New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines
The immune systems of patients who have recently developed ME/CFS look markedly different from those who have been ill for much longer, according to a major new study from Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University. This shift in immune function hadn’t been seen before.
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  1. Min

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article7008824.ece

    'ME is a diagnosis only reached by excluding other possibilities


    a misinformed article on M.E. in the UK Times by Dr Martyn Lobley, comments can be left or you can send a letter to the editor (enclosing your address & phone no) at letters@thetimes.co.uk


    "Doctors use the descriptive term CFS chronic fatigue syndrome: a syndrome defined by a collection of symptoms and signs." :confused:

    "...Hopes were raised by headlines last year proclaiming that the retrovirus XMRV had been found in a cluster of cases in the US only to be dashed when it wasnt found anywhere else. XMRV may have caused a local epidemic of fatigue but it wasnt the answer. " :Retro mad:
     
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    Thanks for the link I've commented, not sure if will be shown..
     
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    Ouch....My son has aspergers and yes...suicide and depression is a common symptom as they enter the teenage years. It sickens me that she is trying to make a connection between her son and the life and death of this girl who was in constant pain for years and had no life and no hope. It makes my stomach turn. Thats all I can say as I don't think I can "stomach" a response to this article.

     
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    Exactly my thoughts and feelings, Frickly. How dare she??
     

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