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  • Women’s rights prof arrested for beating up boyfriend on Valentine’s Day

    03/04/2015 5:39:23 AM PST · 39 of 55
    Chickensoup to Telepathic Intruder

    well if that last post of mine is not a thread-killer, then I am not chickensoup.

  • Women’s rights prof arrested for beating up boyfriend on Valentine’s Day

    03/04/2015 5:37:20 AM PST · 38 of 55
    Chickensoup to Telepathic Intruder

    What our forefathers and mothers understood, which we do not, is that sex and love are burning fires. Dangerous things to be managed carefully and within the bounds of commitment.

    On some level her reaction is normative, to be hurt to the quick by a sexual transgression by someone she has mistaken as being committed to her. Passion is deep dark dangerous and irrational.

    This is one of the major reasons our ancestors in Western Civ put such taboos around extramarital sex and adultery.

  • Women’s rights prof arrested for beating up boyfriend on Valentine’s Day

    03/04/2015 5:28:57 AM PST · 35 of 55
    Chickensoup to Telepathic Intruder

    I do my part in orienting them buy telling them, no commitment, no expectations. That angers the women and cheers up the men.

  • Women’s rights prof arrested for beating up boyfriend on Valentine’s Day

    03/04/2015 4:57:05 AM PST · 29 of 55
    Chickensoup to Telepathic Intruder

    I notice that, in my column people write to tell me about cheating boyfriends.

    There is no such thing as a cheating boyfriend or girlfriend, just someone seeking new opportunity.

    No commitment, no cheating.

  • 35 hilariously bad Kindle book covers

    03/03/2015 6:42:05 PM PST · 35 of 47
    Chickensoup to NorthstarMom

    The Henty’s are fine, but Elsie Dinsmore just left me cold. How to train a daughter to put up with abuse and neglect.

  • Newly discovered hormone mimics the effects of exercise

    03/03/2015 6:10:32 PM PST · 17 of 18
    Chickensoup to Mears

    I’m an 82 year old woman and I got the joke.


    We have a new, younger, more innocent generation here at FR.

  • Audible ads on web pages......

    03/03/2015 1:03:43 PM PST · 28 of 39
    Chickensoup to PoloSec

    Thank you for the adblock plus tip. First time I have been able to visit brietbart without a long wait and slowness in processing.

  • Audible ads on web pages......

    03/03/2015 12:04:34 PM PST · 20 of 39
    Chickensoup to Boogieman


  • Pelosi 'near tears' at Bibi 'insult'

    03/03/2015 9:56:51 AM PST · 20 of 95
    Chickensoup to ColdOne

    drama queen

    she has been an decades long insult to this country

  • Matt DeHart's quest for asylum is over: Canada delivers alleged hacker to U.S. agents

    03/01/2015 7:48:26 PM PST · 5 of 6
    Chickensoup to driftdiver

    I no longer believe any story, particularly a story that has someone targeted by the administration or any regulatory agency, that all of a sudden has someone arrested for child porn on the computer.

    Easy evidence to plant, and immediately makes the target a pariah, without due process.

    This is the sort of thing leftists have done worldwide to denounce people.

    Don’t jump to conclusions. The government and its minions lie.

  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson gets CPAC standing ovation as he slams hippies

    02/28/2015 4:48:23 PM PST · 41 of 48
    Chickensoup to MNDude

    These STDS include herpes, genital warts chlamydia, as well as the well known STDS.

    It is a believable figure.

  • Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll; Cruz Finishes Third

    02/28/2015 4:37:08 PM PST · 57 of 90
    Chickensoup to Lumper20

    Except the Veep doesn’t have the ability to straighten out anything. Put Carson in the Cabinet.

  • Trigonometry Is Racist!

    02/28/2015 4:14:53 PM PST · 143 of 151
    Chickensoup to jacquej

    Then you had better homeschool for not much or any of your list is in the current curicullumn of your local schools.

    I homeschooled and all my children are doing well.

    Homeschool story.

    When my second was 8 years old her uncle and aunt gave her a teddy with clothes. She was showing it to her homeschooled friends and said: I am naming him Scipio Africanus.

    To which her homeschool peer replied: You’re naming your teddy after a Roman general?

  • Trigonometry Is Racist!

