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  • Signs of donor fatigue at Obama's Bay Area fundraisers

    07/23/2014 5:33:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Carla Marinucci
    LOS ALTOS HILLS -- President Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation's most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in. There was no listed price for tickets for Obama's morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC - the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount. And in Los Altos Hills, the heart of Silicon Valley big money, the...
  • Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

    04/20/2014 6:59:06 PM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4-20-14 | MICHAEL MELIA
    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface. Research by a Navy laboratory in Groton is now leading to changes for the undersea fleet. Military scientists concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour schedule, and the Navy has endorsed the findings for any skippers who want to make the switch. The first submarine to try the new schedule on a...
  • First Physical Evidence of Gulf War Illness Discovered in Veterans' Brains

    03/20/2013 10:36:00 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers for the first time have discovered that veterans who suffer from “Gulf War Illness” have physical changes in their brains that may account for pain from actions as simple as putting on a shirt. Brain scans of 31 veterans with the illness, compared to 20 control subjects, revealed anomalies in the bundles of axons, also known as nerve fibers, that connect brain areas involved in the processing and perception of pain and fatigue. The Georgetown findings, published online today in PLOS ONE, could provide insight into the mysterious medical symptoms reported by Gulf War veterans,...
  • Transit union hires Democratic lobbying firm to help end bus-driver fatigue

    02/26/2012 4:10:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/12 | Kevin Bogardus
    Transit union hires Democratic lobbying firm to help end bus-driver fatigueBy Kevin Bogardus - 02/26/12 01:20 PM ET A major transit union has hired a well-connected Democratic lobbying firm to help with its push for bus drivers' overtime pay. The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has hired the Ickes & Enright Group to lobby on the highway bill as well as on legislation that would remove an overtime pay exemption for intercity bus drivers. The firm began working for the union on Jan. 1, according to lobbying disclosure records, on what has become a huge issue for bus operators and companies:...
  • F-15 fatigue tests vital to aircraft's future

    09/02/2011 7:27:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    Macon.com ^ | Sep. 02, 2011 | WAYNE CRENSHAW
    F-15 fatigue tests vital to aircraft's future By WAYNE CRENSHAW - wcrenshaw@macon.com From a small building in Byron to a lab in Israel and a Boeing facility in St. Louis, a massive effort is under way that will play an important role in the future of the F-15 Eagle. The two most extensive full-scale fatigue tests ever done on the venerated aircraft, along with complete teardowns of two others, will help determine what maintainers at Robins Air Force Base need to do to keep the aging fighter jet flying safely for years to come. Robins does depot maintenance, program management...
  • 2 Studies Examine Syndrome of Fatigue (XMRV retrovirus link to ME/CFS challenged)

    06/01/2011 10:52:29 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2011 | David Tuller
    In a blow to patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, two new studies published on Tuesday raised serious doubts about earlier reports that the disabling disease is linked to infection with XMRV, a poorly understood retrovirus. The new papers were posted online in the journal Science, which in October 2009 published the initial research linking XMRV to chronic fatigue syndrome. In an “editorial expression of concern” accompanying the two new studies, Bruce Alberts, editor in chief of the journal, declared that the earlier finding “is now seriously in question” and was most likely due to laboratory contamination. Dr. Vincent Racaniello, a...
  • Obama fatigue? Press room half empty for president

    12/14/2010 9:18:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 12/14/10 | Steve Thomma
    The White House Briefing Room was half empty when President Barack Obama delivered a statement Monday afternoon on a Senate vote related to the tax cuts legislation he's pushing. Reporters filled the first three rows for the president's appearance -- though a few were taking vacant seats. And almost every seat in the back four rows was empty. That kind of sparse attendance for a president's personal appearance is unusual, particularly for a president in his first term and one engaged in a high stales tax debate with Congress. Perhaps it was the short notice and late hour.
  • Fatigue test plots F-16 future for USAF

