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  1. Cheryl M

    Can’t get the signing pf my will and testament witnessed by a doctor

    I’m sorry if ths kind of post is not allwed (or if it's in the wrong place) but I don’t know what else to do about the situation. Last year I managed to get a will drawn up online for free. I mentioned that I have quite serious memoriy loss (obviously undiagnosed since doctors don’t take that...
  2. Hip

    Is there a legal basis by which ME/CFS researchers can claim the same funding that long COVID scientists get (Congress awarded LC $1.15 billion)?

    The US Congress awarded $1.15 billion in funding over four years to the NIH for research into long COVID (ref: here). So that's about $250 million per year of long COVID research funding. Whereas at present, the NIH only gives $17 million a year for research funding in ME/CFS. $17m is a very...
  3. nerd

    Compassionate Use

    I'm from Germany. From my personal experience, 80 to 90 percent of the physicians either believe in psychosomatism as a causality, or they believe in homeopathy, acupuncture, and osteopathy. It's almost unbelievable how many there are who believe in this non-scientific religion and the black and...