US panel proposes new name and diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome

BMJ, 10 February 2015

The condition known as myalgic encephalitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious, chronic multisystem disease that can cause significant impairment and disability, an expert panel convened by the US Institute of Medicine has concluded in a new report…

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New perspectives and approaches to understanding dementia and stigma

International Longevity Centre, 28 October 2014

This new compendium of essays examines the social stigma which surrounds dementia, highlighting that stigma is impending early diagnosis, care and research into the disease.

The report, New perspectives and approaches to understanding dementia and stigma, published by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) in collaboration with the MRC, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society and supported by the drug company Pfizer, shines a light on the impact the fear around dementia has on those living with the condition, their families and carers, which prevents the research community capturing a full picture of the disease.

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