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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...

2008-09-13 12:00:08

By Lois M. Collins Deseret News Understanding of fibromyalgia -- and even its recognition as a legitimate illness -- has come a long way in the past few years. But the most important advance is Food and Drug Administration approval of two drugs to modulate the nerve pain or central nervous pain that marks the illness. That's according to Dr. Lucinda Bateman, a Salt Lake City doctor who was treating the condition long before many of her colleagues had stopped debating whether it's real....

2008-09-12 09:00:09

By Lois M. Collins Deseret News Understanding of fibromyalgia --and even its recognition as a legitimate illness -- has come a long way in the past few years. But the most important advance is Food and Drug Administration approval of two drugs to modulate the nerve pain or central nervous pain that marks the illness. That's according to Dr. Lucinda Bateman, a Salt Lake City doctor who was treating the condition long before many of her colleagues had stopped debating whether it's real....

2008-08-12 00:00:11

By Roger Dobson Doctors call them heart-sink cases: the one in four patients whose symptoms have no known cause. So are they really ill? Roger Dobson investigates Most patients expect a quick diagnosis and cure from their doctor. But what if nothing can be found? What if there is no medical explanation for the symptoms, let alone a cure? More than one in four patients visiting their GP have unexplained pain or symptoms, according to a new report. Other research suggests that up to 50 per...

2008-07-26 18:00:17

By Shawn Burnette, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 26--Judy McClary, leader and founder of the Tidewater Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness Support Group in Chesapeake, holds monthly meetings at her house for those suffering from chronic pain or chronic illnesses. It is a place where people can come together and give each other support and encouragement. McClary, a registered nurse and certified legal nurse consultant, works with and has chronic fatigue syndrome. She's trying to raise...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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