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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 [...]

Puppy Pitfalls: Are Pets and Chronic Illness a Good Match?

If you’re chronically ill, is it a good idea to bring a pet into the house? In early June, my husband and I brought 12 week-old puppy into our house to join us and our 9 1/2 year-old hound dog, Rusty. I’ll be honest. Given the effect it’s had on my health, I’ve questioned at times whether Read more [...]

The Methylation Mambo

I’ve been reading about the “Glutathione Depletion – Methylation Cycle Block Pathogenesis Hypothesis for CFS” since forever, it seems, and finally did the MTHFR test. Result: a  homozygous mutation in  the C677T gene (two copies of the C677T mutation) as well as a deficient status for glutathione. 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 [...]

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 [...]
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