Day: October 15, 2018

Fibromyalgia and the role of brain connectivity in pain inhibition

October 15, 2018

The cause of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome is not known. However, the results of a new study that compares brain activity in individuals with and without fibromyalgia indicate that decreased connectivity between pain-related and sensorimotor brain areas could contribute to deficient pain regulation in fibromyalgia, according to an article published in Brain Connectivity. The new […]

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Poor sleep habits linked to increased risk of fibromyalgia in women

October 15, 2018

Researchers from Norway have uncovered an association between sleep problems and increased risk of fibromyalgia in women. The risk of fibromyalgia increased with severity of sleep problems, and the association was stronger among middle-aged and older women than among younger women. Results of the prospective study, based on ten years of data, appear in Arthritis & […]

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New research could lead to a blood test for common pain syndrome fibromyalgia

October 15, 2018

New UK research could lead to a blood test to diagnose the common pain condition, fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is common pain syndrome causing widespread muscle and bone pain, as well as fatigue and disturbed sleep. It has no obvious physical cause, is poorly understood and difficult to diagnose, treat and manage. For years there was doubt […]

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Link between DNA and chronic widespread joint pain

October 15, 2018

Scientists at King’s College London, funded by the charity Arthritis Research UK, have found a link between changes in marks on the outside of DNA (epigenetics) and chronic widespread joint pain, one of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a common long-term chronic condition that causes fatigue and widespread pain in muscles and bones. […]

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