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Physicians at Northwestern Memorial Offer Sun Safety Tips Just in Time for the Start of Summer

... that cooling system. Other measures to avoid heat exhaustion include: -- Limiting time spent outdoors if ... treats over 100 cases of heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses every summer. He says symptoms of heat exhaustion can vary, but generally include muscle cramping, ...

Immune exhaustion driven by antigen in chronic viral infection

... wear out. Researchers at Emory Vaccine Center have demonstrated that exhaustion is driven by how the immune system detects infecting viruses. To ... demonstrates how the level of antigen present is the motor behind immune exhaustion during the chronic infection. "Early on, the T cells were healthier ...

Activity-Linked Heat Illness Needs Prompt Attention

... whole-body cooling, preferably through immersion in cold water. Heat exhaustion is moderately serious, usually resulting from fluid or sodium loss in the ... stomach/intestinal cramps or persistent muscle cramps are its signs. Heat exhaustion patients need to move to a cool, shaded environment, with feet elevated, ...

Muscle Fatigue Drug May Fight Heart Failure

... enzyme that damages the muscle fibers, leading to the overall feeling of exhaustion for days or weeks afterward. This same leak was previously discovered ... days, the findings suggest the drug may provide relief from the severe exhaustion that prevents patients with chronic heart failure from performing simple ...

Exercising judgment: The psychology of fitness

... He says his team hasnt pushed anyone to the state of self-control exhaustion in the laboratory. But it appears that people begin to conserve their self-control as they approach exhaustion in the same way they would if they were getting physically tired. Plus, ...

Oral Thermometers Can't Assess Exercise Heat Stroke

... accurately gauge core body temperatures in athletes with suspected heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a new study warns. Researchers say rectal thermometers ... in determining whether an athlete may be suffering from non-lethal heat exhaustion or potentially fatal heat stroke. "Heat stroke is an ever present risk ...

Breakfast Anyone? Lifestyle Foods Launches Two Energizing Snacks Containing Under 200 Calories

... YORK, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- When the alarm clock is screaming and exhaustion kicks in, there is often little room for making sophisticated breakfast decisions. Leading a healthy lifestyle can be a struggle when you're already ...

Appetite-stimulating hormone is first potential medical treatment for frailty in older women

... appetite, was administered to older women diagnosed with frailty, a common geriatric syndrome characterized by unintentional weight loss, weakness, exhaustion and low levels of anabolic hormones which increases risk of falls, hospitalizations, disability, and death. Those who received ghrelin infusions ...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

... measures and legal fees. Other physicians in Dr. Tiller's position have been forced to abandon their abortion practices out of sheer stress and exhaustion or out of necessity to protect themselves and their families. Quite simply, without Dr. Tiller women would lose access to a vital reproductive ...

Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise

... quickly, but they might want to be careful." Other things to keep in mind if exercising while pregnant: Avoid exercising to the point of exhaustion or breathlessness, as that could affect the oxygen supply to the fetus. Avoid overheating, which can affect the baby's development. Don't exercise ...

Stress and its Remedies

... High cortisol levels suppress the immune system, which sets the stage for allergic responses, yeast overgrowth and chronic infections. THE exhaustion STAGE: The body's ability to produce cortisol declines, leading to adrenal exhaustion. Excessive fatigue, reduced ability to concentrate, alcohol ...

Mental Exhaustion Impedes Physical Performance

... Researchers say finding could serve as model for diagnosing chronic fatigue FRIDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Mental exhaustion may lead people to believe they are physical fatigued sooner than normal, a new study suggests. A United Kingdom study found that performing ...

South Carolina Plastic Surgeon Helps New Moms Restore their Bodies with a Mommy Makeover

... after pregnancy. There are also many other procedures, both non-surgical and surgical, that can be included in a Mommy Makeover to address signs of exhaustion or aging in the face and other concerns. Dr. Ram Kalus is a board-certified Columbia, South Carolina plastic surgeon who is experienced and ...

