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Keith Jarrett's remarkable musical odyssey returns to UCLA's Royce Hall on Thursday night. The gifted pianist--an artist whose appeal crosses all boundaries--is making a rare appearance, his schedule kept to a minimum of carefully chosen dates, their frequency limited by his continuing treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome. In fact, his last appearance in Los Angeles, in February 1999, was followed by a serious relapse.
Complaining of a headache and nausea, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge said he was too sick to testify Tuesday at a disciplinary hearing that could lead to his removal from the bench for years of excessive absenteeism. Three judges conducting the hearing in Riverside agreed to delay Judge Patrick Murphy's testimony until today. But Justice Art W.
August 24, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Government scientists have found traces of a mouse-related virus in 86% of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, a discovery that is likely to reignite the controversy surrounding the virus widely known as XMRV. Nevada scientists first reported the presence of the virus in chronic fatigue patients in 2009, but at least three subsequent studies failed to detect it. On Monday, however, researchers from three different government agencies said they had found the virus in stored and fresh blood samples.
April 18, 1989 | JOAN LIBMAN
Dr. Jay Goldstein of Anaheim Hills has spent the last five years researching and treating patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating disease characterized by incapacitating exhaustion and a range of other perplexing symptoms. Explaining his theory of an unknown retrovirus invading the immune system, inducing cells to produce a chemical transmitter affecting the entire body, Goldstein pauses. "You know," the family practitioner says, "some very respected physicians will tell you I am crazy."
August 20, 1996 | From Times staff and wire reports
A woman who committed suicide last week with Jack Kevorkian's help was overweight and depressed but showed no signs of chronic fatigue syndrome, the coroner said. The finding by a longtime critic of Kevorkian's assisted-suicide campaign was questioned by other experts who said chronic fatigue syndrome leaves no sign in the body of its victim.
August 17, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dr. Jack Kevorkian said he might not have helped a woman commit suicide had he known her husband had been charged with assaulting her three weeks earlier, The Oakland Press reported. Judith Curren's husband, Dr. Franklin Curren, said his wife called police to their Massachusetts home about three weeks ago when they got into a fight over her desire to see Kevorkian.
September 30, 2010
It's been a year since the journal Science published a paper linking a retrovirus called XMRV to chronic fatigue syndrome -- an illness nobody has been able to explain or treat very effectively, to the enormous frustration of people diagnosed with it. The paper was met with expressions of hope and joy from many in the chronic fatigue syndrome community, who saw it as potentially leading to diagnostic tests, treatments and even, maybe, a vaccine and...
January 7, 2000 | DAVE UNGRADY
Michelle Akers, perhaps the most influential female player in U.S. soccer history, said Thursday that this will be her last year with the women's national team. "This is definitely my last year," said Akers, second to Mia Hamm in career goals. "I've been ready to retire since 1996. This past year [during which the U.S. won the Women's World Cup] was the most difficult and amazing year. This year, I expect the same thing."
August 9, 1997
The City Council will decide the fate of a city planning associate who claims she was fired by city officials who failed to recognize or accommodate her chronic fatigue syndrome. Sallyanne Mallen has sued in federal court, alleging that her rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act have been violated. Her suit is pending. City Administrator John Davidson fired Mallen last month for tardiness, insubordination and taking protracted lunches.
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