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27 November, 2021

This Is What Life With Long COVID Is Really Like

When Keisha Kokonezi got sick in March 2020, no one had yet heard of Long COVID. Back then, we knew next to nothing about the virus which has killed millions. We believed it was solely a respiratory disease. Turns out, we were wrong. We believed it was surface transmissible. Wrong again. Arguably worse than all of that, we believed a COVID infection had two outcomes—survive or not. Yet again, we were wrong.

26 November, 2021

Claim That French Study Showed Long COVID Doesn’t Exist Misinterprets The Study And Fails To Account For Its Limitations

The study by Matta et al. was inaccurately interpreted by social media users to mean that long COVID doesn’t exist.

25 November, 2021

Long COVID: More Clues Coming, But No 'Aha' Moments Yet

In late April 2020, about 6 weeks after the pandemic was declared, physical therapist David Putrino was in a weekly meeting with other staff at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City to assess their COVID-19 patients' progress. "One of the clinical staff mentioned that they were concerned about a patient that was lingering on the [COVID] program and still not doing well with fatigue, a high heart rate, and cognition issues,'' says Putrino, PhD, director of rehabilitation innovation for the health system. "Then, a bunch of other clinicians chimed in on the same call, that they had a patient just like that." A search of the health system revealed a trend.

24 November, 2021

This Is What Life With Long COVID Is Really Like

When Keisha Kokonezi got sick in March 2020, no one had yet heard of Long COVID. Back then, we knew next to nothing about the virus which has killed millions. We believed it was solely a respiratory disease. Turns out, we were wrong. We believed it was surface transmissible. Wrong again. Arguably worse than all of that, we believed a COVID infection had two outcomes—survive or not. Yet again, we were wrong.

23 November, 2021

Long COVID: More Clues Coming, But No 'Aha' Moments Yet

Some experts warn that long COVID is ''our next public health disaster in the making."

23 November, 2021

'I Have Been Missing For Society For 20 Years': Mum And Son, 11, Refused Funding To Treat Illness

Leigh Falshaw and her son Boyd are battling ME / chronic fatigue syndrome and living a permanent state of lockdown.

22 November, 2021

Doctors Who Treat Fibromyalgia Pain Link It To Poor Sleep

US news broadcaster Eyewitness News showcases how doctors are treating Fibromyalgia.

22 November, 2021

Three Decades After The Gulf War, US Veterans Still Battle Health Issues

A new study led by Kimberly Sullivan of Boston University's School of Public Health found that Gulf War veterans with Gulf War illness continue to show higher rates of chronic health issues, such as memory problems, chronic pain, debilitating fatigue, and gastrointestinal problems.

21 November, 2021

Italian Expert Consensus On Clinical And Therapeutic Management Of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

The first Italian MCS consensus had the double aim: (a) to improve MCS knowledge among healthcare workers and patients by standardizing the clinical and therapeutic management to MCS patients; and (b) to improve and shed light on MCS misconceptions not supported by evidence-based medicine (EBM).

21 November, 2021

Council’s Care Act And Human Rights Failings Left Woman Malnourished And Degraded, Says Watchdog

UK Ombudsman finds authority failed to follow medical advice regarding woman with ME and severe dietary needs, meaning these were not met, and also criticises lack of communication from social worker.

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