Vidyya Medical News Service
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

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


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

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

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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