Morning Report: Testosterone, Chronic Fatigue, Weight Watchers Morning Report: Testosterone, Chronic Fatigue, Weight Watchers
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news, including efficacy of testosterone therapy, chronic fatigue syndrome update, and Weight Watchers in type 2 diabetes.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Immune-Modulating Agents Eyed for'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'Immune-Modulating Agents Eyed for'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome '
Two Norwegian oncologists are investigating the use of rituximab and other immune-modulating agents to treat the controversial condition, while also delving into its energy-depleting cause.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

[In Depth] For chronic fatigue syndrome, a ‘shifting tide’ at NIH
It has been almost 30 years since researchers led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coined the term chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to describe a mysterious malady characterized by profound fatigue that worsens with exertion and is not relieved by sleep. Sufferers, who prefer to call the illness myalgic encephalomyelitis, also cope with a basket of other persistent and disabling symptoms, from muscle pain to memory problems. For years, patients and scientists alike have complained of being ignored by the nation's major medical research funder: In 2016, the $32.3 billion National Institutes of Health (NI...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 11, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Meredith Wadman Tags: Biomedicine Source Type: news

Biomarker Research Advances in'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'Biomarker Research Advances in'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome '
An accumulating body of data demonstrates numerous physical findings in patients with the controversial illness that differ from healthy peers, researchers reported here at the IACFSME meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Postexertion'Crash,' not Fatigue per se, Marks Syndrome Postexertion'Crash,' not Fatigue per se, Marks Syndrome
New research demonstrates numerous biological abnormalities accompanying and after even minimal exertion among patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea and associated attrition, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2004-May 2016 - Rogers AE, Stahlman S, Hunt DJ, Oh GT, Clark LL.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a growing health concern in both civilian and military populations. Individuals who suffer from OSA have increased rates of cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, motor vehicle accidents, cognitive impairment, and post-tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

New Trial Will Test Therapy for CFS in Children New Trial Will Test Therapy for CFS in Children
Recruitment has begun for a trial to test whether an internet-based therapy could be successfully used on the NHS for treating children with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Young people to get ME treatment in trial after success in Netherlands
Hundreds with chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalopathy, to try online psychological therapyHundreds of children and young people are to get treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome for the first time, to see whether methods that have proved highly successful in the Netherlands can be adopted by the NHS.Up to 2% of young people are affected by CFS, also known as myalgic encephalopathy (ME). But few get any treatment, and attempts to help have sometimes stoked the row over the causes of the condition. Activists on social media frequently denounce doctors who suggest that psychological issues play any part...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Society Young people Children UK news Health NHS Medical research Science Psychology Mental health Source Type: news