Top Executives Tap Top Docs for Recession-Proof Relief

... insomnia which can further lead to depression, ulcers, even death if not diagnosed and treated early. "Executives often got to the point of exhaustion and developed significant health issues by simply ignoring the signs. Now they want more personalized attention, relief and medical direction from ...

NFID Expands Educational Efforts To Reach Racial, Ethnic Families About Dangers of Meningitis

... to diagnose since early symptoms resemble the flu. Symptoms of meningococcal disease may include high fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, exhaustion and/or a rash. Nearly 15 percent of adolescents infected with the disease will die. Of those who survive, about 20 percent will be left with ...

Registered Nurses at UW Medical Center Hold Candlelight Vigil to Highlight Concerns for Quality and Safe Patient Care

... Hospital's repeated attempts to take away every advantage contained in the current contract which ensures safe patient care and protects nurses from exhaustion and burnout. While UWMC is a State organization, no direct funds are allocated by the State for wage increases for the nursing staff. According to ...

Hurricane preparedness survey: Worries about drinking water and medical care

... in their storm-related concerns. They are more likely to be very worried about getting needed medical care (50% compared to 28%), suffering from heat exhaustion (45% compared to 23%), having enough fresh water to drink (41% compared to 27%), and having necessary prescription drugs (41% compared to 19%). ...

Lead shot and sinkers: Weighty implications for fish and wildlife health

... wildlife species. Although fish ingest sinkers, jigs, and hooks, mortality in fish seems to be related to injury, blood loss, exposure to air and exhaustion rather than the lead toxicity that affects warm-blooded species. Although lead from spent ammunition and lost fishing tackle is not readily ...

Medical Director for Renowned Los Angeles Jewish Home Offers Top Tips to Elderly in Coping With Searing Temperatures Across U.S.

... (above 103 degrees F) -- Red, hot and dry skin (no sweating) -- Rapid, strong pulse -- Throbbing headache -- Dizziness -- Nausea Heat exhaustion signs and symptoms include: -- Heavy sweating -- Paleness -- Muscle cramps -- Tiredness -- Weakness -- Dizziness -- Headache -- Nausea or ...

Crop Workers Have Highest Heat-Related Death Rate

... and Mortality Weekly Report . Heat-related illnesses range from minor problems such as heat cramps and rashes to serious problems such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. In heat stroke, body temperature rises to a dangerous level. This can be deadly if medical care is not provided immediately. ...

Rutgers College of Nursing's Linda Flynn to receive N.J. Governor's Nursing Merit Award

... comprehensive surveys of New Jersey nurses ever conducted. Flynns survey indicated that New Jersey registered nurses are teetering on the brink of exhaustion due to heavier work loads, feeling that they are not able to provide proper patient care and receiving little support from management. The survey ...

NJSNA honors Rutgers College of Nursing's Linda Flynn for excellence in research

... comprehensive surveys of New Jersey nurses ever conducted. Flynns survey indicated that New Jersey registered nurses are teetering on the brink of exhaustion due to heavier work loads, feeling that they are not able to provide proper patient care and receiving little support from management. The survey ...

N.J. nurses are overworked according to Rutgers College of Nursing professor

... (NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 12, 2007) New Jersey registered nurses are teetering on the brink of exhaustion due to heavier work loads, feeling that they are not able to provide proper patient care and receiving little support from management, according to a ...

Exercise and psychological counseling could ease cancer-related fatigue

... relationships with others and physical and emotional well-being. There has been growing interest in helping these patients manage the symptoms of exhaustion with nonpharmacological treatments, and the systematic review aimed to determine the effectiveness of psychological therapy and exercise in meeting ...

As Sunlight Fades, Look Out for SAD

... the condition, which affects more women than men and tends to start appearing in the teen years. "This condition, characterized by depression, exhaustion and lack of interest in people and regular activities, interferes with a person's outlook on life and ability to function properly," Halaris said. ...

Crossfit Workout Challenge Raises Over $500,000 in Four Hours for Athletes for a Cure

... include a medicine ball throw, a deadlift, a box jump, a military press and a rowing machine. The full-body workout is designed to be completed until exhaustion and many professional athletes from the NFL, the NBA and boxing have failed to complete even one set. Participants in the Fight Gone Bad Challenge ...

