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…

Stroke severity worse for shift workers

On June 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research provides further evidence of the harms of shift work, after finding it may increase stroke severity by interfering with the body’s internal clock, with men faring worst. Researchers found stroke severity may be worse for shift workers, especially men. Study co-author David Earnest, Ph.D., of the…

Vitamin D deficiency does not increase risk and severity of obstructive sleep apnea

On December 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A recent study of elderly men found no evidence that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased in severity (or prevalence) as a result of vitamin D deficiency. “The link between obesity and vitamin D deficiency can be explained a number ways, one of which is that obese individuals are…