ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Around the Web

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Hemispherx Biopharma responding to FDA’s Ampligen questions

Hemispherx Biopharma said Monday its plans to “complete all outstanding queries” from the Food and Drug Administration regarding the company’s new drug application for Ampligen this month and next. The Philadelphia biotechnology company is seeking approval to market Ampligen as a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Philadelphia Business Journal

Editorial: Researcher’s discovery gives new hope to Chronic Fatigue sufferers

The importance of the discovery of a retrovirus that may be the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by a researcher at the Whittemore-Peterson Institute at the University of Nevada cannot be overstated. The discovery, reported in the journal Science earlier this month and detailed by the Reno Gazette-Journal’s Lenita Powers on Page 1 of today’s newspaper, is of critical importance to the one million Americans who are believed to have the disease, of course.

RGJ.com

PatientsLikeMe Adds Online Community For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

PatientsLikeMe, the leading online community for people with life-changing conditions, announces the expansion of its fibromyalgia community to welcome patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also know as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). By sharing information about their experience with CFS, patients can now find others just like them, including other patients who may have the newly discovered xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV). The purpose of this expansion is for PatientsLikeMe to research the impact XMRV has on CFS patients.

MediLexicon News

Medical breakthrough puts Reno in spotlight

Judy Mikovits remembers that “eureka” moment when she realized that she and her team of researchers at the Whittemore-Peterson Institute in Reno had discovered a new retrovirus that could lead to a possible treatment, even a vaccine, to combat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

RGJ.com

Chronic Fatigue Patients: No Longer Fakes?

In 1982, Cynthia Toussaint, a 21-year-old North Hollywood, Calif., ballerina and actress, had a hamstring injury that wouldn’t heal. Her leg pain was so severe, it was like “being doused with gasoline and lit on fire.” As her symptoms grew worse, the muscles spasms contracted her right arm and leg so tightly that her limbs “folded up.”

ABC News

Superfood Profile: Discover the Many Health Benefits of Chlorella

Chlorella is an astounding package of complete nutrition, considering it is such a simple life form, which is probably why it is often referred to as nature’s multivitamin. The synergistic nature of chlorella’s nutrients is undeniable. All of its natural properties function together in a way individual supplements can’t touch. Chlorella is famous for providing a vast array of benefits while fighting numerous diseases and conditions.

Natural News

Fibromyalgia presentation with Dr. Kocharla Nov. 12

Tendercare Health Center of Albion will be hosting an event for Lakshim P. Kocharla, MD, who will be speaking on Understanding Fibromyalgia. During this presentation, Dr. Kocharla will cover the various aspects related to fibromyalgia such as potential causes, who is typically affected by this condition, what are primary symptoms and current approaches in treatment.

Battle Creek Enquirer

XMRV Lab Tests: Should Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Get Tested?

It certainly doesn’t take long for things to come out of the woodwork on the heels of reported scientific breakthroughs. Already, some labs are offering very expensive tests for XMRV, the retrovirus researchers have preliminarily tied to chronic fatigue syndrome and possibly fibromyalgia. Now a lot of people are asking, “Should I get tested?”

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