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Embattled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Paper Retracted

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By Ivan Oransky, MD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The editors of the journal Science have retracted a controversial 2009 paper claiming to prove a link between a virus and chronic fatigue syndrome.

"Science has lost confidence in the Report and the validity of its conclusions," Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts writes in the journal. "We regret the time and resources that the scientific community has devoted to unsuccessful attempts to replicate these results."

Although many in the chronic fatigue...

By Ivan Oransky, MD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The editors of the journal Science have retracted a controversial 2009 paper claiming to prove a link between a virus and chronic fatigue syndrome.

"Science has lost confidence in the Report...

Chronic Fatigue Tied to Extended School Absences

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Undiagnosed cases of the syndrome may affect 1% of students aged 11 to 16, study suggests

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome may account for up to 1 percent of children who are absent from school for extended periods of time and are not truant or known to have another illness that would explain why they're out of school, a new study reveals.

For the study, researchers examined data from 2,855 students aged 11 to 16 at three secondary schools in England...

XMRV and Related Viruses Not Confirmed in Blood of Healthy Donors or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients

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Embargoed for Release
Thursday, September 22, 2011
2 p.m. EDT

A study supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services could not validate or confirm previous research findings that suggested the presence of one of several viruses in blood samples of people living with chronic fatigue syndrome. The new study also could not find the viruses in blood samples of healthy donors who...