chronic fatigue syndrome

SAHMRI Researchers In Hunt To Find Cure For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  Rebecca Baker, Social Affairs Reporter, The Advertiser (Australia).   World-first research in Adelaide that involves taking the blood samples of donors every seven minutes aims to unlock the mystery of a debilitating illness that has no cure or treatment. Thousands of samples taken for the study are now being stored in a freezer to […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

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  From Better Health Channel.   Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is an illness that affects a person’s nervous system (commonly called a ‘neurological illness’). It can occur at any age and can affect children as well as adults. At least 35,000 Victorians have ME/CFS. The term ‘myalgic encephalomyelitis’ means pain in […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: One Woman’s Debilitating Experience With ME

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  By Ruchira Sharma in International Business Times.   The illness myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, is bewildering for a number of reasons. For one, there are thought to be around 250,000 sufferers in the UK, most of whom are women. Women account for four times the number of male sufferers. While ME follows […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: More Research Backs Up Patients

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By Temma Ehrenfeld in Psychology Today.   Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found changes in brain chemistry 24 hours after riding a stationary bike for 25 minutes that they consider a molecular signature for chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome was dubbed “psychosomatic” by many until a couple of years ago and sometimes considered a reaction to early trauma. The turning point […]

Different Triggers – Different Illnesses: Exercise Affects Brains Of ME/CFS And GWI Patients Differently

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  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Baraniuk believes chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia and Gulf War Illness are  related. In fact, he calls the post-exertional malaise found in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) a “unique characteristic of CFS that is shared by Gulf War Illness (GWI) subjects”. Both diseases often involve a triggering event […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is…… A Major Disorder

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  From Health Rising.   “I split my clinical time between the two illnesses, and I can tell you if I had to choose between the two illnesses I would rather have H.I.V.” Dr. Nancy Klimas, 2009   The name “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” has long obscured the serious nature of the disorder. Centers For Disease Control […]

5 Things I Had To Let Go Of When I Stopped Working

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  By Christina Baltais in The Mighty.   When illness makes you unable to work, you learn to let go of so much more than just your job. These are the layers of letting go I experienced when I had to take a step back from the world. Each required a paradigm shift to help […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalitis

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  From The Parliament of New South Wales.   Mr GREG APLIN ( Albury ) ( 20:15 ): I have witnessed the damage wrought on healthy, happy individuals by chronic fatigue syndrome. I have also witnessed the additional harm caused by health professionals and ordinary people who regard it as “all in the mind”. This is a one-two hit that delivers […]

Blood Cells In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Drained Of Energy

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  By Andy Coghlan in New Scientist. Thirteen years ago, Cara Tomas was rendered bedbound with chronic fatigue syndrome. It came on suddenly, she says, without warning signs. Even now she has good days and bad days due to the lingering effects of the disease. “A lot of people dismiss it as a psychological disease, which […]

Resisting Attempts To Silence #PwME

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  By Gabby Klein in Relating to ME.   Methods of Silencing Dissent to Control a Specific Agenda Globally, government agencies and officials as well as private sector companies, and organizations use known astroturfing and silencing methods to achieve their intended goals.  They use media to spread propaganda to manipulate opinions. They employ specific tactics […]

17 Things People With Chronic Illness Mean When They Say ‘I’m Tired’

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By Erin Migdol in The Mighty.   Everyone has said “I’m tired” at one point or another. But those deceptively simple words can have so many meanings. Without knowing the extent of the exhaustion someone with chronic illness is feeling when they say they’re tired, people may think your “tiredness” can be cured by a nap or early night, like theirs, not understanding […]

Mike’s EU Marathons – Slovenia

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  By Mike Harley.   SLOVENIA I talked to a number of patients within the only Slovenia ME/FM facebook group (500 members) about their experiences living with ME & FM in Slovenia, here’s what they told me….. How do doctors in Slovenia perceive ME? Some are professional but others are very unprofessional. The result seems […]

Could This Documentary Change The Way We Perceive Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ?

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    By Guy Kelly in The Telegraph.   It has been more than 60 years since a bewildering epidemic swept through the Royal Free Hospital in north London, rendering almost 300 members of staff incapacitated and forcing the place to close for three months. At the time, in 1955, the mysterious, polio-like outbreak (called […]

My Life As ‘Little Miss Brain Fog’

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    By Jane Shaw in The Mighty.   Like its name, myalgic encephalomyelitis is also rather complicated and extraordinary. The illness made Little Miss Brain Fog feel like Little Miss Dotty, Little Miss Scatterbrain, Little Miss Fickle, Little Miss Whoops, Mr. Bump, Mr. Topsy Turvey, Mr. Forgetful, Mr. Lazy, Mr. Muddle, Mr. Dizzy, Mr. […]

Precise.ly Chosen As Patient-Tracking Platform In ME/CFS Study

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By Linda Avey in prweb.   Precise.ly, Inc. has been selected to be the patient portal in a $40 million, five-year NIH-funded, multi-center study focused on the study of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). It represents the first major research support for a condition that affects millions of Americans.   SAN FRANCISCO, (CALIF.) (PRWEB) OCTOBER 09, 2017 […]

The SMILE Trial Lightning Process For Children With CFS: Results Too Good To Be True ?

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    A guest post by Dr. Keith Geraghty Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, Centre for Primary Care, Division of Population Health and Health Services Research in James C Coyne’s website, Coyne of the Realm.   The Advertising Standards Authority previously ruled that the Lightning Process (LP) should not be advertised as […]

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