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Latest Chronic fatigue syndrome Stories

2011-02-14 09:09:00

LONDON, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the ME Association's survey of people with ME/CFS, the Lightning Process (LP) has emerged as the best of 25 commonly used approaches for helping people feel 'greatly improved'. The "Managing my ME" survey - the largest ever survey of patient and carer evidence on issues relating to management of ME/CFS issues - surveyed 4217 people with, or caring for those with ME/CFS. It found that 25.7 per cent of Lightning Process respondents had...

2010-12-29 07:15:00

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- If it seems like it's harder to roll out of bed every morning when the temperature drops and sunrise comes later, you're not imagining things - and you're not alone. Whether chronic fatigue, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or an old-fashioned case of the seasonal blues, many people experience fatigue when seasons change and the weather cools. The six out of 100 Americans who suffer from SAD and the 50 percent of adults that report feeling...

2010-12-14 01:09:14

African American patients and those with lower socioeconomic status have more advanced disease and greater disability when they seek treatment from Parkinson's disease specialists, according to a study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The researchers found that race, education and income were each significant and independent factors in determining a patient's level of disability. The disparities in health care are associated with greater disease severity and earlier loss of...

2010-12-05 23:01:00

--Possible New HIV-like Retrovirus in Blood Supply-- CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients published a half-page ad in The Washington Post today. The ad brings attention to new, HIV-like retroviruses, including XMRV, which have been linked to CFS and aggressive prostate cancer, and have been detected in healthy blood donors. The ad was created through the ME/CFS Worldwide Patient Alliance (MCWPA), a...

2010-10-12 18:45:03

Evidence Supports Possible Links with Cancer but not Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Xenotropic murine leukemia virus"“related virus (XMRV) has been the subject of many studies since its discovery in 2006, but conflicting reports have created an unclear picture of XMRV's role in human disease. In three recent studies published in the November 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online, the evidence supports a possible link between XMRV and prostate cancer but not...

2010-08-23 13:30:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have found murine leukemia viruses (MLV) related gene sequences in blood samples collected from patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and some healthy blood donors, according to a study published online today by the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO...

2010-08-20 16:55:00

NEEDHAM, Mass., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National CFIDS Foundation Inc., of Needham Mass, has announced its formal disease model for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) also known as Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) as well as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). According to the NCF, a subgroup of patients with CFS fit a unique disease profile based on a model for a radioactive toxin. Since starting its formal research grant program, the NCF has provided one...

2010-05-27 17:54:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibromyalgia affects as many as one in 50 Americans, 90 percent of whom are women. Yet, despite its nearly epidemic status, patients still often rely on pharmaceutical options solely for treatment. That's why Bioenergy Life Science, Inc. (www.bioenergy.com) has introduced Corvalen M®, a natural treatment option for fibromyalgia symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome mainly associated with widespread muscular pains and fatigue. The...

2010-05-24 13:42:49

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is proposing a new set of diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia that includes common symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive problems, as well as pain. The new criteria are published in the May issue of the ACR journal Arthritis Care & Research. "These new criteria recognize that fibromyalgia is more than just body pain," said Robert S. Katz, one of the authors of the new criteria and a rheumatologist at Rush University Medical...

2010-05-19 14:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Overlapping Conditions Alliance today launched the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women, an advocacy campaign fighting to end discrimination and improve care for women suffering from chronic pain. The Campaign aims to improve the quality of women's lives by raising awareness about chronic pain conditions that disproportionately impact women, as well as the neglect, dismissal and discrimination faced by women living with chronic pain under the...