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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Articles Making Waves in the Medical Community

Wrong Name  - Real Illness "... for the scientists and clinicians in the field, the phenomenon (chronic fatigue syndrome) is as real as diabetes or atherosclerosis" - Miriam Tucker Think physicians aren't interested in chronic fatigue syndrome? They may not be good at treating it and many may Read more [...]

The Most Important ME/CFS Treatment Trial Ever Begins: Fluge and Mella on the Rituximab Trial

The most important treatment trail in the history of ME/CFS has begun. Take a close look at the huge Rituximab trial that could change how ME/CFS is treated and viewed as Fluge and Mella tell us about it, the many substudies embedded in it and why they think ME/CFS may be an autoimmune disorder in Read more [...]

Advocates Mostly Laud Committee’s Response to P2P Report

Mary Dimmock noted that CFSAC, the federal advisory committee on ME/CFS, which is generally not especially noted for it's efficiency, nevertheless responded to the P2P draft report "unprecedented speed, focus and decisiveness" in its special session to respond to the P2P draft report. The committee Read more [...]

Looking Back: The Biggest, Best, Least and Most in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in 2014

News Most Welcome New Book – Melinda Malott produces a book that explains FM and ME/CFS to kids - How Many Marbles Do YOU Have? A Children’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Book Longest Wait – In a contest between three highly anticipated events: the Rituximab Trial (started Read more [...]

Can Heat Therapy Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain?

 Alternative Medicine Meets Fibromyalgia It was a tough group of fibromyalgia patients that a team of alternative medicine and mind/body practitioners took on. They had not responded well to other therapies and had so many co-morbid disorders (over 700 diagnoses in total) that the authors stated Read more [...]

Gut Infection Could Underlie Symptoms in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

“We are cautiously optimistic regarding these results because, if confirmed, we may have identified a contributing factor to the innate immune issues associated with ME/CFS and a molecular target for potential treatment strategies.” - Lombardi et al. Over the past couple of years the Whittemore-Peterson Read more [...]

CFSAC Finally Becoming Relevant: Holds Special P2P Session Tomorrow

"I can put my fingers on 2,000 well-characterized patients. The work could be done, so why haven't we done that yet? Because  - every single one of the things I have just described - not one of them is receiving federal dollars." - Dr. Nancy Klimas - P2P Workshop The Federal Advisory Committee for Read more [...]

New Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Lab Opens: Jarred Younger Talks

“If we are successful, we may not only produce an objective test for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, but we may also be able to develop more effective treatments for those disorders.” - Dr. Jarred Younger Jarred Younger dazzled attendees with his leptin and chronic fatigue syndrome Read more [...]