#chronicillnessVOICE | 4 September 2018 ~ a health newsletter for everyone! #chronicillness #notjustpatients

A selection of online health related newspapers/magazines/newsletters/blogs/events


It is taking longer than anticipated


In the Chillout Lounge!

“Remove Negative Thoughts & Subconscious Blockages” Meditation Music for Positive Energy

By  Meditation and Healing |  7 August 2018

Psst!  It’s at the end!!


A great WARNING by a fellow chronic illness warrior, Jaime, from  the blog ‘I told you I was sick’!

This Woman Was Fired for Using CBD Oil | By   |  I told you I was sick 3 September 2018

This is a true story, nothing made-up to scare monger people using CBD oils, but rather to raise awareness about the risks if you work, or in my opinion aswell, drive and / or operate machinary. 

Maybe these oils should come with a STRICT warning like medications do, saying >>>

CAUTION – may make you drowsy so may affect cognitive abilities & also may show up blood tests for random work tests”, and be warned! also driving offences because they can, and do, test for drugs these days!!

Of course! when it comes to company policies I agree that they probably require modernising to suit current social / medical changes in order to marry-up properly, which would give workers with certain disorders a waiver for THC screening when using CBD oils/products.

Will this happen?  well through observation,, guestimation and logical reasoning I personally think it is likely that Governments could / would bring new policies in.  However, it takes at least 4 years if not longer in the UK for things like that to even get to Parliament, in the US it may be a bit quicker but the protesting would have to be large and fierce to get the message across.

Don’t worry I’ve seen the chronic communities petition for change and even supported, joined in and gladly helped with many chronic health related causes and I am positive that it can be achieved.  Changes won’t happen overnight!

~ Carole aka fibrofly73


“Everything I read said there was such a small, slim-to-none chance of the .3% THC byproduct contained ever coming up on a drug test, and that I had nothing to worry about.” 

Read the whole story via this link to the post on Jaime’s blog  >>>

Remember to read more posts, opt-iin for e-upodates and also Jaime’s disclaimers and privacy policy via I Told You I was Sick – Home Page  >>>



#Ecigs  #health #chronicpain


This is a great article shared by Barb that explains everything about e-cigarettes and the affects they have, or do not have on the user’s health.

It is really detailed and goes into everything but is easy to read and understand.  I think it is useful for anyone already using them, or for people like myself who are on the path to, hopefully, giving up smoking.

Read the article on Barbs Blog via this link  >>>





Latest edition! 

ARMA Newletter | Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Alliance  | September 2018

Harnessing a collective focus to transform MSK services

In this issue

  • Guest Blog – Adopting the holistic approach | by Professor Anthony Woolf, Chair, ARMA

Webinar: Setting up a MSK Service

  • Webinar: Setting up a MSK Service 
  • Everything you wanted to know about setting up a Musculoskeletal Service but were afraid to ask!
  • 5 October 2018, 12.30 – 1.30

  • Webinar: Rheumatology commissioning in a community
  • Commissioning for Quality: Community-based Rheumatology Service
  • 19 October 2018, 12.30 – 1.30

MSK services survey – Please let us know what is happening locally

MSK services survey – Please let us know what is happening locally

As part of our Clinical Networks Project, ARMA wants to find out what is happening to improve MSK services across England in order to see how we can best target our support for improvements.

  • Members’ News and Resources

Primary Care Rheumatology Society Conference 2018
“Improving MSK Medicine & Rheumatology”

Starts: Thursday, 22 November 2018 – 09:00
Ends: Saturday, 24 November 2018 – 13:00

And  more… 

Link to the newsletter where there are lots of things to read in this issue! >>>


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#nursingnews #nurses #education #HCPs #financial #academicpressures

Student nurses practise on a mock hospital ward at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Financial difficulties and academic pressures have been cited as reasons for the poor attrition rates. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Quarter of UK student nurses drop out before graduation, study finds

By >>>    |  3 September 2018

Proportion of nurses qualifying has not improved since 2006 investigation


Last year, applications by students in England to nursing and midwifery courses at British universities fell by 23% after the government abolished NHS bursaries, replacing those with tuition fees and a loans system.

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European Medical Journal  |  3 September 2018

Uterine Microbiota: A role beyond infection|  REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH  |  16 August 2018 


Ascension of bacteria via the cervix has been well-established and is another highly probable source of bacterial transmission.9 Other sources of uterine microbiota seeding may originate from assisted reproductive techniques, whereby bacteria from the vagina are introduced into the uterus (e.g., oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer) or during the placement of intrauterine contraceptive devices

  • *Signe Altmäe
  • EMJ Repro Health. 2018;6[1]:70-75.

EMJ ~ read more REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH related articles via the following link  >>>

Why not check out today’s edition of ‘European Medical Journal, and many other health related newspapers via our Paper.li post where the issues all self-update, via this link  >>>

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Wear Jeans, Change Lives on September 21st 

Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.

The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK  Campaign Newsletter ~ Are you ready for Jeans for Genes Day? 

Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.

