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Chronic fatigue is often misunderstood by the general public and medical professionals alike. Flickr / Arne Coormans

Explainer: what is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a highly debilitating, but often misunderstood, disorder. As its name suggests, the illness is characterised by profound fatigue, muscle and joint…
Researchers have put to rest links between infectious retroviruses and chronic fatigue syndrome. Flickr/NCReedplayer

Chronic fatigue focus shifts from viruses to the brain

Immunology researchers have established there’s no evidence of an infectious cause behind the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS…
Teenagers who were able to consult therapists by email reported a drastic reduction in symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Flickr/Ev0luti0nary

Online treatment reaps rewards for teenagers with chronic fatigue

A web-based therapeutic programme for adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome is at least three times more effective in…

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