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1. To join or fasten together.
2. To become joined or united.

con·nec′tor n.
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Q. Is there a connection between Epstein-Barr Virus and Fibromyalgia and where can I find information? I was diagnosed with EBV 10 years ago and got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Depression 5 yrs ago-is there a connection and if so where can I obtain information. If anyone can help-Thank You!

A. EBV is a herpes virus. And there are arguments from both sides if it has a connection or not to Fibromyalgia, some articles say that , some say the other. The truth is that for the patient it doesn’t mater. If you have it you have to deal with it and it doesn’t mater how it showed up. This mater to the researches.

Q. Is there any connection between ADD and Autism? I refer to ADD, not ADHD

A. there is a theory that ADD and learning disabilities are a "continuum" up to Asperger syndrome and autism. due to similarities in brain function and symptoms. mind you- it's a theory.

Q. Is there any genetic connection with fibromyalgia? My sweet daughter Ancy is 13 years old. She is complaining abdominal pain, morning stiffness and tight muscles. She got her periods when she was 12. I am at a loss to understand whether she complains muscular pain or joint pain as joint pain in teens is very rare and cannot be seen. Of late, she complains leg pain and more particularly muscular pain. She just goes to school and comes back and is not involved in any sport to get this muscular pain. What may be the reason for this muscular pain? My mom had fibromyalgia and suffered a lot with the pain. Now I am scared whether my daughter might be the case of fibromyalgia and more importantly is fibromyalgia possible in teens? Is there any genetic connection with fibromyalgia?

A. Yes it is possible. In medical terms it is being called ‘Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome’. It is a syndrome where a person experiences musculoskeletal pain and fatigue as the core symptom. This syndrome is possible in children especially in their teens. Girls are more prone to this syndrome than guys and it is very true that fibromyalgia has genetic connection as more than 75% of patients will have a family history of fibromyalgia. Her symptoms are very much related to JPFS symptoms and you can right away consult a physician who could suggest you Cognitive behavioral therapy [CBT] which is the best treatment for this syndrome. I wish her a speedy recovery.

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Under the activation ecosystem for connectedness, Manila ranked fifth for the quality of relationship local investors, experts and founders have.
DHL has released the fifth edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI) -- a detailed analysis of globalization, measured by international flows of trade, capital, information and people, the company said.
Connectedness reached an all-time high in 2017, as flows of trade, capital, information and people across national borders all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007, according to the report.
The UAE has proactively supported connectedness by, for example, fostering vibrant activity in free trade zones such as the Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) that focus on non-oil products as part of the government's economic diversification strategy.
Fortunately, protective factors, especially factors related to school connectedness, have been shown to mitigate the risk of suicidality among youth identifying as LGBQ (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, 2012; Poteat & Rivers, 2014).
Because adolescents spend more time in school than in any other context, school connectedness has been associated with several behavioral, emotional, and academic outcomes in adolescence.
In other research experiments, simulated sights and sounds of nature using videos or potted plants were shown to increase connectedness with nature and positive emotions (Mayer et al., 2009; Weinstein, Przybylski, & Ryan, 2009).
In Connectedness and Contagion, Hal Scott brings to light what is meant by phrases like "connectedness" and "contagion," and applies these concepts to the context of the recent financial crisis as well as other historical financial crises.
Students' experiences within the school environment are important, as factors like connectedness to school have been shown to affect outcomes such as test scores and delinquency in the short term (Niehaus, Rudasill, & Rakes, 2012).
Students described their honors experience in three contexts: connectedness, community, and opportunity.
The objective of the study was to infer whether narcissistic tendencies, forgiveness and empathy are predictors of social connectedness among university students.