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08 February, 2024

Unraveling The Similarities In Immune System Dysfunction Among Long COVID And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In a groundbreaking study led by viral immunologists at UMass Chan Medical School, a potential biomarker has been identified that indicates immune system dysfunction among people living with long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The research is a significant step forward in understanding these complex health conditions, suggesting a common ground between them and providing a new perspective on their treatment. The research was published online in Brain, Behavior & Immunology.

07 February, 2024

Poonam Kaur Reveals She’s Suffering From A Rare Disease — Fibromyalgia

Indian actor Poonam Kaur has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a health condition that impacts her daily life. She sheds light on how its symptoms affect her health.

07 February, 2024

Martine McCutcheon Shares 'Physical And Emotional Trauma' Of Hidden Health Battle

Former EastEnders actress Martine McCutcheon has opened up on the 'physical and emotional trauma' of chronic fatigue syndrome as she urges people to 'keep on talking'.

07 February, 2024

New Zealand Government Mulls Expanding Inquiry Into Covid-19 Response

The economic impact of lockdowns and vaccine effectiveness are set to be considered by a beefed up inquiry into the Covid-19 response in New Zealand. Internal Affairs Minister Brooke van Velden said the government had committed to the expanded scope as part of the National Party's coalition agreements with both ACT and New Zealand First and wanted the public to have its say.

06 February, 2024

Pseudoscience Exacerbates The Burden Of Disease

Victims of ME deserve better than dopey Dragons and ear seeds.

06 February, 2024

If You Live In The UK And Have Chronic Pain You Could Be Due A Benefit Worth £173 A Week – How To Claim

IF you live in the UK and have been medically diagnosed with chronic pain, you could be eligible for benefit payments worth up to £173 a week. You could be entitled to a cash boost, whether it's back pain, fibromyalgia, or trigeminal neuralgia.

06 February, 2024

Ear Seeds: What Are They And Why Have They Been Controversially Linked To ME Without Scientific Evidence?

When Giselle Boxer recently pitched her brand of a needle-free form of acupuncture known as “ear seeds” to the investors on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, it started a medical controversy. Boxer told the Dragons that ear seeds had been part of a “personal healing journey” that she believed helped her recover from the debilitating condition ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome) within 12 months. Despite presenting no clinical evidence for the efficacy of Acu Seeds, Boxer made TV history by attracting offers of investment from all six of the Dragons. However, following objections by doctors, charities, ME patients, and almost five hundred complaints to the UK’s broadcasting standards authority Ofcom, the BBC removed the episode from its streaming platform for review.

05 February, 2024

Long COVID And ME/CFS Share Similarities In Immune System Dysfunction, Study Finds

A study led by UMass Chan Medical School viral immunologists Liisa Selin, MD, PhD, and Anna Gil, PhD, discovered similarities in immune system dysfunction as a potential biomarker among people living with long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The research also introduced a novel treatment and a method to track effective treatment interventions. The research was published online in Brain, Behavior & Immunity.

05 February, 2024

Brain Changes Behind Pain Sensitivity May Affect Older Women More

A new study has found that the brain system enabling us to inhibit our own pain changes with age, and that gender-based differences in those changes may lead females to be more sensitive to moderate pain than males as older adults.

05 February, 2024

Multi Radiance Medical Breaks New Ground In Fibromyalgia Pain Relief With The First FDA-Cleared Therapeutic Laser

SOLON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pioneering the frontier of super-pulsed laser technology, Multi Radiance Medical highlights the impact of FibroLux Therapeutic Laser, one of the first and only FDA-cleared therapeutic lasers designed to alleviate pain specifically for individuals battling Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Cleared by the FDA in September 2022 and officially launched late 2023, FibroLux represents a significant milestone in addressing the challenges of Fibromyalgia.

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