From the press release: “‘The results from this study are very encouraging based on our previous demonstration of the relevance of these neural markers in patients with fibromyalgia,’ said Steven Harte, Ph.D., associate research scientist and director of sensory science at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center. ‘We were able to objectively measure that NYX-2925 is affecting the apparent central manifestation of pain and other symptoms in these patients – a significant step forward in developing new therapeutic options for fibromyalgia.'”
LymeDisease.org: Urge Congress to pass the TICK Act
It’s time to contact federal legislators to ask them to support the TICK Act, which will “improve federal coordination of Lyme initiatives and provide additional resources for prevention, early detection, and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.” LymeDisease.org has made it easy by providing a pre-written letter and links to find your legislators!
A new University of Manchester (U.K.) study found “damp and windy days with low pressure increased the chances of experiencing more pain than normal by about 20%.”
LymeDisease.org: New nonprofit group to lobby Congress for Lyme disease funding
From the article: “The Center for Lyme Action, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., will concentrate on lobbying Congress to expand funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to accelerate the development of new drugs and diagnostic tools for Lyme disease, said Bonnie Crater, co-founder of the Center and a long-time patient advocate.”
Follow along as Dr. Laura Koniver and her friend try out several trendy health services such as float therapy, halotherapy, IV drips and more!
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From the article: “When the gut bacteria from morphine-dependent mice were introduced into a control group of mice, the control mice began almost immediately to show behavioural symptoms and brain changes consistent with opioid dependence. The evidence indicates a clear connection between the microbiome and the brain, Taylor noted, adding that the research may also be useful to find safer ways to treat pain in general.”
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