    02/28/2015 4:09:02 PM PST · 142 of 151
    Chickensoup to Steelfish

    It is also sexist.

  • Should President Obama, or any President, be allowed to serve a third term?

    02/28/2015 3:32:34 PM PST · 80 of 94
    Chickensoup to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    1- six-year term max for President
    1 - six-year max term for Senators
    1 - four-year terms max for Congresmen

    unpaid. They have to raise their own support not to exceed 100K per year.

    And they cannot come back to Washington or lobby either before or after the term. Any influence peddling before or after is a 30 year sentence.

    All bureaucrats must hand in resignations. Some will be rehired. about 10%

  • William Shatner reveals he will miss Leonard Nimoy’s funeral: ‘I feel really awful’

    02/28/2015 2:56:50 PM PST · 45 of 84
    Chickensoup to Berlin_Freeper

    Funny, at Shatner’s age, all event planners have a backup.

  • William Shatner reveals he will miss Leonard Nimoy’s funeral: ‘I feel really awful’

    02/28/2015 2:45:28 PM PST · 39 of 84
    Chickensoup to jonrick46

    Shatner could get himself on a general aviation jet and there if it were warranted.

  • ‘Traditional Marriage’ Disgusts NRO Writer

    02/28/2015 2:01:15 PM PST · 63 of 65
    Chickensoup to Mr Rogers

    How sad. And expected.

    Anyone under 35 or 40 today is doing exactly as they have been taught, for most are obedient.

  • ‘Traditional Marriage’ Disgusts NRO Writer

    02/27/2015 6:21:43 PM PST · 33 of 65
    Chickensoup to driftless2

    My NR is a gift. I read Chronicles and Human Events to get a conservative perspective.

    I love Steyn and cannot believe he has not been snapped up by another site.

  • Only one-quarter of Americans plan to retire

    02/27/2015 5:58:08 PM PST · 29 of 34
    Chickensoup to Diana in Wisconsin

    You get half. If he dies before he reaches his full retirement age, you get all.

    Something to think about...LOL

    (in the same boat)

  • Only one-quarter of Americans plan to retire

    02/27/2015 5:56:17 PM PST · 28 of 34
    Chickensoup to Graybeard58

    Some Levites worked in the temple starting at age 20 and by law, quit at age 50.


    flipping government workers.

  • ‘Traditional Marriage’ Disgusts NRO Writer

    02/27/2015 5:50:55 PM PST · 13 of 65
    Chickensoup to driftless2

    I thought that Steyn was forced out because of the Michael Mann lawsuit.

  • NYC Cabbie Tells Jewish Passenger 'All Jews Must Die'

    02/27/2015 1:10:46 PM PST · 61 of 62
    Chickensoup to surrey

    One word: Uber.

    I think that the reason Uber is getting so big is the quality of the drivers has deteriorated.

  • The myth about warming up your car on a cold day

    02/27/2015 12:30:01 PM PST · 129 of 140
    Chickensoup to Malsua

    Thank you for answering

  • Scott Walker Winning Support Across Entire GOP Spectrum

    02/27/2015 5:41:00 AM PST · 12 of 21
    Chickensoup to cotton1706

    Time to elect grownups

    Walker as president.

    I prefer Cruz in the Senate as leader and taking no prisoners.

    Gowdy policing the House

    Paul in Cabinet rolling back bureaucracies

    Carson overseeing HHS

    Perhaps Kasich as Vice, to go out and sell Freedom daily speech after speech.

  • The myth about warming up your car on a cold day

    02/27/2015 5:23:40 AM PST · 112 of 140
    Chickensoup to Malsua

    How warm? 2 minutes? Five minutes?

  • Report: Schweich believed he was target of smears prior to death

    02/26/2015 8:40:29 PM PST · 11 of 27
    Chickensoup to Diamond

    I understand he had a couple of phone calls prior to death.

    I do not believe anything by MSM or current administration.

    Too many conservatives conveniently die.

  • School policy under fire after 1st-grader tardy [Oregon]

    02/26/2015 8:37:40 PM PST · 13 of 54
    Chickensoup to Timber Rattler

    This is Holder’s punishment parity for the different races in action. Have to get the white infarctions up there with the black ones.

