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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

NICE to begin review of its guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of CFS/ME
NICE is to begin a review of its 2010 guideline on the diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) following a recent public consultation with patient and professional groups. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue therapy 'could help teenagers', study says
But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversial Lightning Process 'helps children with chronic fatigue syndrome'
Trial unexpectedly shows combination of osteopathy, life coaching and neuro-linguistic programming helps children with CFS/ME get betterA controversial treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) called the Lightning Process can help children get better, a trial has shown, much to the surprise of the doctor who put it to the test.One in every 100 children of secondary school age hasCFS, also known as ME, and it can wreck their lives. Those affected miss a year of school on average, many of them getting to classes on just two days a week. Half are bedbound at some stage.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Society Health Medical research Science Children Source Type: news

PACE-GATE: An alternative view on a study with a poor trial protocol - Stouten B.
This article shows that the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The PACE trial: it's time to broaden perceptions and move on - Petrie KJ, Weinman J.
The continued critiques of the PACE trial highlight how differing beliefs about the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome still influence how scientific studies in this area are accepted and evaluated. Causal beliefs about chronic fatigue syndrome and a moder... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The problem of bias in behavioural intervention studies: lessons from the PACE trial - Wilshire C.
Geraghty's recent editorial on the PACE trial for chronic fatigue syndrome has stimulated a lively discussion. Here, I consider whether the published claims are justified by the data. I also discuss wider issues concerning trial procedures, researcher alle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Course of CFS/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in Adolescents Course of CFS/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in Adolescents
The authors take an epidemiological look at the prevalence and persistence of this disabling disease among adolescents.Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Pain and fatigue could be symptoms of THIS incurable neurological condition
CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH is a neurological, incurable condition which can cause symptoms including uncontrollable pain and chronic fatigue. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are doctors and patients still at war over M.E.?
Myalgic encephalomyelitis can leave those affected bedridden for years. It's linked with as many as 60 symptoms, the most common being a feeling of constant exhaustion (file pic). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is chronic fatigue syndrome real? Life-threatening condition can leave sufferers bed bound
CHRONIC fatigue syndrome - also called "yuppie flu" - affects thousands in the UK. But there's long been debate about whether the symptoms of extreme tiredness and muscle pain are all in the sufferer's mind. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Fatigue in EMS
Fatigue is a fact of life in modern society.  Fatigue in EMS is constant and, sadly, all too accepted by both employers and employees.  I taught a class recently and easily half of the soon-to-be instructors (who had to try and retain a lot of new information) survived the class on an endless stream of coffee and energy drinks. I still wonder how much of the key information was retained. This is a constant theme in all my classes. I still remember being on the other side of the table: in uniform struggling to stay awake. Leading EMS organizations are finally addressing the problems of fatigue and shift work, so c...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P (ret.) Tags: Operations Source Type: news

Persistent Neuropsychiatric Impairment in HCV Patients Persistent Neuropsychiatric Impairment in HCV Patients
Many patients with HCV infection report disabling chronic fatigue--even after viral clearance. Might HCV be implicated in a virus infection-associated chronic fatigue syndrome?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Inflammation breakthrough: Blood test could identify this life-threatening disease
INFLAMMATION is the cause of a number of conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. Researchers have discovered how to identify the potentially-fatal auto-immune condition with a blood test. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study sheds light on chronic fatigue syndrome
Researchers find a correlation between certain blood substances and the disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blood Proteins Tied to Severity of Chronic Fatigue
Inflammation drives the often debilitating condition, new research suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: New report sheds light on mysterious chronic fatigue syndrome
Although chronic fatigue syndrome affects millions of Americans, doctors still have not been able to identify its cause, but a new report is shedding light on one possible explanation for the illness. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is chronic fatigue syndrome an inflammatory disease?
A study monitoring levels of molecules involved in immune response in CFS/ME patients suggests that the condition is essentially an inflammatory disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Title: Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 1, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Blood proteins linked to severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
New research links Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to changes in 17 immune-system signaling proteins called cytokines. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular profile hints at inflammatory processes in chronic fatigue
(Reuters Health) - - People with severe symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome have a molecular signature in their blood made up of 17 immune system signaling molecules that are elevated, which may provide insight into how inflammation contributes to the mysterious condition. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Inflammation drives the often debilitating condition, new research suggestsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Edge Closer To Elusive Lab Test For 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Miriam E. Tucker Source Type: news

Scientists Edge Closer To Elusive Lab Test For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Miriam E. Tucker Source Type: news

New Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Biomarkers in the Pipeline New Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Biomarkers in the Pipeline
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have variations in 17 circulating cytokine levels, and their concentrations in the blood correlate with disease severity, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Blood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
MONDAY, July 31, 2017 -- Chronic fatigue syndrome has no cure and reliable treatments remain elusive, but new research links it to changes in 17 immune-system signaling proteins called cytokines. That suggests inflammation plays a part in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stanford researchers identify biomarkers associated with chronic fatigue syndrome severity
(Stanford University Medical Center) Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have linked chronic fatigue syndrome to variations in 17 immune-system signaling proteins, or cytokines, whose concentrations in the blood correlate with the disease's severity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers See Clues to Cause of Chronic Fatigue
Study suggests body amplifies fatigue signals, even during periods of rest (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients Out
Title: How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients OutCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 28, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients Out
Study suggests body amplifies fatigue signals, even during periods of restSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients Out
THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 -- Imagine if your muscles kept telling your brain you were exhausted, even when you were resting. That's what it's like for those who struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome, and researchers suggest in a new report that they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Long work hours tied to irregular heart rhythm
(Reuters Health) - People who typically work much more than 35 to 40 hours a week may be at heightened risk of developing atrial fibrillation, an irregular rapid heartbeat that can lead to strokes, heart failure and chronic fatigue, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news