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2011-03-23 07:52:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by unexplained and debilitating tiredness and is associated with headaches, disrupted sleep, muscle pain and difficulty in concentrating. New research shows that ethnicity, depression, lack of exercise or social support, and social difficulties are major risk factors for CFS. A multi-institute study funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), involving researchers across London and Manchester, looked at data from over 4000...

2011-03-21 16:24:17

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by unexplained and debilitating tiredness and is associated with headaches, disrupted sleep, muscle pain and difficulty in concentrating. New research published by BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine shows that ethnicity, depression, lack of exercise or social support, and social difficulties are major risk factors for CFS. A multi-institute study funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), involving researchers across London and...

2011-03-15 10:23:00

WALL, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers recently developed novel diagnostic tools able to distinguish between the various strains of bacteria responsible for causing Lyme disease. For more than a decade, only one strain of B. burgdorferi (Lyme bacteria) had been sequenced (mapped), and although that helped research efforts, it was not sufficient to understand the relationship between geographic variations in strains and disease characteristics. Scientists have suspected...

2011-02-24 14:12:25

Patients who suffer from Neurologic Post Treatment Lyme disease (nPTLS) and those with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome report similar symptoms. However unique proteins discovered in spinal fluid can distinguish those two groups from one another and also from people in normal health, according to new research conducted by a team led by Steven E. Schutzer, MD, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey "“ New Jersey Medical School, and Richard D. Smith, Ph.D., of Pacific...

2011-02-15 16:39:18

The relationship between sleep quality and disability mediated by pain severity and fatigue A study in the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that poor sleep quality correlated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, greater pain severity, increased fatigue, and greater functional disability in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The study suggests that addressing sleep problems via pharmacological or behavioral interventions may have a critical impact on...

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...


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