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06 October, 2022

NYC Women More Likely Than Men To Develop Long COVID: City Council Hearing

The New York City Council convened a hearing to recognize Long COVID’s disproportionate impact on women and gender minorities. Health experts testified that women are more likely than men to face debilitating long-term symptoms that push them out of the workforce, while patients and patient-advocates shared stories of dismissals from doctors and challenges with accessing financial support.

06 October, 2022

Biden Says The COVID Pandemic Is Over. He Could Have Fooled Me

An article by US ME/CFS sufferer Effie Seiberg.

06 October, 2022

New Ways To Treat Long Covid Might Be Here Sooner Than Thought

With mask mandates lifted and social gatherings occurring once again, people may be forgiven for thinking the acute threat of COVID-19 is over. But the shadow remains heavy for some, particularly for those suffering from so-called long COVID.

05 October, 2022

Kids And Long Haul COVID: Sioux Falls Family Shares Journey

Dakota News Now - Before the fall of 2020, Anna Burt had a normal life. “Regular kid doing regular kid things, playing basketball, going skiing, you know, riding her bike,” said Mom Jody Burt. She became sick and was not recovering. Her first COVID test was negative. Doctors now believe that was a false negative. “I kept getting better, and then I would get sick again,” said Anna.

05 October, 2022

How “Long Covid” Is Shedding Light On Postviral Syndromes

The global burden of long covid has put a spotlight on the long-neglected mystery of postviral syndromes. Brian Owens asks what’s changing.

05 October, 2022

Why You Should Rest—a Lot—If You Have COVID-19

Stories like Emma Zimmerman’s—illness, improvement, exercise, crash—are common in the Long COVID world. And they highlight what many researchers, patients, and advocates say is one of the most powerful tools for managing, and potentially even preventing, Long COVID: rest.

04 October, 2022

Who Has The Highest Risk Of Long COVID? It’s Complicated

For millions of people, COVID-19 doesn’t end with a negative test. Weeks or months after traces of the virus disappear from noses and throats, symptoms can persist or come back. New ones might pop up and stick around for months. People suffering from long COVID are unwillingly in it for the long haul — and it’s still unclear who’s at the highest risk for the condition.

04 October, 2022

Catastrophizing, Kinesiophobia, And Acceptance As Mediators Of The Relationship Between Perceived Pain Severity, Self-Reported And Performance-Based Physical Function In Women With Fibromyalgia And Obesity

Individuals with fibromyalgia and obesity experience significant impairment in physical functioning. Pain catastrophizing, kinesiophobia, and pain acceptance have all been identified as important factors associated with the level of disability. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of pain catastrophizing, kinesiophobia, and pain acceptance as mediators of the association between perceived pain severity and physical functioning in individuals with fibromyalgia and obesity.

04 October, 2022

A Cross-Sectional Study Of The Impact Of The COVID-19 Pandemic On Previously Diagnosed Patients With Fibromyalgia

03 October, 2022

University Of Edinburgh: Hunt Begins For Genes To Unlock Mystery Of ME

People diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) are being invited to take part in the world’s largest genetic study of the disease.

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