Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), endometriosis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at greater risk of developing fibromyalgia or chronic and widespread pain later in life, a population-based study ... Read more
Fibromyalgia may be a clinical sign of more severe headaches in patients with migraine, and more frequently affects those with chronic migraines or migraines with aura, which are accompanied by ... Read more
Systolic extinction training (SET) — which combines behavior therapy to reduce pain and physical interference with training to improve blood pressure response to stress — leads to long-term reductions ... Read more
Women with fibromyalgia (FM) experience more difficulty integrating their thoughts, feelings and memories, known as dissociative symptoms, than healthy women or those with other rheumatic disorders, a study shows. ... Read more
Completing an eight-week program of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) helps lessen clinical symptoms of fibromyalgia, including disease severity, depression, perceived stress, and cognitive difficulties, a pilot trial suggests. The ... Read more
Vibroacoustic stimulation — delivering sound-driven vibrations to the skin while seated or lying in bed — can ease fibromyalgia symptoms, depression and everyday pain, as well as improve patients’ sleep, a clinical ... Read more
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