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06 April, 2024

Virtual Reality Protocol Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms

A combination of neuromodulation, virtual reality, and targeted exercises can improve fibromyalgia symptoms, according to a study published in Medicina.1 This regimen can offer an alternative option for non-pharmacological treatment among this patient population.

06 April, 2024

Are Long COVID Sufferers Being Ignored?

Researchers looking into long-term COVID discovered that because of a lack of knowledge about the illness, people with severe symptoms are often misdiagnosed by physicians and disregarded by family members or employers. The economy and the impacted individuals and their families may suffer significantly due to this lack of acknowledgment.

06 April, 2024

Minnesota’s First ME/CFS Doctor On A Mission To Expand Care To ‘Everybody Who Has The Disease’

Dr. Ruby Tam was literally one of a kind in Minnesota when she started treating patients suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS. It’s a debilitating disease associated with profound exhaustion, and it’s recently become intertwined with long COVID.

05 April, 2024

How Patient-Led Research Could Speed Up Medical Innovation

People with understudied chronic conditions are taking up science.

05 April, 2024

Opinion: Failure To Define Long Covid Will Impede Research Progress

Surveys that assess symptoms for long Covid have been inadequate for developing a case definition for the illness.

05 April, 2024

Researchers In Lisbon For Conference On ‘Long Covid’

Portuguese and foreign researchers are meeting in Lisbon for an unprecedented international conference that aims to raise awareness of the relationship between ‘long covid’ and diseases such as chronic fatigue.

05 April, 2024

'Post-Viral Malaise': Why Avoiding The Term 'Long-COVID' Doesn't Change Anything For Those Affected

Queenslanders were recently asked to stop using the term "long COVID." Instead, Queensland's Chief Health Officer, Dr John Gerrard, suggested the condition affecting 3% of residents should be called "post-viral malaise," due to concerns of creating unnecessary fear and hypervigilance. With the state's confirmed COVID-19 cumulative case numbers sitting at 1,759,431 infections as of January 1, 2024, that means up to 52,783 Queenslanders may have become debilitated for at least 12 months after their initial infection.

04 April, 2024

Are Long COVID Sufferers Falling Through The Cracks?

Researchers who study long COVID say its debilitating symptoms are often misdiagnosed by clinicians and dismissed by employers or loved ones because so little is known about the new syndrome. The results can be devastating for individuals and their families -- and for the economy.

04 April, 2024

COVID’s Long Shadow

Post-COVID clinics in Chicago provide specialized care for people experiencing COVID symptoms long after infection.

04 April, 2024

Blood Sample Test Can Diagnose Fibromyalgia Via Raman Spectroscopy

A blood sample analysis using Raman spectroscopy, combined with statistical modeling, was sufficient to diagnose fibromyalgia, according to data published in Biomedicines.

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