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.
Nonpharmacological approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, adequate sleep, and regular exercise, remain the most effective for the long-term management of fibromyalgia (FM), according to a recent review study. The report, ... Read more
Pain-associated emotions and reactions can reduce the ability of women with fibromyalgia to perceive what’s going on inside their body, according to researchers in France. Their findings add to our ... Read more
Quell, a wearable pain relief device made by NeuroMetrix, was able to provide significant pain relief to chronic pain patients, including those with fibromyalgia, results from a large study show. ... Read more
Learning and memory problems, difficulty paying attention, and inability to control movement are the cognitive problems that fibromyalgia patients experience the most, a study reports. The dysfunction is worse ... Read more
Mechanically assisted breathing improved autonomic nervous system functions, according to a study of a small group of fibromyalgia (FM) patients. The study, “The effects of slow-paced versus mechanically assisted ... Read more
A new study suggests a hyperreactive brain network may be the underlying cause of chronic pain in fibromyalgia. The report shows that brain networks of fibromyalgia patients have an underlying ... Read more
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