Seeking to redefine chronic fatigue syndrome, advisory group urges new name, better diagnosis

February 10, 2015 9:41 PM

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are getting a new way to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome — and influential government advisers say it's time to replace that hated name, too, to show it's a real and debilitating disease.

The Institute of Medicine on Tuesday called on doctors to do a better job diagnosing an illness that may affect up to 2.5 million Americans, and it set five main symptoms as the criteria.

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