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01 April, 2024

Probiotics May Effectively Treat Autoimmune Diseases

Gut microbiota-based therapies may be able to improve a variety of autoimmune diseases, including fibromyalgia, psoriasis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), lupus nephritis, systematic lupus erythematosus, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease, according to a study published in BMC Medicine.

01 April, 2024

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is 'Biological', Key Study Confirms

Scientists have now identified that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is "unambiguously biological".

31 March, 2024

Sunflower Lanyard Project To Be Rolled Out In Cavan

The Cathaoirleach, Cllr Philip Brady (FF), is calling on Cavan County Council to raise more awareness around hidden disabilities. He discussed the matter through a notice of motion at this month’s meeting of the local authority. “I am calling for the rollout of the Sunflower Lanyard initiative in Co Cavan and throughout Ireland,” he explained.

31 March, 2024

Study Says 'Double Jointed' People At Higher Risk Of Long COVID

Do you have joints that move beyond the normal range of motion? A new study has revealed that individuals with joint hypermobility, often known as being "double jointed," are more likely to suffer from persistent fatigue linked to long COVID.

31 March, 2024

Trivialising Long Covid? Scientists And Media Covering ME/CFS In Australia Wrote The Playbook

A group of Australian scientists recently gas-lit an entire global community of more than 65 million sick people. Specifically, on Long Covid Awareness Day, Queensland state department researchers, spearheaded by its chief health officer, pushed a half-baked study to trivialise the devastating condition. However, the situation has direct implications for people living with ME/CFS in Australia. In the long-standing context of the medical and media establishments’ disgusting abuse of chronically ill people in Australia – it’s plain to see how it could do this so easily. In particular, an elitist and vested psychologising lobby has hijacked care and support for millions of people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)- a similar post-viral disease. In Australia, as elsewhere, they have paved the way to punching down on long Covid patients. And if the experience of people living with ME/CFS is anything to go by, the abuse has only just begun.

31 March, 2024

Be Wary Of Flawed Diagnosis Criteria For ME/CFS

A new CDC-funded paper includes criteria that may be leading to inaccurate prevalence rates.

30 March, 2024

Psychedelics For Chronic Pain: Exploring Therapeutic Potentials

The following is a summary of “Role of Psychedelics in the Management of Chronic Pain,” published in the March 2024 issue of Pain by Robinson, et al.

30 March, 2024

Awareness Day Event For Fibromyalgia And ME/CFS

May 12 is the annual Awareness Day for people living with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS. The City of Gold Coast invites anyone in the community that has an interest in these conditions to join them on Wednesday 15 May to celebrate this Awareness Day.

30 March, 2024

An Ally’s Call To Action: The LGBTQ+ Elders With (Dis)abilities Demands Collective Liberation

Terri Wilder, a tireless HIV/Aging Policy Advocate with Sage Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders, bears witness to these harsh realities. “If one thing goes wrong in terms of my income, if they go up on my rent, even a couple of dollars, I’m that close to being homeless because I’m so sick I can’t work,” she shares, recounting the precarious situation of a trans man she knows in Minneapolis. Diagnosed with the debilitating Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), he relies heavily on a fragile patchwork of public assistance programs – a lifeline that could unravel at any moment, leaving him on the brink of homelessness.

29 March, 2024

Long COVID’s Lingering Effects

Four years after the COVID-19 stay-at-home order in Illinois, Illinois Public Media is diving deep into the persistent battle against the disease's long-term effects, known as long COVID.

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