Doctors urged to take chronic fatigue syndrome seriously
A report from the Institute of Medicine calls the condition a serious and legitimate disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome gains respect
A report from the Institute of Medicine urges doctors to take cases of chronic fatigue syndrome seriously. Up to 2.5 million Americans suffer from the condition, and many have had trouble getting diagnosed and treated. CBS News' Susan McGinnis reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factory farming and modern food production dangers exposed
(NaturalNews) Today, obesity and chronic disease is out of control around the world - especially in the United States - with no end in sight. Food allergies, chronic fatigue, heart disease and cancer have many people concerned about their future. So, let's think about this, could... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
I understand that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is being renamed. I don't get it. Why change a name that is well recognized? Can you tell me what this is all about? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - April 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congrats: You Are Officially A Superorganism
One of the most interesting fields of study today is the gut-brain axis, a burgeoning topic with vast implications that we are now, for the first time, starting to appreciate. The gut, or gastrointestinal tract--the long tube that starts at your mouth and ends at your, well, you know--is your largest interface with the environment, spanning the width of two football fields if unrolled and laid flat. It has long been referred to as "the second brain", and for good reason. It contains its own nervous system--the enteric nervous system--made up of about 500 million neurons which create about 90% of your body's serot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid
Title: Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal FluidCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/31/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 1, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid
Study reveals evidence that it's 'not made up,' researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid
Study reveals evidence that it's 'not made up,' researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find clues into cognitive dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome
A unique pattern of immune molecules in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome have been discovered, providing insights into the basis for cognitive dysfunction --frequently described by patients as 'brain fog'-- as well as new hope for improvements in diagnosis and treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Obesity and Food Addiction: It's Not About Willpower
While it's nationally recognized that we are in the midst of an "obesity epidemic," our response remains gravely inadequate. Imagine handling the ebola epidemic by saying to those who contracted the disease, "Try harder not to get sick." Despite what our culture, exercise and diet industries would have us believe, there's growing evidence that combatting obesity is not about willpower. And while our society is indeed structured to make lack of exercise an easy default, and high-calorie, low-nutrition products ever-present, the fact is that people are addicted to food in a way that is killing them. To g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue: Can a natural remedy boost my energy?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why exercise magnifies exhaustion for chronic fatigue syndrome patients
The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to 'feel the burn' turns out to be the culprit in what makes people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new research shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Right Name, Real TreatmentsChronic Fatigue Syndrome: Right Name, Real Treatments
According to one expert, the term 'chronic fatigue syndrome' adequately describes our current understanding of this illness for which effective treatments are available. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Expert Column Source Type: news

Study shows why exercise magnifies exhaustion for chronic fatigue syndrome patients
(University of Florida) The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to 'feel the burn' turns out to be the culprit in what makes people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida Health research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Managing Systemic Exercise Intolerance Disease (SEID)Managing Systemic Exercise Intolerance Disease (SEID)
The IOM's new name for what used to be called chronic fatigue syndrome may lead to more awareness and better management of this difficult disease. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Managing Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID)Managing Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID)
The IOM's new name for what used to be called chronic fatigue syndrome may lead to more awareness and better management of this difficult disease. Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Renamed and Redefined
The Institute of Medicine released a Feb. 10 report proposing new diagnostic criteria for the condition commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as renaming it systemic exertion intolerance disease. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Immune changes found in people with CFS/ME
Conclusion This case-control study found cytokine differences in people diagnosed with CFS/ME for three years or less, compared with healthy controls. The same was not found for people with CFS/ME of more than three years' duration. The study authors interpreted this as a sign that CFS/ME might have two stages. The implications are that this may one day help researchers better understand the disease, and potentially develop new ways of testing and diagnosing the condition. Optimism notwithstanding, there are significant limitations to this study design, meaning it cannot say anything reliable or solid on its own. Fur...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Source Type: news

Distinct stages to chronic fatigue syndrome identified
Distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome have been found, say scientists. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 2, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kimberley Hackett Tags: Family health Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Immune Alterations Seen Early Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Immune Alterations Seen Early
Patients with recent-onset myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome had distinct alterations in plasma immune signatures in an analysis of data from two large multicenter cohort studies. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Title: Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 2, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Study finds evidence Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a biological illness
Thor BensonNEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Researchers from Columbia University and elsewhere have found evidence Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a biological illness, not psychological. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Scientists now have 'robust' evidence that points to biological cause
Scientists say they have struck upon the first “robust evidence” that the debilitating condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has a biological cause. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - February 28, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Health News Source Type: news

