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03 March, 2024

Drug Candidate Reduces Fibromyalgia Pain By Improving Sleep Quality

People with fibromyalgia pain are closer to a new option for treatment that targets their characteristically poor sleep quality.

02 March, 2024

‘Frightening’ Connections Between Long COVID, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue Warrant More Research

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Long COVID, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome demonstrate overlapping characteristics that warrant further investigation, according to a speaker at the Basic and Clinical Immunology for the Busy Clinician symposium.

02 March, 2024

Potential Surge In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cases Anticipated, Research Suggests

Experts are raising concerns about a probable surge in the incidence of Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which could double the number of affected individuals. Currently, tens of millions of people are living with this condition globally.

02 March, 2024

A Case Report Of Chronic Epipharyngitis With Chronic Fatigue Treated With Epipharyngeal Abrasive Therapy (EAT)

A case of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) with chronic epipharyngitis was treated with epipharyngeal abrasive therapy (EAT). The symptoms of ME/CFS improved along with the improvement of chronic epipharyngitis. The patient was followed up with endocrine and autonomic function tests. Endocrine function tests included salivary cortisol and salivary α-amylase activity. Salivary α-amylase activity was stimulated by EAT. EAT improved the diurnal variability of salivary cortisol secretion. Autonomic function tests included heart rate variability analysis by orthostatic stress test. EAT normalized parasympathetic and sympathetic reflexes over time and regulated autonomic balance. Based on the improvement of symptoms and test results, EAT was considered effective for ME/CFS. A literature review was conducted on the mechanism of the therapeutic effect of EAT on ME/CFS.

01 March, 2024

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is A Physiological (And Not Psychosomatic) Condition

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. A recent study published in Nature Communications reveals the physiological basis of the disease, shedding light on the immune system, brain activity, and cardiorespiratory functions underlying the symptoms.

01 March, 2024

Lying Demo In Frankfurt: Solidarity For ME/CFS Sufferers

Joannes and Stephanie van der Linden came to Frankfurt from Friedberg to represent their son. “I go for Maarten Maria, invisible due to ME/CFS” is written on pieces of paper that they hold up. Maarten’s sisters are also demonstrating, and even the dog Frida has a piece of paper tied to her. The 22-year-old Maarten himself cannot be there in downtown Frankfurt, and he is otherwise excluded from everything that makes up a young man’s life. He suffers from severe chronic fatigue syndrome ME/CFS and has been in bed in the dark around the clock for a year and a half.

01 March, 2024

Clues To A Better Understanding Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Emerge From A Major Study

After seven years, research was published in Nature Communications. It gives an unusually exhaustive look at the biological abnormalities that can arise in ME/CFS, spanning the brain, the gut, the immune system and the autonomic nervous system.

29 February, 2024

Identifying The Mental Health Burden In Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Patients In Switzerland: A Pilot Study

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating chronic disease of significant public health and clinical importance. It affects multiple systems in the body and has neuro-immunological characteristics. The disease is characterized by a prominent symptom called post-exertional malaise (PEM), as well as abnormalities in the immune-inflammatory pathways, mitochondrial dysfunctions and disturbances in neuroendocrine pathways. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of ME/CFS on the mental health and secondary psychosocial manifestations of patients, as well as their coping mechanisms.

29 February, 2024

'It Took The Rug Right Out From Under My Life': Milestone ME/CFS Study Begins To Explain Disease, But Will It Lead To Treatments?

An NIH study many years in the making starts to unravel the biology of a misunderstood disease called ME/CFS.

29 February, 2024

Olga Sukhovskaya: “With Burnout, It Is Important To Look At The Ways You Gain Your Energy Back”

Olga Sukhovskaya is a mental health specialist who works as a trainer and assessor in the VET sector (MH and Community Services). Olga told SBS Russian talked about chronic fatigue syndrome and burnout and adaptation of migrants in a new country.

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