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Promising treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome fails large trial

iStock / Getty Images Plus By Clare Wilson A medicine that people hoped would treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has failed its first large placebo-controlled trial. The drug, called rituximab, is used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases in which the immune system makes antibodies that turn against the body. The medicine works by killing the cells that… Read More »

Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response

By Health and Science Correspondent Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found clues in the way some people’s immune systems respond more actively to a health attack. A severe illness characterized by long-term physical and mental fatigue, CFS is thought to… Read More »