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25 January, 2024

Effectiveness Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine In Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Network Meta-Analysis

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent chronic disorder characterized by widespread skeletal muscle pain. In recent years, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increasingly been recognized for its potential in treating FM symptoms. This study aims to assess the efficacy of CAM therapies in mitigating the symptoms of FM.

25 January, 2024

Doctors Complain To BBC Over Dragons’ Den Contestant’s Claim ‘To Have Cured ME’

Doctors and campaigners have complained to the BBC and MPs about “unfounded” claims made on the TV show Dragons’ Den that Chinese medicine had helped a woman recover from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), a disease with no known cure.

25 January, 2024

Checking The Boxes: Why Therapy Was Not Helpful

An article by Pain News Network columnist and Fibromyalgia sufferer Mia Maysack.

24 January, 2024

Follow Up, Funding Critical On Long COVID

A US Congressional hearing highlighted the need for more research into the little understood condition.

24 January, 2024

Breaking Down The Latest On Long COVID Research

Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, explains long COVID symptoms, potential causes, and why it's so hard to study.

24 January, 2024

Long Covid: NHS Legal Action Launched By Family Of Girl

The mother of an 11-year-old Aberdeenshire girl with long Covid has launched a legal action against their health board, in what lawyers claim is the first case of its kind in Scotland.

23 January, 2024

Dunedin Researchers Reveal Strong Link Between Long COVID And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A group of Dunedin researchers have found a strong link between long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome.

23 January, 2024

Long COVID Creates Changes In The Blood, Aiding Detection, Reports New Study

An international team of scientists has found distinct changes in the blood of people with long COVID, suggesting a potential strategy to diagnose and perhaps treat a mysterious condition that takes many forms.

23 January, 2024

Patients, Experts Take Center Stage At Senate Long-COVID Hearing

Before the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) committee Friday January 19, patients battling long COVID and the mother of a teen patient detailed the day-to-day struggles with the condition and the obstacles in getting care. Also, healthcare providers and researchers described the challenges in managing and studying a condition with a wide spectrum of health impacts and debilitating effect on patients. Today's hearing attracted a large crowd of patients and their advocates that spilled over into a second room.

22 January, 2024

Pain And The Biochemistry Of Fibromyalgia: Patterns Of Peripheral Cytokines And Chemokines Contribute To The Differentiation Between Fibromyalgia And Controls And Are Associated With Pain, Fat Infiltration And Content

This explorative study analyses interrelationships between peripheral compounds in saliva, plasma, and muscles together with body composition variables in healthy subjects and in fibromyalgia patients (FM). There is a need to better understand the extent cytokines and chemokines are associated with body composition and which cytokines and chemokines differentiate FM from healthy controls.

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