Chronic fatigue no bar to this high-achiever

This story from Wahroonga in New South Wales offers the possibility of positive outcomes: “SHE regularly skipped classes and was lucky to make it to school two days a week but Alyssa Henry overcame chronic fatigue to achieve an outstanding ATAR of 99.85. The Northern Beaches Christian School student from Wahroonga has missed years of… Continue reading Chronic fatigue no bar to this high-achiever

CFS A Major Cause of Children Missing School?

According to research published in BMJ Open, undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) may be responsible for almost 1% of non-truant children who miss extended time off school. The authors state that earlier estimates, based on findings in just less than 3,000 pupils aged between 11 to 16 years at three secondary schools in the southwest… Continue reading CFS A Major Cause of Children Missing School?

Could EMFs cause CFS?

Lloyd Burrell’s recent blog posting asks some interesting questions about the source of Chronic Fatigue and whether it may be linked to Electromagnetic radiation.  An extract is shown below to help you decide. Robert O. Becker, author of Cross Currents, points out “chronic-fatigue syndrome has been found to be widespread in the electronics industry…” Ryoichi… Continue reading Could EMFs cause CFS?

Serious Barriers to Care for Children with ME/CFS in the UK

Prohealth.com published this rather damning comparison of NICE recommendations when compared to what was actually delivered.  The headline observations included: “National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend referral to specialist services: • Immediately if severely affected, • Within 3 months if moderately affected • And within 6 months if mildly affected. However,… Continue reading Serious Barriers to Care for Children with ME/CFS in the UK

Lesley Davenport writes on 7 Ways to Beat Mental Fatigue

This Huffington Post blog entry contains some interesting suggestions on coping with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: There’s no quick fix for chronic fatigue. It is typically a level of depletion that results from draining your energy reserves over a period of time. It requires a commitment… Continue reading Lesley Davenport writes on 7 Ways to Beat Mental Fatigue

New group to help young ME sufferers in the North East

This article was published on Thursday 29 September 2011 10:31  A NEW group is being set up to support young sufferers of fatigue conditions and their families.ME North East, based in Chester-le-Street, is launching ME/CFS Young People and Families Friendship and Support Groups.  The groups, which will be held in Chester-le-Street, Newcastle and Middlesbrough, will… Continue reading New group to help young ME sufferers in the North East