The Reality of Mysterious Medical Maladies
A recent governmental panel composed of scientists and veterans concluded that Gulf War Syndrome is real, the symptoms likely caused by neurotoxins that veterans were exposed to during the war.
Someone Who Cares
The second in a series of blogs by young people to mark National Youth Week is by Alice Pratt, 13, a young carer from Cumbria. After her mum was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as ME), Alice started taking more responsibility around the house.
Disability Accommodations Required for Invisible Disabilities
Disability accommodations can be very challenging to obtain. There is often great resistance from others to making reasonable accommodations. Regardless, it’s the law.
Scientists Say Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Not Sleepiness
Anyone with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can attest to the frustration of trying to explain to well meaning people how a good night of sleep has no value for relieving their fatigue. Sleep and their fatigue are just not related, they say. Taking a day off won’t help. Now scientists agree.
Fibromyalgia Patients Show Brain Abnormalities
French researchers have shown that patients with fibromyalgia have abnormal blood flow in the brain, which may be related to the underlying cause of the condition.
November is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month
For many people (between six to 10 million in America by some estimates), pain caused by fibromyalgia is a constant presence. Until very recently, there were no prescription drugs developed specifically for the treatment of fibromyalgia, leaving sufferers grabbing for straws to find relief.
NICE Admits Previous Guidance Around Sequential Use Of Anti-TNF Therapies In Rheumatoid Arthritis Unfair
The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today published findings of its appeal panel around the use of adalimumab, etanercept and infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after failure of a previous TNF-? inhibitor (sequential use), deciding their previous guidance had been ‘unfair’ and ‘perverse’1.
Simple, Cheap Remedies Effective for IBS
Some of the simplest, cheapest, and most readily available remedies are also some of the most effective treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A placebo-controlled trial of Ontario, Canadas McMaster University found that peppermint oil, soluble fiber, and some over-the-counter treatments were considerably more effective than placebo.
Colonics a controversial procedure for digestive problems
If you’ve been putting up with digestion problems like irritable bowel syndrome or chronic constipation, there is a form of therapy out there you might not have tried. It’s called a colonic and it cleanses the colon in a way that a laxative cannot.
Woman sues drug company Novartis
A woman who took a medication since removed from the market is suing the company that made the drug, saying she suffered serious, adverse side effects. Ginger Marolf, 35, lives in Muscatine County. She filed the lawsuit on behalf of herself and her son against Novartis in U.S. District Court, Davenport.