Chronic fatigue syndrome can bring crushing fatigue, joint pain, headaches and sleep problems and can render patients bed- or housebound for years. While the cause is a mystery, some theories point to a viral trigger. Stock photo: Alamy

Scientists appalled as journal withdraws chronic fatigue study that prescribed exercise, after patient-activist complaints

The research was criticised by activists who believed it diminished the nature of their condition, but researchers say the decision to pull the study is an unscientific capitulation

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Chronic fatigue syndrome can bring crushing fatigue, joint pain, headaches and sleep problems and can render patients bed- or housebound for years. While the cause is a mystery, some theories point to a viral trigger. Stock photo: Alamy
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