Mistakes of the past: ‘The Pathogenesis of Melancholia’ and other wasted money.

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By Sasha Nimmo Australia's government is seeking advice from an advisory committee on current research, gaps in research and whether the 2002 clinical guidelines for doctors should be revised. The last time the government began to look at chronic fatigue syndrome was 25 years ago. In 1993 the then Minister for Health, Graham Richardson, established … Continue reading Mistakes of the past: ‘The Pathogenesis of Melancholia’ and other wasted money.

Making the most of the NHMRC advisory committee

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By Sasha Nimmo Australian research is underfunded and the government's clinical guidelines are outdated so the ME and CFS advisory committee is welcomed. It provides an important opportunity to call on the government to fund biomedical research and to give Australian doctors desperately needed clinical guidance. The advice from this committee will determine if diagnostic … Continue reading Making the most of the NHMRC advisory committee

Australian government’s ME and CFS advisory committee

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By Sasha Nimmo Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) appointed  group of medical professionals and people representing people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome to a ME and CFS advisory committee. The committee, who have begun meeting, will advise the government on current research, gaps in research and whether the 2002 clinical … Continue reading Australian government’s ME and CFS advisory committee

Scientists and Dr Tuller brief Australia’s Chief Medical Officer

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By Sasha Nimmo Dr David Tuller of the University of California, Berkeley, USA, Christopher Armstrong of Melbourne University, Australia, and Fane Mensah of University College London, UK, met with Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, in Canberra recently. Scientists Mr Armstrong and Mr Mensah briefed Prof Murphy on their own metabolomic and immunological research … Continue reading Scientists and Dr Tuller brief Australia’s Chief Medical Officer

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (USA) recommendations

by Sasha Nimmo USA’s Advisory Committee wants bigger research aimed at finding diagnostic tests, using Canadian Consensus Criteria and private-public partnerships to find drug treatments.  In August 2015, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) made recommendations to the United States government in its role advising the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  It met to summarise the recommendations … Continue reading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (USA) recommendations