    12/07/2010 10:12:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 12/7/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    Lockheed Martin has received a US Air Force F-16 Block 50 fighter set aside to undergo a three-year series of fatigue life tests that will play a major role in deciding the fate of hundreds of similar aircraft. Over the next 15 years, the USAF inventory is projected to dip as much as 10% below the required threshold of 2,000 fighters. As a result, service officials are considering extending the service life of as many as 300 F-16s by as much as 50%, to 12,000 flight hours. But first the USAF must find out how much service life remains among...
  • Chevrolet Volt Fatigue Setting In

    07/30/2010 12:56:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 179 replies · 2+ views
    Business Week ^ | 07/30/2010 | David Welch
    The Chevrolet Volt may be wearing out its welcome. General Motors has been hyping the gasoline-electric car ever since the company showed it off to the public 1,300 days ago. The company has let countless reporters into its battery labs and given interviews with its engineers, all in a very credible attempt to show that GM has smart people with good ideas. And it has worked. GM has picked up some technological credibility and fostered goodwill with the environmental crowd. Now that GM is finally, after three and a half years, getting close to selling one, the commentariat is taking...
  • Analysis: Dems show signs of battle fatigue (from the AP)

    07/13/2010 7:58:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/13/10 | David Espo
    Analysis: Dems show signs of battle fatigueDavid Espo, Ap Special Correspondent Tue Jul 13, 5:53 pm ET WASHINGTON – Four months before midterm elections, the Obama administration and congressional Democrats show signs of collective battle fatigue, ducking political fights they might once have welcomed and quarreling among themselves as they confront the likelihood of majority-threatening losses this fall. Republicans pounce on every sign of Democratic discord, seemingly confident of a political payoff after a two-year campaign to kill whatever White Houses-backed legislation they could while slowing the rest. This past weekend, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs strayed across the...
  • Dems feel healthcare fatigue

    05/14/2010 11:44:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 821+ views
    the hill ^ | 5/14/10 | Julian Pecquet
    Healthcare reform fatigue has set in among Democrats, casting doubt that Congress will move much health-related legislation the rest of this session. Measures in jeopardy include bills that would require more information on healthcare prices, empower federal regulators to sign off on premium increases and strip insurers of their exemption from antitrust laws.
  • S.C. Legislators To Consider Censuring Gov. Sanford (Sanford Fatigue?)

    01/14/2010 8:16:09 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 186+ views
    Newspeak Public Radio ^ | January 12th | Steve Inskeep
    When the South Carolina Legislature begins its yearly session Tuesday, it will decide whether to take action against disgraced Gov. Mark Sanford. Sanford left the state without notice last summer for a secret rendezvous with an Argentine woman he referred to as his "soul mate." In the days after the affair came to light, a majority of legislators called for Sanford to resign or face impeachment. The Legislature now is merely considering a censure. ... HOCHBERG: Indeed. At the capitol yesterday, as legislators returned for this year's session, some spoke of what they called Sanford fatigue.
  • Blue Dogs Getting Spending Fatigue[View Video of Brief after Wed’s Meeting with Leading Economists]

    10/22/2009 3:27:09 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies · 798+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/21/09 | By Jared Allen
    The reservoir of Democratic support for legislation to stimulate the economy — while adding to the deficit — is drying up. Already faced with what many economists are labeling a jobless recovery, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are considering passing more measures to lower the nation’s highest unemployment rate in 26 years. Most of the fixes Democrats are eyeing would add to the budget deficit, which was recently estimated at $1.4 trillion. But fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats and the Democratic freshman class of 2008 are raising objections. Some members of these two factions reluctantly went along with the $787...
  • Tired doctors urged to beat fatigue with caffeine

