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2006-04-20 15:08:36

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results from the largest study of chronic fatigue syndrome to date suggests that there are specific genes and gene activity patterns that make some people more prone to develop the disorder. During a telebriefing Thursday, Dr. William C. Reeves, head of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said: "For the first time ever, we have documented that people with CFS have certain...

2006-01-17 15:15:00

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chronic illness characterized by a complex of multiple symptoms is more common in deployed Gulf War I (1991) veterans than in nondeployed veterans, according to a report in the American Journal of Epidemiology. "Veterans with multiple complaints may have chronic multisymptom illness," Dr. Melvin S. Blanchard from St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis, told Reuters Health. "It is important to seek co-morbid conditions such as...

2005-10-31 23:28:31

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Because Lyme disease is difficult to diagnose in the absence of the characteristic "bull's eye rash," the illness can become entrenched and difficult to treat. In such cases, symptoms such as memory loss, irritability and fatigue, may predominate, according to a study presented at the sixth annual Lyme Conference in Philadelphia. "No one was studying chronic Lyme disease, yet a growing number of patients were suffering with chronic...

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2005-07-20 15:20:00

LONDON -- Help may finally be at hand for sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) thanks to a group of British researchers who have found abnormalities in the white blood cells of the afflicted. If the early results are borne out by wider research -- and initial indications are that they will be -- it could lead not only to a blood test for the condition but possibly a drug to treat it, New Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday. "We have shown that a significant part of the...

2005-06-08 18:18:19

St. Louis, June 8, 2005 - More than a decade after the first Gulf War in 1991, a detailed comparison of the health of veterans who were deployed to the Persian Gulf region and veterans who served elsewhere has found that the health of the two groups is very similar. However, the study also found that Gulf War veterans are more likely to have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome. The proportion of Gulf War veterans with these two illnesses is very small, according to lead author...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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