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2011-07-16 00:00:36

Fatigue is a common problem with many possible causes. Medical treatment or lifestyle changes can help alleviate fatigue once the cause is identified. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 Feeling tired? Fatigue is one of the most common problems people report to their doctors, according to Boosting Your Energy, a newly revised Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School. As many as 14% of men and 20% of women say they feel "frequently fatigued." Fatigue is a symptom, not a disease, and...

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2011-06-30 05:15:00

Hard-to-treat chronic pain, a condition that inflicts at least 116 million adult Americans a year, can cost the nation anywhere between $560 billion to $635 billion each year, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Addressing the highly common condition that is preventable and could be better managed requires a comprehensive strategy encompassing lost productivity and healthcare expenses, the report suggests. Chronic pain is described as pain that lasts for more than...

2011-06-29 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A broad group of consumers, health professionals and advocates today - including members of The Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women - joined to release a statement praising the Institute of Medicine's Relieving Pain in America: Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Treatment and Research, tackling a major health problem that impacts 116 million Americans and costs over $500 billion a year. "As organizations representing millions of Americans...

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2011-06-01 06:05:00

A 2009 study that suggested chronic fatigue syndrome was caused by a mouse virus has been challenged by a recent study that claims the results were based on contaminated lab samples. "There is no evidence of this mouse virus in human blood," says lead author of the current study Jay Levy of the University of California at San Francisco. In 2009, Nevada researchers announced a headline-making discovery that linked a mouse-related virus to a number of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome,...

2011-05-31 15:31:45

Two years ago, a widely publicized scientific report plucked an old mouse virus out of obscurity and held it up as a possible cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. According to a new study published today by a group of researchers in California, Wisconsin and Illinois, that report was wrong. The mouse virus is not the culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, said University of California, San Francisco Professor Jay A. Levy, MD, the senior author on the study, published this week by the journal...

2011-05-27 00:00:28

James L. Wilson DC, ND, PhD invited to present adrenal fatigue syndrome as a global health issue to international medical community. The combined, near perfect storm of several recent events in the world, including the major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant destruction in Japan, have led to stress levels not often experienced in individual lives. Prolonged stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices adversely affect the body's energy producing mechanisms, setting up physiological conditions...

2011-05-24 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The CFIDS Association of America today launched the Research1st.com website (http://www.research1st.com), which is intended to become a one-stop shop for the most current and reliable information about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)-related research being conducted by top-flight scientists worldwide. "There is exciting biomedical research underway that gives us reason to hope for improvements in CFS diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, a...

2011-05-16 17:28:47

Childhood physical abuse is associated with significantly elevated rates of functional somatic syndromes such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and multiple chemical sensitivities among women, according to new findings by University of Toronto researchers. The research will be published in this month's issue of the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. "Women who reported they had been physically abused as children have twice the odds of chronic fatigue syndrome and...

2011-03-23 07:52:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by unexplained and debilitating tiredness and is associated with headaches, disrupted sleep, muscle pain and difficulty in concentrating. New research shows that ethnicity, depression, lack of exercise or social support, and social difficulties are major risk factors for CFS. A multi-institute study funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), involving researchers across London and Manchester, looked at data from over 4000...

2011-03-21 16:24:17

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by unexplained and debilitating tiredness and is associated with headaches, disrupted sleep, muscle pain and difficulty in concentrating. New research published by BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine shows that ethnicity, depression, lack of exercise or social support, and social difficulties are major risk factors for CFS. A multi-institute study funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), involving researchers across London and...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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