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Depression in Adolescence – Is it Really Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Psychiatrist Theodore Henderson kept getting highly fatigued adolescents diagnosed with treatment resistant depression referred to him ...who did not meet the criteria for depression. Read why one Colorado psychiatrist believes many adolescents diagnosed with treatment resistant depression Read more [...]

“Gimme Some Loving”: Mindfulness in the Midst of Illness – The Last Best Cure #6

About ten years after being struck by an autoimmune disorder, science journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa realized that, while traditional approaches (drugs) had kept her alive, hers was nevertheless a rather joyless, difficult existence.  Recent studies suggested that mindfulness practices might Read more [...]

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) – A Medical Food for Fibromyalgia and (ME/CFS)?

Pain Reliever, Anti-inflammatory, Microglial Inhibitor “However, a great body of evidence exists for PEA, comprising at least 40 clini­cal trials in around 6,000 subjects.  This body of evidence shows a positive risk/benefit ratio for PEA, warranting much wider use of this compound by the medical Read more [...]

Deciphering Post-Exertional Relapse in ME/CFS – The Cook Webinar

“This grant is the outcome of many years of talking to other scientists about ME/CFS and merging that information with other important findings.” It’s rare to find a study with so many interesting angles. The fact that it’s focused on post-exertional malaise (PEM) makes it all the more interesting. Dane Read more [...]

Unrewarding Reward: The Basal Ganglia, Inflammation and Fatigue In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The data suggest that the neurocircuitry of fatigue in CFS patients may share a similar basis in the basal ganglia as is observed in other neurologic disorders and cases of basal ganglia lesions, as well as in the context of immune activation." Miller et. al. Andrew Miller M.D. is a psychoneuroimmunologist Read more [...]

Big Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Grant Explores Why Men Get ME/CFS

Dr. Mary Fletcher and the ME/CFS research team at the Institute for Neuroimmune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University have received a very large grant ($1.9 million) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH. This grant will look for biomarkers in, get this, men Read more [...]

Five Dollar Recurring Donation Challenge for Health Rising

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 [...]

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 [...]