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11 February, 2024

Telltale Amino Acid Deficiencies May Hold The Key To New Treatments For Long COVID, Say Researchers

A University of Alberta research team brings together immunologists, virologists, rheumatologists and metabolomics experts in an effort to discover exactly what is ailing the sickest long COVID patients and find treatments for them. In research recently published in Frontiers in Immunology, the team reports that a disproportionate number of people affected—nearly 70%—are female and face debilitating symptoms that are identical to chronic fatigue syndrome, now referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS. Blood samples show tell-tale amino acid deficiencies, suggesting readily available supplements have potential as therapy.

11 February, 2024

Fifers Speak Out Over ME Care Crisis: ‘I Ended Up Having To Diagnose Myself’

Stella Larg is among those left angry and frustrated after the last ME specialist in Scotland passed away and was not replaced, with the service instead being 'paused'.

10 February, 2024

The Sickest Long COVID Patients Face Symptoms Identical To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Telltale amino acid deficiencies may hold the key to new treatments, say researchers.

10 February, 2024

I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. These Are My Top Self-Care Tips To Have More Energy And Feel Less Exhausted.

Amy Arthur was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome at 15. She's learned rest is essential to her self-care since then.

10 February, 2024

Effect of Steroids On Patients With Fibromyalgia/Chromic Widespread Pain: An Observational Study

A study has found that Fibromyalgia patients with thyroid autoimmunity responded well to short courses of steroids. Greater pain relief was observed among those who are strongly positive anti-TPO Ab group.

09 February, 2024

Meet Dan Fishback – A Musician With A Message

Talented Brooklyn-based hyphenate (playwright/songwriter/performer) Dan Fishback creatively documents his life as a chronically ill, queer Jew in an age of rising fascism on a new EP, Ill I: Laughing with Lizards.

09 February, 2024

An Estimated 5.8 Million Children Have Had Symptoms Of Long COVID, Study Shows

An estimated 5.8 million children nationwide have dealt with the effects of long COVID, from common symptoms such as fatigue and cough to neurological and autoimmune conditions, according to a new report from Columbia University's Irving Medical Center.

09 February, 2024

Ipswich To York: Viking Group Prepare For 200-Mile Charity Walk

A Viking re-enactment group is due to begin a 200-mile walk in aid of charity. Funds raised from the challenge will go to the Archaeological Society, the Zoological Society of East Anglia, and Fibromyalgia Action UK.

08 February, 2024

How Is Long-COVID Different From Other Post-Viral Infection Syndromes?

In a recent review published in eClinicalMedicine, researchers reviewed the symptoms, illness duration, long-term clinical traits, and possible healthcare burden of post-viral conditions in children and adolescents under 20 years.

08 February, 2024

Pharmacological Treatments Of Fibromyalgia In Adults; Overview Of Phase IV Clinical Trials

A study that aimed to identify and provide details of drugs that have been tested in completed phase IV clinical trials for fibromyalgia management in adults, including the primary endpoints and treatment outcomes. This article was submitted to Neuropharmacology, a section of the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology.

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