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#chronicillnessVOICE June 14 – NEWS

Editors pick of the days newsletters

Nobody is catching it’: Algorithms used in health care nationwide are rife with bias | STAT – Morning Rounds | 21 June 2021 | Health Tech

“I don’t know how bad this is yet, but I think we’re going to keep uncovering a bunch of cases where algorithms are biased and possibly doing harm,” one expert tells STAT’s Casey Ross.


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Robot-assisted surgery: Putting the reality in virtual reality | Tech Xplore JUNE 21, 2021 / Robotics, Machine learning & AI

by Chinese Association of Automation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain

Excerpt: “Our result has indicated the use of robot with a simulation platform could potentially improve the general usability of intra-operative ultrasound and assist operators with less experience,” Wang said.

More information: Shuangyi Wang et al, Robotic Intra-Operative Ultrasound: Virtual Environments and Parallel Systems, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (2021). DOI: 10.1109/JAS.2021.1003985

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Irritable bowel syndrome endoscopically identifiable for the first time from mucosal biofilms JUNE 18, 2021 / Gastroenterology

by Medical University of Vienna

“One in six women and one in twelve men in Austria suffers from some form of IBS—therefore around one million people in all. Using currently available techniques, it is only possible to diagnose IBS by a process of elimination. Most people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome only go to their doctor when they have severe symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or a change in bowel motion. Researchers from the Department of Medicine III of the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna have now shown that, in most cases, IBS is associated with bacterial biofilms in the gut that are visible under endoscopic examination.”

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More information: Maximilian Baumgartner et al, Mucosal biofilms are an endoscopic feature of irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis., Gastroenterology (2021). DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2021.06.024
Journal information: Gastroenterology

Trial results of new drug for generalized myasthenia gravis JUNE 18, 2021 / Medications, Neuroscience

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Argenx, a Belgium pharmaceutical company, recently announced that The Lancet Neurology has published pivotal trial results from the Phase 3 ADAPT trial of efgartigimod, an FcRn antagonist, for the treatment of adults living with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). Efgartigimod is currently under review with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of gMG with a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target action date of December 17, 2021, and if approved, would be the first-and-only approved FcRn antagonist.

More information: James F Howard et al, Safety, efficacy, and tolerability of efgartigimod in patients with generalised myasthenia gravis (ADAPT): a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, The Lancet Neurology (2021). DOI: 10.1016/S1474-4422(21)00159-9
Journal information: Lancet Neurology

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A Bill to End the War on Drugs | Psychiatric Times | June 15, 2021

Posted by Leah Kuntz

The Drug Policy Reform Act, introduced today, intends to decriminalize drug use and possession, providing health-centered approaches and rehabilitation instead.


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The Celiac Scene News – June 2021 | Ellen Bayens

A great resource for recipes, podcasts and articles that are appropriate for anyone with Celiac Disease and living a Gluten-free life. No matter where in the world that you live!

“The Celiac Scene™ is your premier resource for fabulous gluten-free living in Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. Owned & operated by celiacs, we guide you to restaurants we trust and  local gluten-free products we love! We even tell you where to purchase them, at the very best prices. Enjoy national ‘celiac’ news, local reviews and non-stop gluten-free event notices. The Celiac Scene is your gateway to Gluten-Free Paradise!”

Ellen Bayens – https://theceliacscene.com/

“My dad and husband are both GI’s and I have Crohn’s disease” | Lights Camera Crohns

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Imagine having a dad who’s a gastroenterologist and a husband who is a GI fellow… and having Crohn’s disease. For 32-year-old, Lauren Gregory, that’s her reality. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2008. Lauren is also a doctor herself and an IBD mom! When she’s not taking care of pediatric patients in the hospital, she’s […]


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Eczema management plans: do they help control your eczema? Patient 11 May 2021 newsletter

Authored by Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE · Reviewed by Dr Colin Tidy

“Poorly controlled eczema can make you or your child feel miserable, generally unwell, grumpy and uncomfortable, even if you don’t have a flare-up. So it’s not surprising that we’re always hunting for something that will help relieve both flare-ups and day-to-day misery – and an eczema management plan could help do just that.”

Eczema management plans: do they help control your eczema? Patient 11 May 2021 newsletter

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#chronicillnessVOICE June 21

Selection of posts by WordPress chronic bloggers that we support and follow

The 6 Es by Ronny Allan, Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer, June 17, 2021

When I first heard of something called “The 5 Es”, it struck me that I was aware of these issues and their potential effects; and I’m certain there is science to substantiate most of the content. These 5 E’s are apparently the most common ‘triggers’ for Carcinoid Syndrome.