    09/07/2009 5:18:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 982+ views
    Courrier Mail ^ | 9/7/09 | Matthew Fynes-Clinton and Michael Crutcher
    SIX cups of coffee - that's the State Government antidote to sleep-deprived doctors killing and harming their patients in a haze of exhaustion. The astonishing remedy forms part of Queensland Health's new doctor fatigue policy, currently being rolled out in public hospitals. The Courier-Mail yesterday reported the confessions of junior surgeons and medics whose exhaustion-induced errors had killed or hurt patients during "on-call" shifts of 30 to 80 hours. But a guidelines document underpinning QH's Fatigue Risk Management System claims "solutions such as 'we need more staff' might not be achievable or effective in managing a fatigue risk."
  • Obama and the Upchuck Factor

    08/20/2009 10:37:49 PM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 637+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2009 | Christopher Chantrill
    Among the most powerful psephological tools available to political strategists and commentators is the well-known Upchuck Factor. Never heard of it? I'm surprised. The Upchuck Factor is, quite simply, the length of time it takes the US voter to decide that s/he's "had enough" of the Democrats. And it looks like this year it is hitting a new record. You may have been taught in school, for instance, that the American people loved Franklin Delano Roosevelt so much that they would have gone on voting for him forever. In fact the American people demonstrated in the mid-term election of 1938...
  • 'Obama is overwhelmed.' (Obama ally says he's "too tired")

    03/08/2009 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 329 replies · 12,623+ views
    National Review ^ | Sunday, March 08, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Perhaps it's just some Obama ally speaking out of school. But these are probably some of the most terrifying words to come from an unidentified source in some time: Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been "overwhelmed" by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest. Allies of Mr Obama say his weary appearance in the Oval Office with Mr Brown illustrates the strain he is now under, and the president's surprise at the sheer volume of business that crosses his desk.A well-connected Washington figure,...
  • Poor Baby Obama: I Have To Make The ‘Really Hard’ Decisions

    03/08/2009 6:30:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 288 replies · 9,023+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two big stories emerged from Pres. Obama’s interview with New York Times reporters aboard Air Force One yesterday: 1. we have a whining, self-pitying president. 2. The Times scrubbed from its article the worst of the president’s comments, the ones that revealed him in that self-pitying light. Fortunately, the Today show had the tapes, and played them this morning. According to Today, when President Obama met with reporters from the New York Times yesterday aboard Air Force One, his goal was “trying to sound hopeful and reassuring.” Mission not accomplished. As ambivalent as were the president’s putatively reassuring words on...
  • With The Timing of a True Veteran

    08/23/2008 8:09:33 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Self ^ | August 23, 2008 | Gargantua
    Actually, McCain and his crew are timing this perfectly, while Obama and his camp are showing their rampant inexperience. If McCain had been ripping Obama all along, by now his attacks would have become passé; "just more of the same from McCain." But waiting until now to step up the attack has a threefold benefit ~ very, verrrry smart on JM's part: 1) It's fresh, connecting, and attention-grabbing. 2) Timing has allowed McCain to assemble an aresnal of Obama missteps, so he can keep ramping it up right through the convention. 3) By doing it from now forward (instead of...
  • Obama fatigue

    08/09/2008 10:44:04 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 31 replies · 83+ views
    The Economist ^ | August 7, 2008
    Is America beginning to weary of “Yes we can”? THE most politically potent emotion of the past 18 months has been Obamamania. This condition allowed a neophyte senator from Illinois to seize his party’s nomination from the jaws of the formidable Clinton machine. The big question now hanging over American politics is whether Obamamania is giving way to Obama fatigue. Mr Obama has everything going for him in the race for the White House. Almost 80% of Americans think that the country is heading in the wrong direction. People are disgruntled with George Bush’s Republicans and worried sick about the...
  • A Transportation Alternative In Texas

