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16 May, 2023

Millions Have Long-COVID. Colorado Scientists Aim To Untangle The Causes.

Rarely has a clinical trial’s name better signaled its ultimate aims. But then, a billion-dollar study deserves a first-rate acronym, too. RECOVER is the name. It stands for Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery. Its focus is on understanding long COVID – a wide swath of maladies whose roots lay in infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that swept the planet starting in late 2019 and continues to mutate and spread, if much less aggressively than during the pandemic. Each infection or reinfection opens the door to long COVID (also called post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection, or PASC). We may have moved on from COVID, but COVID has not moved on from us.

15 May, 2023

'I've Battled ME My Entire Adult Life - The Help Is Still Not There'

Scottish campaigner Karima Rahman said thousands are being left to deal with the 'debilitating' condition due to lack of support.

15 May, 2023

People With Chronic Pain Could Be Due Up To £691 Each Month Through PIP Or ADP

More than 175,300 people in Scotland are receiving support for chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and pain syndromes.

14 May, 2023

Not Just In Your Head: For Those Living With Fibromyalgia, The Physical Pain And The Emotional Toll Are Not Contrived

People who suffer from this debilitating condition are sometimes perceived as being hypochondriacs with no real health problems.

14 May, 2023

Long Covid May Affect Genes Involved In Pain Signaling

A new animal study found that thousands of genes involved in nervous system function are affected by SARS-CoV-2, and may cause lasting damage to dorsal root ganglia, the spinal nerves that carry pain and other sensory messages to the brain. Scientists believe that genetic damage may be what causes Long Covid. “Several studies have found that a high proportion of Long Covid patients suffer from abnormal perception of touch, pressure, temperature, pain or tingling throughout the body. Our work suggests that SARS-CoV-2 might induce lasting pain in a rather unique way, emphasizing the need for therapeutics that target molecular pathways specific to this virus,” explains co-author Venetia Zachariou, PhD, chair of pharmacology, physiology & biophysics at Boston University’s Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

14 May, 2023

Opera Mariposa Presents Month-Long Online Charity Benefit Supporting The ME | FM Society Of BC

The month of special programming honours the International Awareness Month for chronic neuro-immune diseases.

13 May, 2023

Millions Of People Are Prescribed Antidepressants For Chronic Pain. Do They Work?

Around one-third of people globally live with chronic pain — pain experienced for more than three months — and millions of people are prescribed antidepressants to relieve the condition. However, a new review of prior research has found that most antidepressants used to relieve chronic pain are being prescribed without sufficient reliable evidence of their effectiveness. What’s more, potential harms haven’t been well studied.

13 May, 2023

Campaigner Sarah Cumming Talks About Her Illness On M.E. Awareness Day

It's M.E. Awareness Day. M.E., or chronic fatigue syndrome, is a long-term condition with a wide range of symptoms - the most common is extreme tiredness. Sufferers are campaigning for increased investment in research around the disease. One of them, Sarah Cumming, spoke to Radio Gibraltar.

13 May, 2023

Northants Fibromyalgia Support Group Launches Awareness Day To Help Others

Northants Fibromyalgia Support Group are inviting people to attend their very first Fibromyalgia Awareness Day event on Saturday 13th May.

12 May, 2023

‘Don’t Have This Treatment For Long Covid’

Alice Rumble ended up hospitalised after having this treatment. Now she’s warning against anyone in Australia having it for long Covid.

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