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12 May, 2021

Black Women Are Fighting To Be Recognized As Long COVID Patients

It took five years of chronic pain, nausea, fuzzy thoughts and a cruel mixture of fatigue and insomnia for Wilhelmina Jenkins to be diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). But even after she received that diagnosis, in 1988, she faced her fair share of doubters—not because her symptoms didn’t meet the bar for diagnosis, but because she is Black.

02 February, 2021

Board To Decide If Nurse’s Chemical Sensitivity Work-Related

The Hawaii Supreme Court decision will require the state’s Labor and Industrial Relations Appeal Board to reconsider whether a nurse’s diagnosed multiple chemical sensitivity is work-related.

16 June, 2021

Bradford And Keighley Heroes Set For Gongs In Queen's Birthday Honours

Nagina Akhter has organised a food bank for people struggling in the pandemic while battling fibromyalgia.

23 July, 2021

Brain Fog, Unable To Walk: Sufferers Of 'Long COVID' Wait For Answers About The Mystery Condition

'Long COVID' cases are expected to skyrocket in England post 'Freedom Day', as medical professionals and sufferers warn the impacts will plague health systems for years to come.

30 January, 2021

Breakthrough Virtual Reality Therapy Targets Fibromyalgia And Chronic Low Back Pain

Stanford University's Beth Darnall explains how this type of distraction therapy can reduce pain intensity as well as sleep, mood, and stress interference.

11 August, 2021

Bringing Disability & Food Justice To The Fibromyalgia Community

The Fibromyalgia Care Society of America (FCSA) has launched the nation's first fresh boxed food delivery program for people living with Fibromyalgia.

03 October, 2020

Brits Describe Their Long-Covid Symptoms That Cause Crippling Pain For Months

17 July, 2021

Burnham-On-Sea Artist Donates Pet Portrait To Winner Of ‘Pawfect Virtual Bake Off’

Burnham-On-Sea artist Felicity Franks has donated a pet portrait to the winner of an online baking competition.

23 September, 2021

Burnham-On-Sea Artist Joins Judging Panel For Charitable Bake Off

Burnham-On-Sea artist Felicity Franks is set to judge an online baking competition and has donated a unique portrait to the winner. The Pawfect Virtual Bake Off, organised by Bake4MECFS, raises funds for medical research organisation the Open Medicine Foundation.

13 January, 2022

Bye-Bye Fight Or Flight? Hello Better Blood Flows? Stellate Ganglion Blocks, Long COVID, And ME/CFS/FM/POTS

A procedure developed in the 1930s that shoots anaesthetics into big nerve bodies found on each side of the neck? Does that sound sketchy or what? It’s reported, though, to be quite safe and it aims to do two potentially important things in long COVID, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and related diseases: calm down the sympathetic nervous system and restore blood flows. It’s called stellate ganglion block (SGB) and it was just tried in long COVID.

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