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  1. Chronic Fatigue 'Brain Fog' Clues in Spinal Fluid

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic fatigue syndrome show a distinct pattern of immune system proteins in their spinal fluid -- a finding that could shed light on the "brain fog" that marks the condition, researchers say. The new study fou

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  2. Immune System Changes and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be linked to specific changes in a person's immune system, particularly increased amounts of chemical messengers that regulate immune responses, researchers report. The study adds to g

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  3. New Name, Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness affecting up to 2.5 million Americans, may soon get a new name and set of diagnostic criteria. In a report released Tuesday, an independent panel of experts convened by t

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  4. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Early Menopause

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's a link between early menopause and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests. The findings may help explain why women are two to four times more likely to have CFS than men, and why the condition is mos

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  5. Brain Scans Give Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are clear differences in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome and the brains of healthy people, new research indicates. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine said their findings

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  6. Possible Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seeking better insight into chronic fatigue syndrome, a new brain scan investigation has pinpointed what could be the first evidence of a connection between nerve cell inflammation and the onset of this debilitating and somewha

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  7. Web Therapy Helps With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Feb. 29, 2012 -- Internet-based behavioral therapy appears to be a highly effective new tool for the treatment of teenagers with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new study from the Netherlands. After just six months of treatment, the self-reported recovery rate among teens with CFS who

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  8. Cancer Drug May Also Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Oct. 19, 2011 -- Researchers in Norway say they’ve been able to treat symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome by giving patients a biologic drug that affects the immune system. The drug, rituximab (Rituxan), works by depleting immune cells called B-cells. It is FDA approved to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymph

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  9. Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Discredited

    Sept. 22, 2011 -- Researchers are disputing a 2009 study that found a virus in the blood of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, which some hoped might have pointed to a cause of the disease. The researchers, who were trying to confirm the 2009 study results, say they have failed to find evidence o

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  10. New Doubts on XMRV as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cause

    June 1, 2011 -- A retrovirus found in the blood samples of some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome likely appeared there as the result of contamination, rather than infection, two new studies show. Since 2009, when a group of scientists reported finding the retrovirus called XMRV in 67% of patie

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