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09 March, 2023

Disabled Droitwich Dad Says Binmen Film His House

A disabled UK man has had part of a complaint upheld after he says binmen took photos of his house. Charles Clapham, of Droitwich, believes binmen started taking pictures of his bins after he complained that they had not been returned to the correct place or collected at all. Mr Clapham has myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and is signed off work indefinitely. His wife is disabled, suffering from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and also cannot put out the bins.

09 March, 2023

My Grass Roof Hermitage

A Soto Zen priest learns to embrace the life of a hermit while living with ME/CFS in a small space.

08 March, 2023

Exeter ME Patient's Hospital Care Changed After Campaign

A hospital has updated a feeding plan for a woman with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Alice Barrett, 25, is at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RDE) and cannot sit upright and feed herself. The change by the RDE came after her family raised concerns she could die from starvation if her treatment was not changed. Ms Barrett's father Mark told BBC News: "We are so pleased they have listened and we hope it is not too late."

08 March, 2023

Stolen Lives: The Reality Of Living With Long Covid

Long Covid is affecting an estimated two million people in the UK; however, both the general population and the UK government have continued to overlook its impacts. This eBook sheds light on the life-changing condition.

08 March, 2023

People With ME In The UK Are Dying While Politicians Do Nothing And The NHS Stands Idly By. Enough.

A protest is taking place on Wednesday 8 March at UK Parliament. It is for people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – a chronic systemic neuroimmune disease not dissimilar to long Covid. Medical professionals generally claim there is no known cure for ME. However, currently there are also some high-profile cases of the NHS severely neglecting seriously ill people living with ME. Worse still, three people have already died in recent months. So, with fear and anger among the ME community growing, a campaign group is taking action. We need your support with it.

07 March, 2023

Good Weekend Letters To The Editor: March 4

"Noting Good Weekend’s article and Katrina Strickland’s editorial, I have chalked up 55 years of chronic fatigue syndrome, since age 16, and for the first 23 years it went undiagnosed. In fact, green lights from the medical and yes, psychiatric fields, saying there was nothing wrong. Little was known in the 1970s. Finally, the poverty and incapacitation led to aloneness and loneliness."

07 March, 2023

Pain And Prejudice (Winter 2018)

To pay tribute to five decades of reporting, rebelling and truth-telling, From the Vault includes some of our favorite feminist classics from the last 50 years of Ms.

07 March, 2023

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

“There are a lot of similarities between ME/CFS and long COVID,” Jason said. “What’s unique to our NIH-funded research in Chicago is we have been following individuals over time. By examining blood samples and other signatures, we may be able to predict who will recover from these viruses and who is at risk for prolonged illness.”

06 March, 2023

Bella Ramsay Explains Why She Views Lena Dunham As A Role Model

‘The Last of Us’ star cites ‘Girls’ creator’s openness about her struggles with Fibromyalgia as a source of inspiration.

06 March, 2023

Plant-Based Diets May Offer Relief For Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Following dietary interventions may be helpful in improving symptoms of pain in patients with fibromyalgia (FMS). Specifically, plant-based diets appeared to have more consistent and overall success in symptom improvement when compared with elimination or restrictive diets, according to a study published in Nutrients.

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