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RNZ: Long Covid short on Research

https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-detail/story/2018807667/long-covid-short-on-research From The Detail, 5:00 am on 12 August 2021 "Otago University’s Christchurch campus will look at 3,000 New Zealanders to see if they have been exposed to Covid and have developed...

Online hope for Eastern Bay community

Posted in 'The Beacon' Ebony Whitaker has taken his first tentative steps into a new life this week, after becoming unwell in his early twenties with the devastating chronic illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis aka Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Whitaker has started an...

ME/CFS new information for General Practitioners.

There has been a flurry of activity in the media recently with Prof. Warren Tate, Dr Rosamund Vallings and others speaking with the media about new research in ME/CFS. The interest of the media has been piqued by Long Covid Syndrome which Dr Vallings suggests maybe...

SunLive: When ‘the horrible monster’ called on Kaye

SunLive article and video can be found here: https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/206191-when-horrible-monster-called-on-kaye.html “Yeah, yeah, we know that.” Bev Dickson has just been reminded of some desperately dark times in her daughter’s 30-year struggle with ME,...

The Weekend Sun: When Matt thought he was going crazy

“It’s great to be able to help people, especially my lifesavers, who helped me out of the darkest place I have ever been in.” Matt Appleton’s giving back – a 40-year-old living with ME, or chronic fatigue syndrome, who’s now a volunteer field officer working with...

Radio NZ: The children left bed-bound by fatigue

Original Article can be found here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/the-wireless/375278/the-children-left-bed-bound-by-fatigue What do you do with a child who falls ill and is never again well enough to return to school? Felicity Monk reports on the illness striking down...

SunLive: Burning the candle at both ends?

SUNLIVE article can be found here: https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/183324-burning-candle-at-both-ends.html Her body spoke louder than she did. Each arm movement felt like a heavy sack of potatoes and each step felt like walking with lead boots. It was a near paralytic...

SunLive: Highlighting an invisible illness

SUNLIVE Article can be found here: https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/99641-highlighting-an-invisible-illness.html She’s vivacious and irrepressible. You’re immediately drawn to her.  Cassandra Grey’s also gorgeous – a looker with smarts – and if life hadn’t cut her such...