Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Fatigue
The diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome overlap significantly. This Practice Pearl addresses their differential diagnosis and briefly summarizes fibromyalgia management.Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-COVID Cases Rise as Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Taunts Long-COVID Cases Rise as Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Taunts
An estimated 5 million people could be headed toward a long-COVID diagnosis and their care is unclear. Investigators studying viral infection and chronic fatigue have ideas for rehabilitation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Personal Crusade
Meet Stanford University’s Ronald W. Davis, who pivoted his research to study myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome after doctors diagnosed his son with the disorder. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Videos Source Type: news

A Geneticist's Quest to Understand His Son's Mysterious Disease
Ronald Davis of Stanford University changed his focus to research on ME/CFS, the disease formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, in a bid to help his son and others like him. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Reading Frames Source Type: news

Pandemic blues: Rise in cases of anxiety and depression
The perceived fear of a second wave, chronic fatigue, not getting time off from work, minimal social interactions and even worries around the vaccine are driving a spike in cases of anxiety and depression by 55-100% in recent weeks, said mental healthcare professionals ET spoke to. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Long Covid' guidance urges referral to UK clinics after four weeks
Nice issues first guidelines but ME campaigners say they lack symptom management adviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients with ongoing Covid symptoms should be referred to specialist clinics as early as four weeks after they develop the illness, according to the first official guidelines on the management of “long Covid”.However, ME campaigners are disappointed that the guidelines fail to recognise apotential overlap between ongoing Covid symptoms and post-viral fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome), and that they provide no speci...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome UK news Society Science Source Type: news

Blood MicroRNA Patterns Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A finding of distinct patterns of gene-regulating RNA snippets in the blood of ME/CFS patients in response to a stress test could pave the way for a diagnostic tool for the condition and help... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 30, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

NICE draft guidance on the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS
NICE has published its draft updated guideline on the diagnosis and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy)/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China. That Might Not Be a Good Thing
Li Shurui didn’t hesitate. Faced with putting his life on hold indefinitely or the risk of catching COVID-19 by returning to university in the U.K., the 22-year-old business student decided to roll up his sleeve and receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Two injections of CoronaVac made by SinoVac (otherwise known as Beijing Kexing Bioproducts) cost 2,000 rmb ($300) at the private Taihe Hospital in the Chinese capital. The treatment still hasn’t passed final (Stage 3) clinical trials but is already being offered to the public on a first come, first served basis. Anyone can turn up, pay their money and get...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell/ Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 feature overnight Source Type: news

Have We Been Thinking About Long-Haul Coronavirus All Wrong?
A few years ago, Jaime Seltzer was helping coordinate research projects, grant applications and funding for a Stanford research group studying a condition called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Up to 2.5 million Americans, including Seltzer, have ME/CFS, and yet it felt like almost no one paid attention to her group’s research. “What is it going to take for researchers to take ME seriously?” she and her colleagues often wondered aloud. The morbid answer, they hypothesized, was a pandemic. Since ME/CFS often follows viral infections, they feared it would take something as destr...
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

NIH study details self-reported experiences with post-exertional malaise in ME/CFS
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) One of the major symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is post-exertional malaise (PEM), the worsening of symptoms after physical or mental activities. Using their own words and experiences, people with ME/CFS described how debilitating PEM can be in a study in Frontiers in Neurology. This is the first publication to come out of the National Institutes of Health's intramural post-infectious ME/CFS study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastructu...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Research Examines Links Between'Long COVID' and ME/CFS Research Examines Links Between'Long COVID' and ME/CFS
Myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome investigators are now including people with long-term post-COVID-19 symptoms in their studies, aiming to elucidate'post-viral'pathophysiology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

We must do a comprehensive study on Covid-19 'long-haulers.' A lot is at stake | Oved Amitay and Anthony L Komaroff
Covid patients are reporting persistent, long-term symptoms of chronic fatigue. Let ’s get to the bottom of this“Long-haulers” is no longer just a job description for truckers.This term now refers to the growing number of people who contracted Covid-19 and have continued to have symptoms for more than 100 days – even though tests reveal no virus left in the body. Covid-19 “long-haulers” continue to struggle with debilitating symptoms, often alone, in the shadows of this devastating disease. Having escaped the worst, they nevertheless continue to struggle. It feels like a betrayal.Continu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oved Amitay and Anthony L Komaroff Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

