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01 June, 2022

Portlaoise Court: Irish Man Says He's Unable To Walk Unless He Uses Cannabis

A 30-year-old Irish man who uses cannabis because he suffers from Fibromyalgia and is unable to walk if he is not using it pleaded guilty to possessing drugs at last Thursday’s sitting of Portlaoise District Court. He was charged with possessing €200 worth of cannabis for his own use at Graigue, Tullamore Road, Mountmellick on 7 December last.

01 June, 2022

Invisible Illnesses Made Visible As Wexford County Council Goes Purple

On the evening of 12 May the Wexford County Council Building lit up purple for Fibromyalgia awareness day.

31 May, 2022

Malta’s Fibromyalgia And ME Community Releases Personal Comics Shedding Light On Conditions

Malta’s Fibromyalgia, ME and CFS community has teamed up with a number of entities – and a former Maltese President – to release modern comics raising awareness on the challenges the community faces.

31 May, 2022

Determined Teenager Doing A Levels From Hospital Bed After Her Body 'Shut Down'

A teenage girl in the UK is refusing to let her chronic illness get in the way of her exams by doing her A levels from her hospital bed. Ella McKee, 17, has suffered years of pain but the latest bout has seen her body "shut down", says her mother.

30 May, 2022

Prevalence And Predictors Of Persistent Symptoms After Clearance Of SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Multicenter Study From Egypt

Little is known about the persistence of symptoms after clearance of SARS-CoV-2 infection. One study aimed to assess persistent symptoms in COVID-19 patients after clearance of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

30 May, 2022

The Enigma Of Post-Acute Infection Syndromes

In a recent review published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers summarized known literature findings of the unexplained post-acute infection syndromes (PAISs).

29 May, 2022

Long COVID Clinics Likely To Be Required Across The Country

South Australia is the latest state to open dedicated facilities aimed at addressing a chronic health issue that is expected to escalate in coming months.

29 May, 2022

We Are Ignoring Long Covid At Our Peril, Say Those Living With It

Long Covid is estimated to affect between 10% and 30% of all people infected, which means that already between 150 and 450 million people in the world could be suffering long-term post-viral effects. Of the estimated 15 to 30 million worldwide already suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome before the pandemic, 75% cannot work and 25% are mostly confined to bed. If about 25% of long Covid cases follow the same pattern, the world could be looking at between 30 and 100 million more people permanently disabled.

28 May, 2022

‘This Isn’t Just Gonna Go Away’: Long COVID Is Crashing The Retirement Hopes Of Many Americans

Long COVID-19 patients are quietly grappling with health and financial challenges that are impacting retirement plans.

28 May, 2022

Woman With ME 'Immensely Proud' To Be Working Again

A UK woman has said she is "immensely proud" to be working again after a long struggle with a chronic illness. Saskia James, 28, from Chippenham, has Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a long-term debilitating condition. Ms James said: "I never let it define me, slow me down or dictate what I could or couldn't do, but in hindsight that was probably a mistake."

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