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Googling "myalgic encephalomyelitis"

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by soti, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. soti

    soti Senior Member

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    I haven't seen a thread on this before, but Google now has a sidebar when you google a health issue. The one for "myalgic encephalomyelitis" points to "chronic fatigue syndrome" and is as follows:

    They list the Mayo Clinic as their source, so maybe improving the Mayo Clinic information (http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...out-of-webmd-and-healthday.44109/#post-716504) would improve this. But they have a thing to click on to provide feedback! Shall we?
     
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  2. Horizon

    Horizon Senior Member

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    Id prefer the CFS term is directed to ME.
     
  3. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Hey look! Googling ´ME/CFS´ and ´psychosomatic bullshit peddled by charlatans and corporate shills´ comes up with the same results!
     
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    Oh, NO!!!! ;) I would prefer something like "CFS is often conflated with ME and vice versa. The diagnoses result in overlapping patient cohorts with different prevalence."
     
  5. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Im not getting that when I goggle. this is what i get when I goggle

    for chronic fatigue syndrome
    at least they dont have the "tiredness" put first, pity it has depression there, it makes it sound like everyone with it has depression too.

    .............

    for myalgic encephalomyelitis

    .............

    for ME/CFS

    ...........

    for CFIDS
    I just get the above in a box at top and not in side bar with using google search
     
  6. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

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    Google will show a different result depending on what country you're in.
     
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    mango Senior Member

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    Googling "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis" is giving me this:
    And at the very top of the list of search results is an ad for OMF :)

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    I visited both these websites several times over the last couple of days, so I suspect it's personalized content rather than based on just what country you're in. (I'm in Sweden.)
     
  8. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    I wonder if Google uses your own search history to create a list. Oh dear, might have to try that, I am always Googling "psychobabble".

    PS I got this for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

    For Myalgic Encephalomyelitis I got this:

    The Victorian government link is interesting because it states that only 25% of patients are still able to work. They do however conflate CFS with ME. It seems to have been written by Emerge, or with their cooperation, which is our Victorian/Australian advocacy group.
     
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