Friday, October 9, 2009

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Breakthrough Science For M.E. Millions After Decades Of Chronic Abuse And Neglect

The symptoms are disabling tiredness, irritable bowels, intense headaches, depression and cognitive dysfunction. Yet for years many doctors argued that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome didn't exist. They refused even to dignify it with the name previous sufferers preferred – Myalgic encephalomyelitis. ME, they said, was just "me" writ large and dismissed it as yuppy flu. In the event the flu has lasted longer than the yuppies did. Some four million people suffer from it in the United States alone. Now two potential avenues for cures come along at once. Researchers in Utah claim to have discovered the gene involved. Another team in Nevada have found compelling evidence that a retrovirus, like HIV, might well be implicated. Scientists could be on the brink of a breakthrough. We must hope that they are. That would – at least – go some way to compensating for the shameful manner in which sufferers were treated for so long by the medical profession.
Independent Leader & Steve Connor, Science Editor - The Independent
Related Links:
The New Journalism - Challenging The Status Quo, page 3, The Case Of Ean Proctor
Professor Simon Wessely in Witch Finder General action in the lives of ME/CFS labelled children
Jane Bryant, National Vaccine Information Center Conference Speech, United States of America
Most cases of chronic fatigue syndrome linked to virus
Richard Alleyne, Daily Telegraph
Virus Is Found in Many With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Denise Grady, New York Times


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