Ginseng Significantly Improved Fatigue in Cancer Patients after Just 8 Weeks
High doses of the herb American ginseng helped patients fight cancer-related fatigue, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.
Sleep Quality Improves Over a Lifetime, Seniors Have Better Sleep and Less Fatigue
It is generally thought that older people tend to suffer poorer sleep than their younger counterparts, but researchers in a recent study reveal the opposite, that sleep quality appears to improve over a lifetime.
Science Retracts CFS Report, Cites Poor Quality Control
Citing poor quality control in a number of specific experiments, the journal Science has retracted an October 2009 study investigating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) identifying an infectious retrovirus called xenotropic murine leukemia (XMRV) in a majority of the patients affected by CFS.
Cargo Pilots Left Out of New FAA Fatigue Rule, File Appeal
The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) filed a Petition for Review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Thursday in order to challenge FAA's exclusion of cargo operations from the final flight and duty time rule.
Fatigue from Chemotherapy May Worsen Over Time
Women treating breast cancer with chemotherapy may experience exhaustion for a years following treatment, a new study confirms.
Chronic Fatigue Not Linked to XMRV Virus, Study Finds
Researchers have rejected the link between chronic fatigue syndrome and the XMRV virus as the disease's cause.
Experts seek reforms to prevent errors from medical resident fatigue, lack of supervision
A group of 26 of the nation's leaders in medicine, health care, patient safety, and research today called for sweeping changes in the design, supervision and financing of U.S. hospital residency care programs to protect patients from serious, preventable medical errors, and end dangerously long work hours for physicians in training.
Ethnic minorities are 'silent sufferers' of chronic fatigue syndrome
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.
Poor sleep quality is associated with greater disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients
A study in the Feb. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that poor sleep quality correlated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, greater pain severity, increased fatigue, and greater functional disability in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The study suggests that addressing sleep problems via pharmacological or behavioral interventions may have a critical impact on the health and lives of patients with RA.
Measuring fatigue through the voice
What can scientists learn from watching a group of people sitting around, chatting, playing movies, reading, and happily making new friends? Quite a lot, says University of Melbourne, Australia acoustician Adam Vogel, who carefully observed this sort of group in a fatigue management study he and his colleagues describe this month in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Boosting supply of key brain chemical reduces fatigue in mice
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have "engineered" a mouse that can run on a treadmill twice as long as a normal mouse by increasing its supply of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter essential for muscle contraction.
Fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness should be assessed separately in Parkinson's
Nearly three-quarters of patients with Parkinson's disease experience fatigue or excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), but clinicians should assess both problems separately in order to improve the profession's understanding of their distinct, but overlapping, physiology.