Blood test may detect myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
Researchers developed a blood test that, in a pilot study, accurately identified people with 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) - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Work-rest pattern, alertness and performance assessment among naval personnel deployed at sea: a cross sectional study - Jaipurkar R, Mahapatra SS, Bobdey S, Banerji C.
BACKGROUND: The combat naval vessels require continuous operational preparedness for guarding the vast coastline. Sailors onboard these ships are at risk for sleep deprivation. Sailors may be vulnerable to chronic fatigue; and decreased performance, vigila... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The Scoop on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
More than 1 million Americans have myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Learn about the symptoms of this serious disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Title: Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The test tracks changes in the electrical pattern of a person's cells, and it accurately flagged all CFS patients in a small group of 40 people, researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight
Using cutting-edge nanotechnology, scientists have designed a test that accurately identified chronic fatigue syndrome in 40 people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 -- Chronic fatigue syndrome is such a mysterious illness that it took years to be recognized as a legitimate ailment, and doctors still struggle to accurately diagnose it. Now, an experimental blood test has successfully... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A chronic fatigue syndrome blood test can finally prove the condition exists, study says
A blood test developed at Stanford University by a scientist whose son suffers chronic fatigue syndrome accurately separates out those who do and do not have the often dismissed disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say they're closer to possible blood test for chronic fatigue
Scientists in the United States say they have taken a step toward developing a possible diagnostic test for chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition characterized by exhaustion and other debilitating symptoms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Biomarker May Be a Diagnostic Test for ME/CFS Biomarker May Be a Diagnostic Test for ME/CFS
The investigational test, based on differential responses to hyperosmotic stress, may serve as a low-cost diagnostic for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Stressed Blood Cells Could Be a Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue
In a small study, researchers devise a test that could distinguish healthy people from those with the syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 29, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

' Milestone' Meeting Highlights NIH Efforts to Combat ME/CFS'Milestone' Meeting Highlights NIH Efforts to Combat ME/CFS
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome has become the focus of serious attention by the NIH, and funded research is showing results, but the funding level still does not match the need.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis
Scale identifies college students at increased risk for corticosteroid Rx, chronic fatigue syndrome (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- A new scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis can identify patients at risk for more serious cases, including those who might develop chronic fatigue syndrome following infectious mononucleosis, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Between a rock and a hard place: I need exercise to fight my depression, but my disability thwarts my workouts.
How I constantly deal with myalgic encephalomyelitis, my dark moods and physical fitness. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Litsa Dremousis Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): are rates higher than in controls and do depressive symptoms affect outcome? - Loades ME, Rimes KA, Ali S, Chalder T.
INTRODUCTION:: Previous research has indicated that co-morbid depression is common in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). OBJECTIVES:: We sought to compare the characteristics of depressive symptoms in adolescents with CFS to those of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

No Benefit Seen With Rituximab for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- In patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), B-cell depletion using several infusions of rituximab over 12 months is not associated with clinical improvement, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Does Not Improve With Rituximab Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Does Not Improve With Rituximab
Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) do not improve following B-lymphocyte depletion with rituximab, according to results from the RituxME randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Does Bad 'Mono' Predict Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
People with the most severe mononucleosis infections were more than three times as likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe'Mono' Infection May Raise Risk for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 -- As if having the exhausting " kissing disease " -- also known as mononucleosis, or " mono " -- isn't bad enough, about 1 in 10 people with this infection will develop chronic fatigue syndrome in six months, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rituximab Fails to Improve Symptoms in ME/CFS Rituximab Fails to Improve Symptoms in ME/CFS
New findings in treating myalgic encephalomyselitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) contradict previous observations and preliminary trial results; illness heterogeneity was cited as a research challenge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Are Breast Implants Safe Enough? FDA Review Happening This Week
(CNN) — Many women have breast implants with no serious complications, but there have been cases where women suffer pain and fatigue, among other health problems. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration plans to hold a meeting to take a closer look at such cases and put breast implant safety under a microscope. The FDA will convene a meeting of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel on Monday and Tuesday to discuss and make recommendations relating to the risks and benefits of breast implants. The meeting, which will be open to the public, comes just days after the F...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 3/23/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 3/23/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Christopher Aakre, an internal medicine specialist in Mayo Clinic's Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic, discusses diagnosing and managing fibromyalgia. Also on the podcast, Dr. Andrew Bentall, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, explains what can be done to help?sensitized transplant patients?who can be difficult to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FDA Busts J & amp;J and Sientra Over Breast Implant Compliance
FDA busted two manufacturers of silicone gel-filled breast implants this week for failure to comply with post-approval study requirements. The agency sent warning letters to Irvine, CA-based Mentor Worldwide, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, and to Santa Barbara, CA-based Sientra for deficiencies in each company's post-approval study for silicone breast implant approvals. Breast implants have been a source of contention between patient advocacy groups, industry, and FDA for decades. Implants were banned from the U.S. market from 1992 to 2006, and the devices have been the cause of an ove...
Source: MDDI - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Assessment tool predicts chronic fatigue syndrome 6 months after mono
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) To assess risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome after mononucleosis, researchers developed and validated a scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis. In a study with 126 college students, they found that participants with a higher mononucleosis severity score had over three times the risk of meeting two or more sets of diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome after six months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Total Thyroid Removal Boosts QOL in Hashimoto's Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- General health, fatigue, and chronic fatigue scores ameliorated with surgery (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Threats, cyber-bullying now targeting scientists who study Chronic Fatigue Syndrome... when will free speech about science be allowed to exist again?
(Natural News) It’s an inexplicable health condition with no known cure that affects as many as 2.5 million people in the United States and 17 million people globally, and that costs the American economy as much as $24 billion every year in medical bills and lost incomes. But good luck actually trying to come up... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top chronic fatigue researcher QUITS because online trolls are 'too hostile'
Dr Andrew Sharpe of Oxford University published one of the largest studies to-date on chronic fatigue syndrome, but activists trolled him so much online that he is quitting the field of study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: It's Real, and We Can Do Better Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: It's Real, and We Can Do Better
ME/CSF is a serious biologic illness with no specific treatment. But there are ways to improve quality of life for these patients.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Feeling burnout? Here are the symptoms and what you can do about it
Signs of burnout can include insomnia, chronic fatigue, anxiety and more. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

