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26 March, 2023

What Living With Long COVID Is Really Like

Scripps News talked to a dozen people with long-term COVID symptoms about their current experience and their hope for the future.

26 March, 2023

Strange New Covid Symptom Identified - That Turns Your Loved Ones Into 'Strangers'

Scholars have identified a bizarre new Covid symptom which could cause people to not recognise their own family members. Researchers of a new paper say some people who tested positive developed face blindness, which leaves them unable to pick out their loved ones.

25 March, 2023

Fibromyalgia Has Totally Changed My Relationship With My Body

Chronic fatigue, intense, recurring pain, general weakness – “I basically feel terrible and exhausted all the time."

25 March, 2023

COVID Long Haulers Have Enlarged Brain Stems

Experts recently found imaging similarities in the brains of people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and long COVID. Using a powerful up and coming imaging tool—7T MRI—researchers noted that individuals who suffer from CFS (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis ) and long COVID have something in common on imaging—enlarged brain stems. In comparison to a cohort of individuals who were unaffected by either condition, the difference in brain stem sizes was found to be significant, according to a paper published recently in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

24 March, 2023

Your Gut Microbiome Could Be The Key To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Recent studies funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified changes in the gut microbiome as a possible cause of ME/CFS. The human digestive system houses trillions of microorganisms that play critical roles in digestion and communication throughout the body. Researchers suspect that viral infections, like COVID-19, disrupt this gut ecosystem, leading to long-term problems in regulating body functions.

24 March, 2023

7T MRI Shows Brain Associations Between Long COVID And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Key points:

  • Researchers used the world’s strongest MRI to conduct the first study of patients suffering from long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • The MRI showed similarities in the brainstem and midbrain volumes between the two groups.
  • Brainstem dysfunction in both types of patients could contribute to neurological, cardiorespiratory symptoms, and movement disorders.

23 March, 2023

The Cognitive And Emotional Aspect In Fibromyalgia: The Importance Of The Orofacial Sphere

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a systemic and multifactorial disease of unknown etiology. There are many co-morbidities that the patient presents, making the clinical picture not immediate. Cognitive decline and emotional alteration (anxiety and depression) are found in fibromyalgic patients, as well as temporomandibular joint arthrokinematic disorders, dental malocclusion, and periodontitis. There seems to be a biunivocal relationship between oral and psychiatric dysfunctions in fibromyalgia. The article reviews the information regarding oral health alterations with respect to the patient's cognitive and emotional response, as the most recent information we have raises new hypotheses about the diagnosis of FMS.

23 March, 2023

Covid-19 : Potassium Responsible For Disabling Pathologies

The SARS-CoV-2 virus overactivates and disrupts the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and we now understand better why some patients develop disabling diseases. Jean-Marc Sabatier explains.

22 March, 2023

Hampshire Dad Opens Up On Son's Long Covid battle

The parents of a 19-year-old teen have revealed the 'heartbreaking' impact of long Covid on their son.

22 March, 2023

Jonathan Ross' Daughter Betty Gives Honest Update About Illness Which Left Her Wheelchair Bound

Jonathan Ross’ daughter Betty Ross has shared a new update about living using a wheelchair. The 31-year-old is open about how she copes with having a chronic condition, which causes pain and fatigue after her dad revealed his daughter’s diagnosis on Good Morning Britain back in October 2021.

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