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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...

2010-01-06 11:51:09

Findings suggest abuse is a risk factor for chronic headache Researchers from the American Headache Society's Women's Issues Section Research Consortium found that incidence of childhood maltreatment, especially emotional abuse and neglect, are prevalent in migraine patients. The study also found that migraineurs reporting childhood emotional or physical abuse and/or neglect had a significantly higher number of comorbid pain conditions compared with those without a history of maltreatment....

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...

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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...

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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...


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