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Pridgen Reports Fibromyalgia Antiviral Trial Results “Very Positive” : Predicts New Approach Will Be “Game-Changer”

"We ...feel this is a real game changer" Dr. Pridgen With 90% of the data from their big Fibromyalgia antiviral study in, Dr. William "Skip" Pridgen reported in  the Tuscaloosa News  that the results were 'very positive'. Pridgen enthusiastically stated, "We feel we are on the right track and feel Read more [...]

Tweeting the Stanford Symposium for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This was Dr. Montoya's chance to highlight the ME/CFS work being done at Stanford and it was impressive. Most of the researchers presenting today are brand spanking new to the field and they are producing results and they are excited.  The research being done at Stanford, one of the top medical Read more [...]

IOM’s Gulf War Illness Definition Report Is In: Implications for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The First 'Death Contract' Some advocates pointed to the IOM contract to produce a definition for Gulf War Illness IOM as what not to do in ME/CFS.  With no Gulf War Illness experts sitting on the panel, and with an unsatisfactory previous IOM Gulf War Illness report, fears were high that the Read more [...]

Persisting Without Exception: An Interview with Andrea Whittemore-Goad

Prelude Opinions about the Whittemore-Peterson Institute post-XMRV run the gamut from appreciation to anger.  In this prelude to the interview, which  is not about those issues, I offer up some thoughts. Every organization from the OMI to the CFIDS Association, from the Whittemore Peterson Institute Read more [...]

Like Chinese Water Torture: A Pain Researcher Falls Prey to Catastrophizing (and Lives to Tell About It )

"An intriguing and clinically relevant question is whether training individuals to alter their cognitive and affective response to nociceptive input might mitigate or reverse central sensitization." For good reasons 'catastrophizing' is something of a dirty word in the ME/CFS community. Some Read more [...]

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 [...]