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Sleep Problems Associated with Sensory Disabilities

Guest Post by Kayla Johnson from Tuck.com Sensory disabilities describe disabilities that affect the senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and/or touch. Examples of sensory disabilities include: Blindness or poor vision Deafness or hearing loss Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) Sensory processing disorder Totally blind people may have Non-24 sleep disorder. They have no light perception, and end up out of […]

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Morgan Freeman’s Upsets Pharma: Says Marijuana is ‘Only Relief for Fibromyalgia’

In an interview with the Daily Beast which was supposed to be about his recent movie, 5 Flights Up, actor Morgan Freeman instead began discussing the topic of marijuana. The Oscar-winning actor told the online magazine that marijuana helps him medically as a pain killer. “Marijuana has many useful uses,” he says. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, […]

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Cannabis Could Be Reversing Damage to Arthritic Joints

Patients report that cannabis puts arthritis into remission, so the Arthritis Society funds the research to find out if it’s true. There’s good news for the 54 million people who suffer from arthritis: A study commissioned by The Arthritis Society is investigating avenues toward developing breakthrough therapies using medical cannabis. Canadian researcher, Dr. Jason McDougall, received a Strategic Operating […]

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FDA Approves Clinical Trial to Test Treating Fibromyalgia With TB Vaccine

By Erin Migdol, With the recent approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a human clinical trial is set to begin on BCG, a vaccine typically used to prevent tuberculosis, to treat fibromyalgia. BCG, or Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, has been used since 1921 as a TB vaccine in countries with a high prevalence of TB. […]

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How to Tell if it’s Fibromyalgia or Multiple Sclerosis

By Tiffany Vance-Huffman, There is so much mystery in the world of fibromyalgia, in large part because it effects everyone differently. Another reason for the mystery is due to the similarity in fibro symptoms compared to other diseases and syndromes. Fibromyalgia is sometimes misdiagnosed as a different problem and vice versa. This is because the […]

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FDA Approves Generic Duloxetine for Fibromyalgia-associated Pain and Depression

BY PATRICIA INACIO The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Duloxetine, a generic version of Cymbalta (duloxetine), for treating fibromyalgia, depression, and anxiety, according to the generic’s maker, Solco Healthcare U.S. In addition to fibromyalgia, Duloxetine, the active ingredient in Cymbalta, is used to treat serious depression in adults, and anxiety in adults and children 7 years and older. Scientists say Duloxetine […]

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Chronic Warriors Will Understand Why Morgan Freeman Only Wore One Glove at the SAG Awards

By Erin Migdol, Though an illness may be called “invisible” because its symptoms aren’t obvious to an outside observer, there are often subtle signs you can see if you look closely enough. Some people may notice these signs and attribute them to a personality quirk or preference, not realizing how it relates to your illness. […]

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