  • The myth about warming up your car on a cold day

    02/26/2015 8:33:42 PM PST · 103 of 140
    Chickensoup to Malsua

    what about turbodeisels?

  • The myth about warming up your car on a cold day

    02/26/2015 8:31:49 PM PST · 102 of 140
    Chickensoup to rickmichaels

    I have a 2013 diesel and my son says I need to warm it when it is a cold start and not in the garage.

  • Cruz: "The Next 20 Months Are Going to Be Very Dangerous"

    02/26/2015 8:16:27 PM PST · 56 of 89
    Chickensoup to Fungi

    Wasn’t a conservative gubnatorial candidate just killed, in a suicide like death yesterday?

  • Madonna: Atmosphere of intolerance in Europe 'feels like Nazi Germany'

    02/26/2015 8:13:01 PM PST · 63 of 74
    Chickensoup to Nachum

    Interesting that she didn’t name the sources of these problems, or she was edited.

  • Obama Sent Reddit a Hand-Written Note to Thank Users for Net Neutrality Push

    02/26/2015 7:59:06 PM PST · 56 of 80
    Chickensoup to 1_Rain_Drop

    You can go to any library in the country and use free internet. I know, I am paying for it as one of the many fees on my internet bill and my telephone bill. The Leftist Tax.

  • Wesleyan University Now Offering "LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM" Housing

    02/26/2015 4:54:41 AM PST · 41 of 42
    Chickensoup to Talisker

    Rocky Horror was edgy in its time and brought the philosophy of Warhol and his minions to the mainstream in a winsome way.

  • Time to Get Serious! If You Love Free Republic You Know How to Keep It [FReepathon Thread LVI]

    02/26/2015 4:50:50 AM PST · 273 of 299
    Chickensoup to 3D-JOY

    sorry I couldn’t make the paragraphing work.

    I do not have CFS but I know a few people with it. I am trying to see if there is a connection with CFS and subsequent Lymes being more profound.

  • Wesleyan University Now Offering "LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM" Housing

    02/25/2015 6:59:56 PM PST · 32 of 42
    Chickensoup to

    Yes, it is just another perversion. However the BDSM types have the decency NOT to rub their perversions in our faces all the time.


    Did you happen to miss the book and film “Fifty Shades of Grey?”

  • Time to Get Serious! If You Love Free Republic You Know How to Keep It [FReepathon Thread LVI]

