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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) Sufferers Banned From Giving Blood

The American Red Cross will no longer accept blood from people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome as the U.S. government works to determine if the disorder is tied to a transmissible virus known ...

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Leading Researchers Tackle Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Scientists have long suspected that genetic factors can predispose certain people to experience chronic pain in intensities others don't. But now research has backed this up by identifying the specifi...

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Scientists Have Discovered A New Human Pain Gene

Scientists have long suspected that genetic factors can predispose certain people to experience chronic pain in intensities others don't. But now research has backed this up by identifying the specifi...

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Restless Leg Syndrome Linked To Fibromyalgia

Restless leg syndrome is far more common in people with fibromyalgia than those without, and may explain why people with fibromyalgia often report difficulty sleeping, according to recent research. Th...

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Why Is Chronic Pain Most Common In Women?

No one appears to know why, but the vast majority of chronic pain patients are women. Women suffer disproportionately from irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, headaches, osteoarthritis and many ot...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferers Banned From Giving Blood In The UK

Blood transfusion services in the UK have banned people who have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from giving blood. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), the body which oversees donations, says the ban pro...

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Virus Linked To Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers at the Whittemore Peterson Institute in United States have discovered an infectious virus in a significant percentage of people with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The virus, k...

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Employer Support For Critical Illness Sufferers

I recently received a letter from an Oncology Engineer who was off as a result of a number of illnesses. My answer to him elaborates on the sort of support you can expect from your employer when suffe...

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Tai Chi Can Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

According to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine a significant number of patients with Fibromyalgia responded well to Tai Chi, experiencing alleviation of joint pains and other sympt...

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Brian Barr Wins £357,000 Critical Illness Payout

Brian Barr Solicitors have managed to achieve a full £357,000 payout under a Critical Illness policy for Mr GR, a fibromyalgia sufferer.46 year old Mr GR was a successful company director who too...

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