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2010-05-27 17:54:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibromyalgia affects as many as one in 50 Americans, 90 percent of whom are women. Yet, despite its nearly epidemic status, patients still often rely on pharmaceutical options solely for treatment. That's why Bioenergy Life Science, Inc. (www.bioenergy.com) has introduced Corvalen M®, a natural treatment option for fibromyalgia symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome mainly associated with widespread muscular pains and fatigue. The...

2010-05-24 13:42:49

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is proposing a new set of diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia that includes common symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive problems, as well as pain. The new criteria are published in the May issue of the ACR journal Arthritis Care & Research. "These new criteria recognize that fibromyalgia is more than just body pain," said Robert S. Katz, one of the authors of the new criteria and a rheumatologist at Rush University Medical...

2010-05-19 14:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Overlapping Conditions Alliance today launched the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women, an advocacy campaign fighting to end discrimination and improve care for women suffering from chronic pain. The Campaign aims to improve the quality of women's lives by raising awareness about chronic pain conditions that disproportionately impact women, as well as the neglect, dismissal and discrimination faced by women living with chronic pain under the...

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2010-04-10 07:50:00

A panel of experts said on Friday that studies have confirmed that Gulf War veterans suffer disproportionately from post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric illnesses as well as vague symptoms often classified as Gulf War Syndrome. According to Reuters, the Institute of Medicine panel said better studies are needed to define clear patterns of distress and other symptoms among veterans of the conflicts in the Gulf region that started in 1990 and continues on today. "It is clear...

2010-04-02 08:57:06

Four drugs used to treat HIV infection can inhibit a retrovirus recently linked to prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers at Emory University/Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Utah have shown. The results were published on April 1, 2010 by the journal PLoS One. The findings suggest that if XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) is proven to be a cause for prostate cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome, those illnesses may be treatable...

2010-02-27 11:14:28

Depression and chronic mood disorders can manifest themselves through physical symptoms, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "It's something that is very commonly seen," said Dr. Sanjay Mathew, associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at BCM. "Physical symptoms are what often drive a patient to see a primary care physician in the first place, and then with further questioning, the diagnosis of depression may emerge." Irritable bowel,...

2010-02-26 09:18:59

Research: Prevalence of xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome in the Netherlands: retrospective analysis of samples from an established cohort A new study published on bmj.com Feb. 25 casts doubt on recent claims that a human retrovirus known as XMRV is linked to chronic fatigue syndrome or ME (myalgic encephalitis). This is the third study to refute the original US study reporting the link. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a...

2010-02-16 15:50:59

Researchers investigating UK samples have found no association between the controversial xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus (XMRV) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Their study, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Retrovirology, calls into question a potential link described late last year by an American research team. Kate Bishop from the MRC National Institute for Medical Research worked with a team of researchers to test blood and serum samples from 170 CFS...

2010-02-11 14:12:11

Editorial: Chronic fatigue syndrome An air of defeatism exists within the medical profession about chronic fatigue syndrome that is undermining evidence that it can be treated, argue three senior doctors in this week's BMJ. The recent acquittal of Kay Gilderdale, who had been charged with the attempted murder of her 31 year old daughter Lynn, has led to blanket press coverage. Yet Alastair Santhouse, consultant at The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and colleagues from...

2010-02-08 13:04:00

RENO, Nev., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease (WPI) has recently announced Dr. Donnica Moore, a distinguished women's health expert, as its new celebrity spokesperson and advocate. Dr. Moore will join WPI in its efforts to help raise awareness and funding for its research of XMRV and associated neuro-immune diseases, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. "We are pleased to have a highly regarded women's health expert join us in our efforts...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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