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The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society is holding a special medical and research meeting at the Brighthelm Centre in Brighton on Thursday 6th October. The speakers will be Prof Leslie Findley, Dr Alan Stewart, Dr Neil Harrison along with staff members of the NHS Sussex CFS/ME Service. This should be a very interesting meeting centring […]

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During ME Awareness week (May 9-15th) the Sussex & Kent ME Society is highlighting a recently published study that compared the brain activity of ME or Chronic fatigue syndrome patients with that of healthy controls. The results showed a clear difference both in the strength of brain activity and in the position of the activity […]

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ME website is revamped A charity which supports people with the debilitating condition ME has redesigned its website. The Sussex ME Society will use the site to cover the latest local and national news and developments relating to the condition in an easily understood format. The organisation is supported by some of the leading medical […]

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A new study into young people with chronic fatigue syndrome highlights the need for more specialised services, the Sussex ME Society claims. One in fifty 16-year-olds are affected by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalopathy (ME), according to the study released at the beginning of the week by researchers from the University […]

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ME group highlights difficulties faced by sufferers. A charity has been highlighting the memory and concentration problems faced by people with the debilitating condition. The Sussex ME Society cares for thousands of people affected by the condition across the county. Experts have said cognitive deficits are often the main disabling feature of ME or chronic […]

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The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society has recently raised funds at the Hove branch of Waitrose and ASDA at Brighton Marina. The society wishes to thank the staff and customers of these stores who helped raise nearly £450 that goes towards supporting those affected by the debilitating illness that can sometimes follow a viral infection […]

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A man who battled the debilitating condition ME for more than 20 years has spoken of his long fight back to health. Jonathan Burrell hopes his story may help inspire others struggling with the illness. The 52 year old had been forced to give up playing sports and could not hold down a job during […]

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A YOGA group for people with the debilitating condition ME is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Brighton and Hove Yoga for ME group, also known as Gentle Yoga for All, was founded by the Sussex ME Society to support its members. To increase class attendance, it opened its doors to other people with health issues, […]

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The Sussex & Kent ME/CFS Society has welcomed new management guidelines for health professionals caring for patients affected by Myalgic encephalopathy (ME) or Chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS) launched by the British Association for CFS/ME (BACME). The Sussex & Kent ME Society that was founded 28 years ago is a member organisation of BACME as is the […]

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An art exhibition of beautiful work by people with ME, their friends and families is being held at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, St James Street Brighton (behind Tesco express) on Saturday September 12th call in anytime between 10.30am and 4.30pm. Work will also be on show in the church for the following 2 weeks. Entrance […]

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