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12 March, 2023

“Long COVID”—The First Official Confirmation

The CDC has just provided guidance for certifying deaths from “long COVID”—the first official confirmation that the long-haul phase following the acute phase of COVID-19 can kill you.

12 March, 2023

Researcher Leonard A. Jason Pushes Discovery On Long COVID, ME/CFS

For three decades, DePaul University psychologist Leonard A. Jason has studied how common viruses can trigger a debilitating illness: myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). When cases of long COVID emerged in the early days of the pandemic, Jason’s expertise became a touchstone. Now the National Institutes of Health has awarded Jason $842,000 to further his research on ME/CFS with Lurie Children’s Hospital, bringing a focus on long COVID into the longitudinal study. Jason is also editor of a book on long COVID set to be released this spring. With both projects, Jason seeks to catalyze global knowledge about virally induced chronic illness and push forward discovery.

12 March, 2023

What Scientists Know About Long COVID, 3 Years In

A puzzling disease left millions of patients trying to piece it together. Research is ongoing, but some causes and potential treatments are taking shape.

11 March, 2023

Fibromyalgia Linked To Increased Depression Among Women

Anxiety and depression following a fibromyalgia diagnosis is more common among women than men, according to findings from a new study.

11 March, 2023

‘It's Been This Way Every Day Since March 4, 2020’ – Long COVID Patient Shares Story Of Suffering

Nearly three years after the start of the global pandemic, one Rancho Cordova man is still dealing with the effects of his March 2020 COVID case.

11 March, 2023

Most AAV Patients Have Fatigue Severe Enough To Be A Disorder

Many people with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) have profound fatigue that’s severe enough to fulfill the diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome, even when the disease isn’t active, a study shows.

10 March, 2023

New Research Shows Most Antidepressants Don't Work For Chronic Pain Conditions

A large review of data suggests that there isn’t much evidence of efficacy for the antidepressants that are most commonly prescribed for pain management. The review indicates that SNRIs might be the most effective in soothing some pain conditions. Due to a lack of conclusive evidence, researchers encourage providers to take a more nuanced approach when prescribing antidepressants for pain.

10 March, 2023

Morning Light Intervention For Fibromyalgia May Improve Mood And Pain Outcomes

A morning session of light treatment was associated with clinically meaningful improvements in pain and mood among patients with fibromyalgia.

10 March, 2023

How Laser Therapy Can Provide Significant Pain Reduction For Fibromyalgia Patients

A new therapy is giving hope and relief to chronic pain sufferers, the likes of which they’ve never seen, delivering a 50% reduction in pain.

09 March, 2023

Associations Between Structural Brain Alterations And Post-COVID fatigue

In a recent study published in eClinicalMedicine, researchers examined the structural brain changes in patients with post-COVID fatigue.

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