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Startat av Mayordomo, 2008-11-28, 12:41
CitatYou have one day - right now - to sign a petition protesting the takeover of the CDC's definition of CFS by psychiatrists.
CitatExtract from my draft submission on CDC's Draft 5-year Strategic Plan
CitatThe Officers and Directors of the National CFIDS Foundation, Inc., have offered no comment or input on the proposed 5-Year Strategic Research Plan nor does the Foundation have any plans to do so inasmuch as your Plan does not have anything to do with CFIDS or Myaglic Encephalomyelitis (ME).
CitatCDC Grows MORE IsolatedIt's seems that the CDC has figured this disease out. How else to explain their absence at the 3-day CAA/NIH sponsored brainstorming session recently held at Cold Harbor ("From Infection to Neurometabolism: a Nexus for CFS"). Thirty researchers from across the US and Canada were there but not one showed up from the biggest CFS team- not one.
CitatDramatically changing prevalence estimates and the lack of objective criteria after more than 25 years of study is an indication that something is wrong.
CitatIt is the opinion of the Board of the IACFS/ME that the current 5 year strategic plan provided by the CDC is unattainable, misdirected, and oblivious to the significant progress and accomplishments made by the extramural scientific and medical CFS community.
Citat"There was a lot of excitement at the meeting," Clinic cancer biologist Robert Silverman said of the gathering that drew 75 of the top scientists from 14 institutions who are studying XMRV.
CitatFor nearly 10 hours, including a break for lunch, those gathered heard 17 short talks on different facets of research. A panel discussion wrapped up the day. More informal chats stretched on into dinner at Valerio's in Little Italy (the group took over the entire restaurant).
CitatTwenty-five years ago, more than 200 people in rural Western New York came down with a mysterious ailment with symptoms such as achy joints, muscle weakness, digestive upset, insomnia, clouded thinking and exhaustion.The practice of Dr. David S. Bell of Lyndonville was inundated with patients who were all ill in the same way.
CitatBell said he anticipates another half-dozen research papers on XMRV to be published in the next six to seven months.
Citat"We are continuing to work with the National Cancer Institute and many other individual researchers," Whittemore said. "We also are doing confirmation studies of additional Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients with other countries, including Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom, as well as many scientists across the United States."
CitatClever sleuthing finds a connection between a virus associated with cancer and the mysterious "yuppie flu."
Citat3. Among all employees of the General Hospital the groups most severely attacked were nurses andphysicians, with attack rates of 10.7 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively.