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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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