Chocolate and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
It should come as no surprise to any regular reader of this column, or to anyone who keeps up with the news about chocolate, that yet another study is showing dark chocolate as having the potential to alleviate the symptoms of yet another disorder.
FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME: WHO’LL STOP THE PAIN?
Imagine feeling like you have the flu and it never goes away. You have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, which is a chronic, debilitating and incredibly painful condition. You canít remember when you last had a good nightís sleep. You canít remember which medical test you are scheduled to have that day. Your bones ache, and your hands and feet burn. Your head feels like it will explode when you open the blinds. No one has been able to figure out what caused your misery. And certain people close to you doubt that you are even ill, including your doctor.
A pain that can’t be seen
Rose Ann Evans and Della Pressler don’t look sick. Their blood tests are normal. Their X-rays don’t reveal anything out of the ordinary. But under the veneer of a healthy appearance, both women are in constant pain that sometimes becomes so severe it limits their ability to move around and to function normally in the world.
Pupils’ GCSE results delight
The 13-year-old suffers from Aspergers Syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome and is schooled at home as a result. He has just got two A*s in his chemistry and maths IGCSE Ė the international equivalent of the UK GCSE.
The picture of health
The key to breast cancer survival rests upon its earliest possible detection. Yet long before the disease becomes evident as a tumour, the body’s systems are at work, communicating subtle messages that prepare a path for the disease.