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Bodies of eight babies found in flat in Bavaria

Discovery of bodies is one of the worst cases of infanticide in German history, 45-year-old woman arrested<p>German police said on Friday they had found the bodies of eight babies in a flat in the state of Bavaria, in what could be one of the country's worst infanticide cases.<p>A 45-year-old woman …

Paris attacks: More than 100 killed in gunfire and blasts, French media say

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists -- some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them -- attacked …

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Junior doctor gives his frontline video diary

It is a dispute that has raised the very real threat of strike action in the NHS, but the government has offered an olive branch to junior doctors over their contracts.<p>The headline is an 11% increase in basic pay, but there will be cuts to extra payments for working unsociable hours.<p>Gavin Brittain, …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Gains Funding, And Controversy

People who suffer from the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome are accustomed to being dismissed by health care professionals and to only occasional mentions of their condition in the media. These past few weeks have been a notable exception, but with quite different conversations going on …

Why Coloring Is Good for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Trendiness is rarely next to Godliness. Occasionally though, every once in while, a trend comes along that is interesting, uplifting, and actually helpful. One of those trends is adult coloring books. Coloring books for adults have become so popular lately that they have topped the <i>New York Times</i> …

BMA refuses to re-enter contract talks

<b>Junior doctors' leaders have refused to return to the negotiating table despite government pleas to end the dispute over a new contract in England.</b><p>Earlier ministers had published more detail on the new deal, which included a few concessions.<p>But the British Medical Association said the contract was …

How An Introverted Parent Does Vacation

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m writing this in Amsterdam, surrounded by my sleeping family. We’re in a nice little apartment in a lovely part of the city. We arrived yesterday with severe jetlag but mostly kept our kids awake until close to bedtime. Today we dug right in, visiting …

Acupuncture And Alexander Technique Can Help Chronic Neck Pain

About one out of every six Americans has some form of neck pain, and chronic sufferers have few treatment options. But acupuncture or the Alexander technique, a system for adjusting posture, could provide some long-term relief for chronic neck pain.<p>Typical care for neck or back pain often involves …

Study: A child’s self-esteem develops by kindergarten

Behavior<p>Play ‘Rude or Right On’ with Mister Manners<p>03:11<p>Wish you could ask for a raise? How to be a ‘Gutsy Girl’ and get it!<p>05:44<p>How to handle awkward etiquette moments at the beach or barbecue<p>02:55<p>Are we ever too old to fight with our friends? Expert says…<p>07:22<p>How long should you brush your teeth? …

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Study: Putting kids to bed early means better mental health... for mom

Parents looking for a simple sanity saver may find it by adjusting their children’s bedtimes: Kids who fall asleep early are more likely to be healthier, and their moms have better mental health, research has found.<p>“So mums and dads, getting kids to bed early is not just great for them. It’s good …

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The Way You're Working Isn't Working

You dread going to work in the morning.<p>Maybe you don't feel appreciated by your boss.<p>Or you find it difficult to get your most important work done amid all the distractions and To-Do's on your list.<p>Perhaps you're starting to feel like what you're doing doesn't make much of a difference anyway.<p>By …

Schoolchildren could be working until they're 100, says expert

Speaking at a headteachers' conference, Rohit Talwar will call on schools to think about how they can prepare pupils for the changing world of work<p>Teachers should prepare schoolchildren for a future that could see them having to work 40 different jobs until they reach 100, as many occupations are …

Foot Pain in Fibromyalgia

Does fibromyalgia cause foot pain? Certainly, with this condition, pain can hit anywhere, at any intensity, at any time. Several studies show that we …

Fibromyalgia? Try tai chi

Tai chi is a slow, meditative martial art.<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Study suggests Tai chi as a good exercise for fibromyalgia patients<br>• Tai chi practicers experienced less pain, stiffness and fatigue<br>• Doctor says the benefits of tai chi were also lasting<p><b>RELATED TOPICS</b><p>Exercise and Fitness<br>• Fibromyalgia<br>• Health and …

Exploring the Research on Homeopathic Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic ailment without a known cause and without a safe, effective conventional medical treatment. However, the three to six million Americans who suffer with fibromyalgia will be pleased to know that several studies published in leading medical journals have found outstanding …

Brain Fog in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Brain fog is a classic part of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, presenting as:<p>Horrible short-term memory,<br>• Difficulty with word finding and word substitution (e.g., substituting the word "fork" for "knife"), and<br>• Occasional disorientation — Approximately 30 percent of those with CFS or …

Sleep Problems Triple Women's Fibromyalgia Risk

<i>By Anne Harding</i><p>Women plagued by sleep problems have more than triple the risk of developing the pain disorder fibromyalgia compared to their better-rested peers, a new study from Norway suggests.<p>The more often a woman experienced insomnia and other sleep problems, the more likely she was to have …

Is Fibromyalgia an Autoimmune Disease

Fibromyalgia is not currently classified as an autoimmune disease. However, we can't definitively say it's not one since we still don't know the …

Sjogren's in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tennis star Venus Williams went public in 2014 about an illness that has given her trouble for years—Sjogren's syndrome. (Pronounced SHOW-grins.) We …

New research sheds light on mysterious fibromyalgia pain

This new understanding of fibromyalgia will hopefully lead to better treatments, doctors and researchers say.<p>Fibromyalgia affects 1% to 5% of Americans, mainly women, but until recently, scientists had no idea what might be causing its severe and mysterious pains. For decades, doctors told patients …

An Alternative Approach to Treating Fibromyalgia

Many of my patients with fibromyalgia carry with them the daily burden of fatigue, "all over body pain," sleep problems, mood symptoms, and sometimes even irritable bowel symptoms and palpitations. These are just some of the examples of symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. So, for patients …

Treating Fibromyalgia, Naturally

Becca first came in to see me a year ago for a combination of symptoms that lingered after a bad virus and months of overwork: nausea, weakness, dizziness, crushing fatigue and hip pain. A self-deprecating and put-together 28-year-old looking forward to her wedding in less than a year, Becca …

Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Myth? No, But It Just Might Be a Sleep Disorder

<i>By Gerard Meskill, M.D.</i><p>Nobody says, "I don't believe hypertension exists," or "I don't believe 'stroke' is a real thing." People with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) suffer not only from constant widespread pain, but they also sometimes face judgment and distrust from medical professionals who doubt if …

How to Explain Fibromyalgia

Question:<p><i>"Most of the people in my life don't know anything about fibromyalgia. I've tried to explain it, but it's so complicated that I just don't</i> …

Vitamin D Could Ease Chronic Pain In Fibromyalgia Patients

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 01/17/2014 10:23 AM EST on LiveScience<p>Taking vitamin D supplements may alleviate chronic pain in people with fibromyalgia who have low levels of the vitamin, according to a new study from Austria.<p>Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome suffer from chronic, …

Adrienne Dellwo - Verywell Health

Highlights<p>Advocate for those living with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome<br>• Experienced journalist diagnosed with fibromyalgia in November …

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Rhodiola Rosea for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

Rhodiola rosea is a root that grows in high-altitude regions, such as the Himalayas. It's also called golden root. Research has connected it to a …