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Leonard Jason research finds that many young people have ME/CFS

Leonard Jason research finds that many young people have ME/CFS

UPDATED: Feb 15.2.20 A new study finds that 0.75%, or 1 in 130 young people, have ME.CFS – a higher rate than for adults. Only 5% of the young people already had a diagnosis. Prevalence increased rapidly as children moved into adolescence. And ME/CFS appears to be more common among African-American and Hispanic young people than among whites. How do you find out how common an illness is when it is hard to diagnose, most doctors know little about it…

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There’s a yawning gap in ME/CFS research funding. Take action.

There’s a yawning gap in ME/CFS research funding. Take action.

When I got ME more than 20 years ago, I thought that science would soon provide the answers to my illness. Instead, I saw little good research going on, and there’s been a spectacular lack of progress since then. We have no treatments and still don’t even know what causes the disease. Why not? The fundamental reason for the lack of good science is that there is not enough funding: money is the sun that powers the research world. And…

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Welcome to the ME/CFS Research Review

Welcome to the ME/CFS Research Review

Welcome to the ME/CFS Research Review blog, which aims to explain the most promising biomedical findings — and ignore pretty much everything else. So there will be occasional, in-depth blogs explaining the science in the studies, and what the findings mean. I’m Simon McGrath and I’m a bit of a science nerd. A long time ago, I did a biochemistry degree at Oxford University, fully intending to become a boffin. I even had the opportunity to do a PhD there,…

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