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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Links of the day 05/31/2012

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Links of the day 05/27/2012

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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Links of the day 05/26/2012

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Links of the day 05/25/2012

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Links of the day 05/23/2012

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Links of the day 05/22/2012

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Monday, 21 May 2012

Links of the day 05/21/2012

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Friday, 18 May 2012

Links of the day 05/18/2012

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Links of the day 05/17/2012

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Links of the day 05/16/2012

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Links of the day 05/14/2012

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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Links of the day 05/13/2012

  • "This below link appears to be a forum of nurses and medical people who are focusing on making fun of ME/CFS in the most cruel way, including laughing at the most ill in our community. I suggest folks from our community reply, but do so with information instead of with anger and simply attacking back, otherwise we risk confirming their misguided beliefs about us. "

    tags: cosmos me_cfs

  • tags: cosmos

  • "Our doctors, nurses and allied professions are not made up of cruel barbarians such as our unconscionable, amoral (and yes – fascist) ConDem rĂ©gime that puts the banking and corporate interest above and before that of compassion, caring and social solidarity and justice! They cannot compel our medical professionals to be complicit it what amounts to the systematic denial of the fundamental human rights of sick and/or disabled people!"

    tags: cosmos uk benefits

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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Links of the day 05/12/2012

  • "To celebrate 20 years since CFS International Awareness Day was created, here are the top 15 or so most watched CFS English speaking video’. Some of the best are the latest, check out, for instance, GettingWellFromME’s recent series, with its fine production values. At the end we have a video made for the anniversary today."

    tags: cosmos me_cfs

  • "The main reason is, simply put, that Britain's economic model – based on an inflated housing market, ever rising consumer debts and freewheeling financial services – is broken. It is unable to re-generate growth even four years after the financial crash, and is unlikely to do so for at least another couple of years."

    tags: cosmos uk

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2012

Saturday, May 12 marks the 20th anniversary of Awareness Day, and this is how it started …

In 1992, Tom Hennessy, founder of an organization called RESCIND, Inc. (Repeal Existing Stereotypes about Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases), spearheaded the designation of May 12 as Awareness Day for fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), and other illnesses.

And now May 12 is observed around the world - embracing those with ME/CFS/FM as well as multiple chemical sensitivities, Gulf War syndrome, Lyme disease, and more.

Tom Hennessy chose May 12 as Awareness Day because it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale – the “mother of modern nursing.”

Florence was a brilliant thinker, philanthropist and doer who revolutionized medical care in 1854, when she traveled with a team of 37 nurses trained in hygienic practices to save the lives of countless British soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War.

It was during that punishing campaign that the most famous nurse in history first fell ill with a disease resembling ME/CFS/FM that was later dubbed Nightingale Syndrome.

Known as the “Lady with the Lamp” because she worked night and day to tend the wounded and ill, Florence Nightingale is indeed a brilliant hero for us to honor on May 12, and every day.

Reblogged from heathersday

Fibromyalgia Awareness

May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - Make Fibro Visible!

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

What Are You Doing for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day?

Sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (Saturday, May 12th) is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness of this complex chronic pain disorder.   Fibromyalgia (FM) affects an estimated 10 million people in the US, 75-90 percent of whom are women—but it can also occur in men and children.

The 2012 theme for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is “Make Fibromyalgia Visible.”  There are several ways you can help do this:

Read more >>> Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Is This Saturday

Friday, 11 May 2012

Links of the day 05/11/2012

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Links of the day 05/10/2012

  • "This mislabeling has several adverse consequences. First, it makes it all the more difficult to separate out the discrete illnesses that are suffered by people with “real” CFS. Second, once this group of people who have a non-CFS illness are labeled as also having CFS, they are added to the pool of those who might become subjects in CFS studies, and this can seriously muddy a study’s findings."

    tags: cosmos me_cfs

  • "This list is from my claim form guide (which you should have read throughly by now!)
    In the subscribed members only section you can access indepth information on each specific illness/condition and how the DWP view diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and how serious the illness is considered to be

    This list is not to be thought as written in stone: For example Bronchiectasis is listed in group 4 "invite for medical". Yet if the form of the disease is serious enough a doctor can state that the patient is too ill to attend a medical. The DWP can then decide on a home visit or may place the patient in the support group."

    tags: cosmos uk benefits

  • "Smokers and obese people are already being denied operations such as IVF, breast reconstructions and a new hip or knee in some parts of England. "

    tags: cosmos uk health

  • "An editorial published April 25 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives calls for increased research to identify possible environmental causes of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in America's children and presents a list of ten target chemicals including which are considered highly likely to contribute to these conditions."

    tags: cosmos

  • "As I sit in my surgery and listen to stories of people being denied some of the basic needs of a civilised country, I yearn for a time when we can get rid of the monarchy, the class system and all the fake-deference that is demanded, but not earned."

    tags: cosmos uk

  • "The health system in the UK cannot cope with the rising number of under-65s with long-term medical conditions and needs "radical change", says a study in The Lancet."

    tags: cosmos uk nhs health

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Links of the day 05/09/2012

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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Links of the day 05/08/2012

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Monday, 7 May 2012

Links of the day 05/07/2012

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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Links of the day 05/06/2012

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Balu loves his sister, Kitty …

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… especially when she makes such a comfortable pillow! Smile

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Links of the day 05/05/2012

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Friday, 4 May 2012

Links of the day 05/04/2012

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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Links of the day 05/03/2012

  • "The major neurotransmitter to operate in the basal ganglia is dopamine, which research suggests can be dysregulated in people with this illness. The researchers speculate that the reduced activity may also be related to inflammation. They say both of these issues could be important areas for future research."

    tags: cosmos me_cfs

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Links of the day 05/02/2012

  • "Foods that increase Dopamine

    Food sources of dopamine increasing tyrosine include almonds, avocados, bananas, dairy products, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds.

    Dopamine is easily oxidized. Foods that are rich in antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables may help protect dopamine-using neurons from free radical damage. Many healthcare professionals recommend supplementing with vitamins C, vitamin E, and other antioxidants.

    Foods such as sugar, saturated fats, cholesterol, and refined foods interfere with proper brain function and can cause low dopamine. Consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol should also be reduced because they can clog the arteries to the brain, heart, and other organs.

    Caffeine must also be avoided by persons with depression. Caffeine is a stimulant which initially speeds up neurotransmission, raises the amount of serotonin, and temporarily elevates mood."

    tags: cosmos

  • "A poet who left his notice of benefit withdrawal as a “suicide note” after taking his own life has been held up as a warning of the potential impact of controversial UK welfare reforms."

    tags: cosmos uk benefits

  • "Charities say 300,000 people will lose help they desperately need to survive and could be at risk of losing their homes as a crucial benefit is stopped after one year – even for those still deemed too ill to work."

    tags: cosmos uk benefits

  • "The study suggested that not only was ME/CFS a miserable disorder to have but that the portion of the brain that guides movement was tweaked…The news story focused on the ‘reward’ aspects of the basal ganglia but basal ganglia problems also play a role in other severely fatiguing disorders such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis."

    tags: cosmos me_cfs

  • "... aimed at students and the unemployed, the programme hopes to raise money for the households they visit by using their lofts to cultivate vast crops of illegal drugs and then sell them at auctions on the street corner."

    tags: cosmos

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Links of the day 05/01/2012

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