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18 April, 2023

The Long Haul: Millions With COVID Face Chronic Illness As Biden Declares End To National Emergency

President Biden has declared an end to the COVID-19 national emergency, but people living with long COVID say the pandemic is far from over. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found nearly one in five people infected with COVID-19 go on to experience symptoms of long COVID. We speak to science writer Ryan Prior about the movement to expand research and resources for those with long COVID, and his own experience living with the chronic illness. Prior is the author of The Long Haul and writes the “Patient Revolution” for Psychology Today.

17 April, 2023

Sheri Tingey Embraces Her Second Chance

The gear designer thought her career was over was stricken with chronic fatigue syndrome. But a decade-plus of recovery work has resulted in her best creations yet.

17 April, 2023

Chronic Pain Among Adults — United States, 2019–2021

An estimated 50 million adults in the United States experienced chronic pain (i.e., pain lasting ≥3 months) in 2016, resulting in substantial health care costs and lost productivity.

16 April, 2023

$9.5M To Fund Cross-Disciplinary Chronic Fatigue Research

A Cornell multidisciplinary research center that studies chronic fatigue syndrome has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – funding that will enable experts from disparate fields to work together on the mysterious and debilitating condition.

16 April, 2023

McCanns Highlight The ‘Gender Pain Gap’ For Nurofen

More than half of women feel their pain is ignored or dismissed due to their gender, and Reckitt’s Nurofen is on a mission to set this right.

15 April, 2023

King’s College London Expert Awarded The Sir Jules Thorn Award For Biomedical Research

Dr David Andersson is awarded the prestigious award to study Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), one of the most common and challenging chronic pain conditions. FMS affects more than 2% of the population, predominantly women, and is characterised by widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disorders and emotional distress. Despite fibromyalgia being associated with poor quality of life, the cause of it has remained unexplained. There are currently no simple diagnostic tests or pain-relieving analgesics available to most patients.

15 April, 2023

Can CBD Oil Help With Chronic Pain? Yes, But There’s More To It

There is some evidence to suggest that CBD may help treat chronic pain, like fibromyalgia. But hear out the experts.

14 April, 2023

Disability Denied: Unable To Work, COVID Long Haulers Face Barriers To Benefits

The long COVID crisis in the US exposes a disability claims system in disarray.

14 April, 2023

Still Sick, Still Fighting: #MillionsMissing 2023!

This year, #MEAction in partnership with Body Politic, will host #MillionsMissing 2023 to demand bold, urgent governmental action for the millions of people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), Long COVID, and other infection-associated, complex-chronic diseases.

13 April, 2023

Perspective 9.4.23 - ME Is A Disabling And Complex Illness And A New Service Being Launched To Support People Living With The Condition.

A new service has been launched by Manx Care to help the 350 adults with ME and the 1,000+ with Long Covid. ME or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, is a disabling and complex illness and prior to the new service being launched there was minimal support available for people living with the condition. Finally there is some good news for people struggling with this condition.

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