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#NeuroendocrineCancer  #NETS

RonnyAllan.NET – Community Newsletter Covering August 2018


International Awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer and associated issues. Supporting and helping NET Patients



#Dermatology  #Venereology  #EADV

European Medical Journal  |  2 September 2018

Preview of the 27th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress – European Medical Group  |  29 AUGUST 2018 | DERMATOLOGY

www.europeanmedical-group.com – Written by James Coker | Reporter, European Medical Journal | @EMJJamesCoker From 12th–16th September 2018,

Why not check out today’s edition of ‘European Medical Journal, and many other health related newspapers via our Paper.li post where the issues all self-update, via this link  >>>

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A Chronic Voice - Articulating Lifelong Illness

A Chronic Voice ~ The September Prompts are Live!  |  2 September 2018

Latest Updates from A Chronic Voice

The September linkup is live!

Check out the new post by ‘A Chronic Voice’

September 2018 Prompts: Reconnecting, Confessing, Relaxing, Romanticising & Sharing

Other posts  >>>

  • [Archives] 7 Reminders For Those Dim Days When You Lose Your Way

  • Final Submissions for the August Linkup

  • Issue #125: Giving Yourself Grace When Setting Goals & Using the 80% Rule to Manage Life with Chronic Illnesses

A Chronic Voice ~ The September Prompts are Live!



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NIHR  |  Latest NIHR funding opportunities  |  31 August 2018

Health Technology Assessment Programme
18/132 Researcher-led evidence synthesis
18/133 Researcher-led primary research

Policy Research Programme
Infectious Disease Dynamic Modelling in Health Protection
Health Inequalities Research Initiative

For more information and a list of all current funding opportunities, please visit the NIHR website.

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#MentalHealth  #ADHD #Depression  #Anxiety  

MedCircle Digest  | Newsletter Headliner: How One Mother Tried Everything & Eventually Led To Meds For Childs ADHD | 2 September 2018

Published in ADDitude Magazine ~ Inside the ADHD mind   | Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) | 1 September 2018

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It should not replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 or your doctor immediately.

MedCircle does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any kind. Learn more.

© 2018 MedCircle Inc. All Rights Reserved.



#MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealth  #SuicidePrevention  #Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month |  Jenny Picciotto |  National Pain Report |  1 September 2018


The best way to prevent a crisis from escalating is to plan ahead and decide how you will respond ahead of time. A safety plan, often composed with the help of a counselor, is a step by step process that begins with identifying certain situations, thoughts or feelings that you recognize as the warning signs of a potential crisis.

Read the whole post via this link  >>>

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month |  by Jenny Picciotto

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Digital Health Digest | 31 August 2018

News  >>>

INTEROPERABILITY | Health secretary highlights lack of national interoperability standards

DIGITAL PATIENT |  Kent CCG goes live with mobile-based prescription ordering app


DIGITAL PATIENT |  Bright sparks encouraged to submit ideas to innovation competition

Features  >>>

FEATURE |  Digital jam for NHS providers a welcome start

FEATURE | Digital natives will change the way we think about healthcare delivery

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DAILY! European Medical Journal

The Patient Registry Daily News & more on patient registries and their impact on healthcare today


The Immunology Daily

Twice Daily!   |   News from Focus on Disability 

Daily! Above The Fold in Healthcare is out!

Daily!  Brainless Blogger News

The Chronic pain Daily |  Support from Coach Amber Rose 

The brain and mental health voice is out! | selection by Valeria Duflot 

Twice Daily! Fibromyalgia ME Chronic Pain is out!  

Twice Daily! Life Chronic Pain & Autoimmune Systemic Diseases & Dementia® 

Twice Daily!  News from UK Care Guide 

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The Big Trends Transforming Pharma | 28 August

Big trends in marketing according to Bayer, Janssen and Lilly c-suites

The industry is fast approaching a promising new future. How is it getting there?

Eyeforpharma asked some industry heavyweights what their vision of the future looks like for pharma.

Read the article here to hear from:

  • Sebastian Guth, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Bayer
  • Christi Shaw, Senior Vice President and President, Lilly Bio Medicines, Eli Lilly
  • Kris Sterkens, Company Groups Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Janssen
  • Julie Gerberding, EVP & Chief Patient Officer, MSD
  • Jim Robinson, President & COO, Alkermes
  • Andrin Oswald, Director of Life Sciences Partnerships, Global Health, Gates Foundation

Enjoy the read.


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“Weʼre raising £20,000 to Help fund the opening of the UKs 1st Fibromyalgia, drop in center to drive our work forward helping those with Fibro , Ptsd , Chronic pain”, Jackie Williams ~ Rock Off Fibro, Fibromyalgia Awareness

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We are working to smash stigmas associated with Epilepsy through advocacy and education.


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Very soon PatientsLikeMe.com will have their own spot on the website where you will have access to the links to their community as well as their news and information.  ~ Carole



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In the Chillout Lounge!

“Remove Negative Thoughts & Subconscious Blockages” Meditation Music for Positive Energy

By  Meditation and Healing |  7 August 2018


Why not visit Meditation and Healing to see what other tubes they have?  >>>


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This is to ensure that all the news and stories go out to everyone that follows us across the social media platforms that we have profiles/accounts.

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