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Wearable Alcohol Biosensors Search Nears End

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors

By PENNY SWIFT The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will announce its selected wearable alcohol biosensor solutions mid-February. Designs of wearable alcohol biosensors will have the ability to monitor blood alcohol levels in real time and will be low profile and inconspicuous, and will appeal to wearers. While there is no hint yet as to exactly what these wearable devices ... Read More »

Students to March to White House in Support of ME Patients

ME patients

ME sufferers and students carrying photographs of bed-bound ME patients will march to the White House tomorrow (April 28) in a bid to raise awareness of the disease and urge the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take urgent action. The march dubbed Boots on the Ground in DC  has been organized by MEAdvocacy.org, a small voluntary grassroots ... Read More »

New Clinical Case Definition for ME/CFS: Fears It Will Be Labeled “Behavioral Health”

behavioral health

By PENNY SWIFT A new clinical case definition and diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) will be announced by the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) tomorrow, six weeks earlier than its due date, March 22. Fears are, because the National Institute of Health (NIH) insisted on including behavioral health specialists on the IOM ME/CFS committee, that the new ... Read More »

US NIH Report Calls for UK Definition of ME/CFS to be Scrapped

ME/CFS

By PENNY SWIFT Continuing to use the Oxford definition (of ME/CFS) may impair progress and cause harm. National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Advancing the Research of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome draft statement The United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a draft report that highlights the dire need for scientific research that will help find ... Read More »