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24 January, 2023

The Healthcare System Is Sick, How Could It Ever Heal Us?

An article by chronic pain sufferer Mia Maysack.

22 January, 2023

Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Sustained Improvements In Pain, Anxiety, And Mood

Canadian patients authorized to use medical cannabis products report sustained improvements in their health-related quality of life, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

22 January, 2023

Heart Rate Variability Responses To Cognitive Stress In Fibromyalgia Are Characterised By Inadequate Autonomous System Stress Responses: A Clinical Trial

Research published in Scientific Reports.

21 January, 2023

Experts Disagree On Length Of Most Long-Term Symptoms From Mild COVID-19

The majority of long Covid symptoms resolve within the first year after infection for people with mild cases of Covid-19, according to a large study conducted in Israel.

21 January, 2023

Chronic Pain Conditions And Risk Of Suicidal Behavior: A 10-Year Longitudinal Co-Twin Control Study

Understanding the relationship between chronic pain conditions and suicidal behavior—suicide attempt, other intentional self-harm, and death by suicide—is imperative for suicide prevention efforts. Although chronic pain conditions are associated with suicidal behaviors, these associations might be attributed to unmeasured confounding or mediated via pain comorbidity.

20 January, 2023

Long COVID: Major Findings, Mechanisms And Recommendations

In this Review, we explore the current literature and highlight key findings, the overlap with other conditions, the variable onset of symptoms, long COVID in children and the impact of vaccinations. Although these key findings are critical to understanding long COVID, current diagnostic and treatment options are insufficient, and clinical trials must be prioritized that address leading hypotheses. Additionally, to strengthen long COVID research, future studies must account for biases and SARS-CoV-2 testing issues, build on viral-onset research, be inclusive of marginalized populations and meaningfully engage patients throughout the research process.

20 January, 2023

Kara Jane Spencer, Who Raised A Fortune For ME Charities And Was Loved By Dolly Parton, Dies At 32

Her devastated family said: ‘She faced the end with the same incredible courage that she showed throughout her illness'.

19 January, 2023

Long Covid Resolves Within Year For Many With Mild Covid, Study Says

The majority of long Covid symptoms resolve within the first year after infection for people with mild cases of Covid-19, according to a large study conducted in Israel.

19 January, 2023

Three New Diseases Recognized In The Lea By The Regional Council: Alecci’s Satisfaction

I thank all the members of the Regional Council of Calabria for having unanimously approved my motion relating to the inclusion of “Vulvodynia”, “Pudendo Neuropathy” and “Fibromyalgia” in the regional list of chronic and disabling diseases recognized in the Levels Essential Assistance (LEA). Words from the city councilor Alecci.

18 January, 2023

Solon-Based Company First To Receive FDA OK For Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment

Multi Radiance Medical, a Solon-based laser therapy manufacturer, is the first company of its kind to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to treat pain associated with fibromyalgia with its MRM FibroLux therapy laser.

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