Lady Gaga’s New Netflix Documentary Is a Rallying Cry to Those Who Suffer From Chronic Pain

by JE BANACH While Little Monsters everywhere have been lamenting Lady Gaga’s recent tweet announcing the postponement of the European leg of her Joanne World Tour, I have been rejoicing. Let me tell you why. The aforementioned Twitter bomb arrived with a tandem statement that Germanotta has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic illness characterized by widespread…

Kirsty Young to take Desert Island Discs break because of illness

Lauren Laverne will cover BBC Radio 4 show while host is away due to fibromyalgia    Kirsty Young took over as host of Desert Island Discs in 2006. Photograph: Amelia Troubridge/BBC Kirsty Young is to take a break from presenting BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs for “a number of months” because she has a…

How Badly Fibromyalgia Can Affect Your Eyesight. Research

By: Emily Lucca Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune condition that causes chronic mental and physical problems, including fatigue, pain, and even psychological distress. Research shows that over 6 million people in the United States alone are affected by this condition. According to NFA, or National Fibromyalgia Association, symptoms of fibromyalgia can also include disturbances in sleep,…

One in 10 Suicides Linked to Chronic Pain

By Pat Anson, PNN Editor The nation’s suicide rate has been climbing steadily for over a decade and so have the number of suicides associated with chronic pain, according to a groundbreaking study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers looked at over 123,000 suicides in 18 states from 2003…

A Surprising Relationship between Fibromyalgia and Thyroids

BY WYATT REDD Roughly twenty million people in the United States are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and of those, a large percentage end up being diagnosed with fibromyalgia as well. Both of the conditions have many similar symptoms, such as fatigue, depression, anxiety, and muscle and joint soreness and pain. This is one reason why it…

Living With Fibromyalgia And Speaking Difficulty

By Sue Jaye Fibromyalgia is a disease that has many symptoms and some of them can be confusing for people. So in case you were thinking that it only affects the energy levels of the body and that the only problem is muscle and tissue pain, you were wrong. This kind of disease can affect…

Good News: First Licence Granted to Treat Pain with Medicinal Cannabis

BY JULIA NELSON · License to treat pain with medicinal cannabis given the go ahead. A license to treat chronic pain with medicinal cannabis has been granted here for the first time, it has emerged. A 3-month agreement was given the green light by the Department of Health to use Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) people in constant agony. THC…

My endless pain: living with fibromyalgia

My endless pain: living with fibromyalgia Kirsty Young, host of Desert Island Discs, has helped raise awareness of the painful, debilitating condition, but it remains poorly understood  Kirsty Young is taking time off from presenting Desert Island Discs because of fibromyalgia. Photograph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images I live with a little understood, often invisible, medical condition…

Causes of HIV/AIDS

Share to LinkedInShare to FacebookShare to Twitter According to the history of HIV and AIDS, it is suspected that HIV originated from chimpanzees where the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) got into human beings after consuming infected meat from chimpanzees. The virus then mutated to become HIV that causes Aids and spread from one person to…