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27 April, 2021

Black Women Are Fighting To Be Recognized As Long COVID Patients

The CDC today acknowledges that ME/CFS, a disease that affects some 2.5 million people in the U.S., is “at least as common in African Americans and Hispanics as it is among whites,” but most research on the condition does not represent that diversity.

26 April, 2021

How Scientists Are Teasing Apart The Biology Of Long COVID

Emilia Liana Falcone, an infectious disease specialist at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute, and Michael Sneller, an infectious disease specialist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), are each leading a large Long COVID clinical trial. The pair spoke with Science about their work, their thoughts on Long COVID, and their efforts to let the data guide them.

25 April, 2021

Intramuscular Pressure Is Almost Three Times Higher In Fibromyalgia Patients: A Possible Mechanism For Understanding The Muscle Pain And Tenderness

Research published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

24 April, 2021

A Brief But Spectacular Take On Advocating For People With Chronic Illnesses

The emergence of long COVID has drawn attention to poorly understood chronic illnesses. This week, over a thousand people living with those diseases signed up to meet virtually with members of Congress to push for more funding for chronic illnesses. Disability advocate Rivka Solomon gives us her Brief But Spectacular take on advocating for those with chronic illnesses.

23 April, 2021

ME/CFS Alert, Episode 124: Interview With Oved Amitay, CEO Of The Solve ME/CFS Initiative

In this video Oved Amitay, who is the new CEO of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative and a pharmacologist by training, talks about the organization's research into the underlying causes of ME/CFS through the Ramsey Grant Program, and its data registry.

22 April, 2021

Fibromyalgia Sufferer Launches CBD Business In The UK To Help With Pain

A cannabis ingredient forms the basis of a new UK business launched by Annette Hardey, a Fibromyalgia sufferer to help others manage their health conditions.

21 April, 2021

Some COVID-19 Long Haulers In Minnesota Still Lack Diagnosis

Few doctors in the US are available for complex, multi-system care of Long COVID patients.

20 April, 2021

How The Able-Bodied Can Do Better With Disabled Neighbors Like Me

An article by US ME/CFS sufferer Litsa Dremousis.

19 April, 2021

I Am 18 And Chronically Ill. Yes, I Am Just As Valid.

An article by Fibromyalgia sufferer Charlotte Stewart.

18 April, 2021

Living With Long COVID, 1 Year On

My experience with COVID-19 began on March 9, 2020. I’d generally been feeling under the weather, but I had a work event to go to. So, that morning, I got up, got dressed, and walked out of the door.

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