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EBV Back Front and Center: German Group Finds Immune Holes and Increased Levels of Epstein-Barr Virus in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Virtually everyone is exposed to Epstein-Barr Virus. If you catch it as a child you usually feel nothing, but if you're an adolescent you're likely to come down with infectious mononucleosis - and a greatly increased risk of ME/CFS. After German researchers noticed some strange EBV antibody Read more [...]

Nine Mistakes People with Fibromyalgia Make

(Thanks to the Fibromyalgia Treatment Group for allowing Health Rising to publish their original blog.  The Fibromyalgia Treatment Group is a Health Rising Sponsor. Check out their website here and their Facebook page here.  Links to Health Rising blogs and some images were added by Cort) Mistakes Read more [...]

Lenny Jason’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Mortality Survey Begins

ME AND CFS MORTALITY STUDY RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED Were you familiar with someone who had been diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and has since passed away? Researchers at DePaul University are looking to investigate issues related to ME and Read more [...]

“Mom Needs To Lie Down Now”: Four Women, One Doctor on ME/CFS – A New Short Film From Canada

Featuring a doctor and three patients and lasting all of eleven minutes long, this Canadian film just out might be ideal to help your family and friends understand Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a bit better. People who could be your neighbor anywhere describe the human experience of having chronic Read more [...]

The Fibromyalgia Treatment Group Sponsors Health Rising – An Interview with Cindy Sparling on a Natural Approach to FM

Health Rising is very glad to announce the Fibromyalgia Treatment Group is our third corporate sponsor. Like so many ME/CFS and FM efforts, the Fibromyalgia Treatment Group's work was  triggered by a personal experience with FM: Cindy Sparling, the President of the FTG, came down with Fibromyalgia Read more [...]

Sex, Autoimmunity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome … or Why More Women Than Men Get ME/CFS

“Creating a scientific culture that compels consideration of sex in shaping the immune response is essential to a comprehensive understanding of health and disease.” The female predominance in autoimmune disorders (greater than 85% female in Sjogrens, lupus, Addison's disease, and scleroderma, Read more [...]

“I Love This Woman”: Francesca Owens Sees Dr. Nancy Klimas – A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Visit

Francesca Owens has really been through it. A fitness buff, she entered a fitness competition at age thirty-nine and won with 11.4% body fat and a fitness age of eighteen, but after becoming pregnant with her second child in 2001 something changed. By the summer of 2004 she was getting lost in Read more [...]

Shape Shifting Pain: How Chronic Pain Turns the Brain More ‘Emotional’

Recently we saw that some people appear to be sitting ducks for chronic pain.  Their brains have apparently reached a state, unbeknownst to them, where all that's needed for a chronic pain state to emerge is a triggering event such as an injury. That triggering even starts a process which changes Read more [...]