    04/08/2008 5:44:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 228+ views
    The Houstonian ^ | April 8, 2008 | Sally Abdelmottlep
    Cars have been a huge part of our lives. We use them to get around anywhere. It might have been the best invention mankind came up with, but we all hate several common things about cars, such as the cost of gas prices and traffic. We think sometimes in our imagination how awesome it would be if cars had wings, so maybe one day we will fly through terrific! We also despise accidents, high insurance and drunk driving. Sometimes, I feel that we need other alternative means of transportation, such as a subway system in the state of Texas; maybe...
  • Biological Link Between Pain And Fatigue Discovered

    04/08/2008 2:53:04 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 223+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-8--2008 | University of Iowa
    Biological Link Between Pain And Fatigue DiscoveredImage of nerve endings in mouse muscle shows that ASIC3 (red) is present in pain receptors (orange). (Credit: Masahiko Ikeuchi M.D., Ph.D., UI visiting scientist from University of Kochi in Kochi, Japan) ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2008) — A recent University of Iowa study reveals a biological link between pain and fatigue and may help explain why more women than men are diagnosed with chronic pain and fatigue conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Working with mice, the researchers, led by Kathleen Sluka, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation...
  • America Supports You: Caregivers Learn About ‘Compassion Fatigue’

    01/25/2008 3:05:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 44+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2008 – Many servicemembers who have experienced combat, and their families, are familiar with the term “combat stress.” The effects of combat, however, aren’t limited to those directly connected to the experience. Dr. Joseph Bobrow, a clinical psychologist, addresses representatives of more than 100 troop-support groups on compassion fatigue, Jan. 25, 2008. Bobrow was one of several experts and officials to speak at the Pentagon for the third annual America Supports You National Summit. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Stress can affect anyone who cares for those individuals, Dr. Joseph...
  • Will campaign fatigue set in early?

    03/02/2007 8:01:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 378+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/07 | David Bauder - ap
    NEW YORK - Two months before the 1992 presidential election, an NBC reporter cornered a man to ask whether he preferred Bill Clinton or President Bush. The man said he didn't care. He just wanted them off his TV screen. Imagine how he'd feel today? The 2008 campaign is already playing out so intensely that it dominates airtime at a point where only political junkies usually pay attention. Remember: it's 20 months before voters will make the ultimate decision. This is uncharted territory for people in both politics and television, who wonder when campaign fatigue will set in. Many Americans...
  • Behavioral Health Specialists Ease Servicemembers’ Minds

    02/22/2007 4:46:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Matthew Leary, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2007 – Long hours of stressful work faced by deployed troops, combined with little privacy and not much free time, can end up taking a mental and emotional toll. Fortunately, soldiers serving in every Brigade Combat Team in the Army will now have a greater opportunity to visit a behavioral health clinic and speak to a trained specialist. Behavioral health used to be a division-level function, but the Army’s adoption of a modular brigade combat team structure changed that, explained Spc. Alex Townsend, a behavioral health specialist assigned to the 82nd Airborne...
  • CA: Election turnout looking paltry-Activist fatigue,voter disenchantment cited as possible reasons

    06/03/2006 3:10:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 118 replies · 1,654+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/3/06 | Laura Mecoy
    MANHATTAN BEACH -- Trying to fire up a lackluster crowd at a "get out the vote" rally, City Councilman Jim Aldinger asked who would be working over the weekend to get Californians to the polls on Tuesday. Only a handful of the 80 activists raised their hands at the rally Thursday for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides. Campaign consultants reported similarly tepid responses from volunteers around the state -- even though an expected low voter turnout and an extremely tight gubernatorial primary could make this year's "get out the vote" efforts more decisive than in past statewide campaigns. Secretary of State...
  • CA: Ballot fatigue probably won't last past June (70 initiatives OK'd for fall or await clearance)

