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How yoga can help breast cancer patients

Posted March 6, 2014

A new study has found that yoga can combat the fatigue suffered by breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy to improve their overall quality of life – both during and after treatment. Fatigue is a common side effect of radiation therapy, which is one of the main treatments for cancer, but yoga appears to combat the fatigue by regulating stress hormones, according to the study’s findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Blue light may fight fatigue around the clock

Posted February 4, 2014

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found that exposure to short wavelength, or blue light, during the biological day directly and immediately improves alertness and performance. These findings are published in the February issue of Sleep.

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Yoga can lower fatigue, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Posted January 29, 2014

Practicing yoga for as little as three months can reduce fatigue and lower inflammation in breast cancer survivors, according to new research. The more the women in the study practiced yoga, the better their results.

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5 Ways to Overcome Compassion Fatigue

Posted January 3, 2014

Around this time of year, we all feel like we’re being pulled in a thousand directions. There are so many things that we feel like we should be doing – volunteering; giving to charity; going to see our families, old friends, lonely neighbors, etc. But, can caring too much actually hurt us? The answer might surprise you.

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IV vitamin C infusions reduce muscle fatigue associated with COPD

Posted December 5, 2013

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a rather vague name for a chronic disorder that inhibits breathing and oxygen delivery to the blood. It manifests in decreased lung capacity from various reasons and inhibits breathing. It can get progressively worse, leading to chronic bronchitis or emphysema.

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Vitamin C could ease muscle fatigue in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

Posted November 8, 2013

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—a health problem in which the lungs lose their inherent springiness, making it progressively harder to breathe—can have a dramatic effect on the ability to exercise and even perform simple activities of daily life because of the disease’s fallout effects on skeletal muscles. Several factors have been implicated in these muscle problems.

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Prostate cancer survivors fight fatigue with Qigong

Posted November 4, 2013

The flowing movements and meditative exercises of the mind-body activity Qigong may help survivors of prostate cancer to combat fatigue. These are the findings of a trial study led by Dr. Anita Y. Kinney at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Dr. Rebecca Campo at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study took place at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, and was published in Springer’s Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

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This Chinese exercise may help with prostate cancer fatigue

Posted November 1, 2013

As men age the fear of prostate cancer rises. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer which men suffer from and is associated with severe morbidity and mortality. Due to concerns about the painful side effects from orthodox medical interventions, alternative treatments are often desired to help men deal with prostate cancer. A form of ancient Chinese medicine, Qigong, which involves gentle forms of exercise, has emerged as helping men in their struggle with this condition.

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Certain type of fat could help humans lose weight

Posted October 3, 2013

A diet high in a certain type of fat may actually increase metabolism, according to recent research by Texas Tech University nutrition scientists. After studying genetically modified mice, the discovery could lead to supplements and a diet regime that will increase metabolism and decrease muscle fatigue in humans.

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From Fatigued to Fantastic!: You CAN Effectively Treat CFS, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Muscle Pain

Posted September 30, 2013

The “perfect storm” for Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, and fatigue in general is preparing to hit. A combination of poor nutrition, decreasing sleep, increasing stress and environmental toxins has created a human energy crisis of unprecedented proportions.

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