Countess of Mar

Questions in the House of Lord from Our Patron the Countess of Mar

Lord Freud, the Department for Work and Pensions, provided the following answer to the Countess’s written parliamentary question (HL2998): Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claimants for Employment Support Allowance who have degenerative conditions for which there is no possibility of improvement have been placed in the Work-Related Activity Group; how many have […]

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Brains of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder – New York Times – 24 November 2014 by David Tuller

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome are accustomed to disappointment. The cause of the disorder remains unknown; it can be difficult to diagnose, and treatment options are few. Research suggesting that an infection from a mouse virus may cause it raised hopes among patients a few years ago, but the evidence fell apart under closer scrutiny. […]

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Research Conference in Newcastle – 4 November 2014

The ME Association and ME North East are be co-sponsoring a research conference at Gosforth Civic Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, on Tuesday, November 4th 2014. The event will showcase the varied work of the ME/CFS research unit at Newcastle University and also feature a talk by Professor Stephen Todryk of Northumbria University who is leading […]

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Findings of brain anomalies may shed light on chronic fatigue | San Francisco Chronicle

Stanford researchers have found some striking abnormalities in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, a frustrating and debilitating condition for which there is no known cause and no treatment that’s widely effective. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Radiology, could improve diagnosis and spark new scientific understanding of the disease. Perhaps even […]

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Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as ‘fit to work in future’ – despite no possibility of improvement

More than a third of people with degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis are having their benefits slashed because the Department for Work and Pensions deems they will recover enough to look for work. Thousands of those with diseases that only worsen with time – and who have become too ill to work […]

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