A Test For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Nathan Collins Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects one million Americans, according to recent estimates. Yet there's no reliable lab test for the illness, and researchers are still struggling to understand why and how the disease develops. That situation may soon improve, as researchers have found key disruptions in the immune systems of patients who've had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome fewer than three years, a discovery that could open the door to new tests and more individually tailored treatments for the debilitating illness. "Over 70 percent of patients have a delay in diagnosis of at least a year" and sometime...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Distinct ME stages found, says study
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds chronic fatigue commonly seen among professionals is not just in the mind
Controversy has raged for nearly 30 years as to whether the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are real. Harpist Claire Jones (pictured) was bed-bound for three months with the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists claim to have 'robust' evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome has biological cause
Scientists say they have struck upon the first “robust evidence” that the debilitating condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has a biological cause. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - February 27, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Health News Source Type: news

Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robust evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is a biological illness
Researchers have identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis or systemic exertion intolerance disease. The findings could help improve diagnosis and identify treatment options for the disabling disorder, in which symptoms range from extreme fatigue and difficulty concentrating to headaches and muscle pain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study on Chronic Fatigue May Help With Diagnoses
Scientists have found biomarkers for chronic fatigue syndrome that may eventually form the basis of the first diagnostic test for it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DAVID TULLER Tags: Research Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Source Type: news

Study on biology of chronic fatigue illness stirs debate
LONDON (Reuters) - A team of scientists said on Friday they had found "robust evidence" that a condition called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a biological as opposed to a psychological disorder, but some experts questioned the findings. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Immune System and Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 27, 2015 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: 2/27/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 27, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Scientists discover robust evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is a biological illness
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis or systemic exertion intolerance disease. The findings could help improve diagnosis and identify treatment options for the disabling disorder, in which symptoms range from extreme fatigue and difficulty concentrating to headaches and muscle pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Myalgic encephalomyelitis research grants
ME Research UK invites applications for its research grants. They fund studies that help unravel the biology of ME and chronic fatigue syndrome, and studies that may point towards therapeutic strategies. Grants can cover equipment, consumables and salaries. There is currently no deadline for this grant. For further information please visit the ME Research UK grants webpage. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 26, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributor: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Needs Effective Treatments
Only effective tests for chronic fatigue syndrome will change its image. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JULIE REHMEYER Tags: United States Doctors Research Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Institute of Medicine Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Finally Gets The Name It Deserves
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are getting a new way to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome — and influential government advisers say it's time to replace that hated name, too, to show it's a real and debilitating disease. The Institute of Medicine on Tuesday called on doctors to do a better job diagnosing an illness that may affect up to 2.5 million Americans, and it set five main symptoms as the criteria. And the IOM's choice of a new name — Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease, or SEID — reflects a core symptom, that exertion can wipe patients out. "This is not a figment of their imagination,&q...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

ME/CFS Is a Legitimate Disease That Needs Proper Diagnosis, Treatment
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- commonly referred to as ME/CFS -- is a legitimate, serious, and complex systemic disease that frequently and dramatically limits the activities of affected individuals, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The committee that wrote the report developed new diagnostic criteria for the disorder that includes five main symptoms. In addition, it recommended that the disorder be renamed “Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease” and be assigned a new code in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

IOM: Redefine and Rename Chronic Fatigue (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New diagnostic criteria suggested for debilitating disorder that often is met with skepticism from healthcare providers. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 11, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue IS 'a real and serious disease'
The comments came from the Institute of Medicine, a prestigious US government advisory group. Yesterday it announced five main symptoms as simple criteria for doctors to use in making a diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Title: New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/10/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 11, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Well: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets a New Name
A federal health panel has proposed that the illness now be called systemic exertion intolerance disease, in part to reduce stigma. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 11, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: By DAVID TULLER Tags: Fatigue Body medicine and health Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Featured Source Type: news

Well: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets a New Name
A federal health panel has proposed that the illness now be called systemic exertion intolerance disease, in part to reduce stigma. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DAVID TULLER Tags: Fatigue Body medicine and health Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Featured Source Type: news

New Name and Diagnostic Criteria Proposed for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The Institute of Medicine has proposed a new name and diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. The committee recommends that the disorder be renamed systemic exertion … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 11, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rebranding chronic fatigue syndrome
Panel of experts recommends a new name and new criteria for defining the often misunderstood condition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets a New Name
A federal health panel has proposed that the illness now be called systemic exertion intolerance disease, in part to reduce stigma. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 10, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: By KAREN BARROW Tags: Body Featured Source Type: news

New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
U.S.-appointed panel says illness is 'legitimate,' should be called Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
U.S.-appointed panel says illness is 'legitimate,' should be called Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IOM Gives Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a New Name and DefinitionIOM Gives Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a New Name and Definition
In a report, the Institute of Medicine defines 'systemic exertion intolerance disease' and calls on physicians to make the diagnosis based on the new criteria. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Title: Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/9/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 10, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news