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Keep up to date with the latest news articles from around the world.

Articles represent the views of their authors and not ME/CFS SA. Always seek advice from a registered health practitioner before changing your care plan.

26 September, 2022

Accepting Our Limits

An article by chronic pain sufferer Victoria Reed for the Pain News Network.

26 September, 2022

Maltese Fibromyalgia And M/E Activist Shows How Much Medication She Needs To Take In Order To Function

Leading Maltese fibromyalgia and M/E activist Ruth Debono has shown people how many medications she needs to take in order to function in her daily life as she urged the government to improve its aid for the condition.

25 September, 2022

Evaluation Of The Cardiac Conduction System In Fibromyalgia Patients With Complaints Of Palpitations

This study aimed to investigate the influence of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) on the cardiac conduction system and assess patients’ palpitation complaints using 24-h ambulatory ECG (Holter {Maynard, MA: Northeast Monitoring, Inc.}) monitoring.

25 September, 2022

What Is ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

A brief overview of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment based on the 2021 NICE guideline. It's not being tired all the time; patients have an energy impairment that dramatically limits their activity.

25 September, 2022

Validity Of The Central Sensitization Inventory Compared With Traditional Measures Of Disease Severity In Fibromyalgia

The goal of the present study was to explore additional evidence of convergent and discriminant validity of the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) in a large sample of subjects with fibromyalgia (FM).

24 September, 2022

Researcher Proposes National Program To Support Individuals With Long COVID

While the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, the U.S. continues to face a national health challenge—the effective and equitable care of individuals with Long COVID. While the federal government is responding to this condition, few of their undertakings directly address clinical care and the potential of disability compensation. To ensure the effective and equitable care for millions of affected individuals, a Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researcher is urging the U.S. to commit to creating a National Long COVID Compensation Program (NLCCP).

24 September, 2022

Stellenbosch University: More Evidence For Link Between Blood Clotting And Severity Of Covid-19

New research shows that the Omicron-virus and some of its variants cause significantly lower levels of blood clotting, thereby providing further evidence for the link between the severity of the disease and the prevalence of persistent micro blood clots in individuals with acute and Long COVID.

24 September, 2022

'I Went Under 100%, And Woke Up 1%': The Operation That Changed John Atkinson's Life

John Atkinson lived at full throttle. Now he's searching for meaning as he adapts to a life with chronic fatigue syndrome.

23 September, 2022

GO: A Little Goes A Long Way

A simple conversation made a lasting impact on a GO Transit rider with an invisible illness. It was two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 when Beth Pardo started suffering from what would turn into long COVID. “I was an ultramarathoner and it hit my legs really badly,” said Pardo, who was also diagnosed with Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). “I have a very limited amount of energy. Every morning I wake up feeling like I’m running a marathon I didn’t train for.”

23 September, 2022

Can Long COVID Researchers Learn From ME/CFS?

Lessons to help assess comorbid medical conditions.

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