PsychiatryAdvisor.com: Daytime physical activity may affect sleep in patients with fibromyalgia and insomnia
From the article: “Results from this study suggest that physical activity during the afternoon and early evening may cause sleep disturbances in patients with fibromyalgia and insomnia. This relationship was most pronounced in individuals with high pain levels.”
From the article: “Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of diseases with major unmet needs, today announced its plans to accelerate pediatric development of its Lyme vaccine candidate, VLA15, in collaboration with Pfizer Inc., with the planned initiation of study VLA15-221 in the first quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory approval.”
From the study: “ASP0819 demonstrated some signals suggestive of efficacy and had a good tolerability profile in patients with fibromyalgia. Further studies are required to determine if ASP0819 can be a novel non-opioid treatment option in this patient group.”
From the article: “With a vote of 27 in favour, 25 against, and one abstention, the [Commission on Narcotic Drugs] has opened the door to recognizing the medicinal and therapeutic potential of the drug, although its use for non-medical and non-scientific purposes will continue to remain illegal. According to news reports, the decision could drive additional scientific research into the plant’s medicinal properties.”
RawlsMD.com: Does borrelia [aka Lyme] increase your cancer risk?
From the article: “As to the question of, are microbes associated with cancer, the answer is a definitive, yes! But what about the question, are all cancers associated with microbes? Here I’m referring to microscopic organisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. The answer? Well…maybe.”
And an extra…
VeryWellHealth.com: New test for chronic fatigue syndrome could help COVID-19 patients
(Posting since many of us w/ fibromyalgia or Lyme also are diagnosed with ME/CFS.)
From the article: “Researchers have developed a new test to diagnose myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The test stands out as the first successful molecular diagnostic tool for ME, a development that has been long anticipated by many healthcare providers and patients. This new tool opens up the possibility for differentiation between mild and severe cases of ME.”
This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…
“The Need to Grow” documentary
Actress Rosario Dawson is offering a free screening of her award-winning documentary, “The Need to Grow.”
Here’s a short summary of the film from “The Need to Grow” website:
“Soil scientists estimate that at the rate we are depleting our farmland, we could have fewer than 60 years of soil left on Earth. Can we feed the world without destroying the planet? The answer depends on what we do now!
“The good news is, there ARE solutions. The Need To GROW takes you inside the hearts and innovations of three very different leaders — an 8-year-old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization — a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource-efficient agriculture — and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.”
Activate your parasympathetic nervous system
Jodi Cohen from Vibrant Blue Oils is offering a free video on how to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (i.e. the rest and digest part of the nervous system). The video is part of an online course that she’s promoting on the same topic.