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…

Cancer-related fatigue: Exercise, psychological therapies best treatments

For patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect. Researchers have found that exercise is one of the best ways to reduce fatigue for…

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…

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Could altered gut bacteria be a cause?

On June 28, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

What causes chronic fatigue syndrome? The answer to this question continues to baffle researchers, so much so that some have even questioned whether the condition exists. Now, a new study by researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, may have shed light on a biological cause, after finding that patients…

Sleepiness and fatigue linked to brain atrophy in cognitively normal elderly

On June 17, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas of the brain that are more susceptible to aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Results show that subjects…

Visual stress could be a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, research suggests

On November 25, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

University of Leicester research team discovers vision-related abnormalities that could help in diagnosis of illness People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) could experience higher levels of visual stress than those without the condition, according to new research from the University of Leicester. CFS, also…