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Beyond Diagnostic Criteria: Collecting ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Symptoms

We’re all aware of the different diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS, but there are so many aspects of life with the illness that don’t make it into the official guidelines, largely […]

A New Spectrum Disorder

Research has identified a new spectrum disorder, which has been called Anxiety-Laxity-Pain-Immune-Mood syndrome, or ALPIM syndrome for short. Published online at the Journal of Neuropsychiatry, the study describes a spectrum […]

Gene Expression in ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Depression

There is a lot of talk at the moment about gene expression in ME/CFS, and that is only likely to increase as more genetic research is carried out. One of […]

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Fibromyalgia

A recent study has shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve the symptoms of those suffering from Fibromyalgia. The study was carried out by Rice University and institutions in Israel […]

Migraine and Fibromyalgia

We already know that there is a high prevalence of migraine in patients with ME/CFS. A recent study has looked at the frequency of migraine in fibromyalgia sufferers—and the findings […]

Balneotherapy and Fibromyalgia

A recent study has looked at whether addition of balneotherapy to patient education makes a difference to the experiences of fibromyalgia patients. The study involved 70 fibromyalgia patients, who were […]

Functional Limitations in Somatic Illnesses and Well-Defined Diseases

A recent study has looked at the difference in the level of functional limitation between somatic illnesses, such as ME/CFS and fibromyalgia, and well-defined medical diseases, such as multiple sclerosis […]

Genomic Profiles of Women with Fibromyalgia

A recent study published in Biological Research for Nursing has compared the genomic profiles of women with and without fibromyalgia. The study involved 54 women diagnosed with fibromyalgia (meeting the […]

ME/CFS and Exclusive Conditions

Wetenschap voor Patiënten (Science to Patients) has posted a new webinar presented by Professor Alan Light of the University of Utah, and this time it looks at the difference between […]

Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Fibromyalgia

Health Rising has an interesting article discussing the benefits of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) for fibromyalgia and other medical conditions. VNS is a technique approved for use in epilepsy, but […]