Latest Chronic fatigue syndrome Stories

2010-01-06 11:39:37

New UK research, published today in PLoS ONE, has not reproduced previous findings that suggested Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be linked to a recently discovered virus. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and King's College London, say this means that anti-retroviral drugs may not be an effective treatment for people with the illness. An estimated three in 1000 people have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), experiencing severe physical and...

2009-12-15 21:51:04

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have provided the most extensive account to date of the unique observable characteristics seen in patients with an extremely rare premature aging syndrome. The findings, reported online and in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggest that patients with atypical progeroid syndrome (APS) should not be lumped together with those diagnosed with two similar but more well-defined accelerated aging disorders called...

2009-11-02 13:54:19

Mild exercise can significantly reduce the risk of early death from heart disease, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Medicine. Just half an hour of jogging or riding a bike three times a week reduced the risk of early death by 60 percent, the research found. Heart disease is the largest killer in the United States, and the number of people suffering from the condition is expected to rise as the population ages and obesity rates increase.  The study found that...

2009-10-26 23:25:26

Patients who visit their family doctors for fatigue have a wide range of diagnoses yet the prevalence of serious illness was low, according to a Dutch study (pre-embargo link only)http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj090647.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. Fatigue is a common problem seen in 5% to 10% of patients, and its non-specific nature makes it challenging for general practitioners. The study sought to describe the diagnoses associated with fatigue established...

2009-10-23 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On today's Dr. Oz Show the topic was fatigue, including its most debilitating manifestation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Dr. Oz's guest Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, best-selling author of From Fatigued to Fantastic! (Avery Penguin Group) and Pain Free 1-2-3 (McGraw-Hill), suffered from CFS when he was in medical school and had to drop out for a year to recover. The disease left him homeless and sleeping on park benches, but this defining experience...

2009-10-09 06:50:00

A new breakthrough study finds that a virus linked to prostate cancer may also be linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a disorder characterized by unexplained and debilitating exhaustion that is not alleviated by sleep. The research could pave the way to new treatments for the condition, which affects some 17 million people throughout the world, scientists said Thursday. The virus, known as XMRV, was found in the blood of 68 out of 101 chronic fatigue syndrome patients, but just 8 of...

2009-05-27 07:00:00

CLINTON, N.J., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sage Group, a privately held international health care consulting group, announced today that HemispherX Biopharma has expanded the mandate for The Sage Group to include, in addition to the strategic partnering efforts related to Ampligen (an experimental immunotherapeutic) for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome*, additional partnering efforts related to Ampligen's use to increase the effectiveness of preventative pandemic flu vaccines and the additional role...

2009-04-15 08:15:00

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Behaviour Therapy (BT) show some effect in helping the disability associated with chronic pain, according to a Cochrane Systematic Review. The researchers assessed the use of CBT and BT on chronic pain, mood, and disability."For people with chronic pain, psychological therapies can reduce depression and anxiety, disability, and in some cases pain, but guidance is still required on the best type and duration of treatment," says lead researcher Christopher...

2009-01-23 09:43:33

A Canadian/U.S. research team has reported a novel approach to stimulating recovery from chronic stress disorders. Details of the therapeutic model, which exploits the natural dynamics of the body's "fight or flight" system, are published January 23 in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology. In contrast to conventional time-invariant therapy, the researchers propose a well-directed therapeutic push delivered according to an optimal treatment schedule.The hypothalamic, pituitary,...

2009-01-06 14:06:10

Trauma during childhood could predispose the sufferer to chronic fatigue syndrome as an adult, researchers at Emory University in Atlanta found. In a report in Tuesday's Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers said they found 62 percent of adults with chronic fatigue syndrome suffered a childhood trauma such as neglect or abuse, compared with 24 percent of adults who hadn't experienced such trauma, USA Today reported. Chronic fatigue syndrome is unexplained exhaustion, aches and pains...

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