ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Around the Web



  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

Gordon girl loses voice after suffering from ME

LAST week was ME awareness week, an event particularly important to one Gordon schoolgirl and her brother. Eleven-year-old Molly Watson was diagnosed with Myalgic Encepalopathy (ME), otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, last year, after she was struck down with a throat virus and did not seem to recover.

Berwickshire News

Special report on Hemispherx Biopharma issued as key FDA decision nears

Biomedical news portal takes a closer look at Hemispherx Biopharma (AMEX:HEB), which hopes its drug, Ampligen will be approved to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Many have wondered why Hemispherx Biopharma’s share price has doubled during the past two trading sessions, especially without apparent “material events.” Now, BioMedReports, the news portal covering the biomedical news and financial sector has issued a special report, complete with video and an interview with the company’s CEO, Dr. William A. Carter.

  • Fibromyalgia:

AstraBeds Announces The Addition Of New Adjustable Beds To Their Luxury Sleep Systems

“With more and more consumers now experiencing, and benefiting from, the superior comfort and support of our orthopedic Memory Foam Mattress line, we at  began focusing attention on expanding our adjustable bed line to compliment and greatly enhance their exceptional support characteristics,” says, Firas Kittaneh, CEO.

24-7 Press Release

What Is Lyrica (pregabalin)? What Does Lyrica Treat?

Lyrica is Pfizer’s trade name for a drug called pregabalin. Pregabalin is an anticonvulsant (anti-seizure) drug that is often used to treat neuropathic pain as well as partial seizures that are common in temporal lobe epilepsy. In Europe, pregabalin is also approved to treat generalized anxiety disorder.

Medical News Today

Therapy combination ‘good for fibromyalgia patients’

A combination of therapies is both feasible and effective for fibromyalgia patients, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Rheumatology. Researchers led by Dr Marielle Kroese of University Hospital Maastricht in the Netherlands suggest that a programme combining elements of sociotherapy (the study of people and their interactions with society), physiotherapy, psychotherapy and creative arts therapy is good for sufferers.

Arthritis Research Campaign

Self-Reported Medication and Herb/Supplement Use by Women with and without Fibromyalgia

Using a telephone survey of 434 women who self-reported having and 198 women, who denied having fibromyalgia (FM) (aged 1880 years), we compared women on self-reported number, major types, and effectiveness of currently taken conventional medications and herbs/supplements.

Liebert Online

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