    02/25/2015 6:57:13 PM PST · 249 of 299
    Chickensoup to MeshugeMikey
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Wrong Name, Real Illness Miriam E. Tucker January 08, 2015 Introduction Sufferers of what has been called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are challenging patients, presenting with complaints of postexertional malaise, persistent flulike symptoms, unrefreshing sleep, "brain fog," and often a long list of other symptoms that don't seem to fit any recognizable pattern. Some appear ill, but many don't. And the routine laboratory tests often come back negative. For that reason, those with CFS are often labelled as malingerers, depressed, or at least partially psychosomatic. But for the scientists and clinicians in the field, the phenomenon is as real as diabetes or atherosclerosis. Despite the stigma and a severe dearth of research funding, new efforts from the federal government and the private sector could move the field forward. The name itself is one of the many controversies surrounding the condition. The CFS moniker has been used in the United States since 1988; in the United Kingdom, Canada, and elsewhere it is called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Many patients abhor the term "chronic fatigue syndrome" because they feel that it trivializes the condition, which can render individuals severely debilitated, housebound, or bedridden. Moreover, an emerging consensus in the field is that "chronic fatigue syndrome" as defined in 1994 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) represents a more heterogeneous and less severely affected population than does "myalgic encephalomyelitis," captured by the 2003 Canadian Clinical Case Definition. Both definitions require multiple symptoms in addition to 6 months of unexplained fatigue to make the diagnosis, but the ME criteria also require the hallmark symptom of postexertional malaise.[1] For now, the compromise term "ME/CFS" has been adopted by the research community and officially by the various agencies within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In early 2015, the Institute of Medicine, commissioned by HHS, will release recommendations for new clinical diagnostic criteria and possibly will propose a name change as well. A Real Condition For clinicians, the first step is to recognize that the condition is real. "I think the most important thing for physicians to know is that while we don't have a diagnostic test or a proven treatment, there is now abundant evidence that in these patients there is an underlying biological process. Their symptoms are linked to problems of their biology and not imagined," said Harvard Health Publications editor-in-chief Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, to Medscape Medical News. Dr Komaroff is also professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). He has been studying the condition since the 1980s. Jose G. Montoya, MD, professor of medicine, infectious diseases, and geographic medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, who heads Stanford's ME/CFS Initiative, told Medscape Medical News, "Obviously, the first thing you have to do is to see that it's real. That's not even a question for me anymore. Once you see that it's real, it's a matter of having the right technology...and a multidisciplinary approach." The condition is tragically real for Ronald W. Davis, PhD, professor of biochemistry and genetics at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center, whose work with genetic linkage mapping enabled the Human Genome Project. His 31-year-old son developed ME/CFS 3 years ago and is now completely bedridden and unable to speak. "I don't think people understand how horrible this disease is. They don't look that sick. Even my son, who is incredibly debilitated, doesn't look sick," Dr Davis told Medscape Medical News. In his new position as ME/CFS scientific advisory board director of the OMF-Open Medicine Foundation, Dr Davis has recruited Nobel laureates James D. Watson, PhD, and Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, and other esteemed scientists as advisors to create what he envisions as a collaborative ME/CFS research effort akin to the Human Genome Project. "I think it will yield if we get sufficient funding, quite frankly. It may be a tough nut to crack...I'm looking at this long-term. I don't like the long-term because my son is ill, but I'm realizing this won't be temporary," Dr Davis told Medscape Medical News. What Is ME/CFS? Experts in the field conceptualize ME/CFS as an abnormal immune system response to any of a number of infectious or environmental triggers, resulting in a chronic state of inflammation, autonomic dysfunction, impaired hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning, and neuroendocrine dysregulation. "People do think it's a spectrum of disease. We've settled on that it's an immune-related disorder, and there is potentially a subset that's autoimmune, a subset that's virally triggered, a chronic viral infection, and perhaps other triggers or stressors...People are still kicking around whether it's autoimmune or chronic low-grade infection," Open Medicine Institute founder and director Andreas M. Kogelnik, MD, told Medscape Medical News. Affecting about 1 million adults and children in the United States (by the CDC definition), the hallmarks of ME/CFS include severe fatigue for 6 months or longer (3 months in children), malaise—some patients describe it as a "crash"—lasting days to weeks following even modest physical or mental exertion, unrefreshing sleep, and cognitive dysfunction. Chronic pain is common and many patients also meet criteria for fibromyalgia. Other frequent symptoms include orthostatic intolerance—particularly a postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome that can be elicited by a tilt-table test—gastrointestinal dysfunction including irritable bowel syndrome, heat or cold intolerance, and persistent flulike symptoms. In addition to fibromyalgia, other common comorbid conditions include irritable bowel syndrome, joint hypermobility, interstitial cystitis, and migraines. Women outnumber men in ME/CFS diagnosis, although about a quarter are male. The condition can appear at any age. Contrary to the "yuppie flu" characterization, ME/CFS appears to be more common among ethnic and racial minority groups and in those of lower socioeconomic status.