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Receives Grant to Improve Alzheimer's Support

... members provide the bulk of support and assistance for their loved ones," said Secretary Dowd Eisenhower. "Caregivers are susceptible to stress and exhaustion while tending to someone with this difficult disease and the grant money enables us to better serve people living with Alzheimer's and enhance the ...

Take Fatigue Seriously - Says Researcher

... are differences between tiredness, fatigue and exhaustion and that recognizing those distinctions will help ... new definitions for tiredness, fatigue and exhaustion and argues that they represent various points on ... once viewed as important. Individuals with exhaustion report frank confusion that resembles delirium, ...

Dangers of heat

... exposure to high temperatures can lead to heat exhaustion and eventually to heatstroke. Vulnerable people ... 45C, everybody is potentially at risk. Heat exhaustion refers to overheating of the body due to ... salt depletion. People who suffer from heat exhaustion have often been taking part in strenuous physical ...

Alcoholics by All Means Should Avoid Stress During Early Abstinence

... minutes to a workload gradually increased at three-minute intervals until exhaustion (considered a highly reproducible and reliable form of stress). The ... abstinence. However, in the absence of HPA reactivity, exercise until exhaustion may produce stressful deleterious effects, because alcohol-dependent ...

Burnout Explains Link Between Job Strain and Depression

... sample of 3,270 Finnish workers. Workers with high scores for exhaustion and cynicism and low scores for professional effectiveness were considered ... and low control. The concept of job burnout—defined as "a state of exhaustion combined with doubts about the value of one's own work and competence"—is ...

Immune Response Of Human Beings Can Be Re-energized

... therapeutic vaccines. The CD8 T cells of the immune system are subject to exhaustion while combating persistent viral infection, and become less effective over ... of CD8 T cells in mice. The discovery raises the possibility that CD8 cell exhaustion can be reversed in human patients, reinvigorating the immune system's ...

Drug Patent Compulsory Licensing

... Cahoy's approach establishes full market compensation as the default policy for every country. He also identifies the adoption of a national exhaustion rule, which would limit importation into non-licensing countries, and manufacturing limits as important elements to any new compensation system. ...

Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

... their patients. The virtual reality format of the RLS Simulator may help convey the impact RLS symptoms have on a patients life, showing the exhaustion these symptoms can cause due to the uncontrollable urge to move the legs at night which may interfere with the ability to sleep. According to the ...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

... signs. Also, be alert to other heat-related afflictions such as heat cramps - characterized by muscle spasms and a normal temperature; and heat exhaustion - evidenced by pale, moist skin; headache; dizziness; nausea; increased heart rate; low blood pressure; elevated temperature; and profuse sweating. ...

Research Suggests Breast Cancer Fatigue Begins Before Chemo

... Sometimes they say it never goes away. Fatigue related to cancer treatment is described as a distressing, persistent, sense of tiredness or exhaustion that is not proportional to activity. The factors associated with fatigue are the presence and severity of anxiety, pain, lower sleep quality, ...

Suicide Among Returning US Soldiers on the Rise

... of a mental health disorder keeps them from seeking help. Army Capt. Michael Pelkey, who suffered from night sweats, anxiety, headaches and exhaustion when he returned, sought help at Fort Sill, Okla. His wife, Stefanie, said the mental health facility there was understaffed and Michael was told ...

American Who Set Off TB Scare Apologizes, Lung Surgery an Option for Him

... holding up the possibility of surgically removing the infected tissue from his lung. "I've lived in this state of constant fear and anxiety and exhaustion for a week now, and to think that someone else is now feeling that, I wouldn't want anyone to feel that way. It's awful," Andrew Speaker, speaking ...

Rest for Doctors to Ensure Patients’ Safet

... to increase their efficiency in UK. // A study which enquired 1,400 medics found that cutting down working hours alone is not enough to reduce exhaustion and that change in the design of rotas was essential. The Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal study was conducted by researchers at ...
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