Using a range of clinical techniques, including deep learning, researcher identify changes in the microbiome of people with fibromyalgia which were not associated with diet, medications or aging. Additionally, the severity of symptoms was directly correlated with an increased presence, or more pronounced absence, of certain bacterias.
Study finds a pathogenic relationship between insulin resistance and fibromyalgia. Treating fibromyalgia with metformin, a drug that combats insulin resistance, resulted in a dramatic reduction of pain levels for patients.
The herpes simplex virus 1, the virus responsible for cold sores, may account for 50% of Alzheimer's disease cases. HSV1 causes protein deposits which are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. Findings also reveal antiviral treatments can help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's in those with HSV1.
A new biomarker for fibromyalgia has been identified in blood samples taken from patients suffering from the condition.
The microglia in women's brains are more active in regions involved in pain processing, a new study reports.