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  1. Retrovirus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Oct. 8, 2009 - Some 10 million Americans may carry a recently discovered retrovirus now linked to chronic fatigue syndrome. The virus, xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus or XMRV, was detected in 67% of 101 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome by Vincent C. Lombardi, PhD, of the Whittem

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  2. CFS Linked to Childhood Trauma

    Jan. 5, 2009 -- Experiencing serious trauma during childhood may increase a person's risk for developing chronic fatigue syndrome later in life, a new study suggests. In the study from the CDC and Atlanta's Emory University, patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) reported much higher levels of

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  3. Steroid for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    March 21, 2008 -- Boosting levels of the stress hormone cortisol with low doses of hydrocortisone could help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia feel better, a California doctor says. Kent Holtorf, MD, says the simple treatment carries significantly less risk and greater potentia

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  4. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Hormone

    Jan. 18, 2008 -- Chronic fatigue syndrome may be linked to the stress hormone cortisol, at least in women, according to a new study. The study shows that women with chronic fatigue syndrome had lower cortisol levels in the morning, compared with healthy women. The study included 185 Georgia adults,

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  5. Stomach Virus Could Trigger CFS

    Sept. 13, 2007 - A group of viruses known to cause respiratory and gut infections may also be a major trigger for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). In a newly published study, four out of five CFS patients showed evidence of chronic enterovirus infection in stomach tissue biopsies, compared with just

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  6. Childhood Trauma Raises CFS Risk

    Nov. 6, 2006 -- Childhood trauma raises a person's risk of chronic fatigue syndrome by three- to eightfold, CDC researchers find. Another study, based on data from the Swedish twin registry, shows stress to be a triggering factor for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It also shows that emotional insta

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  7. CDC: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 'Real'

    Nov. 3, 2006 -- Chronic fatigue syndrome -- long doubted as a legitimate illness by many and largely ignored by the drug industry -- got a boost from the federal government today. Buoyed by a spate of recent scientific findings tying the disorder to possible genetic and physiological causes, CDC off

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  8. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Gene Link?

    April 20, 2006 -- A study published Wednesday shows evidence of the genetic underpinnings of aspects of chronic fatigue syndrome chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a disorder affecting up to 1 million Americans. CDC researchers say they've uncovered genetic evidence linking symptoms of the disease -- i

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  9. What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    Jan. 26, 2006 -- A mix of physical and psychological factors may affect chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a new review published in The Lancet. The report sums up medical research on chronic fatigue syndrome, which is severe fatigue affecting daily functioning that lasts at least six months des

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  10. Evidence for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    Dec. 1, 2005 -- Scientists may have found biological evidence of chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome involves severe, unexplained tiredness that lasts for at least six months and doesn't improve with rest. Chronic fatigue syndrome often greatly interferes with patients' lives. But it

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