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THE illness chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME, costs the UK 3.5bn [pounds sterling] a year in medical costs, benefits payments and lost earnings, says a new report.
The charity Action for ME says an estimated 240,000 people suffer from the condition, which causes long-term ill health with severe fatigue, muscle and joint pain, sleep disturbances, and short-term memory and neurological problems.
The medical costs of the illness are nearly 900 [pounds sterling] per person each year. This consists of consultations, tests and …