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Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States

By Andy Borowitz LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—In an unexpected televised address on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth II offered to restore British rule over the United States of America. Addressing the American people from her office in Buckingham Palace, the Queen said that she was making the offer “in recognition of the desperate …

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Trump reacts and a crisis is born

President Donald Trump’s chronic inability to turn the other cheek to a perceived slight has landed the White House with a crisis on multiple fronts over his handling of the ISIS ambush in Niger that killed four US troops. Trump’s reflexive boast that he was more attentive to the relatives …

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Fibromyalgia: Few New Treatments, But Understanding Continues to Grow

Efforts to better understand and treat fibromyalgia are ongoing and multifaceted, with an increased emphasis on both drug and non-drug treatments during the past 20 years. However, because of the complex, highly individualized nature of fibromyalgia causes and symptoms, the condition does not lend itself to a fast-paced drug development …

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New pain study offers hope for Lady Gaga, others with fibromyalgia

BY ELIZABETH LICORISH  ecently, Netflix released the documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” an intimate look at the iconic musician’s struggle to record “Joanne,” her fifth and most personal studio album, while battling the relatively common but mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. Lady Gaga speaks during a press conference for “Gaga: Five …

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Las Vegas Witness Who Identified Multiple Shooters, Found Dead

Kymberley Suchomel died suddenly after giving statement exposing multiple gunmen A key witness in the Las Vegas shooting attack, who identified multiple shooters, has been found dead at her home. 28-year-old Kymberley Suchomel managed to escape the massacre, at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, uninjured but made a public statement …

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Why Being ‘Used to’ My Fibromyalgia Pain Doesn’t Make It Easier

By Elaine Rush Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? Well, it might to those of us with chronic illnesses at least. I’m thinking many of you will have also had someone think or say you “should be used to it by now” or tell you “yes, but you’re always hurting,” as though that means their …

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White Blood Cells Test Can Detect Fibromyalgia: New Findings

By melissa ericksonMore n Fibromyalgia patients are being sought for a clinical trial on the blood test. Suffering from fibromyalgia means dealing with pain, sleep disturbances, depression, and thinking and memory problems. Just as hard can be the skepticism from friends, family and the medical community who doubt the validity …

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‘A slow death’: what it’s like living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Shalailah Medhora ‘A slow death’: what it’s like living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Andrew Bretherton was 26 when he caught glandular fever. Even after he shook off the disease, his body hasn’t yet fully recovered. “I can’t even get out of bed to go to the toilet or brush my …

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Review: ‘Unrest,’ a Personal Account of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By DANIEL M. GOLD Jennifer Brea is the director and subject of the documentary “Unrest.” CreditJason Frank Rothenberg/Shella Films Nearly 30 years after chronic fatigue syndrome was given its unfortunate name, it’s still not understood or even completely accepted by the medical world: No definitive cause has been identified, nor any consensus treatment. And …

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The Apology I Owe My Patients With Fibromyalgia

By Amanda Shelley I have an apology to make.   I’d like to apologize to all the patients I saw in my years working in urgent care who had chronic pain due to fibromyalgia or autoimmune disease.   I’d like to apologize for not knowing, understanding, and in some cases not even believing what you …

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