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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Helping Teens With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Dec. 7, 2004 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy help teens handle chronic fatigue syndrome, say Dutch researchers. However, it's not a cure. No one knows what causes chronic fatigue syndrome, let alone what cures it. People with chronic fatigue syndrome are so drastically exhausted that they often can'

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  6. Inactivity Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Oct. 5, 2004 -- Physical activity is vital for children for many reasons, from reducing obesity to building healthy fitness habits. Now, British researchers have added another benefit to the list: Active kids are less likely to develop chronic fatigue syndrome later in life than their sedentary chil

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  7. Potential Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Drug Fails

    Sept. 7, 2004 --The largest completed trial to date of people with chronic fatigue syndrome shows that the drug galantamine is not a potential treatment for the condition. The study, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, was crystal clear: Galantamine was no better than a plac

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  8. Skin Offers Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Aug. 26, 2004 -- The long sought-after physical evidence of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may be found in the skin, according to a new research. The study suggests that differences in skin temperature and electrical activity may provide a new way to identify the potentially disabling disorder. CFS

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  9. Exercise Helps Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    July 22, 2004 -- With three months of regular exercise, chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers can get renewed energy, a new report shows. Chronic fatigue syndrome has long been a mystery -- a major health problem that severely affects quality of life, even the ability to carry on with usual day-to-day

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  10. High Price of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Set

    June 24, 2004 -- The physical and mental fatigue caused by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) costs the U.S. more than $9 billion each year in lost productivity alone, according to a new study. Researchers say CFS affects between 400,000 and 800,000 people in the U.S. The mysterious condition of unknown

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