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Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment 'should be withdrawn'
A leading expert on the illness says some people are being harmed by graded exercise therapy (GET). (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missing the fizz: my long battle to understand the mysteries of ME
Is chronic fatigue syndrome physiological or psychological? The medical world remains divided – leaving millions unsure about the efficacy of the treatment they receiveThe point at which I realised just how confounding some illnesses – and the human beings that suffer them – are was when, three years into a mysterious illness, someone told me that I could beat it by eating a clove of garlic each morning.This person – not a medical professional, it is perhaps unnecessary to point out – swore by its efficacy. By this stage, I had tried all sorts of things to get better – yoga, meditation, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nick Duerden Tags: ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Health & wellbeing Society Medical research Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can endometriosis make you tired all the time?
Endometriosis is common, and symptoms include painful periods and heavy menstrual bleeding. Some researchers have linked reproductive disorders like endometriosis to chronic fatigue syndrome. In this article, we explore how to identify endometriosis fatigue, other causes of fatigue, and treatments for this symptom. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

A Revised Approach for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A Revised Approach for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a new and revised approach for managing chronic fatigue syndrome.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Low T3 Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Low T3 Syndrome
Findings suggest that people with the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome may be in a hypometabolic state.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Diabetes and IBD; Thyroid and Chronic Fatigue; Obesity and Taste
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - March 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: Does the thyroid play a role?
Chronic fatigue syndrome remains a puzzling condition with unknown causes. A recent study now asks whether or not thyroid hormones could be at its root. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Feeling tired: Do you have extreme tiredness or chronic fatigue syndrome?
CHRONIC fatigue syndrome symptoms include feeling tired all the time and generally unwell, but could you just have extreme tiredness? Signs of the condition are similar to many common illnesses, but the NHS distinguishes the difference. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Tai Chi Works So Well For Pain Relief
There are more questions than answers when it comes to fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. What doctors know is that it causes muscle pain throughout the body, fatigue, sleep problems and even psychological impairment and depression. What they don’t know is what causes it and how best to treat its generalized symptoms. In a new study published in the BMJ, researchers report encouraging results involving one way to reduce the painful effects of fibromyalgia: with tai chi, an ancient practice originating in martial arts that has since become part of traditional Chinese medicine. The mind-body practice involves both physical...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms: Do you have the illness or are you just tired?
CHRONIC fatigue syndrome symptoms include feeling tired all the time and generally unwell, but could you just have extreme tiredness? Signs of the condition are similar to many common illnesses, but the NHS distinguishes the difference. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue trial results 'not robust', new study says
A new analysis of the controversial PACE trial suggests the effects of exercise therapy have been exaggerated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could low thyroid hormones explain chronic fatigue syndrome?
New research published inFrontiers of Physiology reports that chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition with unknown causes, may be linked to low levels of thyroid hormones.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could THIS cause chronic fatigue syndrome?
The new Dutch research, conducted on 197 adults, backs up claims that CFS is a physical problem and not made up in the head of sufferers. Skeptics dismiss the extreme tiredness as merely psychological. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-dose Naltrexone Explored as Option for Chronic Pain Low-dose Naltrexone Explored as Option for Chronic Pain
A panel of clinicians who treat myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome selected low-dose naltrexone as one of their top choices of drugs with potential benefit in that population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Mast Cell Activation May Underlie'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'Mast Cell Activation May Underlie'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome '
Many patients who meet clinical criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome could be suffering from the recently described entity mast cell activation syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Much Can Be Done to Ease'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' Symptoms Much Can Be Done to Ease'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' Symptoms
In a 2-day summit, clinician experts met to share best practices and to begin developing assessment and treatment guidance for primary care providers and specialists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue
(MedPage Today) -- Is the NIH now on track? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Shocking vaccine safety warning
(Natural News) More than ever, the American population is plagued by debilitating health problems like, Lyme’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, cancer and dementia – that were virtually unheard of just a few generations ago. Why? Some say it’s genetics; some say it’s environmental pollution; while others say it’s due to the current (ever-growing) vaccine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Exercise When I ’m Sick?
If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and other common winter maladies. There’s some evidence that very intense exercise—running a marathon, say—can briefly suppress your immune function, says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. But in general, physical activity is...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Next steps in updating guidance on ME and chronic fatigue syndrome
A workshop last month marked the formal start of NICE ’s collaborative work to update its 2010 guideline on the diagnosis and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Q & A: Avindra Nath, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Leading NIH study of post-infection chronic fatigue syndrome (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bright Light Therapy May Help Fatigued Cancer Survivors Sleep Better Bright Light Therapy May Help Fatigued Cancer Survivors Sleep Better
Cancer survivors often suffer from chronic fatigue, and when they do, a new study suggests that waking up to bright white light may help them sleep better.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bright light therapy may help fatigued cancer survivors sleep better
(Reuters Health) - Cancer survivors often suffer from chronic fatigue, and when they do, a new study suggests that waking up to bright white light may help them sleep better. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news

