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Health secretary pledges more ME/CFS research as he reveals that relative has condition

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 27 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1341
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. The BMJ

Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) can expect to see more research and support for the condition, which “has been neglected for far too long,” England’s health and social care secretary has said.

Speaking at the launch of a report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis on 25 May,1 Sajid Javid revealed that one of his own relatives had had her life severely affected by ME, and he pledged to tackle the lack of research on the condition. He will co-chair a round table of international experts next month to help set this research strategy.2

A lack of understanding about the condition and …

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