- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Researchers to Study Fatigue
A molecular biologist at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation has received a $125,000 grant from a patient advocacy organization to study the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Getting damages after firing gets tricky
Until recently, courts often awarded extra damages to terminated employees because their boss fired them in a way that was unfair or showed bad faith.
Stimulating Recovery From Chronic Stress Disorders: Novel Approach Uses Body’s ‘Fight Or Flight’ Mechanism
A Canadian/U.S. research team has reported a novel approach to stimulating recovery from chronic stress disorders. Details of the therapeutic model, which exploits the natural dynamics of the body’s “fight or flight” system, are published in the journal PLoS Computational Biology. In contrast to conventional time-invariant therapy, the researchers propose a well-directed therapeutic push delivered according to an optimal treatment schedule.
Recalibrating ‘Fight Or Flight’
The hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal (HPA) axis constitutes one of the body’s major control systems, serving to maintain body homeostasis with hormone feedback regulatory loops. If the HPA axis is driven very far from its natural homeostatic rest point, it may be unable to fully recover the healthy physiologic state. Under such conditions, the HPA axis dysfunction may become chronic. HPA axis dysfunction has been characterized in disorders including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), depression, post- traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer disease.
Kind of catches the mood of the season, doesnt it. It resonates with the Winter hDepression Syndrome (WDS) that keeps Psychologists busy at this time of year. It links with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and its flu-like symptoms. If youre not feeling tip-top, chances are youve caught one of them. Not to worry, itll pass in April. Or even March in a good year. But for now were stuck with the gloom that Nash eloquently described.
Gutsy teen shaves head for charity
A COURAGEOUS 17-year-old girl raised more than 400 for charity last weekend by shaving off her hair. Sinad Bolger from Knoc-keen, Butlerstown had her pretty hair shaved off in Keville Hairdressing in Georges Court to raise money for ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Life Of Constant Pain Is Strain For Many
For more than 20 years, Choctaw resident Brenda Finch has been living in constant pain. Sure, from the outside, she looks like a healthy adult. Inside, she is in constant suffering. Finch describes the pain as similar to the achiness that accompanies a fever. That pain, paired with constant exhaustion and other ailments, makes it difficult for Finch to leave the couch on some days.
Advances in Science and Treatment of Pain Presented at 25th Annual American Academy of Pain
The American Academy of Pain Medicine’s (AAPM) 2009 Annual Meeting – its 25th Anniversary – will take place in Hawaii this week with over 200 scientific posters, presentations and sessions. More than 750 physicians and other healthcare providers who research pain, or treat patients with pain, will attend.
Imbalance is behind sensitivity syndrome
Fibromyalgia (FMS) is known to be a central sensitivity syndrome. (CSS) occurs when the central nerve system (brain and spinal cord) becomes hypersensitive to stimulus. Patients with CSS experience an exaggerated response to painful stimulus, prolonged length of response after brief stimulus and pain after simple touching due to a reduction of pain threshold.
Courts Rule in Favor of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Lourdes Salvador February 01, 2009Two courts recently ruled in favor of allowing multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) legal claims to move forward. First, seven former employees of Moore County, North Caroline were given permission to continue pursuing their worker compensation claims for sick building syndrome.
Lack of Balance Linked to Fibromyalgia
When it comes to bad balance and frequent falls, we tend to think of the frail and elderly as being at the highest risk. However, new research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have significantly impaired balance and increased fall frequency. Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University believe that peripheral and central mechanisms of postural control may be affected in fibromyalgia.
CoQ10 Supplementation Beneficial for Fibromyalgia
Researchers in Spain say that Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential electron carrier in the mitochondrial respiratory chain and a strong antioxidant. “It is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance present in every cell of the body and serves as a coenzyme for several of the key enzymatic steps in the production of energy within the cell. It also functions as an antioxidant, which is important in its clinical effects” (Langsjoen, 1994).