Testing online treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)
(Source: HTA - NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies)
Source: HTA - NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies - November 1, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Landmark chronic fatigue trial could treat two-thirds
A therapy that treats two-thirds of children with chronic fatigue syndrome is being trialled for use on the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testing online treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)
Over 700 children and young people are to take part in the largest clinical trial ever undertaken in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), which affects up to two per cent of young people, most of whom do not have access to treatment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Trial launched to test online treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome
Study to test if therapy works and is cost-effective for the NHS Related items fromOnMedica ME causes many school absences 'No evidence' of HPV vaccine link to chronic fatigue syndrome Features of chronic fatigue syndrome (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 1, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improve Kidney Function With IV Laser Treatment
If you're one of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), your doctor has probably told you there isn't much they can do for you. Mainstream medicine doesn't have a cure for CKD. What they do have is a lot of drugs to treat the symptoms of it. And most of the drugs will leave you worse off than before you started taking them… Like ESAs, which are prescribed to treat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease. These dangerous drugs can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots and seizures. And if your kidneys fail, your only options are dialysis or a kidney transplant...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 31, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Toni Braxton’s Hospital Scare Is A Window Into Life With Chronic Disease
Toni Braxton has been released and is resting at home after being hospitalized in Atlanta because of lupus complications. “She was not in serious condition, though lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” Braxton’s rep told HuffPost Entertainment.  Thanks everyone for your concern, Toni is home safe & sound! She is currently home resting and getting ready for #TheHitsTour ❤️— towanda braxton (@towandabraxton) October 3, 2016 The singer was also hospitalized for lupus complications in 2012 and publicly revealed her diagnosis in 2010.  “Som...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If my team ’s research on ME is rejected, the patients will suffer | Peter White
Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome have been neglected too long. But our Pace trials show the right talking and exercise therapies can make a real differenceChronic fatigue syndrome – sometimes called ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) – is a sad tale for everyone involved. It is a debilitating illness that affects about 250,000 children and adults in the UK alone, wrecking lives as people are unable to hold down a job and are sometimesleft bed-bound for years on end.Related:Chronic fatigue syndrome patients ’ fear of exercise can hinder treatment - studyContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 30, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Peter White Tags: ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Society Health Science UK news Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: GPs discuss worrying condition which causes SEVERE exhaustion
A WORRIED mother has sought a second opinion from GPs after her daughter, who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, started fainting. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MillionsMissing: A Hidden Epidemic and a Day of Action
(Photo credit: Mary F. Calvert) A hidden epidemic has swept the globe -- and your neighborhood is not immune. In its wake are millions of lives ruined. Its silent victims are all ages, from all backgrounds and in every state across America: Up to 99,000 in Illinois, 152,000 in New York and 211,000 in Texas. There is no prevention, no treatment and no cure for this barely acknowledged disease that gets barely any government funding. In total, there are 1 million to 2.5 million in the US, 17 million worldwide, whose lives have been devastated due to the most serious neuroimmune disease you never knew existed: Myalgic Ence...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ME sufferers highlight lack of support and funding
ME affects more people in the UK than MS does – three-quarters can’t work because of it Related items fromOnMedica Chronic fatigue and IBS linked to gut parasite Online treatment for fatigue syndrome huge success 'No evidence' of HPV vaccine link to chronic fatigue syndrome Features of chronic fatigue syndrome (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 27, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Invisible Health Problems Exist?
This morning, I awoke to find that I had been copied on dozens of Twitter message exchanges among several people who were discussing the pathology of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, among human beings and mice. My first thought was "Seriously?! It's too early for this!" My second thought was "well, David, your Twitter sure has evolved from your pre-Lyme days when you used it mostly to promote vapid celebrity interviews." As I began my morning caffeine ritual and read through each of the messages, I gained a new appreciation for some of the real complexities of "in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newest superbug found in a Connecticut toddler
This summer, a Pennsylvania woman was found to carry a superbug that is resistant to the antibiotic of last resort, causing alarm about the potential of dangerous drug resistance spreading across the United States. Ever since, health researchers have been looking for where else such germs might be lurking. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]Related:Chronic fatigue syndrome may be a human version of ‘hibernation’Zika outbreaks most likely to hit eight countries in Asia, AfricaZika virus is spreading and remains global emergency, according to the WHO (Source: Washin...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suffering chronic fatigue and severely itchy skin? It could be THIS disease
IT IS one of the most common immune system disorders that causes liver disease and primarily affects women over the age of 40. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be a human version of ‘ hibernation ’
One of the most spectacular feats of such creatures as bats, bees and snakes is hibernation. For months at a time, these animals essentially go into power-save mode. Their temperature drops, metabolism slows down and oxygen consumption is limited to minimal levels. This basic adaptation helps them survive the harshest of environmental conditions. A new study raises the extraordinary possibility that humans may […]Related:Zika outbreaks most likely to hit eight countries in Asia, AfricaZika virus is spreading and remains global emergency, according to the WHOFlorida finds first...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristic chemical signature for chronic fatigue syndrome identified
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious and maddening condition, with no cure or known cause. But researchers, using a variety of techniques to identify and assess targeted metabolites in blood plasma, have identified a characteristic chemical signature for the debilitating ailment and an unexpected underlying biology: It is similar to the state of dauer, and other hypometabolic syndromes like caloric restriction, diapause and hibernation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue discovered to be a real condition
People with symptoms of the debilitating condition - also known as ME - have a specific chemical signature in their blood. These are similar to those in hibernating animals, say Californian researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Power Of The Gut
As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two decades, I began seeing an increasing incidence of hormonal and immune dysregulations in my patients. Also, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, and obesity began showing up in unprecedented numbers. A few years ago, I became aware of the ongoing research on the human gut microbiome. Much of the published researched explained what I was seeing in my clinical practice as linked to a disrupted gut biome. As I began applying the recommended protocols to healing the microbio...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Live Well, Do The Banana Dance
Creativity and dreams are available to everyone capable of thought. But living with chronic illness, as I do, restricts life in innumerable ways. I must be mindful of a multitude of health issues in order to maintain the delicate physical equilibrium that allows me to have a semblance of the life I want. This balance includes work, play, socializing, and maintaining my home. As I wrote in my book, Living Well With Chronic Illness, I choose to view every day as an adventure. Without this purposeful mindset, getting out of bed in the morning would be overwhelming given my numerous, complex medical needs. Although my health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale-Trained Doctor Refutes Dangerous Misinformation Given by CDC's Dr. Paul Mead on Fox 5 Lyme Special
This study evaluated antibiotic vs placebo. The study was terminated early due to the determined likelihood that a beneficial effect would not be found. When this was critically analyzed with biostatistical methods, an article was published which I believe demonstrates that Klempner's study was so poorly designed and analyzed that in order for a treatment effect to have been observed, the antibiotic treated patients would have had to improve to a level of health which was a full standard deviation better than the average health of the general population. It's a reasonable hope for antibiotics to return a patient to a somew...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hemispherx ships Ampligen for European chronic fatigue syndrome program
Hemispherx Biopharma said Monday it has shipped its first order of Ampligen for an Early Access Program, supporting patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, in Europe. The Philadelphia-based biotechnology company in May, following its change in management, executed an amended and restated agreement with Impatients NV, a Netherlands-based company operating as myTomorrows, to begin and manage a rintatolimod Early Access Program in all of Europe and Turkey. Amplige n is the trade name in the United States… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue symptoms triggered by nerve, muscle strain
Nerve and muscle strain may prompt symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, find researchers, suggesting such symptoms could be eased with physical therapy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

