“Attempting seriously to get to the bottom of CFS is not false hope.” – Dr. David S Bell, MD
In the August 2010 issue of the Lyndonville News (http://www.davidsbell.com/LynNewsV7N2.htm) ME/CFS/FM clinician researcher Dr. David Bell shares, with his usual down-to-earth eloquence:
• Possibilities regarding the nature and intentions of the CDC’s XMRV & CFS research. “Good science” or “political science”?
• His current work as an uncompensated consultant to a study on the Lyndonville outbreak, helped by NIH grant funding plus advocates’ contributions for mailing, blood collection supplies, statistical help, etc. And his hope to do a comprehensive pediatric study in future with samples from many of the known researchers.
• Suggested Diagnostic Criteria for XAND (XMRV Associated Neuro-immune Disease), should XMRV be “found to be at the root of CFS in a majority of cases.”
• How we need to change the scientific process to allow consideration and sharing of medical knowledge and advances “that fall outside of the convenient.”
• A brief Q&A on migraine-associated vertigo (his own) and repeated shingles episodes as potentially linked to reduced NK cell number/function.
• Hearty praise of a beautiful new book by Elizabeth Tova Bailey, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. A bedridden nature lover's observation of a creature who has taken up residence on her nightstand.
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