Serious Research Begins on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Canada

Marie-Josée Ménard, a teacher in Montreal, started experiencing symptoms of ME/CFS in 2010. At the time, her doctor concluded it was severe depression.

A network of Canadian scientists is trying to make up for lost time in the search for a standard diagnostic test and treatment for a debilitating, poorly understood disease that had long been dismissed as a psychological illness.

Source: After long-awaited recognition, serious research begins on chronic fatigue syndrome | CBC News

Jacqueline Ko OMF Canada Ambassador

Introducing Jacqueline Ko, OMF and OMF Canada Ambassador, she is a multi-award-winning Canadian performer, producer, and disability advocate. She is known for her roles in opera, theatre, musical theatre and film, and is also the founding artistic director of Opera Mariposa, a Vancouver-based performing arts company that showcases opera’s rising stars.

Source: Jacqueline Ko | Open Medicine Foundation

ME/CFS is Unreported in Minority Communities

“It is a tremendous injustice, as we all realize the imbalance of access to proper patient care for many patients with ME/CFS, especially African-Americans and Hispanics. The voices of these communities are unheard, ignored and neglected, and most people are unaware of what they have, and most doctors do not even acknowledge or treat the symptoms of this horrific disease,” Linda Tannenbaum said in a statement.

Source: Horrific Disease Ignored, Unreported in Minority Communities
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