Fibromyalgia

The subtle signs of a thyroid disorder

NEW YORK: Problems with estrogen and testosterone, the body’s main sex hormones, tend to attract widespread public interest. But we might all be …

Pain

Lupus patients are being given a new lease of life thanks to technology

The disease, known to cause extreme fatigue body pain, affects millions. Tech is trying to help<p>You may not have heard of lupus and, while it sounds …

Pain

Pickwickian syndrome: All you need to know

Pickwickian syndrome is a condition that arises from disordered breathing during sleep.<p>Breathing too slowly or taking breaths that are too shallow …

Medicine

More Women Have Fibromyalgia Than Breast Cancer

But the disease is rarely talked about. WD breaks the silence.<p>In 2001, Emily Shaules was an active, happy 25-year-old lawyer living in Chicago when a …

Pain

Headache symptoms broadened for medical marijuana

HARTFORD — As the announced total of patients in Connecticut’s medical marijuana program broke 19,000, the board of doctors who supervise the …

Medical Marijuana

Exercise Tests Suggest Autoimmunity Causes the Exertion Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and POTS

Researchers and doctors get interested in ME/CFS in different ways. Many have a personal connection, but for David Systrom, a pulmonologist, it was …

Pain

7 IBS Symptoms Every Woman Should Know About

This condition is more common in women.<p>To state the obvious, poop problems are the worst. While cramping, constipation, and diarrhea are a drag for everyone, those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have to live with those symptoms on a daily basis. “IBS is a gastrointestinal syndrome …

Pain

Sleep-Wake Disorders and Chronic Pain: Reciprocal and Interactive Effects

Since sleep and chronic pain often co-exist, each condition should be individually recognized to assure the patient receiving attention to both the …

Pain

JAMA: PET best option to diagnose ischemic heart disease

August 17, 2017 -- A head-to-head comparison to determine the most accurate modality for diagnosing myocardial ischemia has found that PET …

Medicine

If You Live in a City, Science Says You’re More at Risk of These Incurable Diseases

<i>(video by Wochit News)</i> Inflammatory bowel disease refers to a miserable set of symptoms that don’t usually get discussed in polite company. IBD is …

Pain

Scientific progress stumbles without a valid case definition

Current estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the number of people in the United States with chronic fatigue …

Pain

Solar urticaria: Treatment, management, and symptoms

Solar urticaria, also called sun allergy rash, is a rare dermatological condition. People with this condition develop an itchy, red rash when their …

Medicine

Functional Restoration and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

The functional restoration model—utilizing a carefully selected combination of therapies including medications, interventions, rehabilitation …

Pain

'There's no cure': Distressing diagnosis for one in five women

Lucy Ogden-Doyle was only 14 when she learnt she may develop fertility problems. It was distressing news for someone who went to see her GP about …

Australian News

Inaugural Slam Dunk Against Lupus Event Hosted by Kenneth Faried Fast Break Its Way to Denver

The Lupus Research Alliance, the world’s largest private funder of innovative lupus research, is partnering with Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth …

Basketball

A new tool could one day improve Lyme disease diagnosis

A new testing method can distinguish between early Lyme disease and a similar tick-borne illness, researchers report. The approach may one day lead …

Medicine

Tell Us What You Wish People Knew About Your Autoimmune Disease

Because "staying positive!" is not always a thing.<p>Whether you want people to understand more about your condition itself or its treatment and management, what questions people should really never ask, how to support you, or the things you wish people <i>would</i> say to you, we want to hear about it.<p>If …

Autoimmune Diseases

Chronic fatigue syndrome is NOT just in the mind‚ say scientists

A medical breakthrough has put a smile on the tired faces of those with chronic fatigue syndrome‚ often told to simply “get it together‚ exercise and …

News (South Africa)

Sleep and the Social Brain

References<p>Achermann P, Finelli LA, Borbely AA (2001) Unihemispheric enhancement of delta power in human frontal sleep EEG by prolonged wakefulness. …

The Brain

Visual Dysfunction in Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Introduction<p>In 1988, Benson et al. described an intriguing progressive condition characterized by a complex visual disorder occurring in the absence …

Neuroscience

Childhood Trauma Associated with Enhanced High Frequency Band Powers and Induced Subjective Inattention of Adults

Introduction<p>Proper attention is essential to successfully function as a human being. However, inattention is common in daily life. Despite no …

ADHD

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a …

Medicine

Advances in the diagnosis and management of neck pain

Neck pain imposes a considerable personal and socioeconomic burden—it is one of the top five chronic pain conditions in terms of prevalence and years …

Pain

Eczema on Your Scalp? Here's How to Ease the Symptoms

In addition to your body, hands, and face, eczema can also plague the scalp, usually in a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. There is some …

Skin Care

Stanford: Scientist searches for answer to his son’s devastating condition

As a renowned Stanford scientist, Ron Davis has a deep appreciation for the power of modern medicine.<p>And yet an explanation for the disease …

Pain

What the Federal Government isn’t Telling You About the “Opioid Crisis”

<i>By Donna Gregory Burch.</i><p>The U.S. government loves to play the blame game. According to officials, the rise in the use of heroin and the increase in …

Pain

Does Widespread Pain Spread From the Brain?

Neuroimaging study reveals people who report widespread pain have increased gray matter and functional connectivity in sensory and motor areas of the …

Neuroscience

FITNET’s Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Is Ineffective and May Impede Natural Recovery in Adolescents with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A Review

Abstract<p>The Dutch Fatigue In Teenagers on the interNET (FITNET) study claimed that after 6 months, internet based cognitive behaviour therapy in …

Pain

New type of blood cells work as indicators of autoimmunity

Researchers have found a specific type of immune regulatory cells that could soon be used as potential clinical biomarkers to diagnose certain …

Medicine

Is The Pill At The Root Of Your Thyroid Problem?

One more reason to think twice about the pill....

Wellness