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Emeritus Professor Warren Tate

In 2010, Emeritus Professor Warren Tate was awarded New Zealand’s premier science and technology honour, the 2010 Rutherford Medal. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. He has been a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, and an International Research Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute of the United States.

In this video Emeritus Professor Warren Tate discusses the current research into ME/CFS and Long COVID that his team is doing in New Zealand

Friendly Gut Bacteria Speeds Long-COVID Recovery

A year long investigation was undertaken in the UK which has resulted in a research paper concluding that using a concoction of lactobacillus probiotics in combination with chicory containing inulin may help to reduce symptoms of COVID and Long-COVID. Inulin is a prebiotic which feeds healthy bacteria in the gut. Chicory contains a high amount of inulin.

Vagus Nerve Inflammation Contributes to Dysautonomia in COVID-19

A group of researchers have investigated the effects of COVID-19 on the vagus nerve, (Otherwise known as the vagal nerve). The vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is part of the autonomic nervous system. This means that the vagus nerve is part of the system that controls what your body does automatically, such as your internal temperature, breathing patterns, heart rate, blood pressure, and digestion.

UoA: Long COVID registry

Studies show that around 10–20% of people infected by COVID-19 may go on to develop long COVID. The University of Auckland has developed a Long COVID registry.  We recommend that people with Long COVID log themselves as having Long COVID in this registry. We hope this...

ANZMES: Know ME series

Announcement – new CME accredited ME/CFS education series for health professionals ANZMES is excited to announce a new CME accredited education series for health professionals, providing monthly news, articles, and podcasts with the latest evidence based information...

RNZ: 300,000 cases of long COVID – Study

Full article: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018875322/300-000-cases-of-long-covid-study  New research conducted for the Ministry of Health estimates around 300 thousand New Zealanders may have Long Covid, and reccomends the establishment...

Increase Risk of POTS after COVID

Overall, the study findings showed that new-onset POTS diagnoses and POTS-related diagnoses occurred more frequently following COVID-19 vaccination as compared to the pre-vaccination period.
Nevertheless, the rate of new POTS diagnoses was more than five-fold greater post-COVID-19 as compared to that following vaccinations.

Long read: The rolling maul of Long Covid

Long read: The rolling maul of Long Covid

As reported by Mark Daalder of Newsroom (Updated 26 December 2022), tens of thousands of New Zealanders have Long-COVID. Soon, they'll seek care from a crunched health system unequipped to help them and financial support from a Government which has closed its wallet....

Preventing Long COVID

Written by Rosamund Vallings MB BS, featured on www.anzmes.org.nz  We know that any viral illness will be followed by a post-viral phase.  During this time the body is theoretically in “recovery mode.” Even after a simple cold, a person can be left feeling...

Long Covid Kids

Long COVID kids is a organisation based in the UK who have developed a fantastic resource for children suffering with Long-COVID. The information they have provided goes a long way in explaining the condition and is an ideal resource for Long-COVID in general. For...

Stuff: Here comes the long-Covid tsunami

Article Written By: Stuff science columnist Dr Siouxsie Wiles. Diagnosis of ME/CFS is challenging and generally requires people to have experienced symptoms for six months. With the pandemic in its third year, many people with long-Covid are now meeting the diagnostic...

ODT: Long Covid link

Otago research has established that Long Covid patients have an almost identical chemical composition to people with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Those conditions had been dismissed and labelled a psychological ailment for many years...

Waiting to Exhale

"Waiting to Exhale”: Breathing and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) By Cort Johnson More than half of our patients with FMS or CFS develop a disordered pattern of breathing. They take very small rapid breaths using the small muscles of their chest instead of slow,...

1News: Advice being developed to help long COVID

We see it again, that Long COVID advice is still in the development stage in NZ. CCIS already supports people with Long COVID within our community. As well as those with ME/CFS relapse from COVID and ME/CFS symptomatology from the COVID Vaccine. But we are grateful...

The impact of COVID on people with ME/CFS

We have been very lucky in NZ that we haven't to date had the COVID spread like other countries.  To this end though, we are also locally unaware of the effects of COVID on people with ME/CFS and have to look overseas for related data.  The article linked below is in...

NICE Guidelines updated 2021

AN ME ASSOCIATION SUMMARY OF THE 2021 NICE CLINICAL GUIDELINE FOR ME/CFS The booklet features the main clinical recommendations from the guideline which we hope will be effectively implemented by healthcare providers as soon as possible. It has been written by Dr...

Research Update on Fibromyalgia (FM), 2021

Research Update on Fibromyalgia (FM), 2021 The Third International Virtual Congress on Fibromyalgia was held in June 2021.  Eleanor Stein MD FRCP(C) was there and captures the essence of this new research. She states that latest research discusses Neuroplasticity and...

Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome

Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome (2016) by Naviauxa, R. J. et al. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multisystem disease that causes longterm pain and disability. It is difficult to diagnose because of its protean symptoms and the lack of a diagnostic...

RNZ: Long Covid short on Research

https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-detail/story/2018807667/long-covid-short-on-research From The Detail, 5:00 am on 12 August 2021 "Otago University’s Christchurch campus will look at 3,000 New Zealanders to see if they have been exposed to Covid and have developed...

ME/CFS/FM Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects Poll

The ME/CFS/FM Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects Poll Update + the New Severely Ill Vaccine Side-Effects Poll Note the poll can be taken online and has been taken to find out how other people with ME/CFS and/or FM fared with their coronavirus vaccination in Health...

Long covid and vaccines

With governments worldwide under pressure to ease pandemic restrictions as vaccination rates rise and impatience with border restrictions grows, new threats become clearer....

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