ME Australia is a news site, reporting on mostly Australia medical research (both good and bad), funding, treatment and profiling scientists.
ME Australia is also a collaborative network of people across all Australian states working to increase funding for biomedical research into ME and improve treatment.
It was established in 2016 by Sasha Nimmo.
Online presence[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Australia's Health Minister listening to people with ME". ME Australia. Dec 1, 2018. Retrieved Dec 6, 2018.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.