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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: from chronic fatigue to more specific syndromes

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: from Chronic Fatigue to More Specific Syndromes, by S Blitshteyn, P Chopra in Eur Neurol 2018; 80:73–77   Research Article: In the last decade, a group of chronic disorders associated with fatigue (CDAF) emerged as the leading cause of … Continue reading

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Living with persistent pain in Wales: consultation Jun-Sep 2018

Welsh government open consultation, 5 June 2018: Living with persistent pain in Wales guidance Your views are requested on draft guidance to replace the Service Development and Commissioning Directive for Chronic Non-Malignant Pain 2008. Consultation description We are consulting on the … Continue reading

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Pain, genes, drugs & you

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 20 April 2018: Pain, Genes, Drugs and You: How Your Genetic Makeup May Be Keeping You in Pain From Dr. Trescott’s lecture given to the Physician Partners of America: “Your Genes, Your Pain … Continue reading

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Helping others understand your pain

Pro Health blog post, by Sarah Anne Shockley, 14 April 2018: Helping others understand your pain I’m always surprised when people ask me, are you still in pain? or are you in pain right now? But, of course, how could … Continue reading

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CFS treated with transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS)

Research abstract: Chronic fatigue syndrome treated with transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation: a randomized controlled trial, by Li J, Xie J, Pan Z, Guo X, Li Y, Fu R in Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2017 Dec 12;37(12):1276-9. [Article in Chinese] OBJECTIVE: To … Continue reading

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Cerebral blood flow and heart rate variability in CFS

Cerebral blood flow and heart rate variability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a randomized cross-over study, by Anneleen Malfliet, Roselien Pas, Raf Brouns, Joris De Win, Samar M Hatem, Mira Meeus, Kelly Ickmans, Robbert-Jan van Hooff, and Jo Nijs in heart 2018; 21:E13-E24 BACKGROUND: Pain, fatigue, and concentration difficulties … Continue reading

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Glial cell inhibitors: the next sleep drugs for FM and ME/CFS?

Health Rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 15 September: Glial Cell Inhibitors: The Next Sleep Drugs for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?   Glia: The Forgotten Brain Cell Sleep disturbances and severe stress as glial activators: key targets for … Continue reading

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Endogenous pain facilitation rather than inhibition differs between people with CFS, MS, and controls

Research abstract: Endogenous pain facilitation rather than inhibition differs between people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and controls: An observational study, by Simon M. Collin, Jo Nijs, Mira Meeus, Andrea Polli, Barbara Willekens, Kelly Ickmans in Pain Physician, May 2017, Volume 20, Issue … Continue reading

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Snail venom compound ‘offers chronic pain therapy’

BBC news, 21 February 2017: Snail venom compound ‘offers chronic pain therapy’ Venom from a small snail could be used to develop a treatment for chronic pain, scientists from the US suggest. Normally used to paralyse or kill its prey, … Continue reading

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Webinar: Exercise-induced pain & analgesia: role of the Innate Immune System 

Pain research forum Webinar: Exercise-Induced Pain and Analgesia: Role of the Innate Immune System  [Although this is not specifically about ME or CFS it might through some light on diminished NK cell activity and exercise induced pain generally] Here is an … Continue reading

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