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Medscape News That Made A Difference Includes IOM Report On ME/CFS

Discussion in 'Institute of Medicine (IOM) Government Contract' started by Never Give Up, Dec 3, 2015.

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    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    http://www.medscape.com/features/sl...ine2015?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=231286SJ#page=5

    It takes the 5th slot of 33.

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets New Name and Definition

    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is taking chronic fatigue syndrome seriously. An IOM report called it a "serious, complex, multisystem disease" that physicians and other healthcare professionals need to view as "real" and diagnose. The report proposed calling it "systemic exertion intolerance disease."[5]

    "It's time to stop saying that this is a just figment of people's imagination. This is a real disease, with real physical manifestations that need to be identified and cared for," said Committee Chair Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD. She is a professor of pediatrics and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University. Elsewhere in the world the illness is called "myalgic encephalomyelitis."
     
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    It's actually 4th, not 5th, as far as I can work out. (The first page is an intro.)
     
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