fMRI distinguishes Gulf War illness from chronic fatigue
Functional MRI (fMRI) shows that Gulf War illness and chronic fatigue syndrome...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI illuminates COVID-19 patients' brain function fMRI helps track schizophrenia treatment fMRI-based machine learning helps predict coma outcomes fMRI adds evidence of alcohol's adverse brain effects fMRI finds reason for impulsive binge drinking (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: Chronic Fatigue, Preventing Next 5M Cases COVID-19 Update: Chronic Fatigue, Preventing Next 5M Cases
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The mediation role of work-life balance stress and chronic fatigue in the relationship between workaholism and depression among Chinese male workers in Hong Kong - Yang X, Qiu D, Lau MCM, Lau JTF.
This study aims to investigate the potential mediation effects of work-life balance stress and chronic fatigue and depression amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What patients need right now
  Lockdown is a “prison like” experience, for Londoner Annabelle Ume, who suffers from myalgic encephalomyelitis. “It’s very similar to being trapped in a bunker with no access outside,” says Ume.   Many other fellow sufferers are enduring pandemic enforced isolation without much hope. “They are staying in limbo until help is available and adapting to the worsening of their health conditions,” says Ume. “You just try to make mental peace with it because the physical can’t be addressed at this time.” COPD sufferer John Linnell from Wisconsin i...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

The largest genetic study into myalgic encephalomyelitis in the UK
A new study has been funded to analyse samples from 20,000 people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, or ME/CFS), to search for genetic differences that may indicate underlying causes or increase the risk of developing the condition. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 23, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

UK to launch world's largest genetic study into chronic fatigue syndrome
Research aims to shine a light on condition that is believed to affect 250,000 people in UKThe world ’s largest genetic study into chronic fatigue syndrome is to be launched in the UK after receiving £3.2m of funding from the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research.The research aims to shine a light on the debilitating long-term condition, about which little is known, by collecting DNA samples from 20,000 people who have CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Medical research Health Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Risk factors for suicide in chronic fatigue syndrome - Johnson ML, Cotler J, Terman JM, Jason LA.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) includes symptoms such as post-exertional malaise, unrefreshing sleep, and cognitive impairments. Several studies suggest these patients have an increased risk of suicidal ideation and early morta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

NIDCR's Summer 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastruc...
Source: NIDCR Science News - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sleep problems in adolescents with CFS: a case-control study nested within a prospective clinical cohort - Loades ME, Rimes KA, Chalder T.
Sleep problems have a negative impact on a range of outcomes and are very common in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We aimed to (a) establish whether adolescents with CFS have more self-reported sleep problems than illness controls as well... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

fMRI adds evidence of alcohol's adverse brain effects
The simple tapping of one's fingers, while functional MRI (fMRI) monitors brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI finds reason for impulsive binge drinking fMRI finds opioids may alter brain function in babies fMRI differentiates Gulf War illness from chronic fatigue Brain MRI may predict alcohol abuse in teens PET, fMRI shed light on alcohol's effects on brain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

For ME/CFS patients, viral immunities come at a devastating, lifelong cost
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and three German universities describe an underlying biological basis for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, illustrating how efforts by the body to boost immune system protections can come at physiological cost elsewhere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most Youth With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Undiagnosed
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) remains largely undiagnosed in youth, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in the Child& Youth Care Forum. Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D., from DePaul... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Appointment of lead to independent advisory group
In October 2019,Cochrane announced its commitment to a full update the Cochrane ReviewExercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome. The statement noted plans for: “a comprehensive review of the protocol, which will be developed in consultation with an independent advisory group that we intend to convene. This group will involve partners from patient-advocacy groups from different parts of the world who will help us to embed a patient-focused, contemporary p erspective on the review question, methods and findings.”Cochrane is now pleased to announce that Hilda Bastian has been appointed to lead the independent ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Associations of occupational stress, workplace violence and organizational support on chronic fatigue symptoms among nurses - Li M, Shu Q, Huang H, Bo W, Wang L, Wu H.
AIMS: Chronic fatigue syndrome is an agnogenic disease worldwide. Nurses are at a high risk of chronic fatigue syndrome. However, no research has been done to examine the associations of workplace violence, organizational support and occupational stress wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Study finds many youth living with undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome
(DePaul University) Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have not been diagnosed, according to a new prevalence study from researchers at DePaul University and Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, published by the journal Child& Youth Care Forum. Leonard A. Jason, a professor of psychology at DePaul University, led the seven-year study to screen more than 10,000 children and teenagers in the Chicago area. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome
A U.S. study is pushing the limits of patients with a mysterious disease in hopes of learning what's stealing all their energy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Immune cell metabolism altered in ME/CFS
Scientists found that some immune cells in people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) show disruptions in the way they produce and use energy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune cell metabolism altered in ME/CFS
Scientists found that some immune cells in people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) show disruptions in the way they produce and use energy. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - January 6, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

