Flagship Pioneering spinout thinks it has a treatment for 'long Covid'
In a near-first for the biotech industry, Axcella Therapeutics Inc. is launching a clinical study investigating a new drug to treat "long Covid," a long-lasting version of the once-novel respiratory illness that is still little understood. Axcella (Nasdaq: AXLA) is teaming up with Oxford University on a Phase 2 trial testing out a drug that targets the mitochondria, which is linked to chronic fatigue when dysregulated or damaged. Severe fatigue is one of the hallmark symptoms of long Covid and one… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news
NICE publication of its guideline on ME/CFS
NICE has announced the next steps for publication of its updated guideline on the diagnosis and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy)/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Should exercise therapy for chronic fatigue patients be banished?
Stephanie Reed, 32, from Wiltshire first became unwell in 2016 and believes the exercise treatment recommended by clinicians made her symptoms worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Can Breakthrough Infections Lead to Long COVID? For an Unlucky Few, Yes
When health experts talk about the remarkable efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, they typically point to their ability to prevent severe disease and death. Fully vaccinated people can still get “breakthrough” infections from the virus that causes COVID-19—but compared to an unvaccinated person, they’re more than 10 times less likely to be hospitalized or die from their illness, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research. Officials often point to these impressive figures as evidence that we can tame COVID-19 into a mostly mild illness that behaves like a routine cold or f...
Source: TIME: Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news
We must fight gender inequality in healthcare research | Letter
Less is known about women ’s health than men’s – that’s because research on the former is underfunded, saysSilvia HummelJessica Nordell raises several important issues facing women and people from ethnic minorities in accessing quality healthcare (The bias that blinds: why some people get dangerously different medical care, The long read, 21 September). Another important factor is that less is known about women ’s health than men’s.A recent analysis of the US National Institutes of Health expenditure (by far the largest funder of health research in the world) concluded that the &ldq...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Women's health Society UK news Research funding US healthcare US news Gender Medical research Source Type: news
Emerging Data Point to Underlying Autoimmunity in ME/CFS Emerging Data Point to Underlying Autoimmunity in ME/CFS
Findings suggest that potential treatments targeting autoantibodies may alleviate symptoms for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) .Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news
Health watchdog PAUSES publication of NHS guidelines for chronic fatigue syndrome
Long-awaited guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on ME have been postponed after disagreements about how the condition should be treated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
NICE delays update to ME/chronic fatigue advice over lack of support
NICE has 'paused' publication of updated advice on ME/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), citing concerns that the guidance lacked the support of some patient and professional groups. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 18, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news
Outrage at chronic fatigue syndrome advice update pause
NICE decided to pause the final update to its advice just hours before planned publication. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Study highlights possible link between 'long' COVID-19, chronic fatigue syndrome
" Long-haul " COVID-19 shares some symptoms and biologic abnormalities with chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers said in a paper published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
My hope vs. myalgic encephalomyelitis, a chronic neuroimmuno illness
I’ve managed the past 30 years without my health, but it seems impossible that I would have lasted this long without my optimism for better therapy — or even a cure. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Litsa Dremousis Source Type: news
How COVID-19 Long Haulers Could Change the U.S. Disability Benefits System
When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S. in March 2020, McKale Santin was working at a nursing home in Burlington, Vermont. She and her coworkers didn’t yet know how deadly the virus would become, but she remembers feeling nervous as the first patients got sick and she was asked to examine them with only a surgical mask, not the more protective N95 mask that she wore to test for conditions like tuberculosis. One day, a patient pulled down her own mask to sneeze while Santin was conducting a respiratory assessment. Soon after, the woman became one of Vermont’s first people to die from COVID-19—and Santin...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news
‘I felt betrayed’: how Covid research could help patients living with chronic fatigue syndrome
People with ME/CFS face debilitating symptoms but often feel dismissed by doctors. The focus on long Covid could help change that In the fall of 2016, Ashanti Daniel, a nurse in Beverly Hills, California, went to an infectious disease physician looking for answers about a weird illness she couldn ’t shake. After falling sick with a virus four months earlier, she still felt too tired to stand up in the shower.The appointment lasted five minutes, she said. The doctor didn ’t do a physical exam or check her vitals. His assessment: her illness was psychogenic, resulting from something psychological.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Christina Frangou Tags: Coronavirus Health US news US healthcare Society Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news Source Type: news
We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news
Why are women more prone to long Covid?
