Archive for ME/CFS FM Buzz

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 [...]

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 [...]

From A Brain Asleep To Leptin to Inflammation – Watch the Stanford Symposium on ME/CFS on Video

Stanford did it right. They produced video's of the March 2014 Stanford  Symposium  on ME/CFS and now they're giving us access to them - for free. Some of the most exciting findings in years came out in the Symposium. They include Dr. Unger's excellent introduction to epidemiology in Read more [...]

Tapping The Experts: The Solve ME/CFS Foundation Gathers Insights of Top ME/CFS Practitioners

Tapping Intuition What do you do if you have a disease which has few clinical trials but lots of patients needing help, and 30 or so practitioners with decades of experience under their belts? Instead of waiting for a clinical trial to get underway (or not) you 'tap their intuition'; i.e. you Read more [...]

Stanford Geneticist Suggests Unusual Type of Epstein-Barr Virus May Be Triggering Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The renowned Stanford geneticist, Ron Davis Phd, who's son Whitney has a very serious case of ME/CFS has opened a research foundation at Stanford to find answers to ME/CFS.  He's als0, on the foundations Facebook page, supplying answers to one question a week  from the ME/CFS community. He's Read more [...]

Strange Immune Findings Reported in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In  a presentation to an NIH conference on translating research results into clinical practices, the scientific director of the Simmaron Research Foundation, Dr. Isabel Barao, will present a paper suggesting something very strange may be going on in ME/CFS patients' immune systems.   Her Read more [...]

The ANS, the Brain and Blood: The International Invest in ME ME/CFS Conference Overview

Invest in ME's annual conference always has  interesting speakers and Dr. Rosamund Vallings was there, as always to write up an overview. Check out Dr. Julia Newton on how autonomic nervous system problems may be the source of fatigue in many disorders, Dr. James Baraniuk on what happens to the Read more [...]

The Fibromyalgia Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Leaky Gut Connection

We  just saw Esther, an ME/CFS patient make dramatic improvement not just in her gut but in her decades-long problems with extreme  fatigue, cognition, orthostatic intolerance and mood by treating her small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) with an antibiotic called Xifaxin.  The gut problems Read more [...]
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