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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) include extreme tiredness, muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, headache, and memory loss. Between 1 and 4 million people in the U.S. are thought to have chronic fatigue syndrome, one of the least understood of all the chronic illnesses. Chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed four times more often in women than in men.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome News

  • FDA Panel Considers 1st Drug for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will meet Thursday to consider approval of the first drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome. The experts will discuss the risks and benefits associated with the intravenous drug rintatolimod (proposed brand name Ampligen). The drug’s maker, Hemispherx Biopharma of [...]

  • New Study Debunks Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) — Confirming earlier scientific doubts, a new study concludes that chronic fatigue syndrome is not caused by two viruses known as XMRV and pMLV. Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Columbia University and other institutions, including some scientists [...]

  • New Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) — The brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome — an often misunderstood condition marked by unexplained, incapacitating exhaustion — don’t respond to rewards in the same way as the brains of healthy people do, a new study suggests. Researchers performed functional MRI scans on the brains of [...]

  • Web-Based Therapy May Help Teens With Chronic Fatigue

    THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) — Teens with chronic fatigue syndrome, which can cause poor concentration and memory as well as joint and muscle pain, may benefit from an Internet-based treatment known as FITNET, a new study has found. Researchers in the Netherlands studied teens with the debilitating condition and found that 63 percent reported [...]

  • New Report Casts More Doubt on Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have shot another arrow through the credibility of claims that a virus likely causes chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). This time, results from nine different labs around the United States failed to differentiate patients with CFS from healthy controls solely on the basis of whether they tested [...]

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