"It's A Scandal" -Daryl Hall on Doctors Denying Chronic Lyme
Growing up a musically-obsessed child in the 80's, Daryl Hall was one of my biggest inspirations. A masterful, inventive songwriter with an ocean of soul, he set me on the path to being an artist, to never waste a word, and to sing because I mean it. With six number ones and five additional top ten hits throughout the 70's and 80's Daryl Hall and John Oates are the number one duo in music history. Still at the top of his game at 69 years old, Daryl has won legions of new fans with his hit MTV Live show Live From Daryl's House. In February of 2015, at my very sickest from chronic Lyme and Bartonella, after it was missed b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nerves
Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nerves
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acupressure Can Ease Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Acupressure, a technique derived from acupuncture, helped improve sleep and relieved chronic fatigue experienced by women treated for breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Azvolinsky Tags: Breast Cancer Integrative Oncology News Palliative and Supportive Care Source Type: news

Gut bacteria may hold clues to chronic fatigue syndrome
Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News Chronic fatigue syndrome -- a condition that continues to baffle doctors -- may be influenced by a person's intestinal bacteria, new research finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue
Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn't a psychological problem (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn't a psychological problem Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 -- Chronic fatigue syndrome -- a condition that continues to baffle doctors -- may be influenced by a person's intestinal bacteria -- sometimes called gut microbiome, new research finds. "Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Title: Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 15, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Well: Gut Bacteria Are Different in People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
People with chronic fatigue syndrome have a unique bacterial blueprint in their guts and blood, suggesting that the condition has a physical cause and is not psychological. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Bacteria Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Featured Live Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivors suffering chronic fatigue saw symptoms improve within weeks 
A Michigan study has found using acupressure – stimulation of specific pressure points on the body – can alleviate chronic fatigue symptoms by around a third in just six weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study shows chronic fatigue isn’t just in your head. It may have to do with your gut.
Chronic fatigue syndrome, perhaps more than any other disease, has a bad rap. It makes you debilitatingly tired from normal tasks but no amount of rest can help. There's no blood test or other easily read biomarkers, so many doctors are reluctant to diagnose the condition no matter how bad things get. Scientists have finally shed some […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Tags: health Source Type: news

New study shows chronic fatigue syndrome may have to do with gut microbes
Chronic fatigue syndrome, perhaps more than any other disease, has a bad rap. It makes you debilitatingly tired from normal tasks but no amount of rest can help. There's no blood test or other easily read biomarkers, so many doctors are reluctant to diagnose the condition no matter how bad things get. Scientists have finally shed some […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Tags: health Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Not in Your Head But in Your Gut
Cornell University researchers report they have identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 29, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: Could altered gut bacteria be a cause?
Researchers find that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have an altered gut microbiome, which may shed light on the cause of the elusive condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

What If It Is Not Your Sleep? Exploring Other Causes Of Daytime Fatigue
By Brandon R. Peters, MD When sleep is not refreshing, the feelings of tiredness and fatigue can undermine your daytime function. Beyond common sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia, what are some of the reasons for feeling tired? Explore some of these potential causes, ranging from medications to diet and exercise, and try to discover what you can do to feel better. Understanding the Role of Sleep Disorders First, it is important to recognize that there is a difference between sleepiness and fatigue. Sleepiness is the strong desire for sleep that often immediately precedes falling asleep. It is some...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome is in your gut, not your head
Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn't alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert. Now, for the first time, researchers report they have identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome is in your gut, not your head
(Cornell University) Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn't alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert.Now, for the first time, Cornell University researchers report they have identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Getting to the heart of chronic fatigue syndrome
By better understanding daily activity levels and heart rate patterns of those who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), scientists hope to discover more about this complex illness condition. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

NIH Tackles Neglected Mystery Illness
It has been more than seven months since the National Institutes of Health pledged increased funding for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research. Here is how some of that money... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Tags: News Analysis Source Type: news