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08 April, 2023

Long COVID Exercise Trials Proposed By NIH Raise Alarm

Advocates ask the US biomedical agency to rethink the design of its RECOVER initiative, citing possible harm and funding waste.

07 April, 2023

Long COVID Is Making Some People Choose Not To Have Kids

For many patients, Long COVID is more than a medical issue. It also affects work, relationships, and life plans—including when, how, and whether to have children.

07 April, 2023

Manx Long Covid And ME & CFS Sufferers Welcome Bespoke Service Launch

People on the Isle of Man with Long Covid and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) have welcomed a bespoke service. The conditions share many of the same symptoms, but previously had no dedicated healthcare support. More than 1,000 people on the island are living with Long Covid, while a further 350 have CFS, also known as ME. Juan Corlett, chairman of ME Support Isle of Man, said the new service would make a big difference.

06 April, 2023

For Some, Long COVID Can Trigger Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. What's The Connection?

Even months after a COVID infection clears, some people are left with debilitating symptoms - brain fog and extreme exhaustion after performing everyday tasks. What does long COVID have in common with ME/CFS - myalgic encephalomyelitis, formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome? We speak with Dr. Alba Azola, a rehabilitation physician and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 Team. Plus, Melinda Lipscomb and Whitney Fox share about their experiences living with ME/CFS. They are the co-chairs and co-founders of the Maryland chapter of #MEAction.

06 April, 2023

Fibromyalgia Treatment Is A Real Gas

Immersing fibromyalgia patients in high levels of oxygen is more effective at treating their pain and other symptoms than two medications commonly prescribed for the disorder, according to a new study.

05 April, 2023

Free Long COVID Online Support Tool Launches 'For The Benefit Of All New Zealanders'

People with Long COVID have been calling for more support and information for the past 2 years. On Wednesday 5th April not-for-profit organisation ME Support is launching a free Long COVID Online Support Tool. A comprehensive series of videos with supplementary information, featuring New Zealand post-viral experts and people with Long COVID Lived Experience. The tool is for any New Zealander who has, or thinks they might have, Long COVID along with their whanau or friends who want to learn more about the illness.

05 April, 2023

Treat Pain As A Priority, Not An Afterthought

Chronic pain is real and ruins lives — medical attitudes to it must change.

04 April, 2023

Manx Long Covid And ME & CFS Services Promoted

People on The Isle of man have been encouraged to find out more about a new Long Covid and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) service.

04 April, 2023

Long Covid Brain Changes Mirror Those Of Chronic Fatigue, Brain Scans Reveal

New research shows that long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) both seem to impact the oldest parts of the brain in a curiously similar fashion.

03 April, 2023

Corona: When Will Drugs Against Long Covid Come?

It took longer than desired: Researchers led by Charité professor Carmen Scheibenbogen wanted to start their first long-Covid study as early as summer 2022.

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