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2011-09-14 12:57:12

The study has been published in the European Journal of Cancer Care In Spain, 5-year survival following breast cancer diagnosis is more than 83%. Around 66% suffer fatigue following treatment. A Spanish research establishes the factors associated with tiredness in cancer survivors to improve their quality of life and rehabilitation. "Cancer-related fatigue is the symptom that most limits quality of life and is most common in patients that survive cancerous processes," explained Manuel...

2011-09-09 11:29:35

New commentary in the FASEB Journal suggests that patients and physicians should take a different approach in diagnosing chronic Lyme disease and use only approved diagnostic tools A new commentary published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) argues that patients should be diligent and demand proof of safety and benefit before beginning any treatment regimen for chronic pain, as some treatments have very little scientific evidence that they actually alleviate the...

2011-09-01 21:05:00

Lupus Research Institute Urges Women to Seek Medical Attention for Severe Fatigue and Joint Pain New York, NY (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 The stunning announcement last night of Venus Williamsâ withdrawal from the U.S. Open tennis tournament due to a debilitating and difficult to diagnose autoimmune disease is important news for all women suffering similar symptoms. The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) President Margaret Dowd encourages women to speak to their physician if they...

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...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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