[2] Physical Findings and Biomarkers Numerous physical abnormalities have been identified in ME/CFS patients, with stronger biological signals seen in studies measuring response to exercise[3] that differentiate patients from controls and far exceed the effects of mere deconditioning, experts say. Such evidence includes significantly reduced oxygen consumption and workload for ME/CFS patients after treadmill tests,[4] and altered gene expression compared with controls following moderate exercise.[5] Other biological evidence includes a recent finding of bilateral white matter atrophy in ME/CFS patients compared with controls,[6] several studies documenting significant decreases in natural killer cell cytotoxic activity, and increased levels of multiple proinflammatory cytokines.[7] A highly significant elevation in non-Hodgkin lymphoma—which, like ME/CFS, has been linked to Epstein-Barr virus[8]—was found among ME/CFS patients aged 66-99 years in a National Cancer Institute study of data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and the End Results (SEER) and Medicare registries of approximately 1.2 million cancer cases and 100,000 controls, with an odds ratio of 1.29 and P value of .0000017.[9] In a novel study of 165 consecutive patients with ME/CFS who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopies and antrum biopsies, 135/165 (82%) stained positive for enterovirus viral capsid protein 1 compared with just 7/34 (20%) of controls (P ≤ .001).[10] And in another novel finding that speaks to the phenomenon's heterogeneity, approximately 2% of ME/CFS cases were found to have chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) as compared to just 0.2%-0.85% of the general population,[11] suggesting a specific etiology for a small proportion of cases.[12] Responses to treatment in randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled trials also point to biological causation, including improvements with valganciclovir in a study of ME/CFS patients with elevated antibody titers to HHV-6 and Epstein-Barr virus,[13] and a preliminary trial (now being repeated in a larger patient group) in which ME/CFS patients responded to rituximab, a monoclonal antibody that destroys immune system B cells and is approved in the United States for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other B-cell–mediated conditions.[14] The investigational immunomodulatory double-stranded RNA drug rintatolimod (Ampligen®; Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc.) produced objective improvement in exercise tolerance and other endpoints in a phase 3 prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of 234 subjects with long-standing, debilitating ME/CFS.[15] The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected rintatolimod for treatment of ME/CFS in February 2013 due to insufficient efficacy and safety data, but Hemispherx continues to investigate it open-label among ME/CFS patients with low natural killer cell function, a company consultant told Medscape Medical News. (The company is also investigating the drug for treating Ebola and as an adjuvant for intranasal influenza vaccine.[16]) Dr Montoya's team at Stanford has identified several proinflammatory cytokines that are significantly elevated in samples from 200 ME/CFS patients compared with 400 age- and gender-matched controls, and that correlate with illness severity. "A dose-response effect is very powerful in biology. It's an indicator that what you are seeing is real," he told Medscape Medical News. He believes that in ME/CFS "there is a genetic predisposition for an overwhelming inflammatory response to an infectious agent that was supposed to help the patient but is overwhelming, triggering a tremendous inflammatory cascade." This model suggests a possible role for anti-inflammatory medications as treatment, he said, noting that both the valganciclovir and rituximab studies suggest proof of concept for that approach. At a Stanford meeting held earlier this year, Dr Komaroff pointed out that many of the infectious agents that have been linked to ME/CFS—including Epstein-Barr virus,[17] HHV-6,[18] Coxiella burnetii (aka "Q fever"),[19] Ross River virus in Australia,[20] and various enteroviruses[21]—are ones that can't be fully eradicated by the immune system even in healthy people and/or are capable of infecting the central nervous system. This suggests the possibility that some ME/CFS patients may have a chronic, low-level encephalitis, he postulated. Caveats and Subsets Still, the large volume of biomarker data doesn't add up to an easy diagnostic test just yet. In the article "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Current Status and Future Potentials of Emerging Biomarkers,"[22] published in June 2014, a team led by Jordan D. Dimitrakoff, PhD, MD, of Harvard School of Public Health provides an overview of published literature on selected potential biomarkers related to neurologic and immunologic components of ME/CFS, summarizing the strengths and weaknesses of each and proposing research approaches that could further their development. Among the problems with the biomarker studies, the authors note, are small study sample sizes, the wide heterogeneity of the criteria used for patient selection leading to inconsistent findings, and the overlap of abnormalities found in ME/CFS patients with those of other conditions. Moreover, technologies used in some of the studies, such as functional MRI and cytometry, are too expensive and impractical to be employed routinely in clinical settings. Nonetheless, they conclude, "Based on the current state of research on the topic, biomarkers offer a strong potential for characterizing [ME/CFS] subgroups in terms of clinical phenotypes, endophenotypes, prognosis, and response to therapy." Clinical Approaches Even without a definitive laboratory test, physicians can help patients a great deal just by making the diagnosis based on history and symptoms. In a survey of 256 patients, conducted by the Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of America (now called the Solve ME/CFS Initiative), 88% reported that they had been diagnosed by a