José is a science news writer with a PhD in Neuroscience from Universidade of Porto, in Portugal. He has also studied Biochemistry at Universidade do Porto and was a postdoctoral associate at Weill Cornell Medicine, in New York, and at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His work has ranged from the association of central cardiovascular and pain control to the neurobiological basis of hypertension, and the molecular pathways driving Alzheimer’s disease.
Treatment with the antidepressant venlafaxine (brand name Effexor XR) reduces pain, muscle stiffness, and interference in daily life in women with fibromyalgia who don’t have depressive disorder, according to researchers. The study, ... Read more
Patients with fibromyalgia and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) both show similar differences in postural control in comparison with healthy subjects, researchers found in a study. The study, ... Read more
Moderate drinking reduced fibromyalgia patients’ pain and depression, but the benefits were more pronounced in people with chronic non-fibromyalgia pain, a study showed. The research in the journal Pain Medicine is ... Read more
A new model may help diagnose fibromyalgia earlier and improve treatment, a study by ProCare Pain Solutions and Pfizer suggests. The research, “Clinical Characteristics of Fibromyalgia in a Chronic Pain ... Read more
Fibromyalgia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have a bidirectional association, a new population-based study in Taiwan shows. The study, “Bidirectional association between fibromyalgia and gastroesophageal reflux disease: two population-based ... Read more
Physical exercise over a long term improves cognitive processing and overall symptoms of fibromyalgia, new research from Sweden shows. The study, “The role of long-term physical exercise on performance ... Read more
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