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29 September, 2022

Why Psychological Explanations For Long COVID Are Dangerous

Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and their allies will rally in DC, London, and Edinburgh this September to “demand bold, urgent governmental action” for the millions of people living with ME, long COVID, and other infection-associated, chronic diseases. As researchers continue to find many similarities between ME and long COVID, the history of ME offers crucial lessons for approaching long COVID and some pathways toward more effective research and care.

29 September, 2022

What Does It Feel Like When You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Short-term fatigue, or a reduced ability to engage in mental or physical activity, is a typical experience that everyone goes through at one time or another (per Washington Post). Harvard Health Publishing says that everyone goes through short periods of time where they feel low on energy — a day or week, for example. In fact, according to a 2022 article published in the British Medical Journal Best Practice, fatigue is a popular complaint with an estimated 4.3% to 21.9% prevalence in the global population.

29 September, 2022

Understanding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Myalgic encephalomyelitis and Long Covid have overlapping presentation.

28 September, 2022

New Study Reveals First Genetic Links In ME And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Paving The Way For New Diagnostics And Drugs

PrecisionLife, a pioneering techbio company generating the deepest insights into disease biology to create novel precision medicines for chronic diseases, today unveiled the results of its study that provides the first detailed genetic insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms underpinning Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). This is the first time that replicable genetic findings have been reported in over 30 years of study into the disease, offering new approaches for better diagnosis and treatment of patients.

28 September, 2022

Norwegian ME Association Survey

The Norwegian ME Association is conducting a survey about Course of illness for ME, an area with very little research. This survey is a follow-up to last year's pan-European survey.

28 September, 2022

ME/CFS Reclassification Petition Read In Parliament

Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Society (ANZMES) petition to reclassify ME/CFS as a disability was read in Parliament, 2pm Tuesday 20th September.

27 September, 2022

Long COVID Has Forced A Reckoning For One Of Medicine’s Most Neglected Diseases

Only a couple dozen doctors specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Now their knowledge could be crucial to treating millions more patients.

27 September, 2022

Virios Shares Fall After Sharing New Clinical Data About Its Fibromyalgia Treatment Candidate

Shares of Virios Therapeutics Inc. tumbled 64.3% in premarket trading on Monday after the company said its experimental fibromyalgia treatment did not meet the primary endpoint in a Phase 2b clinical trial.

27 September, 2022

Long-Term Neuromuscular Consequences Of SARS-Cov-2 And Their Similarities With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Results Of The Retrospective CoLGEM Study

Patients with long-COVID often complain of continuous fatigue, myalgia, sleep problems, cognitive dysfunction, and post-exertional malaise. No data are available on EMG recording of evoked myopotentials (M-waves) or exercise-induced alterations in long-COVID patients, providing evidence of muscle membrane fatigue. Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) develops in more than half of patients after an infectious disease, particularly viral diseases. A large proportion (around 70%) of these patients have neuromuscular disorders with M-wave alterations during and after exercise. Our hypothesis was that M-wave alterations would be also found in long-COVID patients, in association with neuromuscular symptoms, similar to ME/CFS.

26 September, 2022

Allergic To The World: Can Medicine Help People With Severe Intolerance To Chemicals?

Whether it’s organic or psychosomatic or something in between, multiple chemical sensitivity can cause chronic illness, and its sufferers often feel abandoned.

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