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
How does Covid-19 affect chronic pain? (part two) – podcast
Fibromyalgia sufferer Vicky Naylor was successfully managing her condition – until she developed Covid-19. In the second part of our exploration of chronic pain, the Guardian science correspondent Linda Geddes tells Anand Jagatia what we know about the connection between chronic pain, Covid and mental health, and why it affects women more than menContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Produced and presented by Anand Jagatia with Linda Geddes Tags: Science Coronavirus Mental health Society Fibromyalgia Source Type: news
Understanding chronic pain (part one) – podcast
Chronic pain affects about 40% of the UK population. While there is growing recognition that pain can be an illness in and of itself, there is still a lot we don ’t know. Anand Jagatia hears from fibromyalgia sufferer Vicky Naylor on what it’s like to live with chronic pain, and the Guardian’s science correspondent Linda Geddes about the causes for these sometimes debilitating conditionsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Produced and Presented by Anand Jagatia with Linda Geddes Tags: Health Science Society Source Type: news
Mouse Study Suggests Fibromyalgia Has Autoimmune Roots
When researchers injected mice with antibodies from fibromyalgia patients, the animals developed symptoms of the disease--suggesting that it may be controlled by the immune system, not the nervous... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 2, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
Fibromyalgia may be a condition of the immune system not the brain – study
New research challenges widely held view of the condition and could pave way for better treatmentFibromyalgia – a poorly understood condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body and extreme tiredness – may be caused by be an autoimmune response that increases the activity of pain-sensing nerves throughout the body.The findings, published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation, challenge the widely held view that the condition originates in the brain, and could pave the way for more effective treatments for the millions of people affected.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Fibromyalgia Science Health Long Covid Source Type: news
CBD Products Gain Following Among Fibromyalgia Patients
Title: CBD Products Gain Following Among Fibromyalgia PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 1, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news
CBD Products Gain Following Among Fibromyalgia Patients
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 -- Could the answer to easing the tough-to-treat chronic pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia be found in edibles and other products containing CBD? A new study from Michigan Medicine examined whether people using potentially... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Major research project to study chronic pain
Chronic pain is a major global public health challenge that causes significant disability. A new research consortium and national chronic pain data hub could improve outcomes for the many people living with painful and debilitating conditions, such as fibromyalgia, lower back pain, headaches and migraines, thanks to a joint £ 14 million grant from UKRI and Versus Arthritis. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science In Source Type: news
What is chronic pain and how does it work? – video explainer
For years people with conditions such as fibromyalgia or bad back pain – to name just two – have been told the pain is all in their head. With no obvious physical symptoms, nociplastic pain can be difficult to diagnose but its effects are very, very real. Research suggests that the immune system plays a role in nociplastic pain, giving people 'feel bad' symptoms in cluding fatigue, anxiety and nauseaSufferers of chronic pain have long been told it ’s all in their head. We now know that’s wrongContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Fanner, Laura Murphy-Oates Tags: Health Science Medical research Fibromyalgia Back pain Source Type: news
Genetic differences may explain higher chronic pain risk in women, study finds
That women appear to be at higher risk for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and certain types of arthritis may be due to genetic differences between the sexes, a study published by PLOS Genetics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Fibromyalgia and pain: 'How cooking gave me my family back'
Ian loved cooking, but after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia he had to think of new way to get into the kitchen. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Fibromyalgia: Chronic pain doctor says turmeric could help end a lot of suffering
FIBROMYALGIA, also called fibromyalgia syndrome , is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. If you're experiencing fibromyalgia or other chronic pain complaints, This Morning's Dr Katy recommends giving turmeric a go. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Depressive symptoms and quality of life in a sample of Italian women with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia: the role of attachment styles - Sechi C, Lucarelli L, Vismara L.
