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What’s the Buzz – February

EWhatstheBuzzach month we scour the Internet and bring you a list of news articles, blogs and research publications we think you’ll find interesting for our What’s the Buzz post. Occasionally, we’ll highlight and summarize a few of them for you, like these:

 

A new paper co-authored by Drs. Vernon, Deftereos and Persidis at aimed at understanding the “clinical intuition” doctors use to manage and treat ME/CFS patients would help identify ways to accelerate FDA-approved treatments.  The results are published in the January issue of Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior and contains treatment information that may be of interest to your doctor.

Access it HERE & Read our blog about it HERE

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Earlier this month, the CDC’s Grand Rounds focused on ME/CFS. For individuals who were unable to view the session during the scheduled time, the archived presentation will be posted by Friday, February 19, 2016.

http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2016/february2016.htm

This is an excellent resource for any member of your medical team, so pass it along.

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Allison Dunne announced on 2/11/2016 NIH grants through NINDS totaling $500,000 for CFS in adolescents and young adults and for a strep study.
http://wamc.org/post/grants-new-york-medical-college-fund-study-cfs-strep#stream/0

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On 1/18/2016 NIH announced a grant through NINDS totaling $246,000 for reducing orthostatic intolerance with oral rehydration on patient with ME/CFS
https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=9013077&icde=28206997

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February 10, 2016, by Patricia Inacio, PhD – Mitochondrial DNA Variations May Spur Symptoms in People with Form of Chronic Fatigue

http://mitochondrialdiseasenews.com/2016/02/10/mitochondrial-dna-variations-may-spur-symptoms-people-form-chronic-fatigue/

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February 16, 2016, HealthDay – A new study finds that Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2016-02-15/acupuncture-may-help-ease-fibromyalgia-pain-study-finds

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February 14, 2016, Sue Ingebretson – A new post on ProHealth discusses the possible health benefits of chocolate and what new research may be saying about its positive effects for those dealing with Fibromyalgia.

http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=25517

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February 4, 2016, Llewellyn King, on InsideSources.com “… Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Compared to any other disease affecting a large number of people (1 million victims of ME/CFS in the United States, according to the Centers For Disease Control), it has been funded so little by the government as to amount to willful neglect. It receives a miniscule $5 million a year in funding.”

http://www.insidesources.com/14539-2/