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On the morning of March 11, 1918 a Private at Fort Riley, KA reported to the hospital with flu-like symptoms. By noon over 100 fellow soldiers had joined him. It's believed these were the first cases of the 1918 influenza epidemic, later dubbed The Spanish Influenza. It spread quickly, traveling with US soldiers to the front. By the end of 1918 between 50-80 million people had died, making it even deadlier than WWI itself. (more from This Week in History:


Coloured TEM of swine influenza virions. Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses. This H1N1 strain also contains genetic material from bird and human influenza viruses and is able to spread from human to human. These characteristics give the virus potential to cause a pandemic. Symptoms are similar to those of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.


This week's fibromyalgia and ME/CFS news (week of Oct. 19, 2015

Week of Oct. 19, 2015. Some highlights: Indiana’s Cymbalta withdrawal lawsuits won’t be consolidated; Styx lead singer sues band members for touring without him after ME/CFS diagnosis; Australia legalizes medical cannabis; how doctors take women’s pain less seriously; what not to say to someone living with chronic pain; ME/CFS linked to H1N1 infection; tips for less painful mammograms; plus research news, personal stories and much more!


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Why illnesses get worse at night

Why #Illnesses Get Worse at #Night - impact on asthma, headaches, arthritis, heart and more: (via Daily Mail Online)