BACKGROUND: Women with fibromyalgia (FM) commonly suffer from depression, pervasive fatigue, and pain. The attachment style has been hypothesized to be an important factor for understanding the experience of these symptoms. Therefore, the present cross-sec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm 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
Suicidal ideation profiles in patients with fibromyalgia using transdiagnostic psychological and fibromyalgia-associated variables - Ord óñez-Carrasco JL, Sánchez-Castelló M, Calandre EP, Cuadrado-Guirado I, Rojas-Tejada AJ.
Several studies have emphasized the heterogeneity of fibromyalgia patients. Furthermore, fibromyalgia patients are considered a high-risk suicide group. The ideation-to-action framework proposes a set of transdiagnostic psychological factors involved in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Phenotypes of Patients With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Phenotypes of Patients With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
This study aimed to identify and differentiate basic sensory-clinical pain phenotypes in patients with chronic local primary pain and patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
How Do You Know If You're Having a Fibromyalgia Attack?
Title: How Do You Know If You're Having a Fibromyalgia Attack?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news
Hype or genuine hope - what IS the truth about cannabis as medicine?
Six years ago, Carly Barton from Brighton was in such severe pain that she started Googling end-of-life clinics. Following a stroke at 24, she developed fibromyalgia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Harley Street doctors charging for cannabis treatments
Jacqui Ward, 63, suffered from fibromyalgia, leaving her in chronic pain while Leigh Sherman, 38, came to the Sapphire Medical Clinic in Harley Street after suffering with r severe anxiety.. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Suicidality in fibromyalgia: a systematic review of the literature - Levine D, Horesh D.
Fibromyalgia (FM), a poorly understood rheumatic condition, is characterized by chronic pain and psychiatric comorbidities, most notably depression and anxiety. Additional symptoms include sleep difficulties, fatigue, and various cognitive impairments. Fur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Cytocom, Inc. Appoints Taunia Markvicka, PharmD., MBA, Chief Operating Officer
Industry veteran to lead corporate strategy and prepare for commercialization of Cytocom's immune-modulating therapies developed with AIMS technology platform WINTER PARK, Fla., Nov. 10, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cytocom, Inc. (... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Cytocom, immunotherapy, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, pancreatic cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
FDA slates VR for lower back pain and fibromyalgia for expedited review
AppliedVR's EaseVRx landed an FDA Breakthrough Device designation for its tool that combines VR and cognitive behavioral therapy. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news
Placebo Cream Relieves Pain in Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot 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
The prevalence of suicidal behaviour in fibromyalgia patients - Gill H, Perez CD, Gill B, El-Halabi S, Lee Y, Lipsitz O, Park C, Mansur RB, Rodrigues NB, McIntyre RS, Rosenblat JD.
OBJECTIVE: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition associated with chronic pain in muscles and soft tissues. Extant literature has demonstrated an association between FM, mood symptoms and suicidal behaviour. This systematic review aims to synthesize available li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
COVID-19 Pandemic ARDS Survivors: Pain After the Storm? COVID-19 Pandemic ARDS Survivors: Pain After the Storm?
This article addresses the long-term consequences for survivors of COVID-19 who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome, which may include PTSD, chronic pain, and a fibromyalgia-like syndrome.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news
Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Widespread Pain Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Widespread Pain
This review demonstrates a wide variety of risk factors for fibromyalgia, strongly suggesting that there are multiple etiological routes into fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
EpicGenetics teams with U of Illinois on test for severe Covid-19
Santa Monica, California-based EpicGenetics Inc. has partnered with the University of Illinois College of Medicine to deploy a test to determine which patients may be at the least at risk for severe and life-threatening cases of Covid-19. Frederick Behm, head of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Department of Pathology, and EpicGenetics CEO Bruce Gillis said they have identified a new application for a blood test EpicGenetics developed to diagnose fibromyalgia, the FM/a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news
Interrogator, Therapist, Nurse: What it Takes to be a Coronavirus Contact Tracer
(SALT LAKE CITY) — Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She’s trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he’s been and who he’s been around for the past seven days. She gently peppers him with questions, including where he and his wife stopped to buy flowers on a visit to a cemetery. She encourages him to go through his bank statement to see if it reminds him of any store visits he made. Read more: Here’s How Quickly Coronavirus Is Spreading in Your State Midway...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brady Mccombs / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news
Ultraviolet Light Treats Influenza?