While men over 50 tend to suffer the most acute symptoms of coronavirus, women who get long Covid outnumber men by as much as four to oneCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn June 2020, as the first reports of long Covid began to filter through the medical community, doctors attempting to grapple with this mysterious malaise began to notice an unusual trend. While acute cases of Covid-19 – particularly those hospitalised with the disease – tended to be mostly male and over 50, long Covid sufferers were, by contrast, both relatively young and overwhelmingly female.Early reports of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus Infectious diseases Women's health Medical research ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Pregnancy Microbiology Science Source Type: news
Sleep Apnea After COVID-19: Possible Cause for Chronic Fatigue? Sleep Apnea After COVID-19: Possible Cause for Chronic Fatigue?
Might sleep apnea account for the chronic fatigue that affects some patients after COVID-19 infection?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news
Winner Art of Neuroscience competition announced
(Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience - KNAW) The eleventh edition of the Art of Neuroscience competition is won by Yas Crawford, an associate of the Royal Photographic Society and independent artist. With her artwork 'Cognition IX', Crawford looks at neurological interoception in myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E) patients. The winner was chosen by a jury out of 293 entries from over 20 countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Some Patients Are Reporting Long COVID Recoveries —But Experts Still Don’t Fully Understand Why
A few months ago, Lana Lynch had resigned herself to never getting better. Months after testing positive for COVID-19, she still felt fatigued, still got daily headaches, still had to carefully regulate how much she exerted herself each day. She was coming to terms with her new normal—until she didn’t have to. After receiving her second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in May, Lynch, a 32-year-old from Texas, noticed that she wasn’t quite so tired anymore. She could get through a yoga class without hitting a wall. “I felt like I had some energy,” she says, “but I didn’t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Identifying and managing suicidality in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome - Chu L, Elliott M, Stein E, Jason LA.
Adult patients affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are at an increased risk of death by suicide. Based on the scientific literature and our clinical/research experiences, we identify risk and protective factors and provi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
375,000 Britons say they are still suffering from Long Covid, official report finds
An Office for National Statistics survey also found a million Britons were experiencing symptoms including chronic fatigue and muscle pain at least four weeks after infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
GI Symptoms and Chronic Fatigue May Persist Months After COVID-19 GI Symptoms and Chronic Fatigue May Persist Months After COVID-19
Gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic fatigue may persist months after COVID-19 resolves, results of a recent cohort-controlled study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news
Long-COVID-19 Patients Are Getting Diagnosed With Little-Known Illnesses Like POTS
The day Dr. Elizabeth Dawson was diagnosed with COVID-19, she awoke feeling as if she had a bad hangover. Four months later, in February 2021, she tested negative for the virus, but her symptoms have only worsened. Dawson is among what Dr. David Goldstein, head of the National Institutes of Health’s Autonomic Medicine Section, called “waves and waves” of “long-haul” COVID patients who remain sick long after testing negative for the virus. A significant percentage are suffering from syndromes that few doctors understand or treat, primarily postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and ch...
Source: TIME: Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cindy Loose / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Could COVID-19 Trigger Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the Young?
