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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...

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...

2009-01-06 08:47:52

Chronic fatigue syndrome affects as many as 2.5 percent of adults in the United States. Little is known about the cause, but new research suggests childhood trauma may play a role. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta studied 113 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and 124 healthy patients who were used as controls. Participants answered questions about past traumatic experiences, had their levels of the hormone cortisol tested and also underwent screening for...

2009-01-05 14:12:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In their latest book, You: Being Beautiful - The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty (Free Press, 2008), co-authors Mehmet Oz, MD and Michael Roizen, MD refer to ribose as one of the decade's "real nutritional heroes" that can "turbo-charge" those who need an energy boost. Ribose is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar the body uses to stimulate the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) -- an essential energy compound. Although ribose is...

2008-12-10 13:46:47

Sixteen percent of Georgia's residents have trouble staying awake during the day, U.S. heath officials said. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology points to the importance of diagnosing and treating sleep problems before they could potentially develop into long-term health issues. The study also found that in addition to problems staying awake: -- 35 percent of Georgians wake up feeling unrefreshed....

2008-12-03 14:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The four million Americans who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have new reason for hope today with the announcement of an unprecedented research program to help identify biomarkers for the illness and improve diagnosis and treatment of CFS. The announcement was made by the CFIDS Association of America, which is funding the program, called the Accelerate CFS Research Initiative. As part of this initiative, the CFIDS Association also...

2008-10-21 09:00:54

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (AMEX:HEB) today announced that its Medical Director, Dr. David Strayer, will present clinical data at the 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, D.C. on October 27, 2008. ICAAC is one of the largest medical/scientific conferences held annually in U.S. The presentation, entitled "Review of the Integrative Studies Supporting an NDA for Ampligen(r) in the...


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