New Consensus Criteria for ME/CFS

The following is information and news published by Kim McCleary, the President of the CFIDS Association of America on the International Consensus Criteria Published for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.  … [Read more...]

Post-SARS CFS-Like Syndrome

In 2003, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) spread from southeast Asia to North America causing a public health panic and many deaths. Fever, cough, muscle pain and air hunger were the primary … [Read more...]

Three New XMRV Studies Reveal Negative Results

The XMRV debate and studies continue.  Three of the latest studies conducted have revealed negative results.  Below are links and excerpts from each of the three studies.  The first study was done on … [Read more...]

NIH Conference Debate On XMRV

Amy Dockser Marcus at The Wall Street Journal has been doing an excellent job in keeping ME/CFS & the XMRV debate in the media's attention.  Yesterday, Amy posted about the latest 2-day NIH XMRV … [Read more...]

Spinal Fluid Abnormalities Found In ME/CFS & Lyme Disease

 A recent study may have found that there are measurable differences between the spinal fluid levels of ME/CFS patients, Lyme Disease patients, and the healthy control subjects used in the … [Read more...]

Lack of Government Funding for ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Research

The buzz among ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia patients and bloggers is the latest government funding figures for 2011 for ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia research, which were posted by the ME/CFS Worldwide … [Read more...]

Patient Protest Against Myra McClure’s NIH Committee Approval for CFS Grants

  Thanks to the CFS Central blog for putting the news out there regarding Myra McClure's appointment to the Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, which approves National Institutes … [Read more...]

This Week In Virology: Ten Virology Stories of 2010

TWiV 114 hosts Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove and Rich Condit discuss what they considered the top 10 virology stories of 2010.  The first up you can listen to is regarding ME/CFS, XMRV & prostate … [Read more...]

Video: Whittemore & Mikovits On Latest XMRV News

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XMRV Controversy Continues: Contamination Issues

Ever since the news broke last year on XMRV, the ME/CFS world has been taken by storm by all of the media, controversy and politics surrounding this virus that is now believed to play a major role in … [Read more...]

Red Cross Bars ME/CFS Patients From Blood Donations

THESE PATIENTS' ADVOCACY HELPED TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE!!  I was reading on the CFIDS Facebook page that two CFS patients, Rivka (the woman in the video below) and Keith Baker, who brought the issue to … [Read more...]

Norwegian Study Finds XMRV In ME/CFS Patients

The following was released on October 24th by the European Society for ME.   The Lillestrom Health Clinic (who conducted the study discussed in the release) plans to launch an international project in … [Read more...]

Study Found EBV “Casual” In Many CFS Patients

Epstein-Barr virus has been a big controversy over the years regarding its involvement or role in ME/CFS.  Is it one of the main causes?  Has this virus that infects 98% of the population somehow … [Read more...]

XMRV-Positive Patients Respond Well to Ampligen Treatment

There was a 40-week trial using the drug Ampligen to treat XMRV-positive tested patients.  Only severely debilitated patients were selected for this study.   Below is an excerpt from ProHealth and the … [Read more...]

NCI Cancer Bulletin: International XMRV Workshop Summary

The first International XMRV Workshop was held this month and more than 200 researchers from all over the world gathered to discuss the virus that has been causing all of this controversy over the … [Read more...]