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.
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
Smoking is a risk factor for worse cognitive function, symptom severity, quality of life, and increased depression and anxiety in patients with fibromyalgia, according to a study analyzing patient-reported ... Read more
The presence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women with fibromyalgia (FM) further weakens their cardiovascular response to stress, which seems to depend largely on the presence of depression symptoms, ... Read more
Fibromyalgia (FM) patients who spend more time in follow-up visits with their healthcare providers are less likely to attempt suicide or have suicidal thoughts, a large retrospective study suggests. ... Read more
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