Latest Chronic fatigue syndrome Stories
On Thursday, the journal Science retracted a 2009 report linking a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome. The 2009 study found that the retrovirus XMRV was frequently present in the blood of chronic fatigue sufferers.
Children who suffer from persistent or recurring chronic pain may miss school, withdraw from social activities, and are at risk of developing internalizing symptoms such as anxiety, in response to their pain. In the first comprehensive review of chronic pain in children and adolescents in 20 years, a group of researchers found that more children now are suffering from chronic pain and that girls suffer more frequently from chronic pain than boys.
Using behavioral therapy to teach children and adolescents how to cope with juvenile fibromyalgia could make it easier to cope with the disorder.
Patients who received a short course of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) over the telephone from trained therapists reported that they felt "better" or "very much better" at the end of a six-month treatment period, and also three months after it ended.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be alleviated by the anti-cancer drug Rituximab, suggesting that the source of the disease could lie in the immune system.
Scientists who linked a mouse virus to chronic fatigue syndrome may have had some false information during their original 2009 study.
In Spain, 5-year survival following breast cancer diagnosis is more than 83%. Around 66% suffer fatigue following treatment.
A new commentary published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) argues that patients should be diligent and demand proof of safety and benefit before beginning any treatment regimen for chronic pain, as some treatments have very little scientific evidence that they actually alleviate the conditions for which they are prescribed.
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