Immunology

Chronic fatigue syndrome: new evidence of biological causes

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects up to 24m people, globally, but little is known about its causes. Our latest study unravels some of this mystery. The results suggest that an overactive immune system may trigger this ...

Immunology

Clues to chronic fatigue syndrome in overactive immune response

New research from King's College London finds that an exaggerated immune response can trigger long-lasting fatigue, potentially explaining how chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) begins. The study is the most in-depth biological ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viruses under the microscope

Human herpesviruses such as HHV-6 can remain dormant in cells for many years without being noticed. When reactivated, they can cause serious clinical conditions. Researchers from Würzburg have now found a way of differentiating ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Biomarkers link fatigue in cancer, Parkinson's

Biological markers responsible for extreme exhaustion in patients with cancer have now been linked to fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease, according to new research from Rice University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How craft is good for health

At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The latest on chronic fatigue syndrome

(HealthDay)—Illnesses that lack exact testing methods can be difficult to diagnose, treat and live with, both physically and emotionally. Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is one such disease. Until recently, it was very ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What causes chronic fatigue? What we know, don't know and suspect

Around 200,000 people in Australia suffer from a debilitating illness often branded with the unfortunate name of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). I say "unfortunate" because this implies patients are simply tired, run-down, ...

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