NIH Striving to Avoid False Hope in Chronic Fatigue
(MedPage Today) -- Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, talks about his agency's priorities (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cannabis oil for chronic fatigue: A teenager says it cured his debilitating illness, has totally regained his quality of life after years of suffering
(Natural News) A British teenager beset by chronic fatigue syndrome has made a remarkable recovery with the help of cannabis oil. Fifteen-year-old Tom Bethell had not been to school in almost eight years due to the illness and the severe depression that it caused. Weak and bed-ridden, the young man stopped growing and his eye... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a PHYSICAL condition not a mental illness, says Ellen Wiles
BEFORE I fell ill life was sweet and full of promise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)
Title: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 5, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Personal Health: New Recognition for Chronic Fatigue
A major shift is underway as far as how to approach treatment of a condition once met with skepticism. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Immune System Source Type: news

Tired of explaining chronic fatigue syndrome
When Healthwatch Trafford spoke to people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), they found that over 76% felt their GP didn ’t understand their condition. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Distinct Disorders
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Veterans and Military Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Distinct Disorders: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- The diagnosis and treatment of two conditions -- chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness -- could improve thanks to the discovery of distinct brain chemistry signatures in people with these disorders, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

It's real: New evidence proves chronic fatigue syndrome is not psychological it alters brain chemistry
(Natural News) The scientific community has long dismissed chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Gulf War illness (GWI) as mental health disorders, but a study published in Scientific Reports has revealed that the conditions are not all in the mind. The diseases exhibit similar symptoms such as malaise, muscle pain, and cognitive dysfunction. Recent figures also show that between... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: Changes in brain chemistry found
A new study identifies brain chemistry changes in people with chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness, making the two conditions easier to diagnose. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome is not all in the mind
Chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness are caused by changes in brain chemistry and are not psychological disorders, according to a study from Georgetown University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain chemistry study shows chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War illness as unique disorders
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Researchers have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin -- chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI). In addition, the work supports a previous observation of two variants of GWI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People with chronic fatigue syndrome are exhausted
The new findings, made by Newcastle University researchers, back up claims that chronic fatigue syndrome is a biological problem and not made up in the head. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THIS mysterious condition affects millions more than MS - but you probably don't know it
CHRONIC fatigue syndrome affects millions of people worldwide, but barely anything is known about it. A new documentary, Unrest, aims to shine a light on a condition that has been ignored for too long. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Solving the Mystery of Chronic Fatigue
Researchers want to better understand the origins of, and possible treatments for, a badly named disorders that affects millions of Americans. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop Your Body Attacking Itself
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

5 pounds of THIS in your body?
Did you know that by the time you’re 50, you could have almost five pounds of toxins trapped inside your cells, tissue and organs? For millions of years, we had clean air and pure water. But in the past hundred years, our environment has changed faster than we can evolve with it. We weren’t designed to live in a modern world of manmade chemicals, toxins and pollutants. That’s why purging your body of pollutants is more important today than ever. Environmental toxins have become a major health threat. These toxins have linked with many of today’s chronic diseases including: • Cancer • Di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

NIH to establish centers for chronic fatigue syndrome research
The National Institutes of Health will establish a consortium of Collaborative Research Centers to study myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH announces centers for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research
Collaborative projects will advance research and knowledge about debilitating disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH awards $9.6 million grant to Columbia for chronic fatigue syndrome research center
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) The NIH has awarded a five-year $9.6 million grant to the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health to create the Center for Solutions for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, an inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional research group dedicated to understanding the biology of the disease in order to develop effective means to diagnose, treat and prevent it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH announces centers for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award four grants to establish a coordinated scientific research effort on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The total cost of the projects for fiscal year 2017 will be over $7 million, with support from multiple NIH Institutes and Centers that are part of the Trans-NIH ME/CFS Working Group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH awards $10.6 million research center grant to JAX for study of chronic fatigue
(Jackson Laboratory) As part of a major, multi-institutional, multidisciplinary assault against myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a highly debilitating and poorly understood chronic disease, Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Professor Derya Unutmaz, M.D., has received a five-year grant totaling $10,553,732 from the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue
--It is common to feel tired or run down once in a while. But these symptoms of normal exhaustion shouldn't be confused with those of chronic fatigue. Chronic fatigue is a long-term complex illness that affects about 1 million Americans. People with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue
Title: Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of Chronic FatigueCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 26, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims
Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstr...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Study investigating effectiveness of The Lightning Process ® programme to treat children with mild or moderate CFS or ME finds symptoms improve
The first trial to investigate The Lightning Process ® (LP) is published today [Thursday 21 September] in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. In this trial, the effectiveness of LP in addition to specialist medical care was compared to specialist medical care alone in children with mild or moderate chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news