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Article - Dr Heidi Nicholl explains what we need to know about chronic fatigue syndrome - 7News June 2019

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  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://7news.com.au/the-daily-edit...ondition-heres-what-you-need-to-know-c-160622

    (couldn't view the video, but guess the above is a transcript?)
     
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    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "We know it affects about 80 per cent of women compared to 20 per cent of men," Nicholl said.

    Not very well put. Sounds like 80% of women can expect to be infected!
     
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    pteropus Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    yes, there's one ambiguity in one of Heidi's comments. but otherwise she's mentioned all the key points about the disease - prevalence, severity, triggers, management - and used language that the general public can understand. it was a short interview, with a lot of detail.

    Heidi is a superb advocate. Her brief interview might help undiagnosed patients, & change public perceptions.
    Her team are helping to influence politicians, medical authorities, welfare agencies, disability support agencies, etc.

    i'm not gonna quibble about a minor error.
     
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    The “transcript” is not verbatim and doesn’t include the questions or comments from the hosts. In context it was clear what was meant. Heidi compared it to other illnesses like MS, lupus and RA where there is also a similar higher prevalence in women than men.
     
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