Opening lines: The 6 Es by Ronny Allan, Living with Neuroendocrine Cancer, June 17, 2021

What #YouAreNotAlone Means to Me… By My life as a Rare Disease patient JUNE 15, 2021

My Experience With A Companion | by My Rockin Disabled Life June 14, 2021

I’m so tired … By Abigail Johnston, No Half Measures June 15, 2021

… it’s a tiring to be a forever patient, handle all that comes with the diagnosis and the treatment, learn about all of the things that I need to know and understand to make good decisions, advocate for myself and others, be a mom and wife and friend.

Opening lines: I’m so tired … By Abigail Johnston, No Half Measures June 15, 2021

Why Hasn’t Receiving a Diagnosis Changed My Doctor’s Opinion on My Health? By Me, Myself and Chronic Illness Blog, June 18, 2021



Details Behind the Body’s Response to Stress Revealed | Neuroscience News June 19, 2021

Source: McLean Hospital

Study reveals how key proteins regulate the brain’s response to stress in the hippocampus.

New research now details the interplay between proteins involved in controlling the body’s stress response and points to potential therapeutic targets when this response goes awry. The study, which was conducted by an international team led by investigators at McLean Hospital, appears in the journal Cell Reports.

Excerpt: Details Behind the Body’s Response to Stress Revealed | Neuroscience News June 19, 2021

New research now details the interplay between proteins involved in controlling the body’s stress response and points to potential therapeutic targets when this response goes awry. Image is in the public domain
New research now details the interplay between proteins involved in controlling the body’s stress response and points to potential therapeutic targets when this response goes awry. Image is in the public domain

Original Research: The findings will appear in Cell Reports

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Research Reveals the Cause Behind Misophonia | Patient Worthy June 1, 2021

Misophonia, which literally translates to hatred of sound, is a rare condition that causes affected individuals to have severe emotional reactions to common sounds, such as chewing or tapping.

Kendall Mason – Patient Worthy – opening lines – Research Reveals the Cause Behind Misophonia

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Biotech founder placed on leave as $400M Alzheimer’s startup idea comes under scrutiny | Endpoints News – June 18, 2021

Jason Mast – Editor

“Athira Pharma, the Alzheimer’s biotech that emerged out of obscurity last year and raised nearly $400 million for a dark-horse approach to treating neurodegeneration, has found itself in sudden turmoil.”

OPENING PARAGRAPH: Biotech founder placed on leave as $400M Alzheimer’s startup idea comes under scrutiny | Endpoints News – June 18, 2021

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#chronicillnessVOICE June 21

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EPF Congress 2021 – Registration Now Open!

Developed by and for patients, the #EPFCongress2021 will focus on the digital transformation of healthcare. Join us from 26-29 October to explore the added value of patient partnerships in the field of digital health. Register today>>>

European Patients’ Forum (EPF)

Discover EPF’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Goals 

The New Value Equation: Unify Data with Patient Engagement to Improve Patient (and Business) Outcomes

June 24, 2021·10.30am New York / 3.30pm London / 4.30pm Paris

FREE webinar


Scott Williams, Head, Global Public Affairs, Rare Diseases

Anne Najjar, Former Global Head, Patient Experience, AbbVie

Denise Palermo, Managing Director, Intelligent Patient Solutions, Accenture Life Sciences

Sarah Krug, Founder & CEO, Health Collaboratory

Moderator: Paul Simms, Impatient Health

Understanding patients’ continuously evolving expectations and desires is more critical than ever in our new reality: learn how blending qualitative and quantitative patient data drives better patient experiences and outcomes—and how that translates to business success.

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Making the Unseen Seen ARDEnt Report – CRDN EVENT

If you missed> MAKING THE UNSEEN SEEN: Rare Disease and the impact of the COVID19 pandemic.

Event by Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN) and Niemann-Pick UK (NPUK)

You can access the recording below

  • Please find the webinar recording here
  • The presentation slides from the webinar here 
  • The full ‘Making the Unseen Seen’ report for download here

“CRDN collaborated with Medics 4 Rare Diseases and Rare Revolution Magazine to bring together a cross sector group of experts and advocates newly named ARDEnt (Action for Rare Disease Empowerment) to produce a report called “Future Proofing Rare Disease Care, Research, and Treatment.” 

ARDEnt Group

Organiser of Making the Unseen Seen ARDEnt Report

#impactofcovid19 #rarediseases #empowerment #healthcare #report #raredisease #rare2021

At Home Superheroes powered by Marvel
17 July to 14 August 2021

At Home Superheroes powered by Marvel

Introducing… Superheroes on Vacation!

“super-fun and flexible, month-long challenge….”


Calling all Superheroes & Sidekicks!

