Children with chronic fatigue syndrome often wait more than a year for diagnosis

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by Sasha Nimmo Researchers at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne confirmed that paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda criteria) causes significant disability and little is known about how common the condition is or how it is currently managed in Australia. More than half of children have to wait a year or longer before receiving … Continue reading Children with chronic fatigue syndrome often wait more than a year for diagnosis

Meet the Scientists: Dr Sarah Knight

by Sasha Nimmo ‘Meet the Scientists’ is a series, interviewing researchers working on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. We hear about current research directly from scientists and meet the people doing such important work to improve our health. The series will introduce early career researchers through to interviewing scientists and clinicians who have been working on the … Continue reading Meet the Scientists: Dr Sarah Knight

Australian neurological research into adolescents with ME/CFS (CCC)

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by Sasha Nimmo Neurological biomarkers in paediatric ME/CFS (Canadian Consensus Criteria) ME Research UK is contributing nearly $100,000 (£46,000) to a study looking for neurological biomarkers in adolescents with ME/CFS. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, at The Royal Children’s Hospital in the University of Melbourne, Australia is conducting the study. It will study 25 adolescents diagnosed … Continue reading Australian neurological research into adolescents with ME/CFS (CCC)