How Yukey Passed His English Proficiency Exam While Coping with ME

“If you have moderate or severe ME, it will take considerable effort and thorough preparation just to get out of your house to go see your doctor. This time, however, it was not just getting out of my house in northern Ibaraki, but I had to travel all the way to Tokyo to take the Eiken Grade 1 or the uppermost level of the English proficiency test in Japan”

Source: How I Prepared for an English Proficiency Test in Tokyo as an ME patient

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

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
– The White House Chronicle