There is only 1 month to go until At Home Superheroes so grab your bucket, spades, capes & mask as we are heading on (virtual) vacation!
As entries are flying in, the booking system officially closes in 2 weeks so if you want to flex your superpowers and take a tour to some of the world’s most sought after travel destinations, then sign up HERE now!
Don’t forget, our Charity Friends still have some places to spare, so get in touch with them if you want a free place/ want to fundraise for them!

Patient Engagement Open Forum 2021 – June sessions

What is the Patient Engagement Open Forum?

The Forum aims to facilitate collaboration and co-creation of real solutions for patients WITH patients while providing a holistic perspective of patient engagement, its landscape, and actors.  Over the last years, it has become THE  place for the patient engagement community to foster innovation, network, share practices, build trust, acceptance, and awareness.


June 23, 2021: Day 1
14:30-16:30 CET: Understandings, Learnings, Guidances: What do we know so far on the use of Patient Experience Data for healthcare decision-making?
16:30-18:00 CET: Taking action to engage paediatric and young patients in medicines R&D

June 24, 2021: Day 2
14:30-16:00 CET: Navigating Digital Health: Shaping Guiding Principles for a Responsible Data Model
16:30-18:00 CET: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Patient Engagement

Got an event, or webinar, you want to share send us an email with ‘please share this event’ in the subject line!

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Charitable Radio

Please listen in online or by saying ‘enable Charitable Radio’ to your Alexa smart speaker, and please get involved – we want to help fundraising and celebrate the great work of volunteers, supporters and charity people. We aim to be the soundtrack to support great causes.

Our launch partners are JustGiving, who are sponsoring #FundraisingFridays, and Virgin Money Giving who are bringing us Brighter Morning in every weekday breakfast show and also offering two prize places for the 2021 London Marathon to lucky charity supporters. 

We’ll feature great music from the 70’s up to now, charity shout outs, interviews, fun presenters, fundraising campaigns, thank you messages, national news and weather and our ‘GoodNews News’. 

The social enterprise team at Charitable Radio invite you to get involved.

Visit CONTACT US to share your news or book an interview, talk partnership or message the studio.

We are part of a family of social enterprises that work to help the charity sector. Fundraising through travel and shopping and delivering amazing podcast creation and PR services. To find out more please visit The Charitable Group.

Breathe Easy Week – From 21 – 27 June

Join us for Love your lungs week this June, to raise awareness of lung health.

British Lung Foundation

How you can help:

  • Spread the word
  • Take Steps in June
  • Join the fight for clean air

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VAT number 648 8121 18. Registered charity in England and Wales (326730), Scotland (SC038415) and the Isle of Man (1177).

Sands Awareness Month 2021: Always There campaign

SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) Awareness Month 2021 is in June, and is an annual event run by SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity), to raise awareness of the facts and impacts relating to neonatal deaths and stillbirths. The loss of a child in pregnancy or childbirth affects parents for life, but the wider public are not always aware of the full impact of such a tragedy.

Check out their Always There campaign

2021 Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity)
Charity registration number 299679. Company Limited by Guarantee Number 2212082 • Scottish Charity Registration Number SC042789 • We also operate in Northern Ireland
Registered address: CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London, N1 6AH

World Continence Week 2021

World Continence Week (WCW) is a health campaign run by the World Federation For Incontinence and Pelvic Problems (WFIPP) to raise awareness of incontinence related issues.

This year it takes place from the 21 – 27 June and during the week the WFIPP highlights the impact urinary incontinence can have on our life and encourages those living with it to seek help so they no longer have to suffer in silence.

Check out and register for their awareness event

Learn more by visiting the website https://wfipp.org/

Add your story to The Disability Account | Scope

“By adding your story, you’ll join others doing the same. The Scope campaigns team will put these together into The Disability Account. They will share this powerful account of real-life stories with Department for Work Pensions. This will help the Government understand the financial pressures disabled people face, and make change happen.”

Ehlers-Danlos Awareness

Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

Regarding Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD’s) we have been providing information and support for a few years now. The difference now is that it is more noticeable that we do. This section for Rare Disease has been a long time in the planning and now EDS has a proper home on FibroFlutters website.

As an organisation FibroFlutters & ZebraStrutters support Ehlers Danlos Support UK (EDS UK) and Ehlers Danlos Society, and the Hypermobility Association (HMSA). Our doors are open to all. We are interested to hear your stories and are willing to share them here for you. You might have interesting articles and research that you think we should have on the site. When you have awareness campaigns or upcoming events we are also happy to help circulate them across our network.

If you are interested in contributing, or have something to share please contact Carole via the button below. 

Also, if you would like us to source some information for you please just ask. We can never promise, but we will always try!

Got an advocacy campaign, or petition, you want to share send us an email with ‘please share this campaign’ in the subject line!


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