MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds

March 9, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have other chronic health problems than those without the nervous system disorder, a new study indicates.
Researchers looked at how common several chronic conditions — high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, chronic lung disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel […]

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds

February 15, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests.
Ten weeks after treatment, the pain scores of patients given acupuncture dropped an average of 41 percent, compared with an average drop of 27 percent for those given […]

Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Still Poorly Understood: Report

February 11, 2016

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists and doctors still lack good insight into Gulf War illness and other health problems plaguing U.S. veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War, a new report says.
More than $500 million in U.S. government-funded research on Gulf War veterans was conducted between 1994 and 2014, producing many results. […]

Study Finds Drinking May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, But Doctors Wary

July 30, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia, new Scottish research suggests.
But U.S. pain specialists say consuming alcohol is the wrong approach to coping with disabling pain.
“It’s an odd way […]

Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

June 24, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy — best known for treating “the bends” in scuba divers — experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found.
Brain scans of the patients showed that two months of hyperbaric oxygen therapy […]

Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

August 5, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The pain of fibromyalgia might be eased with injections of the painkiller lidocaine, a new study suggests.
People with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their body as well as an increased sensitivity to pain. Doctors often have trouble treating this pain because it’s unclear what causes it, […]

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help Fibromyalgia Patients

March 26, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — By using magnetic brain stimulation on patients with fibromyalgia, French researchers say they were able to improve some of the patients’ symptoms.
Specifically, the technique, called transcranial magnetic stimulation, raised quality of life and emotional and social well-being among patients suffering from the condition, the researchers […]

Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults

February 26, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds.
About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fibromyalgia, the researchers found.
“Half of the former teens we […]

Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults

February 13, 2014

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Waking up and not feeling rested isn’t just annoying. Researchers say that “non-restorative sleep” is the biggest risk factor for the development of widespread pain in older adults.
Widespread pain that affects different parts of the body — the main characteristic of fibromyalgia — affects 15 percent of women […]

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain: Study

January 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia might benefit from taking vitamin D supplements if they suffer from low levels of the vitamin, a new study from Austria suggests.
There’s no cure for fibromyalgia, which can lead to pain, fatigue and several other symptoms, the researchers said. […]

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