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The World Health Organisation and how it classifies Fibromyalgia
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This month marks the World Health Organization’s annual campaign to promote World Health Day. In 2014, the WHO has chosen to draw the public’s focus upon vector-borne diseases, the most deadly of which is malaria. You...Read More
Can Fibromyalgia sufferers be the subject of video surveillance?
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Dear Brian I have been involved in a road accident. I initially suffered a whiplash injury before developing fibromyalgia. My solicitors have obtained a favourable report linking the fibromyalgia to the accident. With the help of...Read More
Brian Barr Wins £905,000 for a CRPS Client
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Brian Barr has won a settlement of over £905,000 for 44 year old Neil Swift, who developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) after an accident. Neil Swift was an HGV driver for a Civil Engineering Company. ...Read More
Is Fresh Air Really Good for Us?
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As a child, you may recall your mother offering the following advice: “go outside and get some fresh air, it’s good for you!” At this time of year, when the warm spring sunshine begins to hint...Read More
How diet can affect your fibromyalgia
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Whilst there is no wonder food that can prevent the symptoms of fibromyalgia from flaring up, a healthy diet should be an important consideration within any healthcare plan. As Lynne Matallana, founder and president of the...Read More
Need to move home as a result of my Fibromyalgia
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Dear Brian I developed fibromyalgia after an accident and I am making a claim. My FM is really bad and I need to move from my present house to single storey accommodation, ideally a bungalow. Bungalows...Read More
No Smoking Day is 12th March
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We all know that smoking is bad for our health, but did you know that if you suffer from fibromyalgia it can have a particularly negative impact?  In 2009, the Mayo Clinic undertook a study of...Read More
Is Fibromyalgia Keeping You Awake at Night?
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Sleep disturbance is often listed amongst the symptoms of fibromyalgia sufferers. Although the connection has not been proven, evidence suggests that it is highly likely that the link between sleep and pain is strong. In a...Read More
Acupuncture Week Takes Place 3rd – 10th March 2014
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Running from the 3rd-10th March 2014, Acupuncture Awareness Week aims to promote the traditional practice of acupuncture throughout the UK.  The initiative, supported by the British Acupuncture Council, has been organized to endorse the health benefits...Read More
Keeping your relationship healthy when suffering from chronic pain
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The stress and life-changes involved in coping with a chronic pain illness, such as Fibromyalgia, can take their toll on even the most solid relationships. In working through these difficulties it is important for you and...Read More