DR MARTIN SCURR: Is severe tiredness 'chronic fatigue' or something else?
DR MARTIN SCURR: Fibromyalgia typically causes fatigue, poor sleep patterns, problems with memory and persistent chronic pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Are Getting Closer to Learning How to Treat and Prevent Long COVID
Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions of people around the world suffering from long-term complications of the virus, there is still no proven way to treat or prevent Long COVID—besides not getting infected in the first place. Recently, however, there’s been reason for cautious optimism. Researchers have found promising (though preliminary) signs that certain drugs may reduce the risk of developing Long COVID, and possibly even ease symptoms among people who are already sick. The latest hopeful news relates to metformin, an accessible and affordable drug that’s been U.S. Food and Drug Admi...
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Face Blindness After COVID; T Cells and Tau; Why Do Great Apes Spin?
(MedPage Today) -- A report described the case of a patient with persistent prosopagnosia -- face blindness -- after SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Cortex) Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and long COVID patients both had... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - March 14, 2023 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Africa: We Can Learn a Lot About Long Covid From Years of Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
[The Conversation Africa] Long COVID reportedly affects about 10% of post-COVID patients, and describes a range of ongoing or new symptoms three months post-infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gut Microbiomes Offer Insights into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Levels of health-promoting gut bacteria are linked with severity of fatigue symptoms, a study finds. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 22, 2023 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Design of fatigue driving behavior detection based on circle hough transform - Huang AC, Yuan C, Meng SH, Huang TJ.
Chronic fatigue symptoms of jobs are risk factors that may cause errors and lead to occupational accidents. For instance, occupational injuries and traffic accidents stem from overlooking long-term fatigue. According to statistics for fatigue driving, it w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The struggle to live a normal life with long Covid | Letters
Julia Fahrenkamp has been unable to work since getting Covid. PlusRobert Saunders on the link with chronic fatigue syndrome and the need for better researchI have been suffering from long Covid since April 2020, so I read Joanna Herman ’s article with great interest (Why those of us with long Covid finally have reason to feel hopeful, 27 December). Ever since I contracted Covid, I have been unable to work and am struggling to maintain social connections and fitness because of post-exertional malaise: any exertion, physical or mental, above a certain threshold can leave me exhausted for days.In November, my daughter perfo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 5, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Long Covid ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Health Society Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

Long COVID Has Helped Kill More Than 3,500 Americans
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2022 -- Long COVID is a collection of symptoms -- brain fog, chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, stomach pain -- that can torment people for months and even years on end. Worse, long COVID can also be is a killer. More than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

It Isn ’ t Just Long COVID. Post-Viral Illnesses Are More Common Than You Think
In the 1980s, many people in the medical community treated chronic fatigue syndrome as a punchline. Some doctors dismissed patients’ debilitating symptoms, including crushing fatigue and crashes after exercise, as figments of their imaginations. Media outlets even dismissively nicknamed the condition “yuppie flu,” since many cases were reported among affluent white women. In the infectious-disease clinic where Dr. Lucinda Bateman was at the time finishing her medical training, some doctors didn’t want to bother treating chronic-fatigue patients. When Bateman left to go into private practice, she rem...
Source: TIME: Health - December 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Long Covid: the patient who ’s made an app to track symptoms
The app Visible is also geared towards people living with conditions such as chronic fatigue syndromeWhen Harry Leeming developedsymptoms of long Covid, he found the lack of understanding of the condition alarming. “They became so severe that I went to A&E and I was turned away, being told that I had anxiety or that it was deconditioning, ” he said. “It’s been very frustrating to not be taken seriously as a patient.”Now, he ’s hoping to help those living with the condition by creating tools to track symptoms and manage activity.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Long Covid Science Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Still Upending Holiday Plans —and Inspiring Some Families to Make New Ones
Julie, who is 38 and lives in North Carolina, considers herself, her husband, and their two children “zero COVID people.” Motivated by studies about COVID-19’s potential long-term effects on the body, they orient their lives around not getting the virus. That means avoiding indoor spaces where people won’t be masked, often wearing masks outside, and seeking out service providers who are still taking precautions, such as masking and using air purifiers. For the most part, Julie says, this is fine. “There’s not a whole lot we don’t do,” she says—they just do it all in hig...
Source: TIME: Health - November 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Could long COVID research give insight into chronic fatigue syndrome?
In uncovering the mysteries behind the numerous symptoms that linger after COVID infection, researchers hope to help patients with other chronic conditions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 2, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Around 6% Of People Have Long Covid Symptoms Post Infection
Long Covid symptoms commonly include chronic fatigue, body pain, mood swings, cognitive problems or brain fog, and ongoing respiratory issues. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

Does COVID Infection Carry a Small Risk of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers in Germany say they cannot rule out a small risk for key symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in children who had a COVID-19 infection. In a cross-sectional study involving more... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 27, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Multiple chemical sensitivity is real – people who have it aren’t making it up | Letter
For decades, patients with complex illnesses – especially those that affect women more – have been told that it’s in their heads, saysBeth PollackMultiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), discussed in your article, is a common symptom of several illnesses that I research (Allergic to the world: can medicine help people with severe intolerance to chemicals?, 20 September).The article suggests that MCS should be treated, at least in part, as a mental illness. For decades, patients with complex illnesses have been told that it ’s in their heads, and this is especially true for illnesses that predominantly affect females. M...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health & wellbeing Allergies Long Covid Multiple sclerosis ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Fibromyalgia Coronavirus Life and style Science Society Source Type: news