| May 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Sue and John Gibbons suffered for years from various physical ailments, ranging from body aches and headaches to fatigue and confusion.
They describe seeking out a parade of medical specialists and thousands of dollars' worth of tests that never provided...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Bureaucrat's Delight: An update of the official index for classifying medical conditions (for research and quality control, and for insurance claims) was released recently, to take effect in October 2013, and replaced the current 18,000 codes with 140,000...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Although the summer season is winding down, the Professional Landcare Network reminds you that the risk of Lyme disease continues through fall and even into winter.
Planet, a founding member of the U.S. Environmental Agency Partners in Lyme Disease...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Our March 17, 2011, story about XMRV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and how they likely aren't linked in the way many CFS sufferers had hoped, offers a cautionary tale about putting too much stake in a single scientific paper.
Every week, many medical...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:47 PM
The journal that published a high-profile paper linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus is now investigating allegations that a figure in that report was manipulated.
The appearance in Science of the 2009 paper caused an immediate sensation...
| May 31, 2011
| 10:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists now say a virus suspected of playing a role in chronic fatigue syndrome probably was a false alarm, the latest suspect to fall by the wayside.
Two years ago, some researchers announced they'd found traces of a mouse-...
| Nov 9, 2008
Dr. Kelly Boulden sees patients who feel tired and run down all the time.
Dianne Sterling felt that way for twenty years, then last year she was finally diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
She says she couldn't even read to her kids without...
| Oct 2, 2009
Mononucleosis, the curse of high school and college students, doesn't have to bring social and academic lives to a screeching halt, researchers say. Instead, the disease can be treated to shorten the duration of the illness and reduce the chance of...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 7:14 AM
Two drugmakers spent hundreds of millions of dollars last year to raise awareness of a murky illness, helping boost sales of pills recently approved as treatments and drowning out unresolved questions - including whether it's a real disease at all.