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13 April, 2023

Going Long: Viruses Linger With Lasting Impact

Herpes, HIV, Epstein-Barr and other viruses hang around, causing potential long-term health woes. Should ‘long COVID’ surprise us?

12 April, 2023

Vaccine Against Epstein-Barr Virus May Enter Clinical Trial Next Year

German startup plans to test EBV-001 in preventing mononucleosis, MS risk factor.

12 April, 2023

$9.5M To Fund Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research

A Cornell University 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.

11 April, 2023

The West End Woman Behind The 'Unique' Door Wreaths

A woman who was nearly killed by Covid has created a thriving crafts business - and her clientele includes celebrities.

11 April, 2023

Long COVID Or Post-COVID-19 Syndrome — What’s The Story?

As viruses go, COVID-19 has behaved rather like a trickster. Depending on risk factors like age, weight, activity level and pre-existing conditions (i.e., obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure) — and sometimes with not even one of those risk factors present — it can land you in the hospital, on a ventilator or worse. Or it might slip by you, barely making a blip on your bodily radar. Some survivors report it was the sickest they’d ever been. And some still struggle with its effects, months, even years later, limiting their lives, forcing them to curtail or even quit work and activity.

10 April, 2023

A Social And Medical Examination Of Long COVID As A “Mass Disabling Event”: Part 4

This is the fourth and final part of a multi-part series on Long COVID.

10 April, 2023

Fibromyalgia: New Study Unravels The Mystery Of This Chronic Pain Disorder

What makes people with fibromyalgia more sensitive to pain? A new study reveals the neural mechanisms behind this chronic pain disorder.

09 April, 2023

New Research Finds That Fibromyalgia And The Disorder’s Associated Chronic Pain May Worsen Opioid Use Disorder

According to a new study conducted by researchers from The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, fibromyalgia and the disorder’s associated chronic pain may exacerbate opioid use disorder (OUD).

09 April, 2023

Pain Out Of Control

Feeling like we have a degree of control makes us tolerate pain better. In the case of fibromyalgia, however, this simply doesn’t work. A study provides clues as to why.

08 April, 2023

Fibromyalgia Increases Odds Of Worsening Pain-Related Opioid Use Disorder

Patients with fibromyalgia were at greater risk for pain-related exacerbations of opioid use disorder, according to a study published in Pain.

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