Author Archive for Cort Johnson – Page 4

Burmeister Lawsuit Forces Feds To Produce IOM Documents

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 [...]

Nerves, Estrogen, Dr. Mikovits and Paradoxes: The INTiDYN Approach to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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 [...]

Unnerving Findings: Studies Opening New Directions for Fibromyalgia

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 [...]

Fatigue Explained? Japanese Assert Brain Damage Causes Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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 [...]

Simmaron Researcher Probing Cause of Immune Holes in ME/CFS

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 [...]

System Reset: New Way To Reduce Fight or Flight Response Found

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 [...]

Obstacles and Inspiration: Jen Brea of the Canary in a Gold Mine Talks

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 [...]

Biomarker for Fatigue Could Help Validate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Measuring Fatigue Finally? How to objectively measure fatigue has dogged Chronic Fatigue Syndrome field  for  decades. Until researcher can tell how fatigued a person really ispeople with ME/CFS and FM will always have to deal with the "I'm tired, too" response from both their friends and from Read more [...]