Monthly Archives: July 2007

Researchers discover gene responsible for Restless Legs Syndrome

An international team of researchers has identified the first gene associated with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a common sleep disorder affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. The findings will be published July 18 in the online edition of the … Continue reading

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Great expectations — Study looks at why placebo effect varies from person to person

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Why do some people experience a “placebo effect” that makes them feel better when they receive a sham treatment they believe to be real — while other people don’t respond at all to the same thing, … Continue reading

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Dysautonomia, fibromyalgia and reflex dystrophy.

Eisinger J. Unit Infomyalgies, Centre Hospitalier, 83056 Toulon, France. infomyalgies@wanadoo.fr. ABSTRACT: Autonomic nervous system dysfunction observed in fibromyalgia, characterized without exception by a sympathetic hyperactivity and hyporeactivity, has been reported. However, several studies demonstrated reduced levels of norepinephrine and neuropeptide … Continue reading

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Biology and therapy of fibromyalgia. Stress, the stress response system, and fibromyalgia.

Martinez-Lavin M. National Institute of Cardiology, Juan Badiano 1, 14080 Mexico City, Mexico. mmlavin@infosel.net.mx. ABSTRACT: Stress is a state of disharmony, or threatened homeostasis. A stressor could have a psychological origin or a biological origin. Societies have become more intricate … Continue reading

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Chronic fatigue syndrome after q Fever.

Ledina D, Bradarić N, Milas I, Ivić I, Brncić N, Kuzmicić N. Department of infectious diseases, Split University Hospital, Split; Croatia. Background: Q fever is a common and acute but rare chronic zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii. Its acute form … Continue reading

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Symptoms of autonomic dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome.

Newton JL, Okonkwo O, Sutcliffe K, Seth A, Shin J, Jones DE. From the Fatigue Interest group and Liver Research Group, Institute for Cellular Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK. BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is common and its cause … Continue reading

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Genetics of chronic pain states.

Buskila D. Department of Medicine H, Soroka Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, P.O.B 151, Israel 84101. Chronic pain states are common in the general population. Genetic factors can explain a significant amount of … Continue reading

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