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01 February, 2024

Effects Of Traditional Chinese Exercise Therapy On Pain Scores, Sleep Quality, And Anxiety-Depression Symptoms In Fibromyalgia Patients: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis.

This study aims to assess the effectiveness of traditional Chinese exercise therapy in alleviating pain, improving sleep quality, and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression among fibromyalgia patients.

01 February, 2024

Diet And Lifestyle Modifications For Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex, widespread pain disorder characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, sleep deprivation, mental fog, mood swings, and headaches. Currently, there are only three FDA-approved medications for FM patients: duloxetine, milnacipran, and pregabalin, with outcomes frequently being inadequate. This research team aims to investigate the effects of diet and lifestyle modifications on FM, with emphasis on anti-inflammatory diet, antioxidants, and gluten-free diets, as well as supplementation with Magnesium, CQ10, and Vitamin D, microbiome, sleep, exercise, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

31 January, 2024

Dispute Over Norwegian ME Study: What Does It Actually Show?

For five years, researchers have investigated how ME patients experience Norwegian public health services. The study has received a lot of attention and has been discussed in the Norwegian Parliament. But the study also has its critics.

31 January, 2024

Impact Of Pre-Existing Mental Health Diagnoses On Development Of Post-COVID And Related Symptoms: A Claims Data-Based Cohort Study

This study aimed to examine the association of prior mental health diagnoses with the onset of Post-COVID-19 condition (PCC). We conducted a retrospective comparative cohort study and secondary analysis of routinely collected claims data from participants in statutory health insurance in Bavaria, Germany, from January 2015 to June 2022. Study participants were 619,560 patients with confirmed COVID-19, 42,969 with other respiratory tract infection (ORI), and 438,023 controls.

31 January, 2024

I Was Young And Fit, And Suddenly Too Exhausted To Get Out Of Bed

Years after my first attack and numerous frustrating doctors’ appointments, my husband finally pointed us to a diagnosis.

30 January, 2024

BBC Reminds Dragons' Den Viewers Not To Put Things In Their Ears

Even if everyone on TV is telling you to do it, that doesn't mean you should.

30 January, 2024

Good Sorts: Bed-Ridden Woman Helping Others With Similar Condition

For a large part of the past three decades, Wendy Mathews has been in bed, and continuously for eight years. “I don’t really get out of it, I’m here 24/7.” She has myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), a neuro-inflammatory disease that causes profound fatigue unaffected by rest. But while Wendy is bed-ridden, she isn’t idle. “Everything I have or need to do, I have to do here in bed.” In 2017, Wendy created a charity called Rest Assured. It offers food deliveries, support, and comfort to those stuck at home with ME, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia.

30 January, 2024

Letter That Forced BBC To Pull Dragons' Den Episode Over Safety Fears Revealed

The letter that resulted in the BBC taking down an episode of the Dragons' Den over safety concerns has been revealed. The multimillionaire Dragons were almost falling over themselves to present an offer to Giselle Brooks after she pitched her 'Acu Seeds' company, but her product's effectiveness has since come under question.

29 January, 2024

Living With Chronic Pain That Even Doctors Don’t Believe - This Is Fibromyalgia

People with fibromyalgia feel widespread pain - but their medical tests come back normal. Not only does this baffle doctors, patients also question if their constant muscle aches, joint pain, and tiredness were simply imagined. Fibromyalgia has no known cause or cure, and its symptoms - such as chronic fatigue, depression and brain fog - can be mistaken for other conditions like arthritic or autoimmune diseases. Four people share what it’s like to live with it, and the challenges of getting a diagnosis.

29 January, 2024

Tonix Study Reveals Promising Fibromyalgia Treatment

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: TNXP) said it showed additional safety and tolerability data, marking the second positive Phase 3 study assessing TNX-102 SL for fibromyalgia management.

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