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  • 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.]