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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...

2008-07-09 09:00:13

Hemispherx Biopharma has reported that the FDA has accepted for review the company's new drug application for Ampligen, an experimental therapeutic, to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, originally submitted in October 2007. Hemispherx is seeking marketing approval for the first-ever treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). At present, only supportive, symptom-based care is available for CFS patients. The new drug application (NDA) for Ampligen is also said to be the first ever...

2008-07-08 09:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (AMEX:HEB) today reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Ampligen(r), an experimental therapeutic, to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), originally submitted in October 2007. Hemispherx is seeking marketing approval for the first-ever treatment for CFS. At present, only supportive, symptom-based care is available for CFS patients....

2008-06-27 06:02:13

By Hunter, Suzanne JOURNALS WATCH Too busy to catch up on the latest research? Let Dr Suzanne Hunter update you on recent papers Genetic screening for osteoporosis Lancet 2008; 371:1,505-12 Osteoporosis causes significant morbidity and mortality. It has long been recognised that there is a strong hereditary basis for osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to identify genetic loci that are associated with bone mineral density. The international team identified two genes that were...

2008-06-24 02:30:29

Brigitte Huber, PhD, of the Tufts University School of Medicine, presented evidence at a medical conference that suggested that a reactivated ancient retrovirus embedded in the human genome may be active in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Danish scientists at the same conference suggested that the activation of this retrovirus, dormant in healthy individuals, could be the reason why autoimmune conditions worsen with viral infections. Chronic Fatigue...

2008-06-24 02:29:21

A study suggests that a "smoldering" central nervous system (CNS) infection may play a role in conditions that plague millions of Americans. Kazuhiro Kondo, MD, PhD, of the Jikei University Medical School in Tokyo identified a novel human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) protein present in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients but not healthy controls that may contribute to psychological symptoms often associated with that and other disorders. "Causes of many chronic diseases are unknown and chronic...

2008-06-17 18:00:43

By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer Toni Marshall remembers the days when it was easy to leave the house and go to work, but that was 15 years ago. The Arnold resident once worked as a tax auditor, spending long hours going over invoices while staying involved in several social groups. But her activity plunged after she developed a sinus infection. Even after it cleared up, she noticed she could get 12 to 15 hours of sleep and still wake up exhausted. She was concerned and...

2008-02-27 21:00:08

By Abram Katz Patients across Connecticut and the country are demanding extreme treatments for "chronic Lyme disease," but the condition does not exist, according to a group of scientists from Yale, Harvard, the University of Connecticut and other institutions. Many of the men and women and their children are experiencing profoundly disturbing symptoms, but there is no scientific evidence any are afflicted with a chronic infection of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, said lead author...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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