When 26 patient organizations and advocates sign a letter urging the government to do something it's time to sit up and take note. Alot of good, smart and effective people support the move to press the federal government to use the Canadian Consensus Criteria (CCC) in all their programs. The Read more [...]
The Subset Researcher
Virtually everybody for decades has believed ME/CFS is larded with subsets and everyone agrees we must find them yet very few researchers, through lack of money or initiative, have actually looked for them in an organized fashion. Dr. Natelson has and in this review article, Read more [...]
Herpesviruses are different; once you get infected - and everybody has been infected with them - you're pretty much stuck with them for life. Usually they're humbled by the immune system but if they roar back into life those bugs can cause enormous damage. Some researchers and physicians believe Read more [...]
Fibromyalgia may be the quintessential pain disease but level of pain found in chronic fatigue syndrome is no joke, either. An ongoing CDC study indicated that people with ME/CFS experience the same level of pain as people with chronic pelvic pain and more pain than people with multiple sclerosis Read more [...]
(Please welcome Tim Vaughan to Health Rising's team of bloggers as he digs deeper into issues raised in earlier blogs and outlines an intriguing theory about the nature of pain in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders.)
Touch the tip of your forefinger to the tip of your thumb Read more [...]
In this second of three blogs on the work the 'Dubbo' group in Australia is doing we look at a controversial and rather difficult topic called interoception. Interoception deals with our awareness of our bodies internal state.
The field of interoception began to take off when it Read more [...]
Simply being in pain gives your ability to think a hit. The cognitive and pain problems people with fibromyalgia experience appear to be associated with a sluggish autonomic nervous system. Despite being 'on' most of the time the autonomic nervous system in FM tends to poop out when faced with Read more [...]
These Australian researchers, overseen by Dr. Vollmer-Conna, begin their quest for the source of the cognitive difficulties in chronic fatigue syndrome by turning things on their 'head' (pun intended) a bit.
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49518. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049518. Epub 2012 Nov Read more [...]