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  1. Therapy, Exercise Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Feb. 17, 2011 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy and exercise, in conjunction with medical care, are safe and effective ways to treat some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), finds a new study published online in The Lancet. CFS is characterized by severe, debilitating fatigue, pain, dif

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  2. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Not Caused by XMRV Virus, Study Finds

    Dec. 20, 2010 -- Chronic fatigue syndrome is not caused by the virus XMRV, according to new research. A team from University College London, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and University of Oxford, all in England, says previous research linking the virus to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) was f

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  3. Researchers Study Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Sept. 9, 2010 -- An international group of scientists met this week at the National Institutes of Health to discuss a retrovirus that has been linked to chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer. XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) was first identified in humans in 2006. “We are

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  4. Virus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Aug. 23, 2010 -- Murine leukemia viruses (MLV), a family of retroviruses known to cause cancer in mice, may be linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a study shows. The full name of the virus is xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus. It is part of a family of viruses known as murine leuk

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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