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

Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Disorder that causes overwhelming exhaustion will receive a long-awaited clinical definition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early MenopauseChronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause
The disorder is also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, a study finds. WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
Disorder also associated with other menstrual problems and pelvic pain, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Menopause (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Things You Should Know About Autoimmune Diseases
As if living with chronic illness wasn't challenging enough, living with an autoimmune disease can be even more difficult. Still highly misunderstood by medical professionals and the public alike, autoimmune diseases are characterized by nebulous symptoms that can make diagnoses difficult to come by. Treatments vary, and in some cases rely entirely on behavior changes. In an effort to making living with -- or loving someone with -- an autoimmune disease just a little bit easier, here are seven important things to know about these health conditions. 1. Autoimmune diseases essentially cause a person's body to fight itself...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDC
Title: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - February 5, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Link between early menopause, chronic fatigue syndrome discovered
A newfound link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and early menopause has been reported by researchers. This link, as well as links with other gynecologic problems and with pelvic pain, may help explain why CFS is two to four times more common in women than in men and is most prevalent in women in their 40s. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study finds link between early menopause and CFS
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) A newfound link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and early menopause was reported online today in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. This link, as well as links with other gynecologic problems and with pelvic pain, may help explain why CFS is two to four times more common in women than in men and is most prevalent in women in their 40s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Evidence supporting a link between dental amalgams and chronic illness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and suicide - Kern JK, Geier DA, Bjørklund G, King PG, Homme KG, Haley BE, Sykes LK, Geier MR.
The purpose of this review is to examine the evidence for a relationship between mercury (Hg) exposure from dental amalgams and certain idiopathic chronic illnesses - chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), depression, anxiety, and suicide. Dent... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Are You a Highly Sensitive Parent?
This article was originally published on the Seleni Institute website and is reprinted here with permission. Seleni is a nonprofit mental health and wellness center providing clinical services, research funding, and online information and support for women and mothers. You can follow Seleni on Twitter @selenidotorg. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I'd rather have CANCER than chronic fatigue syndrome', says woman battling condition
EXCLUSIVE: Jenny Andrews, 42, from Nottinghamshire, had bladder cancer when she was 32 - but says a decade of CFS, or ME, has had a far more devastating impact on her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapists Must Ease Patients' Fear When Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Many with condition are afraid exercise will make the condition worseSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Exercise and Physical Fitness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise helps with ME, study says
Experts are reassuring people with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome that gentle, graded exercise can help some people improve. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How therapy and exercise 'may help some with CFS'
Conclusion This study has tried to pick apart how cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and graduated exercise therapy (GET) affected fatigue and physical function in the PACE randomised controlled trial (RCT). Its findings suggest this could partly be a result of CBT and GET reducing fear avoidance beliefs, such as the fear that exercise would make symptoms worse. But these treatments were less effective in cases where fear avoidance beliefs remained. The researchers also identified other factors (mediators) that seemed to be playing a role, such as GET increasing the maximum distance an individual could walk in ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Therapists Must Ease Patients' Fear When Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Study
Title: Therapists Must Ease Patients' Fear When Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 14, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue victims 'suffer fear of exercise' and are anxious activities could aggravate the condition
Both a gradually increasing exercise regime and cognitive behavioural therapy helped one in three patients to recover from the disorder, which leaves many bed-bound. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Wrong Name, Real IllnessChronic Fatigue Syndrome: Wrong Name, Real Illness
Despite minimal funding to study chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists have been gathering evidence that they hope will both lift the stigma and lead to effective treatments. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - January 8, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Column Source Type: news

Quadrivalent HPV jab cleared of causal link to MS
Study adds to body of evidence supporting vaccine’s favourable overall safety profileRelated items from OnMedica'No evidence' of HPV vaccine link to chronic fatigue syndromeTwo HPV jabs protect women from genital wartsHPV vaccine protects from cervical abnormalitiesHighest-risk women least likely to have HPV jabCall for HPV vaccination to be extended to boys (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 8, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand
Racked for years by a mysterious illness, the author of “Seabiscuit” and “Unbroken” has defied the odds to write indelible works of history. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By WIL S. HYLTON Tags: Writing and Writers Hillenbrand, Laura Chronic Fatigue Syndrome History (Academic Subject) Books and Literature Source Type: news

Shift workers more likely to report poor health
"Higher rates of obesity and ill-health have been found in shift workers than the general population," BBC News reports. These are the key findings of a survey into health trends among shift workers; defined as any working pattern outside of the normal fixed eight-hour working day (though start and finish times may vary). According to the survey (The Health Survey for England 2013), shift workers were more likely to report general ill-health, have a higher body mass index (BMI) and increased incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes. The Health Survey for England 2013 also monitored other trends in the nati...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Food/diet Obesity Special reports Source Type: news

