2012 News Coverage
CFS / CFIDS / ME - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
FM / FMS / Fibro - Fibromyalgia Syndrome
OI / POTS / NMH / MVPS/D - Orthostatic Intolerance Dysautonomias
IBS / IC / MCS / GWI / ... - Overlapping Syndromes, Symptoms to CFS/FM/OI
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Selected Recent News (CFS, MCS, FM, ME, POTS, NMH, MVPS, OI, IBS, Lyme, sleep, etc)
FDA Panel Considers 1st Drug for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Only some patients got relief from the experimental treatment, experts say
US News & World Report, HealthDay -
"Even a single approved therapy, even if it were one I choose not to use, would be very helpful when I am arguing with insurance companies to legitimize the condition and that it is serious enough to require an intervention," Klimas said.
CFS Patients Suffer From Heart Rate Variability
French Tribune -
Conna further informed that these people are not at peace even when they are sleeping. It has been found that their stress-responsive neural systems are quite alert and high when they are asleep. The study researchers were able to reach at the above given conclusion after carrying out an experiment.
Settlement Eases Rules for Some Medicare Patients
NY Times -
In a proposed settlement of a nationwide class-action lawsuit, the administration has agreed to scrap a decades-old practice that required many beneficiaries to show a likelihood of medical or functional improvement before Medicare would pay for skilled nursing and therapy services.
The scientist who put the nail in XMRV's coffin
W. Ian Lipkin tells Nature about his efforts to validate the link between retroviruses and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Chronic fatigue syndrome: Web therapy 'can help'
BBC News -
Web-based treatment may be better at helping teenagers with chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a study by scientists.
With Help from Author Laura Hillenbrand,
Drug Repurposing Comes to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, Amy Dockser Marcus -
The CFIDS Association of America says that $2 million in funding — backed by individual gifts including a $250,000 donation from best-selling writer Laura Hillenbrand, who has chronic fatigue syndrome– is going to grants and projects designed to accelerate the development of treatments for CFS.
Fallout From Fatigue Syndrome Retraction Is Wide
NY Times, David Tuller -
“I remember reading it and going, ‘Bingo, this is it!’ ” said Heidi Bauer, 42, a mother of triplets in Huntington, Md., who has had chronic fatigue syndrome since her 20s. “I thought it was going to mean treatment, that I was going to be able to play with my kids and be the kind of mom I wanted to be.”
Recently appointed Hawaii Rep. Okamura resigns for health reasons
The Republic (AP) -
"Okamura previously served in the House, but chose not to seek re-election in 2000 because he was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome."
Nausea, dizziness, weight loss, headaches, vomiting:
These symptoms sometimes add up to POTS
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is no fun
Pittsburgh Post Gazzette -
"It is a chronic disorder where patients feel unwell more acutely when upright and feel somewhat better when they're lying down and where the problem is not primarily a drop in their blood pressure when they're upright, but rather an excessive increase in their heart rate." - Satish Raj
Suit claims Wingfield developer Whittemore embezzled millions
The suit also names Annette Whittemore, his wife, and the Lakeshore House Limited Parternship.
Yellow Sub: Greg Resurfaces
SMH Australia -
In his autobiography, Greg Page wrote about the worst time of his life: handing over his yellow skivvy and leaving what he calls Wiggle World in 2006. Beset by his mystery "vaguing out" illness, dealing with the fallout of a failed marriage and facing the loss of a lucrative 16-year career, Page wrote it was "a terrible time of my life".
Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page rejoins the Australian band after 5 years away due to illness
Washington Post -
The Yellow Wiggle is back. The original lead singer of the world-famous preschool entertainment band The Wiggles has made a surprise return, five years after he left the group because of illness.
A rare nervous system disorder, dysautonomia, forced Page to retire in 2006.
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