties commonly reported by those with Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and have provided experimental evidence for ME/CFS-related difficulties in […]

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During ME Awareness time the Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society has come out tops at the Brighton Marina ASDA, where customers voted with discs for their favourite local charity most deserving of a cheque for £200.00 towards its’ work.

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Findings mark lauch of UK research consortium to advance studies into ME and CFS The UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (UK CMRC) is a new initiative led by the country’s leading experts in the field to expand medical studies into this complex set of disorders by facilitating greater expertise and improved co-ordination of wide-ranging research activities. […]

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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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