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27 May, 2022

ALBUMS: A Bit Of Previous - Belle And Sebastian

The core tenet of Belle and Sebastian has always been connection. The long-running Scottish indie-pop project was born out of necessity as bandleader Stuart Murdoch struggled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which yanked him from bright twentysomething adventures into the shadows of invisible illness.

27 May, 2022

Why Do People Get Long COVID? A Virus Called EBV, Which Causes Multiple Sclerosis, May Hold Clues

Scientists are looking at reactivation of latent viruses, and other existing post-infection syndromes, for answers about long-haul COVID-19.

26 May, 2022

Here Comes The Long-COVID Tsunami

Diagnosis of ME/CFS is challenging and generally requires people to have experienced symptoms for six months. With the COVID-19 pandemic in its third year, many people with long-COVID are now meeting the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS.

26 May, 2022

New Review Highlights Autoimmune Roots Of Unexplained Chronic Pain

Evidence of pain-sensitizing autoantibodies found in chronic pain syndromes such as CRPS and fibromyalgia and studies on immunoglobulin transfer may lead to new therapeutic targets.

25 May, 2022

Jenna Peeler: Long Covid Linked To ME/CFS. I Never Recovered.

This commentary is by Jenna Peeler, a resident of Arlington, living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Her health recently improved enough so she can leave the house a couple of mornings a week. She volunteers with MEAction, an advocacy group for ME/CFS, long Covid and associated conditions.

24 May, 2022

Patient Perspectives Of Disease Activity, Medications And Substance Use In People With Fibromyalgia

Research that explored patient perspectives on disease activity and experiences, as well as medication use of a group of fibromyalgia patients attending a single-centre rheumatology public hospital outpatient setting.

24 May, 2022

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Diagnosis Has Left Ella Engel Bedridden

A profile of Australian ME/CFS sufferer Ella Engel.

23 May, 2022

Tim Kaine Refuses To Let Long COVID Be An Afterthought

A profile of US long-COVID suffer Tim Kaine.

23 May, 2022

Scientists Explore Why Some COVID Long-Haulers Develop Multiple Health Issues

A MARTINEZ, HOST: Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are now recruiting about 20,000 people as part of an ambitious study to get to the bottom of long COVID. They're looking at more than just fatigue and brain fog in the weeks after an infection. They want to know why some long haulers go on to develop brain or heart problems, metabolic disorders, even autoimmune conditions. NPR's Allison Aubrey joins us to discuss. Allison, we've been hearing about long COVID since early in the pandemic. Two years on, have most people improved or maybe even recovered from these lingering symptoms?

22 May, 2022

Wiltshire Woman Shares Story Of Hope For ME Awareness Week

A Wiltshire woman says she is “immensely proud” to be working again after a long struggle with a chronic and debilitating illness.

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