The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news
A preliminary study of the child abuse and central sensitization in adolescent patients with chronic non-organic chest pain and an overlooked condition: juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome - Mansiz-Kaplan B, Ayhan FF, Cagli M, Atik F, Ece İ.
BACKGROUND: Only a small percentage of pediatric chest pain is of cardiac origin and the most common detected cause is musculoskeletal. Among musculoskeletal causes, acute chest pain is better described, with the causes of chronic pain not being adequately... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
"Imaginary" pain could be caused by serotonin deficiency, study says
(Natural News) Somatic awareness refers to a type of mindfulness that focuses on what happens to your body. More often than not, heightened somatic awareness is often accompanied by “medically unexplained symptoms” like headaches, nausea constipation, itchy skin or sore joints. This condition is also often associated with illnesses like fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and temporomandibular... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
History of Abuse Tied to Worse Fibromyalgia
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news
Podcast: Flexibility exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia
In conclusion therefore, although our review has shown no significant long-term benefits of flexibility exercise training, there is so much variability in how trials have been conducted that we cannot be sure if there will, or won ’t, be lasting benefits for people doing this form of exercise intervention. It’s also not possible to make specific recommendations about the optimal design of flexibility exercise training protocols without a larger body of high‐quality studies with clearly outlined flexibility training prot ocols that meet the recommended FITT principles and ACSM guidelines. Such studies would gr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news
Cost-effectiveness of "Tele-Square Step exercise" for falls prevention in fibromyalgia patients: a study protocol - Carlos-Vivas J, P érez-Gómez J, Delgado-Gil S, Campos-López JC, Granado-Sánchez M, Rojo-Ramos J, Muñoz-Bermejo L, Barrios-Fernandez S, Mendoza-Muñoz M, Prado-Solano A, Garcia-Gordillo MÁ, Adsuar JC.
BACKGROUND: Women with fibromyalgia (FM) have 2.5 falls per year compared to the 0.5 falls in people without FM. This fact poses a significant health expense. Square Stepping Exercise (SSE) is a balance training system that has been shown to be effective i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain
Title: Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news
Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- For people with the mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, researchers say nerve stimulation may offer some relief. In a recent study, use of TENS -- transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation -- during movement... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Four Weeks of Active TENS Beneficial for Fibromyalgia
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- Four weeks of active transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) results in significant improvement in movement-evoked pain and other clinical outcomes compared with placebo-TENS or no TENS, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Nerve stimulation may benefit women with fibromyalgia
(Wiley) Published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, a treatment involving electrical nerve stimulation helped women with fibromyalgia in a recent clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Medical Discovery 101: Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) mostly caused by consuming chemicalized food
(Natural News) Got chronic widespread pain from an overactive nervous system? If you’re answer is yes, then you’ve been consuming chemicals. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is commonly characterized by doctors very vaguely in an effort to prescribe their patients useless and harmful medications that do nothing to solve the “disorder,” which, believe it or not, is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers take a page from ancient TCM practices for treating fibromyalgia
(Natural News) Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain in the muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and nerves. It is usually caused by an infection, physical trauma, psychological stress or surgery. The intense pain caused by fibromyalgia is often accompanied by other issues such as fatigue, memory and mood problems and sleep issues. In a study published in The Journal of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk for developing functional syndromes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- There is an association between a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) and the development of functional syndromes, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), in women, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Intimate partner violence and the risk of developing fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome - Chandan JS, Thomas T, Raza K, Bradbury-Jones C, Taylor J, Bandyopadhyay S, Nirantharakumar K.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global public health issue with a variety of ill health consequences associated with exposure. Due to the stimulation of chronic stress and inflammatory pathways, childhood abuse has been associated with the subsequent ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news