Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 224 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 12-Aug-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Aug-2003
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Diagnosing chronic fatigue? Check for sinusitis
A new study published in the August 11 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine demonstrates a possible link between unexplained chronic fatigue and sinusitis, two conditions previously not associated with each other. Also newly noted was a relationship between sinusitis and unexplained body pain. These findings offer new hope to patients lacking a diagnosis and treatment for fatigue and pain.  more

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Information for patients: Sinusitis
You're coughing and sneezing and tired and achy. You think that you might be getting a cold. Later, when the medicines you've been taking to relieve the symptoms of the common cold are not working and you've now got a terrible headache, you finally drag yourself to the doctor. After listening to your history of symptoms, examining your face and forehead, and perhaps doing a sinus X-ray, the doctor says you have sinusitis. more

 


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Breast cancer program for low-income women suggests importance of access to screening
Low-income women participating in an Oregon breast cancer screening program had a higher incidence of breast cancer than women in other screening programs, according to Oregon Health & Science University researchers.  more

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Information for patients: Chronic fatigue syndrome
Unlike the mind fog of a serious hangover, to which researchers have compared CFS, the profound weakness of CFS does not go away with a few good nights of sleep. Instead, it slyly steals your energy and vigor over months and sometimes years. more

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Origins of fatigue in breast cancer survivors
Persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors might be associated with a chronic inflammatory process involving T cells, according to a new UCLA study published Aug. 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. more

 
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