Congressman Bob Filner's Letter to
Bob Filner has long been an advocate for CFS. He addressed
the CFSCC on February 8, 2000 and submitted five specific
suggestion for improving the performance of the CFSCC in written
testimony on November 2, 1999. Click
here to read his message to
the CFSCC dated July 12, 2000.
from the Brink
Jarrett's epic solo piano concerts captivated audiences with
their mix of jazz and classical music. But four years ago, he
was struck down with chronic fatigue syndrome. Now he is back
and, as he tells Richard Williams, the pyrotechnics have given
way to a calmer, more heartfelt sound.
in the Air
SENSITIVITY TO COMMON FRAGRANCES BRINGS
Kathleen Houghton hugs
Maggie, a Shih Tzu given to her for companionship at home.
Maggie is odorless and does not shed. A sign at the front door
warns visitors about her condition and the perfumes, fragrances
and other chemicals they may be wearing that can trigger a
reaction. (Erik Hill / Anchorage Daily News)
HORMONES AND HEALTH
The landmark publication of Rachel
Carson's Silent Spring in 1967 sounded the alarm for harmful
effects of chemicals on wildlife. The 1996 publication of Our
Stolen Future by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John
Peterson Myers was a clarion call for recognition of similar
effects on humans. The authors of Our Stolen Future revealed how
many of the findings in animals correlate with disturbances in
normal reproductive and developmental processes in humans,
citing data from decades of research on wildlife that traced
birth defects, sexual abnormalities, and reproductive failures
to synthetic chemicals that mimic natural hormones.
MEDICAL GROUPS ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT ON PAIN DRUGS
The US Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) stressed during a briefing on Tuesday that
it recognizes the need for a balanced approach to curbing abuse
of pain drugs and that it aims to ensure that legitimate
patients are not denied access to needed treatments.
Welcome to the
UNIFY is an
international advocacy/activist group for
those who suffer from the overlapping "invisible" illnesses of
CMP, FMS, GWS, MCS,
ME/CFS, PPS and related illnesses. The cause of these
illnesses has not yet been
determined, but common ground research in other areas may be found
useful for potential application. Some of these would be: RA, Lupus, ALS,
MS, ADD, Autism, Lyme Disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes
(Type 1), Huntington's Disease and other biochemical abnormalities.
do all these neuroendocrine, neurological, Immunological illnesses
have in common?
All are said to be of unknown origin.
2. All are said to have no known cure.
3. All are said to be increasing in incidence at a startling rate.
4. All are characterized by the degeneration of certain cells of
the brain and/or body.
Many in the medical and
research community continue to reject these as legitimate illnesses.
Activism for these illnesses with a UNIFIED voice will help promote
further awareness and research, for the benefit of all.
Our aim is to remain focused on our goal
and hopefully find effective treatments, if not a cure.
Thank you for your
interest in UNIFY. It is our goal and fervent hope that, together, we
will make a difference.
moral test of government is how it treats those who are in
the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the
twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the
shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
- Hubert H.
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Open Letter to Members of the Name Change Committee
Abstracts from the CRISP Database
Study at Rutgers University
Question of Donating Blood?
Director Plans Audits And Overhaul
Study Estimates 800,000 With CFIDS
Misled Congress on Spending, Records Show
Association Outraged Over NIH "State of the Science" Meeting
More Yuppie Flu
"Thick Blood" and Hypercoagulopathy
Pain Patient "Tortured" by the Drug War! The Fisher Case
Reid Calls for Criminal Investigation into CDC
on the Clean Air Act
News and Views
NIH Official Brings Research to Bear on Nontraditional Medicine
February 4, 2000:
Conditions Among Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia,
and Temporomandibular Disorder
fatigue syndrome – mapping the interior
by Simon Wessely
Poisoning, Abraham Lincoln, and Flashdarks
Diagnostic Tool for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
fatigue syndrome not fully understood
and Tired - From BBC
to Accept Care Decisions
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