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Fibromyalgia linked to decreased brain connectivity

The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Now a new study finds people with the chronic pain condition have decreased connectivity between pain regions and other parts of the brain.  
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over 4 years ago
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Hypersensitivity to non-painful events may be part of pathology in fibromyalgia

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to non-painful events based on images of the patients' brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions...  
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over 4 years ago
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Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Relief for fibromyalgia patients offered by vibration exercise

A pilot study by Indiana University researchers found that whole-body vibration exercise may reduce pain symptoms and improve aspects of quality of life in individuals diagnosed with...  
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over 4 years ago
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Merkel cells and the sense of touch: research has implications for diabetes, fibromyalgia and more

By solving a long standing scientific mystery, the common saying 'you just hit a nerve' might need to be updated to 'you just hit a Merkel cell,' jokes Jianguo Gu, PhD, a pain researcher at the...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Poor sleep tied to widespread pain and fibromyalgia

New study finds that of a number of factors, non-restorative sleep was the most strongly linked to development of widespread pain or fibromyalgia in older adults.  
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over 4 years ago
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Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue reduced by vitamin D supplementation

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue.  
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over 4 years ago
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Pleasure and pain brain signals disrupted in fibromyalgia patients

New research indicates that a disruption of brain signals for reward and punishment contributes to increased pain sensitivity, known as hyperalgesia, in fibromyalgia patients.  
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over 4 years ago
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Worse fibromyalgia symptoms reported by young people

It may seem counterintuitive, but young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, a Mayo Clinic study shows.  
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over 4 years ago
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Study finds evidence of nerve damage in around half of fibromyalgia patients

About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia - a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms - was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other...  
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over 4 years ago
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Potential for a faster, simpler diagnosis for fibromyalgia using a finger-stick blood sample

Researchers have developed a reliable way to use a finger-stick blood sample to detect fibromyalgia syndrome, a complicated pain disorder that often is difficult to diagnose.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Rational Biological Source Of Pain Found In The Skin Of Patients With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, a painful condition affecting approximately 10 million people in the U.S., is not imaginary after all, as some doctors have believed.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Weather Conditions Do Not Affect Fibromyalgia Pain Or Fatigue

Individual Patients May Experience Some Weather SensitivityDutch researchers report that weather conditions including temperature, sunshine, and precipitation have no impact on...  
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over 4 years ago
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Fibromyalgia Treatment: New Canadian Guidelines

Physicians from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the University of Calgary have published a review article in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to help family...  
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over 4 years ago
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In People With Fibromyalgia, Pain Is Not Worsened By Regular, Moderate Exercise

For many people who have fibromyalgia, even the thought of exercising is painful.  
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over 4 years ago
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Managing Fibromyalgia: A Guide For Physicians

Fibromyalgia, now recognized as a true health syndrome with origins in the central nervous system, has seen many recent evolutions regarding its diagnosis and management which should instil new...  
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over 4 years ago
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Alcohol, Fibromyalgia, And Quality Of Life

Low and moderate drinkers of alcohol reported lower severity of symptoms of fibromyalgia than teetotallers, finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research ...  
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over 4 years ago
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Important Evidence Supporting Fibromyalgia As A Spectrum Disorder

Researchers have determined that fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1% of the general population in Germany.  
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over 4 years ago
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Men With Fibromyalgia Often Go Undiagnosed, Mayo Clinic Study Suggests

Fibromyalgia is a complex illness to diagnose and to treat. There is not yet a diagnostic test to establish that someone has it, there is no cure and many fibromyalgia symptoms - pain...  
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over 4 years ago
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Many patients with gout do not receive recommended treatment

Among patients in England with gout, only a minority of those with indications to receive urate-lowering therapy were treated according to guideline recommendations, according to a study in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago