Chronic lack of sleep increases risk-seeking

On August 31, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Sleepiness, reduced concentration and performance – more and more people are suffering from the consequences of a chronic lack of sleep. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now demonstrated a further consequence: the people affected are subject to more intensive risk-seeking behavior without even noticing. The scientists advocate for…

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome

On April 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have discovered abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without concurrent irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Findings are published in the…

Biological basis of 'atypical' chronic fatigue syndrome revealed

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating disorder characterized by severe fatigue that lasts for more than 6 months. The condition is also accompanied by a range of symptoms, from muscle pain and headaches to cognitive dysfunction. The illness can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, and its cause is not yet…

Anakinra does not seem to improve fatigue severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome

On March 9, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

The anti-inflammatory biologic drug anakinra does not seem to reduce fatigue severity in women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The findings of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. CFS is characterized by severe, persistent, and disabling fatigue. While case definitions differ, the…

Chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system

On January 31, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Many people report getting sick when they don’t get enough sleep. A new study helps explain why. Researchers took blood samples from 11 pairs of identical twins with different sleep patterns and discovered that the twin with shorter sleep duration had a depressed immune system, compared with…

Chronic sleep disruption linked to liver cancer

On November 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Liver cancer rates have tripled since the 1980s. Researchers now show that persistent sleep deprivation in mice causes liver disease and eventually leads to liver cancer Researchers have linked ‘social jet lag’ to increased risk of liver cancer. The study, by a team from Baylor College of Medicine…

Sleep is key to curing chronic pain

On September 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

‘I won’t be able to cope with my pain if I don’t sleep well’ – research from the University of Warwick reveals that the way chronic pain patients think about pain and sleep leads to insomnia and poor management of pain. Researchers from the Sleep and Pain…

Researchers identify characteristic chemical signature for chronic fatigue syndrome

Discovery, along with revealed underlying biology, could lead to faster, more accurate diagnoses and more effective, personalized therapies. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious and maddening condition, with no cure or known cause. But researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, using…

Chronic fatigue symptoms triggered by nerve, muscle strain

On July 24, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

It is well established that symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can be worsened with physical activity. Now, a new study might shed some light on why this is, after finding chronic fatigue flare-ups can be triggered by mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain. Researchers found the supine straight leg…

Chronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nerves

On July 20, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published in PLOS ONE shows that symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, a complex and disabling multisystem disorder, can be provoked by imposing a mild to moderate strain to the…