TUESDAY, May 25, 2021 -- Although older adults are among the most vulnerable to the ravages of COVID-19, new research warns that young patients can develop long-lasting fatigue and concentration problems, even if their COVID-19 infection was... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
For years, my chronic illness kept me isolated. The pandemic helped me get closer to my community.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome has left me homebound and alone. Worldwide videoconferencing during covid-19 has changed that. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rivka Solomon Source Type: news
Black Women Are Fighting to Be Recognized as Long COVID Patients
It took five years of chronic pain, nausea, fuzzy thoughts and a cruel mixture of fatigue and insomnia for Wilhelmina Jenkins to be diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). But even after she received that diagnosis, in 1988, she faced her fair share of doubters—not because her symptoms didn’t meet the bar for diagnosis, but because she is Black. At that time, researchers mistakenly thought ME/CFS, a syndrome that sometimes follows a viral illness and leads to long-term pain, fatigue and other symptoms that can last decades, primarily affected upper-class white women. It was p...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
COVID-19'Long-Haul' Symptoms Overlap With ME/CFS COVID-19'Long-Haul' Symptoms Overlap With ME/CFS
Long-term symptoms following acute COVID-19 illness were predictable based on prior experience with postviral fatigue syndromes including myalgic encephalomyelitis, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
A Year Into the Pandemic, Long COVID Is Still Burdening Patients —and Their Caregivers
When Ghenya Grondin starts rattling off the symptoms she still experiences a year after getting sick with what she believes was COVID-19, she has to pause to consult a list she keeps on her phone for occasions like this one. Exhaustion. Fevers. Headaches. Body aches. Chest pain and shortness of breath. Nausea and gastrointestinal problems. Dry eyes. Brain fog and memory loss—hence her need for a digital list, which goes on and on. While Grondin’s physical symptoms are bad enough to keep her mostly homebound and unable to do her work as a postpartum doula, the constant mental fogginess has hit her hard emotional...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Francesca Trianni Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Long Covid and graded exercise therapy | Letter
No trials of graded exercise have shown to harm patients, sayDr Alastair Miller,Prof Paul GarnerandProf Peter White,so those with post-Covid fatigue syndrome should not be discouraged from trying itDr Joanna Herman is right to call out the lack of care being offered to sufferers of long Covid (People with long Covid urgently need help. Why can ’t we access it?, 10 March). The willingness of doctors to speak out as patients has done much to highlight the long-term effects of Covid-19.We know that long Covid is more than one disease, all of which will need different treatments. But we do not know that graded exercise t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Physiotherapists Source Type: news
Science Saturday: Mayo researchers explore genetics behind COVID-19 outcomes
Some patients with COVID-19 experience severe complications, such as organ damage, shortness of breath, neurological impairment and chronic fatigue. A team of researchers within Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine is contributing to the global effort of using advanced genetic sequencing to find out which genes influence disease outcomes. "Our findings will be crucial in treating and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Association between chronic fatigue syndrome and suicidality among survivors of Middle East respiratory syndrome over a 2-year follow-up period - Ahn SH, Kim JL, Kim JR, Lee SH, Yim HW, Jeong H, Chae JH, Park HY, Lee JJ, Lee H.
Suicide is an important public health issue during the current pandemic of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). In EIDs, various symptoms persist even after recovery, and chronic fatigue is among those that are commonly reported. The aim of this study was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Invisible Illnesses: Underlying Medical Problems
Invisible disability expert Dr. Diana Driscoll discusses Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), vagus nerve disorders, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and similar invisible illnesses (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 23, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Invisible Disability Source Type: news
Treating COVID Fatigue and Dyspnea -- Deep Breaths, Plenty of Rest Treating COVID Fatigue and Dyspnea -- Deep Breaths, Plenty of Rest
Dr Aaron Holley discusses how to treat two of the most commonly reported post-COVID symptoms, chronic fatigue and dyspnea.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news
Who should we ask about mental health symptoms in adolescents with CFS/ME? Parent-child agreement on the revised children's anxiety and depression scale - Serafimova T, Loades M, Gaunt D, Crawley E.
BACKGROUND: One in three adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) have mental health problems. Multi-informant perspectives are key to psychological assessment. Understanding parent-child agreement is crucial to accurate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Predictors ID'd for Progression of Mono to Chronic Fatigue
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2021 -- Many college students fully recover from infectious mononucleosis (IM) within six weeks, but nearly one-quarter go on to develop chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a study recently published in Clinical Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
I ’m a Disabled Parent. It Took a Pandemic to Let Me Join the P.T.A.
