From the article: “A lab conducting a COVID-19 study on patients with fibromyalgia says it’s finding people who suffer from the condition are far less likely to have severe complications from COVID-19.”
From the article: “Galaxy Diagnostics, Inc., the science leader in sample enrichment powered testing solutions for elusive flea and tick-borne pathogens, today announced the launch of the Nanotrap® Urine Test for Lyme Borreliosis. This urine-based Lyme antigen test provides the most sensitive direct detection of Borrelia burgdorferi infection at all stages of the disease.”
Fibromyalgia News Today: Lyrica, Savella combo as effective as Lyrica alone, study reports
Note: If you’re unable to access the article due to Fibromyalgia News Today’s paywall, here’s a direct link to the study.
From the article: “In an initial evaluation, the researchers assessed participants’ perceived pain level using a visual analog scale, and quality of life using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire. No statistically significant differences were found between the two groups in disease duration, tender point count, pain severity, or disease impact on patients’ lives.”
From the article: “For the study, the Yale team expressed more than 1,000 human genes in yeast and analyzed their interactions with 36 samples of B. burgdorferi. They found that one protein, Peptidoglycan Recognition Protein 1 (PGLYRP1), acts like an early warning signal to the immune system when exposed to the bacteria.”
Pain News Network: DEA expanding surveillance of prescription drug data
From the article: “The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is making plans for a major expansion of its monitoring of prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances, with the goal of identifying virtually every prescriber, pharmacy and patient in the country that shows signs of drug diversion or abusing their medication.”
And an extra…
Through the Fibro Fog: Surviving the holidays with food intolerances
Just in time for Thanksgiving, my colleague Claire from Through the Fibro Fog shares tips for navigating holiday meals with food sensitivities!
Liberty’s Thanksgiving CBD sale…
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Liberty Lotion is offering 40% off its pain-relieving lotions, elixirs and other CBD-related products through Dec. 1. No promo code is necessary; the discount will show up at checkout.
Anxious over COVID-19?
The Gupta Program recently hosted a free four-part video course on overcoming anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Better than pizza…
Medical marijuana users in certain states can now have cannabis delivered right to their front door.
New Lyme podcast…
The Bay Area Lyme Foundation has launched a new Lyme-related podcast called Ticktective.
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