Clearly, issues concerning reliability of clinical diagnosis are complex and have important research and practical implications. Jason et. al
In the beginning of his overview on the IOM definition and name change Jason notes the numerous false starts and botched definitions that have plagued chronic Read more [...]
(This blog is taken from three sources. A radio interview with Jarred Younger, information on the University of Alabama at Birmingham website and an interview I did with him. Thanks to Jarred for his time.)
Unlike others, Younger was never phased by the lack of attention given fibromyalgia and chronic Read more [...]
There has been a growing consensus that whatever chronic Lyme disease is it's not due to the bacteria. This concensus has been based on studies indicating that short term antibiotic treatment following an infection, causes a dramatic reduction in antibodies. That drop in antibody levels is believed Read more [...]
Thousands of small alterations in our genes exist. This propensity for genetic experimentation has helped the human race adapt and thrive. Many never have an impact. Others may be helpful in some situations and problematic in other situations, and some, often in combination with other gene variations Read more [...]
Through their ability to virtually eradicate infectious diseases such as polio, smallpox and measles, vaccines have produced incalculable good over time. Measles is a case in point. In 1958, 763,094 cases of measles were reported in the U.S.: in 2008 less than seventy were. Recent research suggests Read more [...]
FM and ME/CFS are often triggered by infections but concluding the role pathogens play in these illnesses has been difficult.
It just got a whole lot easier.
A Harvard researcher recently published a widely lauded paper that describes a quantum leap in researchers ability to assess the influence Read more [...]
We are putting the finishing touches on a creatively disruptive approach for people-powered research. Together we will get to the bottom of ME/CFS. Suzanne Vernon
We were talking subsets at an event about five years ago. Suzanne turned to me and a friend and asked us to tell our stories. As our Read more [...]
There's something about migraines and fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Migraines aren’t usually talked about as major comorbid disorders with these diseases but recent studies suggest, however, that migraine may be one of the most, if not the most, common comorbid disorder for Read more [...]