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Articles represent the views of their authors and not ME/CFS SA. Always seek advice from a registered health practitioner before changing your care plan.

27 December, 2023

Looking Back At A Decade Of Healing From Lyme, With Coping Tips

An article by US Lyme Disease sufferer Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio.

26 December, 2023

Low-Dose Naltrexone Researcher Disputes Fibromyalgia Study Negativity

Neuroinflammation expert Jarred Younger, PhD, disputes a recent study commentary calling for clinicians to stop prescribing low-dose naltrexone for people with fibromyalgia.

26 December, 2023

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Rising

More than three million Americans struggle with chronic fatigue syndrome, says the CDC. Here's one story of living with it.

25 December, 2023

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A recent study from the US Centers for Disease Control found that myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS), or chronic fatigue syndrome affects more than three million Americans. It has no cure, and some say doctors haven’t taken it seriously until now.

25 December, 2023

Volunteer Recognised By PM For Providing Dinners For Those Alone Over Christmas

Margaret Peacock, a Co Londonderry woman who is organising her 39th Christmas dinner for those who are alone over the festive period, has been recognised by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

24 December, 2023

New Research Aims To Unravel Both ME/CFS And Long COVID

New research into the mechanisms underlying myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and long COVID is aimed at identifying potential approaches to treatment of the two overlapping illnesses.

24 December, 2023

The Role And Potential Mechanism Of Complement Factor D In Fibromyalgia Development

In this study, we screened genes and secreted factors that play key roles in Fibromyalgia through bioinformatics and big data analysis. Furthermore, we performed CCK-8, qRT-PCR, glucose, ATP and lactate content testing, dual luciferase reporter gene assay to investigate the potential mechanism of complement factor D in fibromyalgia development.

23 December, 2023

Long Covid Forces Dad, 38, To Stop Work Two YEARS After First Contracting Virus

"I had sort of given up about six months ago. I'd given up as I just couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel."

23 December, 2023

The Correlation Of Pain, Psychological Aspects, And Sleep In Fibromyalgia: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

This pilot study measures pain perception, somatosensory amplification and its relationship to health anxiety in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and patients with FM and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA); this study also examines the effects of OSA on pain perception in patients with FM.

22 December, 2023

A Two-Component Model Of Hair Cortisol Concentration In Fibromyalgia: Independent Effects Of Pain Chronicity And Severity.

This study analysed the modulatory effects of disease chronicity and severity on cortisol levels. Hair cortisol concentrations (HCC) and clinical evaluation data (pain severity, impact of FM on daily activities, depression, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia) were collected from 47 female patients with FM and 36 healthy women (HW).
The results showed that disease chronicity, with a negative effect, and symptom severity, with a positive effect, were independent predictors of HCC. Patients with a shorter disease duration had higher HCC than patients with a longer disease duration and healthy participants. Furthermore, patients with greater symptom severity had higher HCC than those patients with lower clinical severity and healthy participants. While disease chronicity in FM was associated with a decrease in HCC, clinical severity increased HCC.

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