By ME Australia Australians with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome are having their disability support pension, NDIS, superannuation and other requests for help denied due to the current Australian chronic fatigue syndrome guidelines, published back in 2002. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis affects between 0.4 and 1 per cent of the population, including children, and one quarter … Continue reading Failure to update medical guidelines see people with ME denied disability support
Scientists at Murdoch Children's Research Institute found cognitive tasks use the same amount of effort in healthy adolescents aged 13-18 as those with Paediatric Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Professor Don Staines, Dr Helene Cabanas and the NCNED Team, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia Researchers from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, have published more than 70 papers on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. The NCNED host and present at international conferences and Prof … Continue reading Research update from the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases
by Sasha Nimmo Outcomes on the remaining recommendations from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ME and CFS advisory committee are expected to be announced in mid-2019. Prof Anne Kelso CEO NHMRC, is deciding whether to release the report ahead of the announcements. "The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee Report to the NHMRC Chief … Continue reading Research Council expects to fund ME and CFS projects in 2020
by Sasha Nimmo Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), including Prof Andrew Lloyd, published a review stating there is a "need for longitudinal studies integrating biopsychosocial approaches to inform early management and targeted rehabilitation strategies". Prof Lloyd was on the government's ME and CFS advisory committee and received the majority of government … Continue reading Government advisor calls for more biopsychosocial research into ‘ME/CFS’
by ME Australia member in WA Stunning weather and a brilliant blue sky greeted everyone who gathered in the heart of Western Australia's capital city, Perth, for Millions Missing on Saturday. Former and current Greens' senators spoke about the health crisis of ME and CFS to dozens of people at Perth's International ME Awareness Day … Continue reading Millions Missing: Perth
by Sally Black The original plan went out the window when numbers dwindled, #MillionsMissing T-shirt’s never arrived and I crashed, so I formed a new plan to just stick with the ME community and make it an opportunity to connect with local people affected and proposed starting a local support group here in Palm Cove, … Continue reading Millions Missing: Palm Cove
by Sasha Nimmo Millions Missing is a global movement calling for action for ME, an underfunded and ignored disease. Australia will host its largest number of events yet! Local days of action will be held in Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Cairns. Millions Missing was set up by ME Action and Australia first held … Continue reading Millions Missing events
by Sam* Sam (*not her real name) is a teenager living in Australia's largest city without access to treatment to help her. Sam was prescribed graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) repeatedly. After doing GET, Sam became housebound. Sam now has very severe ME and says even having a person enter the … Continue reading Severe ME: I had to fight the people supposed to help me
By Jac Creedon Since 2015, Adelaide Oval in South Australia has been lit up in blue in recognition of ME Awareness. This year, it will be illuminated on Thursday May 9. It has been organised every year by Jac Creedon, who has had ME for 28 years. Jac lives in Adelaide, along with her Jack … Continue reading Adelaide Oval lights up in blue for ME Awareness Week
Meet the Scientists: neurodisability researcher and psychologist Dr Elisha Josev from Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Meet occupational therapists from Australian Catholic University conducting research into ME and CFS.
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia is consulting with people with disabilities via a survey seeking feedback. The survey is open until May 31, 2019. Disabled People's Organisations Australia (DPOA) is an alliance of bodies including People With Disability Australia, National Ethnic Disability Alliance, First Peoples Disability Network and Women With Disabilities Australia. DPOA says this survey is an opportunity for people … Continue reading Disability organisations ask for feedback on UN convention
Andrew gave an impassioned speech at Melbourne's Millions Missing rally, where 50 people gathered on the steps of the State Library.