FDA Panel Considers 1st Drug for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

December 20, 2012

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will meet Thursday to consider approval of the first drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.
The experts will discuss the risks and benefits associated with the intravenous drug rintatolimod (proposed brand name Ampligen). The drug’s maker, Hemispherx Biopharma of […]

New Study Debunks Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

September 18, 2012

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) — Confirming earlier scientific doubts, a new study concludes that chronic fatigue syndrome is not caused by two viruses known as XMRV and pMLV.
Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Columbia University and other institutions, including some scientists […]

New Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

April 24, 2012

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) — The brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome — an often misunderstood condition marked by unexplained, incapacitating exhaustion — don’t respond to rewards in the same way as the brains of healthy people do, a new study suggests.
Researchers performed functional MRI scans on the brains of […]

Web-Based Therapy May Help Teens With Chronic Fatigue

March 1, 2012

THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) — Teens with chronic fatigue syndrome, which can cause poor concentration and memory as well as joint and muscle pain, may benefit from an Internet-based treatment known as FITNET, a new study has found.
Researchers in the Netherlands studied teens with the debilitating condition and found that 63 percent reported […]

New Report Casts More Doubt on Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

September 22, 2011

By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have shot another arrow through the credibility of claims that a virus likely causes chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
This time, results from nine different labs around the United States failed to differentiate patients with CFS from healthy controls solely on the basis of whether they tested […]

Studies Refute Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

May 31, 2011

By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) — A virus identified two years ago as a possible cause of chronic fatigue syndrome now turns out not to be the culprit, new research says.
Experts say it’s a major setback in the effort to understand and treat this mysterious and debilitating disease.

Study Finds No Link Between XMRV Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

May 12, 2011

THURSDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) — A new study shows that a retrovirus called XMRV is not present in the blood of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, a finding that contradicts previous research that linked XMRV to the condition.
University of Utah School of Medicine researchers analyzed blood samples from chronic fatigue syndrome patients and found […]

Spinal Fluid May Hold Clues to Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

February 24, 2011

THURSDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) — An analysis of proteins in spinal fluid can help distinguish patients with Lyme disease from those with chronic fatigue syndrome, a new study reports.
It also appears that both diseases, which can cause similar symptoms, involve the central nervous system and that protein abnormalities in the central nervous system are […]

Study Says 2 Therapies Help Fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

February 17, 2011

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) — Patients struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome may be helped the most when standard treatment is coupled with cognitive behavior therapy or exercise therapy, new British research suggests.
The apparent promise of cognitive behavior therapy and “graded exercise therapy” offers considerable hope to patients combating the complex condition […]

More Evidence Virus Plays Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

August 23, 2010

By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) — Another study has found evidence that a mouse virus may play a role in chronic fatigue syndrome, a poorly understood disorder that causes incapacitating exhaustion and malaise.
Using blood samples collected in the mid-1990s from chronic fatigue sufferers from the New England area, researchers found evidence of […]

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