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