British soldier sues Army over Q fever chronic fatigue
Wayne Bass claims his life has been ruined after catching the disease in Afghanistan. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Patients May Not Receive Proper ED Care
FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 -- Many patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) do not receive proper care in the emergency department, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in Open Access Emergency Medicine. Christian R. Timbol, M.D., and James... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Get Short Shrift in ERs
Title: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Get Short Shrift in ERsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Get Short Shrift in ERs
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- Many chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients say they aren't taken seriously when they arrive in hospital emergency rooms, a new study finds. It included 282 people with diagnosed CFS who completed an online... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast implants can cause cancer chronic fatigue arthritis and other side effects
Daisy Jones, a 29-year-old life coach from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex thinks the breast implants she had fitted at 19 have ruptured. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: New evidence of immune role
A new study uses an intriguing model to investigate chronic fatigue syndrome. The study gives fresh insight into the role of the immune system. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

An introduction to chronic fatigue syndrome: What it is, how to prevent it, and natural ways to treat it
(Natural News) If you are always tired, even after taking a good long rest, you could be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. A Life Force Homeopathy article offered some tips on how to avoid it, as well as natural ways of treating it. This isn’t any ordinary fatigue. It is a kind of tiredness that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Title: Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 18, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Researchers say they've pinpointed a possible culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), reporting that an overactive immune system might send the entire body into an overwhelming state of exhaustion. " For the first time,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be due to an overactive immune system, study finds
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a condition which causes extreme tiredness, could be triggered by an overactive immune system, a study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome 'could be triggered by overactive immune system'
Research suggests body ’s response to infection may be responsible for onset of CFSAn overactive immune response appears to be a trigger for persistent fatigue, say researchers in a study that could shed light on the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome.Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating long-term condition in which individuals experience exhaustion that is not helped by rest, as well as pain, mental fogginess and trouble with memory and sleep. It is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Health Science Health policy Medicine Source Type: news

Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms'
Researchers say the study is a "light in the fog" in the search for the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue: Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms'
Researchers say the study is a "light in the fog" in the search for the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response
Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found clues in the way some people's immune systems respond more actively to a health attack. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Increased risk of chronic fatigue syndrome following burn injuries - Tsai SY, Lin CL, Shih SC, Hsu CW, Leong KH, Kuo CF, Lio CF, Chen YT, Hung YJ, Shi L.
BACKGROUND: The overlapping symptoms and pathophysiological similarities between burn injury and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are noteworthy. Thus, this study explores the possible association between burn injury and the subsequent risk of CFS. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The benefits of acupressure on gallbladder health
(Natural News) Underneath your liver is a small pouch called the gallbladder. It’s an organ that stores the bile produced by the liver. The gallbladder plays an important role in flushing out toxic byproducts from the muscular system. Without it, our muscular strength and vitality would wane and we would be left with chronic fatigue... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Evidence Supports Disability Plan's Limitation Of Benefits, Judge Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A disability insurer's conclusion that a claimant suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome, which limited long-term disability benefits to 24 months, and not from symptoms of Lyme disease was not unreasonable based on the medical evidence in the administrative record, a District of Columbia federal judge said Nov. 7 (Wesley Loucka v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., No. 17-1375, D. D.C., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190935). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

What role should the public play in science? - Science Weekly podcast
How far is too far when it comes to the public directing research? There are concerns than a science journal may revise a paper amid pressure from activists. It raises the issue of what role the public should play and whether science should have boundaries to protect its integrity.Ian Sample presents.Chronic fatigue syndrome is a severe, long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms, the most common of which is extreme mental and physical fatigue. Scientists haven ’t been able to find the cause and current interventions focus on helping sufferers cope with the syndrome. These interventions are cognitive behavioural...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Medicine Source Type: news

FDA committed to studying breast implant safety
By Dr. Binita Ashar, director of the division of surgical devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health Choosing to obtain a breast implant, whether for augmentation or reconstruction, is a deeply personal choice, from the initial decision to undergo breast implant surgery to the size, material and surface texture. These types of decisions should be discussed between a patient and their provider in a transparent and balanced way with clear information about the benefits and risks of the breast implants and the procedure. As a public health agency, we play an important role in ensuring that patients ...
Source: Mass Device - October 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news