physician. However, the majority saw more than four doctors before they received the diagnosis, with delays of 1-5 years for 36%, 5-10 years for 21%, and more than 10 years for 12%. "This is a desperately long time to live with pain and impairment without validation," Carol Head, the association's president and CEO, said at an Institute of Medicine meeting in January 2014, the first of two open meetings held to discuss the forthcoming new diagnostic criteria. Many ME/CFS patients—78%, in Dr Komaroff's referral population—are able to pinpoint the condition's onset to a flulike illness from which they never recovered. This differentiates ME/CFS patients from others who seek medical care for other fatiguing illnesses, including depression, whose responses are typically vague when asked when the condition started. The distinction can also be elicited by asking the patient, "What would you be doing if you weren't ill?" Depressed patients typically won't have an answer, whereas ME/CFS patients will often respond with a laundry list of dreams deferred. "With depression, there is an apathy...[People with ME/CFS] are more angry and frustrated." Dr Komaroff told Medscape Medical News. Of course, depression can develop as a result of living with ME/CFS, but even that appears to occur only in a minority, he noted. Although there is no treatment as yet for the illness itself, there are numerous modalities for easing some of the common ME/CFS symptoms such as pain, disordered sleep, and gastrointestinal discomfort. Physicians can also help patients to pace themselves to prevent crashes.[23] Such management approaches are covered in two Medscape videos for clinicians, "A Case-Based Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" and "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Challenges in Primary Care." There is also a newly revised "primer" from the International Association for CFS/ME (IACFSME) designed to assist clinicians in managing patients. Some ME/CFS experts do recommend exercise, and—though the results were controversial—the widely publicized PACE trial[24] suggests that both cognitive behavior therapy and graded exercise therapy may be effective in CFS. Experts sometimes also suggest counseling to help patients cope with the illness, but not with the expectation that either modality will improve the illness itself. Also, patients often reject counseling because of the implication that their illness is psychological. Federal Efforts, Funding, and Future Directions The US federal government is currently addressing ME/CFS on several fronts. A two-day "Pathways to Prevention" (P2P) workshop aimed at identifying research gaps in the field was held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on December 9 and 10, 2014. A draft report from that meeting was posted online on December 18 for a 30-day comment period. The FDA has been sponsoring a series of activities addressing drug development for ME/CFS, and the CDC is currently conducting a clinical assessment to better characterize patients with ME/CFS in seven US speciality practices. Despite these federal initiatives, research funding from NIH for ME/CFS hovers at just $5 million. This contrasts with the $115 million for multiple sclerosis, which affects approximately 400,000 people in the United States, and over $3000 million for HIV/AIDS, with roughly the same number of affected people, 1 million, as ME/CFS. Much of the ME/CFS research conducted in recent years has been funded from private sources such as Solve ME/CFS, the Hutchins Family Foundation, and the Edward P. Evans Foundation. At the P2P meeting, speakers pleaded with NIH to increase the ME/CFS research funding level. Dr Kogelnik, whose work at the Open Medicine Institute focuses on "Big Data" approaches to unravelling several complex diseases, including ME/CFS, expressed frustration at the lack of funding for applying state-of-the-art genomic, proteomic, and gene expression analyses to larger numbers of ME/CFS patient samples. "We have a lot of interesting pilot data. The challenge for us has been, frankly, a funding issue...We're raising private monies to do these studies...That is not quite right given the nature of data that exist today. NIH really needs to step up with the funding." Dr Davis told Medscape Medical News, "NIH funds researchers...There are very few [ME/CFS] researchers, so NIH's budget is proportional to that. Of course, the number of researchers is proportional to the NIH funding. So it's a catch-22." Dr Davis is just beginning to seek funding for the research consortium he envisions. "You have to do something different...When we started the Human Genome Project, they couldn't just fund it proportional to the genome sequencing community, which is very small, so they set up a [new] whole program," he told Medscape Medical News. Dr Davis is among several investigators who hope to begin studies that will entail making home visits to conduct sophisticated testing on the most severely affected bedridden ME/CFS patients, such as his son. Nearly all of the data that have been collected so far have come from patients who were at least well enough to go to a laboratory and perform on a treadmill or undergo other testing. "The signals that are in those [severely affected] patients for what's wrong are probably much more pronounced...It's true of many diseases—that if you really want to see what's going on, the severe cases give much more information," Dr Davis noted. Dr Kogelnik told Medscape Medical News, "In medicine, we tend to like the one-answer solutions. We're great at diagnosing things that have one problem, like a clogged artery. What we're really bad at are complex diseases that have a systemic issue going wrong. With ME/CFS it's the whole system that's broken down, so there may not be one pill to cure everybody. It's more a matter of figuring out the imbalance in the system. We're not good at thinking that way in medicine. I think that's something that we need to change, particularly around this disease." Dr Komaroff, Dr Kogelnik, Dr Davis, and Dr Montoya have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Dr Dimitrakoff's team's work was funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. References
  • Ohio anchor taken off the air after using racial slur