10 Bedtime Rituals For Better Sleep
By Esther Crain for Men's Journal You have a regular morning ritual that helps you launch your day feeling energized and alert, then an after-work routine that eases the transition from the professional world to your personal life. But if you haven't adopted some specific nighttime habits that prime you for deep, restful sleep, then you're shortchanging your health. "Trouble falling and staying asleep can set you up for chronic fatigue, mood and memory issues, a slower metabolism, even reduced immune-system functioning," says Lisa Medalie, PsyD, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist at the University of Chicag...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman paralysed by M.E makes miraculous recovery to become a disabled MODEL
A YOUNG woman who was unable to move or speak after being struck down with the chronic fatigue syndrome has made a miraculous recovery and become a disabled model (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlorella for Chronic Fatigue?
I've read that chlorella helps with chronic fatigue. Do you know of any studies that back up this claim? If not, are there other herbs or foods that might help with being tired all the time? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Help for Chronic Fatigue?
What do you recommend for chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there any cure on the horizon or any new information on the cause of this disorder? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Brains of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder
Two recent studies suggest that physiological factors may underlie chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 25, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By DAVID TULLER Tags: Research Body Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Featured Source Type: news

Well: Brains of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder
Two recent studies suggest that physiological factors may underlie chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DAVID TULLER Tags: Research Body Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Featured Source Type: news

Well: Brains of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder
Two recent studies suggest that physiological factors may underlie chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 25, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By DAVID TULLER Tags: Research Body Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Featured Source Type: news

Kim McCleary
Director of Strategic InitiativesKim McCleary is FasterCures’ Director of Strategic Initiatives. She leads a new FasterCures program to expand patient engagement in FDA’s assessment of benefits and risks for medical products. Kim also works closely with FasterCures’ network of patient-focused venture philanthropy organizations, The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN). Prior to joining FasterCures’ staff, Kim was President & CEO of the CFIDS Association of America from 1991 until 2013. She has participated in every opportunity organized by the FDA to shape its Patient-Focused Dru...
Source: PHRMA - November 13, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Source Type: news

Supporting Work-Life Balance with Natural Medicines
Some workaholics drive themselves into a state of chronic fatigue, motivated by an internal sense of perfection or a commitment to a cause. Others, driven by ambition or competitiveness, may develop gastrointestinal distress. Either way, natural medicines can relieve the physical symptoms and help the person set healthier boundaries at the same time.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - November 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Burke Lennihan, R.N., C.C.H. Tags: Behavioral Economics Integrative Medicine Stress Work Source Type: news

Mother cleared of poisoning teenage daughter with hormones supplied by Belgian doctor
A UK trial cleared a mother accused of poisoning her daughter after taking desperate measures to treat a chronic condition. The mother, who travelled to Brussels to treat “chronic fatigue syndrome”, claims that the case should be used as a landmark for other parents finding care for their children outside the NHS. The Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain differences linked to chronic fatigue syndrome
Conclusion This study used a specialised type of MRI to examine whether there were any differences in the brain volume and structure of 15 people with CFS, compared with 14 people without. They found the volume of white matter (nerve fibres) appeared to be lower, on average, in the people with CFS. There were also differences in the magnitude of water diffusion (a measure known as fractional anisotropy) in one particular white matter tract on the right side of the brain, which connects the temporal with the frontal brain regions. These are interesting developments in furthering our understanding of CFS. But there are...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Medical practice Source Type: news

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Title: Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 31, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome is real, researchers say
People with chronic fatigue syndrome are exhausted, no matter how much rest they get, for more than six months at a time. They suffer from muscle and joint pain and may experience short-term memory loss. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Find Differences In The Brains Of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Nathan Collins Chronic fatigue syndrome affects as many as four in a thousand people in the United States -- perhaps more. Despite that, there's been slow progress in understanding the disease, and researchers still aren't exactly sure what causes it. Now, a small new study hints that subtle differences in the brain's white matter might have something to do with the disease. CFS has a controversial past. For years, health officials denied it even existed, ironically dismissing it as a sign of mental illness. But in the last few years, more and more researchers are taking it seriously. The latest research points to mol...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome is real, study says
People with chronic fatigue syndrome are exhausted, no matter how much rest they get, for more than six months at a time. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Findings might help doctors diagnose the baffling condition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find differences that suggest chronic fatigue may not just be 'in the mind'
Scientists at Stanford University found three distinct differences in the brains of CFS patients, compared to healthy volunteers. They hope it will lead to better diagnosis and treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI finds abnormal brain structures in chronic fatigue syndrome
Using various MR imaging techniques, researchers have pinpointed structural (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 29, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue sufferers have brain abnormality, study says
Stanford researchers say that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have less white matter in their brains. Also, a new risk for prostate cancer patients. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue: NIH Literature Review FaultedChronic Fatigue: NIH Literature Review Faulted
The draft document highlighted the difficulty in defining myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and the dearth of good data, but some critics find bigger faults with the draft itself. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news