My chronic illness made it hard to volunteer at my kids ’ school. Now I can serve on the executive board of the P.T.A. without leaving my bed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Osterman-Davis Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Education (K-12) Parenting Parent-Teacher Associations Computers and the Internet Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Volunteers and Community Service Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Source Type: news
Why Does'Mono' Sometimes Turn Into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Title: Why Does'Mono'Sometimes Turn Into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/27/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 28, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news
Why Does'Mono' Sometimes Turn Into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- While most people know about mononucleosis, the dreaded " kissing " disease that knocks down teenagers and young adults, many don't know there is a link between " mono " and chronic fatigue syndrome. Now, new research that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Consumer Health: Treating chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for at least six months and can't be fully explained by an underlying medical condition. The fatigue worsens with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest. Factors that can increase your risk of chronic fatigue syndrome include your age and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
NIH-funded study examines mono, chronic fatigue syndrome in college students
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Many college students fully recover from infectious mononucleosis (which is almost always caused by Epstein-Barr virus) within 1-6 weeks, but some go on to develop chronic fatigue syndrome, also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). A longitudinal study from DePaul University and Northwestern University followed 4,501 college students to examine risk factors that may trigger longer illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Fatigue
The diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome overlap significantly. This Practice Pearl addresses their differential diagnosis and briefly summarizes fibromyalgia management.Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news
Long-COVID Cases Rise as Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Taunts Long-COVID Cases Rise as Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Taunts
An estimated 5 million people could be headed toward a long-COVID diagnosis and their care is unclear. Investigators studying viral infection and chronic fatigue have ideas for rehabilitation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
A Personal Crusade
Meet Stanford University’s Ronald W. Davis, who pivoted his research to study myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome after doctors diagnosed his son with the disorder. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Videos Source Type: news
A Geneticist's Quest to Understand His Son's Mysterious Disease
Ronald Davis of Stanford University changed his focus to research on ME/CFS, the disease formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, in a bid to help his son and others like him. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Reading Frames Source Type: news
Pandemic blues: Rise in cases of anxiety and depression
The perceived fear of a second wave, chronic fatigue, not getting time off from work, minimal social interactions and even worries around the vaccine are driving a spike in cases of anxiety and depression by 55-100% in recent weeks, said mental healthcare professionals ET spoke to. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
'Long Covid' guidance urges referral to UK clinics after four weeks
Nice issues first guidelines but ME campaigners say they lack symptom management adviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients with ongoing Covid symptoms should be referred to specialist clinics as early as four weeks after they develop the illness, according to the first official guidelines on the management of “long Covid”.However, ME campaigners are disappointed that the guidelines fail to recognise apotential overlap between ongoing Covid symptoms and post-viral fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome), and that they provide no speci...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome UK news Society Science Source Type: news
Blood MicroRNA Patterns Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A finding of distinct patterns of gene-regulating RNA snippets in the blood of ME/CFS patients in response to a stress test could pave the way for a diagnostic tool for the condition and help... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 30, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
NICE draft guidance on the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS
NICE has published its draft updated guideline on the diagnosis and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy)/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China. That Might Not Be a Good Thing
Li Shurui didn’t hesitate. Faced with putting his life on hold indefinitely or the risk of catching COVID-19 by returning to university in the U.K., the 22-year-old business student decided to roll up his sleeve and receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Two injections of CoronaVac made by SinoVac (otherwise known as Beijing Kexing Bioproducts) cost 2,000 rmb ($300) at the private Taihe Hospital in the Chinese capital. The treatment still hasn’t passed final (Stage 3) clinical trials but is already being offered to the public on a first come, first served basis. Anyone can turn up, pay their money and get...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell/ Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 feature overnight Source Type: news
Have We Been Thinking About Long-Haul Coronavirus All Wrong?
A few years ago, Jaime Seltzer was helping coordinate research projects, grant applications and funding for a Stanford research group studying a condition called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Up to 2.5 million Americans, including Seltzer, have ME/CFS, and yet it felt like almost no one paid attention to her group’s research. “What is it going to take for researchers to take ME seriously?” she and her colleagues often wondered aloud. The morbid answer, they hypothesized, was a pandemic. Since ME/CFS often follows viral infections, they feared it would take something as destr...
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news