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28 May, 2023

Biomarkers For Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): A Systematic Review

Research published in BMC Medicine.

28 May, 2023

ANZMES Launches New Grant And Scholarship Programme To Boost ME/CFS And Long COVID Research

ANZMES, New Zealand's national advisory body for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant and scholarship programme for postgraduate students and academic researchers. The programme is aimed at supporting students who are interested in researching ME/CFS and long COVID.

28 May, 2023

Solving The Chronic Pain Puzzle: Brain Signatures Revealed Through Machine Learning

In a groundbreaking study published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers have recorded and analyzed chronic pain-related data from the brain of patients suffering from pain disorders due to stroke or amputation (phantom limb pain). Using machine learning tools, the researchers were able to identify a brain region associated with chronic pain and specific biomarkers of the condition.

27 May, 2023

UK Mum Bedridden For SIX Years After Catching Common 'Cold' From Her Daughter

A mum has been left bedridden for the last six years after catching what she thought was a cold from her baby daughter. Amy Ironside Wood contracted Glandular fever from tot Willow - but the virus caused an "autoimmune cascade", ravaging her body and leaving her having to lie down for 22 hours a day.

27 May, 2023

Wexford Fibro Warriors Unite In Fight To Have Their Pain Recognised

The members of the Wexford Fibro Warriors group gathered outside the county council buildings in Carricklawn last week to mark an occasion which allowed them to heighten awareness of an often-misunderstood condition.

27 May, 2023

Women’s Health Is Massively Underfunded And Is One Of The Biggest Missed Opportunities In Health

Women have traditionally been neglected in medical research, and conditions that affect women are chronically understudied. The good news is that even a small increase in funding goes a long way.

26 May, 2023

UK Student Forced To Drop Out Of University After Debilitating Illness Left Him Barely Able To Get Out Of Bed

The 25-year-old was an avid footballer, swimmer and gym goer - but now spends the majority of his time in bed.

26 May, 2023

Perthshire Songwriter Hannah Turns To River Baths And Music To Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Young Perthshire songwriter Hannah Charles uses river baths and her love of music to help alleviate the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

26 May, 2023

Can Oxygen Therapy Help People With Long Covid?

The heart’s ability to contract and relax with each breath determines if it is functioning normally. Doctors can measure this ability — also known as left ventricular global longitudinal strain — after conducting an echocardiography test. A healthy heart is supposed to have a value of -20% to demonstrate that the muscles are supplying sufficient oxygen by contracting and relaxing lengthwise. In a recent study that included 60 long Covid patients, researchers observed that close to half of them or 48% had lower values that averaged at around -17.8% — proving that their cardiac function was impaired even three months after getting infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

25 May, 2023

To Understand Long COVID’s Pathogenesis, Consider Fibromyalgia

The current understanding of long COVID’s pathogenesis may be better served by looking to other diseases and syndromes, particularly fibromyalgia, according to a speaker at the 2023 Biologic Therapies Summit.

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