    01/29/2006 10:33:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 232+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/29/06 | John Marelius
    After voters resoundingly rejected the entire special-election ballot in November, California's thriving initiative industry has fallen on hard times, at least momentarily. Only one citizen initiative will be on the June 6 primary-election ballot – actor-director Rob Reiner's universal preschool measure. But dozens of initiatives aimed at the ballot this fall are in the preliminary approval stages. “I think there was some fatigue among donors and everybody else after the November ballot,” said Dave Gilliard, a Republican political consultant active in ballot proposition campaigns. “I don't think it's a long-term trend.” Seventy initiatives have been approved for circulation for the...
  • SHUFFLING DECK CHAIRS- Sinking Ship Attracts Rats, Talk Fatigue Rising

    11/02/2005 6:38:40 AM PST · by chuckpez · 1 replies · 375+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | November 2nd, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Given Air America Radio's sleaze, scandals, disarray and overspending, who would be interested in working there? After all, constant paycheck worries must quickly get old. Sure enough, though, the liberal radio network has found their new executive vice president for syndication from an even smaller, less stable "progressive" outfit: Democracy Radio. Former CEO Tom Athans, husband of US Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), has joined the sinking ship. Beats doing nothing, one supposes.
  • Some Faced Katrina With 'Hurricane Fatigue'

    08/31/2005 4:33:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 728+ views
    AP ^ | 8/31/5 | JAY REEVES
    Biloxi -- When Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the Gulf Coast, authorities were emphatic about their evacuation orders: Leave now, they said, this is one deadly storm. But many residents stayed behind, and that is a big reason the death toll is so high. Residents gave a range of reasons for making the life-and-death decision to stay, with many saying they were tired of evacuating from hurricanes after two recent storms that didn't live up to their threat. Some were worried about getting stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, leaving possessions behind, or running out of money on the road. Some...
  • FMS, Thyroid, and Chronic Fatigue

    02/27/2005 6:08:09 PM PST · by Just Kimberly · 7 replies · 640+ views
    Immune Support.Com ^ | 10-01-2004 | Dale Guyer, M.D.
    Dale Guyer, M.D., Patient Case Study: Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid & Adrenal Dysfunction ImmuneSupport.com 10-01-2004 Medical Commentary Note and Update Patient: Johnson, Samantha By Dale Guyer, M.D. (Based on rough draft from Patrick Perry/Saturday Evening Post) Many people walk around feeling tired, run-down and exhausted most of the time, often relying on various stimulants to make it through the day. One thing that is certain, is that these individuals do not indeed truly suffer a caffeine deficiency. In essence, there is something dysfunctional or out of balance with their internal biochemistry. Samantha's case is in many ways a...
  • Less Sleep, More Energy

    01/16/2005 3:03:17 AM PST · by The Raven · 22 replies · 1,584+ views
    Barry Yeoman and Reader's Digest ^ | Oct 2005 | Barry Yeoman
    PATRICIA PRATTIS JENNINGS, 63, FIRST TOOK PROVIGIL during a 2003 trip to Europe. Her doctor thought the drug—meant to help users suffering from a lack of sleep stay awake without jittery side effects—might counteract the jet lag that had plagued her throughout four globe-hopping decades as a pianist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Her first morning in Switzerland, she popped half a pill. Her usual fatigue disappeared almost instantly. "I felt great all day and for a number of days after that," she says. The drug worked so well that she gave her husband some when he complained of feeling...
  • TIPS & TRICKS TO FIGHT OFF FATIGUE

    11/03/2004 10:14:20 AM PST · by Jaysun · 31 replies · 1,267+ views
    11/3/2004 | Jaysun
    I frequently pull “all-nighters” because I like to trade foreign currency. It occurred to me that there might be several of you that skipped the sack last night – as I did – because of the elections. Here are some things that I’ve found helpful in fighting off fatigue from lack of sleep. Some advise against large amounts of caffeine in this situation. I disagree. I actually have a feedbag of coffee on my shoulder at all times. Try not to get out of hand though because drinking too much will make you feel irritated rather than more energetic. Eat....
  • Curing Chronic Illness Can Be Used to Destroy Either Political Party

