National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: NICE pauses publication of updated guideline on diagnosis and management of ME/CFS
From the press release: “Because of issues raised during the pre-publication period with the final guideline, we need to take time to consider next steps. We will hold conversations with professional and patient stakeholder groups to do this. We need to do this so that the guideline is supported.”
Pain News Network: Fibromyalgia patients needed for online therapy study
From the article: “Swing is looking for 500 participants in the U.S. who are at least 22 years of age and have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. The digital therapy program can be conducted at home, with no in-person medical visits or medications required. Participants will receive compensation after completing surveys at the end of the 12-week program.”
Rheumatology Network: Social media addiction more prevalent in patients with fibromyalgia
From the article: “These data suggest that social media use is more associated with symptoms accompanying FMS than with symptom severity and prevalence of FMS. As causality factors continue to be explored, these insights can motivate healthcare professionals to evaluate social media habits in individuals with FMS,” investigators concluded.
From the article: “The Chi machine was designed in Japan in the ’80s,” she says, explaining that its purpose is for “passive aerobic exercise, a form of exercise which basically involves applying constant movement and pressure to parts of the body through an outside force which may be another individual or a motion machine.”
HealthLine: 6 best evidence-based supplements for brain fog
From the article: “Many factors, including nutrient deficiencies or inadequacies, may contribute to brain fog symptoms. These are more common in people with medical conditions commonly associated with brain fog. When brain fog is caused by low or deficient levels of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, supplementation may be helpful.”
I made a quick trip down to Virginia this week and updated my GoFundMe campaign.