Stress and Orality(Hartmann et al.)
New Data About Teeth Clenching & Outcomes, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue“The reading of STRESS and ORALITY written by F. HARTMANN and G. CUCCHI led me to believe that we should consider the problem of certain migraines, neck pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue from a radically different angle than the historically traditional approach.”  Pr Roger Guillemin (Nobel Laureate in Medicine)Are oral disorders only an issue for dentists? The answer is no.If your ... (Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - September 20, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Medicine (general) Source Type: news

Spine Treatments Little Help in Fibromyalgia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Individuals reporting back pain whose symptom pattern was typical of fibromyalgia derived little benefit from minimally invasive spine therapies such as epidural steroid injections, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 16, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Creatine No Help for Fibromyalgia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Creatine supplementation improved several measures of muscle function in patients with fibromyalgia in a small randomized trial, but most symptoms didn't improve. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 30, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stress and Orality(Hartmann et al.)
New Data About Teeth Clenching & Outcomes, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, FatigueAre oral disorders only an issue for dentists? The answer is no.If your patients complain of pain and/or discomfort, if some are diagnosed as suffering from migraines, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, and if classical therapies have remained ineffective, this book could help in your daily practice. When it comes to the complex pathology called Temporo-Mandibular Disorders (TMD) most ... (Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - August 27, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Medicine (general) Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Association August Newsletter 2013
Welcome to the August Newsletter. I was anticipating that I’d be commenting on the change back to our usual weather patterns here in the UK, but it’s so nice not to do that. Instead it feels like we are actually having a summer for a change despite the odd days of rainfall. Long may it continue. Last month I did a 5 Top Tips for Keeping Cool and I wondered if you’d had any of your own ideas, if you do let me know and I’ll pop another one up on our Facebook page with our readers suggestions. Of course, the big news this month is that our new book, In My Own Words: Women’s Experience of Hysterec...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 5, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Newsletters giveaways. competitions hysterectomy articles research Source Type: news

Stenberg Shatters Fibromyalgia Control Record
Fibromyalgia shattered the Fibromyalgia control record: 77% symptom improvement in weeks with no significant side effects.(PRWeb August 01, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb10985679.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds evidence of nerve damage in around half of fibromyalgia patients
About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia - a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms - was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN). Unlike fibromyalgia, which has had no known causes and few effective treatments, SFPN has a clear pathology and is known to be caused by specific medical conditions, some of which can be treated and sometimes cured. The study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers will appear in the journal Pain and has been released online... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Recent Findings Related to Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder with distressing physical and behavioral symptoms. Recent research demonstrates abnormalities in a specific type of nerve fiber. This work helps clarify the nature of this painful disorder.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - July 31, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eugene Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. Tags: Depression Integrative Medicine Neuroscience Psychiatry brains chronic widespread pain clinical depression clinicians depressive episodes depressive symptoms electrical insulator fatigue Fibromyalgia fibromyalgia syndrome free Source Type: news

EpicGenetics, Inc., Developer Of The First Blood Test For Fibromyalgia, Releases Fibromyalgia App
The revolutionary medical diagnostic company, EpicGenetics, Inc. -- developers of the first blood test for Fibromyalgia -- announces the release of the new My FM/a® app this month (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - July 30, 2013 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Study finds evidence of nerve damage in around half of fibromyalgia patients
(Massachusetts General Hospital) About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia -- a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms -- was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN). Unlike fibromyalgia, SFPN has a clear pathology and is known to be caused by specific medical conditions, some of which can be treated and sometimes cured. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Version of Fibromyalgia Drug OK'd for Depression
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved levomilnacipran (Fetzima), a single-enantiomer version of the fibromyalgia drug milnacipran (Savella), for treating major depression, its developers said. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Approves Fetzima for the Treatment of Depression
On July 26, 2013 the FDA announced its approval of a new antidepressant medication called Fetzima (levomilnacipran extended-release capsules) for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults. It is not yet, however, approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia pain....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Depression)
Source: About.com Depression - July 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Potential for a faster, simpler diagnosis for fibromyalgia using a finger-stick blood sample
Researchers have developed a reliable way to use a finger-stick blood sample to detect fibromyalgia syndrome, a complicated pain disorder that often is difficult to diagnose. If it were someday made available to primary care physicians, the test could knock up to five years off of the wait for a diagnosis, researchers predict. In a pilot study, the scientists used a high-powered and specialized microscope to detect the presence of small molecules in blood-spot samples from patients known to have fibromyalgia... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Muscle Blood Flow and Oxygenation in FibromyalgiaMuscle Blood Flow and Oxygenation in Fibromyalgia
How does muscle oxygenation differ in women with fibromyalgia? Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Fast and Easy Test for Fibromyalgia May be Close
If it were someday made available to primary care physicians, the test could knock up to five years off of the wait for a diagnosis, researchers predict. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 23, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Faster, simpler diagnosis for fibromyalgia may be on the horizon
(Ohio State University) Researchers have developed a reliable way to use a finger-stick blood sample to detect fibromyalgia syndrome, a complicated pain disorder that often is difficult to diagnose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Association Newsletter – July 2013
Welcome to the Hysterectomy Association Newsletter for July 2013. Phew! It’s warm isn’t it? At least it is here in sunny Dorset and I hope the weather is good where you are too. It’s not really the weather for having a hysterectomy, but for those now recovering then I’m sure you’ll enjoy relaxing and soaking in the summer in a shady spot in the garden.You might just find my five top tips for staying cool while recovering useful; they’re on our Facebook page and you can read them just by following the link. Perhaps the biggest news this month though is that our brand new book ‘In My...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 17, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Newsletters 2013 in my own words: women's experience of hysterectomy Source Type: news

