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12 May, 2023

12th May: World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) Awareness Day

12th May is marked as World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day to spread awareness about this rare medical condition, which was first observed in 1993. Thomas Hennessy chose the day of 12th May to commemorate the birthday of Florence Nightingale who was the founder of modern nursing, and, in her later ages, she displayed symptoms of an illness resembling myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia.

12 May, 2023

World ME Day Asks You To Learn About The Broken Energy System In ME/CFS

If you've never heard of post-exertional malaise (PEM) you're not alone. But for people living with ME/CFS or long Covid understanding PEM is crucial to managing their illness. World ME Day on May 12 is an opportunity to increase your understanding of this little-known phenomenon.

11 May, 2023

Where Are The Treatments For Long COVID?

We don’t know why the virus can lead to persistent symptoms. We urgently need more research on therapies anyway.

11 May, 2023

'A Little Known Nervous System Disorder Caused My Long COVID Symptoms'

An article by long COVID sufferer Sujana Reddy.

11 May, 2023

What's The Connection Between Fibromyalgia And IBS?

At first glance, there appears to be no correlation between the symptoms experienced by those with Fibromyalgia and those with IBS. However, recent studies have revealed interesting connections between the two disorders.

10 May, 2023

The Seven Deadly Symptoms Of ME And Long Covid

Let us examine the typical list of symptoms assigned to a post-infectious energy-limiting condition like ME or Long Covid and expand on what it really feels like to experience them. Daily. Forever.

10 May, 2023

Twenty-Two-Year-Old Rumaanah Khan Is Blazing A Trail For Women In STEM

Khan is all the more remarkable as she suffers from fibromyalgia, a condition which causes musculoskeletal pain, accompanied by extreme fatigue, and disrupted sleep and mood patterns. Despite her health challenges she is committed to learn and grow every day and to inspire others, just as she has been inspired by her tutors and mentors.

10 May, 2023

Glasgow Woman Who Attempted To Take Own Life After Being 'In Pain Every Day' Launches Charity

Sharon Turnbull started More Than Fibro after she attempted to take her own life for the second time. The 47-year-old was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007 and lives in chronic pain.

09 May, 2023

Vitamin D May Improve Quality Of Life In Fibromyalgia

In an analysis designed to evaluate the psychological outcomes of vitamin D supplementation in patients with fibromyalgia, the vitamin may be a complementary option for improving of psychological symptoms and quality of life, according to data published in Journal of Clinical Medicine.

09 May, 2023

Women’s Health: End The Disparity In Funding

Funding for research on women’s health is still a fraction of that available for men’s health.

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