MRI sheds light on adolescent brain pathways
Why does your teenager drive you crazy? A new study used MRI tools such as...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection MRI illuminates causes of depression fMRI shows how brains rebound from hemispherectomy fMRI differentiates Gulf War illness from chronic fatigue fMRI maps show dementia spreading through brain networks (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Got memory loss, brain fog and chronic fatigue? Here are the top 5 causes
(Natural News) It’s really hard to eat healthy when you read the wrong news or can’t even remember good advice when you hear it. Some people get really motivated when they see a Youtuber who’s in great shape and has simple tips, but try to put those strategies into action while your cleansing organs are being ‘vandalized’... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk for developing functional syndromes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- There is an association between a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the development of functional syndromes, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), in women, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2019 Research Highlights — Human Health Advances
NIH accomplishments in disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment include treatments for the Ebola virus, gene therapy that reverses a rare immune disorder, and a blood test to detect myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds differences in energy use by immune cells in ME/CFS
NIH-funded research suggests changes in the immune system in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 12, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study finds differences in energy use by immune cells in ME/CFS
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) New findings published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggest that specific immune T cells from people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) show disruptions in the way they produce energy. The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 12, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and the risk of developing fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome - Chandan JS, Thomas T, Raza K, Bradbury-Jones C, Taylor J, Bandyopadhyay S, Nirantharakumar K.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health issue with a variety of ill health consequences associated with exposure. Due to the stimulation of chronic stress and inflammatory pathways, childhood abuse has been associated with the subsequent ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Thyroid issues? Try this fiber-rich carrot, ginger and pear soup to boost your gut health
(Natural News) The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located low on the front of your neck. This gland is mainly responsible for the body’s metabolism. If it is not working properly, people can experience symptoms that range from chronic fatigue to constipation and depression. Today, nearly 25 million Americans suffer from a thyroid problem.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How demands and resources impact chronic fatigue in the maritime industry. The mediating effect of acute fatigue, sleep quality and recovery - Andrei DM, Griffin MA, Grech M, Neal A.
The aim of the present study was to examine how different work demands and resources characteristic to the maritime industry are related to chronic fatigue in seafarers. Moreover, we investigated the role of different fatigue related processes, such as acu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

fMRI differentiates Gulf War illness from chronic fatigue
Functional MRI (fMRI) has helped uncover significant differences in brain activity...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows concussion effects last longer than thought fMRI maps show dementia spreading through brain networks MRI finds abnormal brain structures in chronic fatigue syndrome fMRI opens door to chronic fatigue syndrome fMRI finds 2 forms of Gulf War illness (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

After long-awaited recognition, research begins in earnest around chronic fatigue
A network of Canadian scientists is trying to make up for lost time in their search for a standard diagnostic test and treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. About 580,000 Canadians live with the disease, yet there has been little research into CFS/ME until recently. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

After long-awaited recognition, serious research begins on chronic fatigue syndrome
A network of Canadian scientists is trying to make up for lost time in their search for a standard diagnostic test and treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. About 580,000 Canadians live with the disease, yet there has been little research into ME/CFS until recently. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Long-term Lyme disease 'actually chronic fatigue syndrome'
Most people who think they have chronic Lyme disease are more likely to have chronic fatigue syndrome, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Publication of Cochrane Review: ‘Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome’
Today, Cochrane publishes an amended version of the Review,' Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome. ’ In the last nine months, this Cochrane Review has been modified by the review ’s authors and evaluated by independent peer reviewers and editors. It now places more emphasis on the limited applicability of the evidence to definitions of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) used in the included studies, the long-term effects of exercise on symptoms of fatigue, and acknowledges the limitations of the evidence about harms that may occur.Cochrane ’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr Karla Soa...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Comprehensive guidance on tinnitus treatment hampered by lack of evidence
Further research, particularly on neuromodulation therapies, needed says NICE Related items fromOnMedica NHS must hold CCGs accountable for poor diabetes care Include nurse-led CBT in routine COPD clinical care pathways Trial launched to test online treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome Follow clinical guidance to measure BP in both arms NICE guidance delays hinder good diabetes care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news