Health Rising has had a good year. Traffic has almost doubled and our subscriptions have more than doubled. We've published almost 400 blogs since Health Rising started in December 2012. Just in the past month or so some of the blogs we've published include
A Mystery No Longer: the Read more [...]
Jeanette Burmeister's attempt to force the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to provide a wide range of documents pertaining to the IOM contract prevailed in court. Represented by her former law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLP, Burmeister argued that the documents provided by the Read more [...]
Last year researchers associated with a company called Integrated Tissue Dynamics (INTiDYN) in New York discovered excessive numbers of nerve fibers in the skin of the hands of a high percentage of Fibromyalgia patients. We covered that study in a blog called “Hands up! A key to the fatigue, Read more [...]
Scientific American recently published an overview on Fibromyalgia called “An Unnerving Enigma” suggesting that new clues may crack what’s going on in this mysterious, difficult to treat disorder and lead to new treatments.
This article gives us a good platform to look at where the science Read more [...]
A Central Nervous System Hypothesis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
“... neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies in combination with subjective or a newly developed objective evaluation method of chronic fatigue have begun to clarify the mechanisms underlying chronic cognitive fatigue ...”
Deciding Read more [...]
Studies suggest a significant genetic component is present in ME/CFS and we know the immune system is involved.
Now Simmaron Research Foundation Research Director, Dr. Isabel Barao is combining genetics and the immune system to try and uncover the cause of immune holes in ME/CFS.
Check out what Read more [...]
We just saw that some Japanese ME/CFS researchers believe they may have developed an objective test to measure post-exertional fatigue. Heart rate variability tests indicated that fatigue after a cognitive test is associated with reduced parasympathetic nervous system (PNS or 'rest and digest' Read more [...]
When the collapse came, I had to see this for what it was: a long battle with an uncertain outcome.
Jen Brea describes her agonizing course of ME/CFS from it's beginnings as chronic fatigue syndrome (weakness, sore throats, dizziness) and her depression diagnosis, to a complete collapse and Read more [...]