Rational Biological Source Of Pain Found In The Skin Of Patients With Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, a painful condition affecting approximately 10 million people in the U.S., is not imaginary after all, as some doctors have believed. A discovery, published this month in PAIN MEDICINE (the journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine), clearly now demonstrates that fibromyalgia may have a rational biological basis located in the skin. Fibromyalgia is a severely debilitating affliction characterized by widespread deep tissue pain, tenderness in the hands and feet, fatigue, sleep disorders, and cognitive decline... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia is not all in your head, new research confirms
(Integrated Tissue Dynamics (INTIDYN)) Integrated Tissue Dynamics has discovered the first physically-detectable pathology associated with fibromyalgia, an enigmatic disease often viewed as more mental than physical. The research, published in Pain Medicine, revealed that female fibromyalgia patients have an excessive sensory nerve supply to small valves (shunts) among blood vessels deep in the palmar skin. This discovery provides a first logical rationale for fibromyalgia symptoms of extreme tenderness in the hands as well as widespread muscular aching and fatigue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

No clear link between weather and fibromyalgia
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite common complaints that the weather can aggravate fibromyalgia symptoms, a new study finds little consistency in the type of weather conditions linked to worsening of the mysterious pain syndrome. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No Clear Link Between Weather and FibromyalgiaNo Clear Link Between Weather and Fibromyalgia
Despite common complaints that the weather can aggravate fibromyalgia, a new study finds little consistency in the type of weather conditions linked to worsening of symptoms. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Well: Really? The Claim: Fibromyalgia Is Affected by Weather
Most studies have not found much evidence of a link between fibromyalgia symptoms and weather patterns.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Really? Weather Fibromyalgia Featured Source Type: news

Really?: The Claim: Fibromyalgia Is Affected by Weather
Most studies have not found much evidence of a link between fibromyalgia symptoms and weather patterns.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 10, 2013 Category: American Health Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Really? Weather Fibromyalgia Featured Source Type: news

Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
Small early study saw improvement in patients' quality of life (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weather ‘does not’ affect fibromyalgia pain or fatigue
Weather conditions including temperature, sunshine, and precipitation have no overall impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in female patients, according to Dutch researchers. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 6, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

ANH-Intl Feature: Build your energy reserve or age prematurely and die early
Insights and ‘take homes’ from the Institute for Functional Medicine’s 2013 annual conference in Dallas, Texas, USA (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: advanced glycation end AGE ageing Alzheimer’s disease antibiotics calorie restriction cancer carbohydrate cardiocytes cardiometabolic impairment chronic fatigue syndrome dementia diabetes energy europe fibromyalgia functi Source Type: news

Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Finds
But some patients still may be more sensitive than others (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weather Conditions Do Not Affect Fibromyalgia Pain Or Fatigue
Individual Patients May Experience Some Weather Sensitivity Dutch researchers report that weather conditions including temperature, sunshine, and precipitation have no impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in female patients. Results published in published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that individual patients may be sensitive to some changes in the weather. Medical evidence shows that fibromyalgia affects 2% of the world population with a greater prevalence among women. In the U.S... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Finds
But some patients still may be more sensitive than othersSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Fibromyalgia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

June 2013 – Hysterectomy Association Newsletter
Welcome to the June 2013 Hysterectomy Association Newsletter. The sun has finally arrived and we are once again warm. The office has been buzzing with lots of activity around the Hysteria Short Story Writing Competition 2013 as entries start to come in. You can also meet  the judges too, they’ll tell you what they are looking for in the entries.If you’d like to enter the writing competition but want to know what the standard is like first, you can grab a free copy of Hysteria 1 (last year’s anthology of winning entries) with every purchase in our online shop. Don’t forget you can find out more ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 4, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Newsletters 2013 hysterectomy hospital bag hysteria 2013 Source Type: news

Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Finds
Title: Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/4/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 4, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Weather conditions do not affect fibromyalgia pain or fatigue
(Wiley) Dutch researchers report that weather conditions including temperature, sunshine, and precipitation have no impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in female patients. Results published in published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, suggest that individual patients may be sensitive to some changes in the weather. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Exercise may help those with fibromyalgia
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say exercise may help those with fibromyalgia, who have pain in muscles, joints and tendons. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
Title: Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2013 2:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 13, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Guidelines Trigger Changes for FPsFibromyalgia Guidelines Trigger Changes for FPs
Fibromyalgia diagnosis does not need extensive testing, treatment includes drug and nondrug therapies, and FM symptoms are easily faked, sometimes for financial gain, Canadian guidelines say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
Moderate physical activity doesn't exacerbate symptoms, researchers find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, Fibromyalgia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Treatment: New Canadian Guidelines
Physicians from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the University of Calgary have published a review article in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to help family doctors diagnose and treat fibromyalgia. The article represents the first time researchers have published Canadian guidelines to help manage the condition. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system causing pain throughout the body. It is often accompanied by fatigue, depression and sleep problems... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

In People With Fibromyalgia, Pain Is Not Worsened By Regular, Moderate Exercise
For many people who have fibromyalgia, even the thought of exercising is painful. Yet a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that exercise does not worsen the pain associated with the disorder and may even lessen it over time. The findings are published in the current online issue of the journal Arthritis Care & Research. According to Dennis Ang, M.D... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Managing Fibromyalgia: A Guide For Physicians
Fibromyalgia, now recognized as a true health syndrome with origins in the central nervous system, has seen many recent evolutions regarding its diagnosis and management which should instil new approaches , states a review article published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but there is some evidence for a genetic predisposition, abnormalities in the stress response system or hypothalamic-pituitary axis, and possible triggering events," writes Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

New Canadian guidelines for treating fibromyalgia
(McGill University Health Centre) Physicians from the McGill University Health Centre and the University of Calgary have published a review article in the CMAJ to help family doctors diagnose and treat fibromyalgia. The article represents the first time researchers have published Canadian guidelines to help manage the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Supplement builds strength in fibromyalgia trial
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Creatine, a supplement favored by bodybuilders, modestly boosted muscle strength in patients with fibromyalgia, Brazilian researchers report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Supplement Builds Strength in Fibromyalgia Trial
Creatine, a supplement favored by bodybuilders, modestly boosted muscle strength in patients with fibromyalgia, Brazilian researchers report.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Fibromyalgia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Can acupuncture relieve symptoms?
Fibromyalgia symptoms may be reduced by acupuncture treatments. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Can acupuncture relieve symptoms?
Fibromyalgia symptoms may be reduced by acupuncture treatments. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga with Fibromyalgia: Carol Royal's Story
How one grandmother became a true believer in yoga for pain management (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Hysterectomy Association May Newsletter 2013
Welcome to the May 2013 newsletter and it finally feels as if Spring has arrived, in fact I’m loving the fact that we have blue skies and some warm weather beating down on us finally. The only downside is that it does mean staying indoors to work when I’d rather be outdoors enjoying myself. Hopefully it will be good at the weekend too. Hysteria Short Story Writing Competition 2013 The 1st April saw the launch of this years short story writing competition for women only. The winner of last years competition was Jane Thickett with her story ‘Banana Loaf: A recipe for solace; and you can find her story and ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 2, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Newsletters clinical trial covance hysteria 1 hysteria 2013 writing competition in my own owns: women's experiences of hysterectomy kickstarter Source Type: news

Regular, moderate exercise does not worsen pain in people with fibromyalgia
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) For many people who have fibromyalgia, even the thought of exercising is painful. Yet a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that exercise does not worsen the pain associated with the disorder and may even lessen it over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Touch: Positive, Negative and Ambiguous
A welcome touch sometimes isn't.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - April 27, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Isadora Alman, MFT Tags: Health Relationships Sex advertising campaign borrowers breach of conduct caresses city bus crowded city everyday life Fibromyalgia flare friendly touch gray area loving touch negative connotations oversensitivity pain Source Type: news

The Only Certainty Is Uncertainty
Doctors should admit medical uncertainty, not assume a problem is all 'in the patients head. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - April 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Allen J. Frances, M.D. Tags: Anxiety Depression Health Psychiatry antibiotics brink chronic fatigue chronic pain disease causing bacteria dsm 5 endicott Fibromyalgia fifty years giant galaxies human body human genome human history humility irritabl Source Type: news

Preop Ketamine May Lower Pain in Fibromyalgia
FORT LAUDERDALE (MedPage Today) -- In fibromyalgia patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, low-dose, intraoperative ketamine appeared to reduce the need for post-surgical opioid therapy, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - April 13, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news