    02/25/2015 6:44:34 PM PST · 114 of 125
    Chickensoup to JewishRighter

    Well I understood that part, but evidently it also was a slur name for a Jew. Had no idea and I was raised in a community with many Jews.

  • YOUGOV POLL: Only 71% of under-30s say they 'love America' compared to 93% of over-65s

    02/25/2015 6:00:26 PM PST · 42 of 44
    Chickensoup to SeekAndFind

    Kids do what they are told. the schools havae been teaching kids to not love their country for a long time. These numbers will continue their trajectory.

  • Wesleyan University Now Offering "LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM" Housing

    02/25/2015 5:57:50 PM PST · 25 of 42
    Chickensoup to Talisker

    I just clicked on a Drudge headline. Madonna the singer fell off a stage. What struck me was the costumes of the dancers around her. Men wearing pagan horns dancing in a rutting style.

  • Ohio anchor taken off the air after using racial slur

    02/25/2015 2:12:13 PM PST · 58 of 125
    Chickensoup to TexasCajun

    a number of years ago I used the term shmuck in front of some Jewish friends. My family, including my Jewish uncle used the phrase and I thought it meant jerk in Yiddish. I guess it is a derogatory term for Jews. I permanently insulted them.

  • I am a filthy woman - and proud of it: ...Being grubby is part of a British woman's heritage

    02/25/2015 1:20:14 PM PST · 44 of 73
    Chickensoup to Born to Conserve

    Where we didn’t have running hot water we would put the soapy dishes in the drainer and then pour on a large hot teakettle full of water to rinse

  • Senior State Department Counterterrorism Director Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Minor

    02/25/2015 9:39:28 AM PST · 6 of 13
    Chickensoup to Impala64ssa

    Question, is he conservative? Did he have conservative leanings? I don’t believe anything anymore.

    Leftist from Mao to Russians used sexual improprieties to get rid of enemies.

    And this is the easiest evidence to plant.

  • Betrayal Papers Part 2: In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun”

    02/25/2015 4:51:28 AM PST · 9 of 20
    Chickensoup to RightSideNews

    why is part one missing from FR?

  • For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions (Unreal!)

    02/24/2015 6:05:56 PM PST · 66 of 66
    Chickensoup to Gay State Conservative

    Haven’t heard that term in years. I guess we are on the same side of the fence.

    Well the last time I lived in Boston was during the riots and curfew and police stationed every 25 to 30 feet on our streets 24/7. Long time ago.

  • Asians Angered By Apple's 'Racist' Yellow Emoji

    02/24/2015 5:43:00 PM PST · 20 of 65
    Chickensoup to reg45

    Of course not. They would say “My skin is so yerrow”


    You are truly evil....laughing so hard!

  • Poll: Blacks, whites, men, church-goers oppose same-sex marriage

    02/24/2015 5:40:03 PM PST · 12 of 19
    Chickensoup to ModelBreaker

    whereas the women were more forgiving.”

    You have never met my wife.


    Post of the day!

  • For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions (Unreal!)

    02/24/2015 5:18:45 PM PST · 63 of 66
    Chickensoup to Gay State Conservative

    affirmative action Harvard’s entire student body would be made up of Jews and Asians.


    still true.

    a ‘Cliffie? Really?

  • For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions (Unreal!)

    02/24/2015 5:13:34 PM PST · 62 of 66
    Chickensoup to cherry

    An Indian friend of mine at an Indian wedding explained why everyone there had at least one if not two doctorates. She said that the degrees are their tickets out to a better life. The infrastructure of most Asian countries makes it difficult to gain wealth, and keep it. Instead degrees allow you to move around. Reminds me of mid 20th century Jews

  • Poll: Blacks, whites, men, church-goers oppose same-sex marriage

    02/24/2015 4:58:12 PM PST · 2 of 19
    Chickensoup to E. Pluribus Unum

    Women are stupid