Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for communication and discovery. As a science writer, her goal is to provide readers, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression.
Fibromyalgia and spondyloarthritis can coexist in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and be distinguished using ultrasound imaging, a study suggests. The study, “Clinical and sonographic discrimination between fibromyalgia and spondyloarthopathy ... Read more
The use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) continues to be extremely common among people with fibromyalgia (FM), with many patients using spiritual healing, massage therapy, and spine manipulation (chiropractic ... Read more
Daily yoga practice may provide relief from pain, reduce negative thoughts about pain, and ease sleep problems in some patients with fibromyalgia (FM), according to a pilot study. The positive ... Read more
While fibromyalgia profoundly compromises a couple’s sex life, a study has found that male partners of women diagnosed with the condition essentially respond by fostering support and fighting for the ... Read more
Women with fibromyalgia (FM) have higher concentrations in the brain of a nerve cell receptor, called GABAA, that’s involved in the transmission of nerve impulses. These concentrations were associated with ... Read more