    02/12/2004 3:20:19 PM PST · by MedicalMess · 25 replies · 1,912+ views
    Rough draft outline of Original experimentation and medical meta-analysis by Douglas R. Griffin | February 12, 2004 | Douglas R. Griffin
    Curing Chronic Illness Can Be Used To Destroy Either Political Party Ladies and Gentlemen: I present to you the world's longest running, and greatest, medical blunder, the cures for incurable diseases, and the Second Coming of Christ. There are 120 million American's with chronic illness. In 1997, researchers at Yale University were studying the clustering of autoimmune disorders in 84 families with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APLA). They stated then that if they knew what caused APLA they would know a lot more about many of the other chronic illnesses. At the same time, I was searching the Internet for information...
  • Unique Symptoms May Signal Heart Trouble in Women

    11/03/2003 4:51:33 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 8 replies · 1,674+ views
    Dr. Koop ^ | Nov. 3, 2003 | Amanda Gardner
    MONDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDayNews) -- Researchers have identified several early warning signs that may presage heart attacks in women. Severe, unexplained fatigue, trouble sleeping and shortness of breath were the main troubling symptoms that occurred in women in the month or so preceding a heart attack, reports a study in the Nov. 4 issue of Circulation. Chest pain, long considered the classic heart attack symptom, was notably absent or was described not as pain but as aching, tightness or pressure. "Less than 30 percent of the women actually complained of chest discomfort. That's the symptom we associate with the typical...
  • 'Fighting fit' Blair shows the signs of battle fatigue

    03/04/2003 6:12:35 PM PST · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 320+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2003 | Toby Helm
    When Tony Blair appeared at a press conference in Madrid last week, a journalist who had not seen him in the flesh for some years could hardly believe her eyes. "My God," she said. "How he has aged!" The Prime Minister, looking pale and haggard, had good reason to appear below his best. He had a heavy cold - some say it was flu - and had endured a terrible journey to Madrid the night before. The RAF plane that was supposed to fly him to the Spanish capital from Canterbury, where he had just attended the enthronement of the...
  • Scientist prove: The harder you work and the more stressed you are, the sicker you get

    02/19/2003 12:40:01 PM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies · 251+ views
    News in Science ^ | Feb 4 2003 | Danny Kingsley - ABC Science Online
    Employees facing downsizing get sick more often, a large-scale study shows  The harder you work and the more stressed you are, the sicker you get, a large-scale Dutch study has confirmed. And if you're threatened with downsizing, you get sick even more often. The research, part of the long-term Maastricht Cohort Study, involved 12,140 people - more than half of whom were followed over three years. Results were recently released by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, which financed the work. "A large percentage of absenteeism is caused by infections," wrote Dr Danielle Mohren of Maastricht University, who led...
  • Flexible Joints Associated With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    09/07/2002 8:04:55 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 390+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 9-6-2002 | Johns Hopkins
    Date: Posted 9/6/2002 Flexible Joints Associated With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Researchers Find Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center report that children and teens with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are three and a half times more likely to have hyperflexible joints than their healthy counterparts. The findings, reported in the September issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, contradict widely shared clinical observations that people with CFS have normal physical examinations. CFS is an often disabling constellation of fatigue- and pain-related symptoms that can interfere with daily life and cause long absences from school. "This study suggests either that hypermobility itself is...
  • Anthrax patients' ailments lingering

    04/23/2002 7:58:39 AM PDT · by Mitchell · 33 replies · 579+ views
    Washington Post via MSNBC.com ^ | April 20, 2002 | Lena H. Sum
    Six months after inhaling anthrax spores, several of the mail workers who survived the deadly disease have yet to make a full recovery and are experiencing serious fatigue and memory loss.... The only survivor who appears to have made a full recovery is Ernesto Blanco.... [This MSNBC.com article has a Washington Post byline, so click on the link to read the whole article.]