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26 September, 2023

Taking The Guess Work Out Of Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Dr Lynette Hodges has received a $25,000 grant from the Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Society to undertake vital research into increasing understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, more commonly known as chronic fatigue, in Aotearoa New Zealand.

26 September, 2023

World's Largest Study Of ME Hopes To Tackle 'Stigma' Of Chronic Fatigue

DecodeME is aiming to find a genetic cause of the condition which is estimated to affect 250,000 people in the UK.

25 September, 2023

Gaslighting Long Haulers

Despite all the patient voices and validating studies from university labs, long Covid has been dismissed by some doctors and journalists as a contested, even psychiatric, disease. In this column, we push back.

25 September, 2023

A Young Man Battling Chronic Illness Clings To Hope And His Hometown Football Team: The Baltimore Ravens | GUEST COMMENTARY

Joshua Weitzman is a 22-year-old aspiring music producer, and he’s battling multiple health conditions. Among them is myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a complex illness with multiple symptoms, one the worst of which is overwhelming fatigue after even slight exertion. That means Joshua could be rising to cheer a touchdown in one moment and collapsing on the couch in the next. Yet everything he endures only strengthens his emotional connection to the Ravens.

25 September, 2023

Mount Sinai Gets $6.2M Grant For Chronic Illness Research, Care

New York City-based Mount Sinai has received a $6.2 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, a nonprofit launched in 2001.

24 September, 2023

Lisburn Man With ME Urges Northern Ireland People To Take Part In New Study Into Condition

"On one day I might be able to meet a friend or go to a hospital appointment, the next day I would be bed bound."

24 September, 2023

Polegate Parents Look To Raise Awareness Of Daughter’s ‘Very Severe’ Condition

A family from Polegate is looking to raise awareness about a condition that their daughter is currently suffering with.

23 September, 2023

Medical Gaslighting: When Conditions Turn Out Not To Be ‘All In The Mind’

Medical gaslighting refers to cases in which a healthcare practitioner imposes a pattern of questions, testing or diagnosis that runs counter or tangential to the history or symptoms the patient is describing or experiencing. There is usually a clear power imbalance at play. More often than not, gaslit patients are women, members of the LGBTQ community, people of colour and older adults. It is a painful reminder that medicine does not occupy a rarefied space apart from society and history. Those who are socially, culturally, politically or economically marginalised don’t find that this experience suddenly changes when they walk through the clinic door.

23 September, 2023

How Darin Olien Is Unmasking The ‘Fatal Conveniences’ In Everyday Life To Try And Save Our Health

Darin Olien's journey into the world of health and wellness was significantly influenced by a personal tragedy. When he was at university in the 90s, his father began experiencing sensitivity to common chemical smells and fragrances from everyday products, like laundry detergents, shampoos, soaps, paints, and the list goes on. Even the off-gassing of a ‘regular’ T-shirt affected him. Through working closely with his doctors, they determined he had a condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)—meaning low levels of everyday-type chemicals found in everyday products can trigger physical symptoms. Symptoms can include headaches, brain fog, fatigue (the latter were the majority of what his father experienced), memory loss, joint-muscle aches, as well as potentially asthma.

23 September, 2023

Can Magic Mushrooms Help Fibromyalgia? University Of Michigan Wants To Know, Needs Volunteers

University of Michigan research is examining the effects of psilocybin, a psychedelic, on pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia. There’s growing interest — and acceptance — of the therapeutic potential of psychedelics in the medical world. The research trial is now recruiting participants.

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