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Set On A Quest To Treat ME

Saturday 26 May 2018


From New Zealand newspaper the Otago Daily Times:


Prof Warren Tate and Dr Eiren Sweetman
Prof Warren Tate and Dr Eiren Sweetman.
(Photo: Gerard O'Brien)

Set on a quest to treat ME

By Dene Mackenzie
Saturday, 26 May 2018
© Copyright Allied Press Limited 2018. All rights reserved.

Thousands of New Zealanders cannot work or live normal lives because of a disease difficult to diagnose and nearly impossible to treat. University of Otago professor of biochemistry Warren Tate explains to business editor Dene Mackenzie how he continues to search for a better future for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Passionate and parental are two words which can be adequately ascribed to University of Otago professor of biochemistry Warren Tate.

Faced more than 25 years ago with a 14-year-old daughter who suddenly went from a vibrant and energetic girl to being mainly bedridden, he had a moment.

There was such a dramatic change in the health of his daughter Katherine, he was left wondering what had happened.

"This is fatigue like I have never seen before. My daughter would go from the bed to the shower, sit down in the shower, go back to bed and take three hours to recover from that.

"The natural instinct of a parent is worry and concern, but as a medical professional used to dealing with the system, I was frustrated."


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