Did Darwin have ME/CFS?

Charles Darwin lived in miserable health and debilitating fatigue until his death at the age of 73. It is quite ironic that one of the most recognizable names in the history of science, famed for his theory on “the origin of species,” was baffled by the origin of his own affliction. Darwin’s physical dysfunction was […]

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Carol Head Quoted in MedPage Today

Solve ME/CFS Initiative President Carol Head was quoted in a recent article, “Chronic Fatigue: A Call for Real Answers to a Real Disease,” which was published in MedPage Today. Head was contacted for the article following her remarks at the Aug. 18-19 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee meeting in Washington, D.C. In the article, Head […]

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SMCI Interviews Musician, ME Patient Stuart Murdoch

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative recently caught up with Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the band Belle and Sebastian, while he was in Los Angeles performing as part of a world tour. Belle and Sebastian is an indie band from Glasgow, Scotland. The band just released its ninth album, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” in January […]

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Carol Head Speaks at CFSAC Meeting

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee held a two-day public meeting in Washington, D.C., Aug. 18-19. Solve ME/CFS Initiative President Carol Head had the opportunity to deliver brief remarks as part of the two-day agenda, given our organization’s role as a non-voting member on the committee. In her remarks, Head addressed the inherent and to […]

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Update on CDC ME/CFS Funding

As we recently conveyed to our community, the $5.4 million in CDC funding for ME/CFS has been stricken from the Senate’s version of the 2016 federal budget. ME/CFS was the only disease to be reduced to $0. The Solve ME/CFS Initiative played a key role in spreading the word about this funding threat, which would […]

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