Did the petition stop the Xbox exercise trial?

ME/CFS Australia (SA) logo with a blue forget-me-knot flower

by Sasha Nimmo The petition against the 'increasing exercise' trial using Xbox video gaming at the University of South Australia (UniSA) was presented to the UniSA and to the President of the ME/CFS Australia in South Australia (ME/CFS SA), Penelope McMillan several months ago. More than 320 people signed the petition on MEAction. The trial … Continue reading Did the petition stop the Xbox exercise trial?

Global petition: xBox dance and sports video gaming to increase activity in CFS

screenshot of petition on MEAction - 'Stop dangerous and unscientific xbox study in South Australia' and picture of video game being used by a woman with her back to us

By Sasha Nimmo People are protesting the University of South Australia's study 'A pilot study exploring pacing to increase physical activity: Is active video gaming a feasible and acceptable strategy for adults with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?', join them and sign the petition to protest against poor quality science now. The petition is … Continue reading Global petition: xBox dance and sports video gaming to increase activity in CFS

Findings on aquatic pilot trial for chronic fatigue syndrome

by Sasha Nimmo Dr Broadbent provided an update on the Southern Cross University (SCU) pilot trial to see if aquatic therapy improves the self-reported wellness scores of people with diagnosed with ME, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), post viral fatigue syndrome, post infectious fatigue syndrome or chronic mononucleosis. Dr Suzanne Broadbent, Associate Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology now … Continue reading Findings on aquatic pilot trial for chronic fatigue syndrome

Study overturns old ideas on mitochondria which may explain ME muscle problems

by Sasha Nimmo Mitochondria’s electrical system may explain exercise intolerance in ME. New 3D microscopic images of mice show how mitochondria are arranged in muscle and now explain how muscle rapidly distributes energy into the cell for movement. Researchers believe the information will change the way scientists think about muscle function and open up a … Continue reading Study overturns old ideas on mitochondria which may explain ME muscle problems