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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

What It's Really Like To Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Stephanie Land | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
 Stephanie Land

I found out recently an old friend of mine, Whitney Dafoe, has a severe disease. He'd posted on his website that he was sick, but when he'd said "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," I thought that meant normal or mundane tasks overly exhausted him and that was the end of his affliction.

Cancer 'Moonshot' Has Paltry Dollars, Losers

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Whenever the government wants to be seen to be doing something huge, it invokes the Manhattan Project or the moon landing. So the new cancer initiativ...

Holidays: The Pain With the Glitter

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn King

In the holiday season, my thoughts are about those who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

Virus Hunters Turn to Social Media -- and Chili Peppers

Llewellyn King | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Why were two of the world's most eminent scientific researchers sitting down to munch their way through a plate of chili peppers, flavored with Tabasco sauce, setting their mouths on fire?

The Difficulty of the Holidays

Llewellyn King | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Llewellyn King

The real suffering is unseen; the real sufferers cannot make it to the table -- or dare not for fear that the outing will cost them later. The brave face can mask the deepest hurt.

The Crisis in Medical Research Portends a Tsunami of Disease

Llewellyn King | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Nothing is more damaging to research than funding instability. The universities and many research laboratories -- including those run by the government -- operate like concertinas. They expand and contract according the whim of Congress.

The Most Prevalent and Devastating Disease Your Doctor Has Never Heard Of

Jennifer Brea | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Brea

There is something elusive in the nature of the illness such that unless you live it, or live with and care for someone who does, it's almost impossible understand or describe. You might come close after decades of treating patients. At every turn, language fails.