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Fear and Loathing….An Exercise Study 

Kinesiophobia, catastrophizing and anticipated symptoms before stair climbing in chronic fatigue syndrome: an experimental study.Nijs J, Meeus M, Heins M, Knoop H, Moorkens G, Bleijenberg G.

Nijs has been studying exercise and pain in ME/CFS and other disorders in Belgium for years. In this study, the first with CBT specialist Bleijenberg, Nijs noted that kinesphobia (fear of movement) and catastrophizing (expecting the worst) were common in ME/CFS and tested how they effected physical performance and activity levels.… Read More


Posted by Cort Johnson

March 6th

  • The
    WPI’s response to CROI

    “It is interesting that infectious XMRV is
    still found only in human cells and not in mouse cells or mice. In addition,
    these data have little to say about XMRV infection in humans.” In an email Dr.
    Mikovits stated “There is still not one piece of evidence of contamination in
    the Science paper. All of the authors stand by the conclusions and data in
    Lombardi et al”.

    Deckoff-Jones Talks
    – Dr. Mikovits was too busy to do an interview
    but Dr. Deckoff-Jones got her two cents in her personal blog.

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