Is Chronic Pain Ruining Your Relationship?

Athena Champneys, 37, has been in near-constant pain since 2003, when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness. Her husband hasn’t always been 100% sympathetic, however. “I was in so much pain that I couldnt bend over to put on my own shoes or socks,” recalls Champneys, who…

9 highly effective migraine treatments, 6th is very shocking

It says a lot about the desperation of migraine sufferers that researchers are studying how they describe their headaches on Twitter. (Perhaps not surprisingly, it turns out the words worst and massive are the most common adjectives used.) As the 36 million Americans who get these uberhead-aches know, it takes more than 140 characters to…

Scientists discover new mechanism for inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection

Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development. They have been published in the journal “Science Immunology”. In the course of an infection or upon vaccination, specialized cells of our immune system, so-called…