Fatigue

  • Mid air scare: Pilots admit to taking naps while on duty 6 days ago

    New Delhi: As the news of Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels dropping to 5,000 feet due to the apparent callousness of the pilots surfaced, officials have admitted of instances when both the pilot and the co pilot have left the cockpit when the plane has been mid-air. "I...
  • The shine is off the social network: How Facebook has become boring April 3, 2013

    New York: To see what Facebook has become, look no further than the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. Sometime last year, people began sharing tongue-in-cheek online reviews of the banana-shaped piece of yellow plastic with their Facebook friends. Then those friends shared with their friends. Soon, after Amazon paid to promote...
  • US: Facebook fatigue sets in, 60 pc users take a break February 8, 2013

    While in India, the social networking site is still a hit, in the US nearly 60 percent of Facebook users are taking a break. ...
  • Selector wants Aus players to skip IPL to avoid fatigue January 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Slamming Cricket Australia's rotation policy for players, former national selector Jamie Cox said those who are worried about fatigue should consider skipping the cash-rich Indian Premier League in April-May. "The crux of the issue is that blokes get six weeks off a year under the [players' association] Memorandum of Understanding...
  • McIlory, Tiger blame fatigue for Shanghai pull-out November 1, 2012

    Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods say it's fatigue that has forced them to pull out of this week's HSBC Champions in Shanghai. ...
  • Women more stressed than men January 5, 2011

    London: A fifth of women, double the number of men, feel their stress levels are out of control, according to a survey of 2,000 people. Experts say stress raises blood pressure, putting people at greater risk of a stroke. A poor diet and lack of exercise also contribute to...
  • Pilot naps make the skies a safer place November 10, 2009

    New York: NASA studied the idea of pilot naps at its Silicon Valley Research Center 20 years ago and found naps to be effective and safe in reducing pilot fatigue. ...
  • Application overload hits Facebook lovers May 5, 2008

    New Delhi: For the first time in four years, Facebook reported a slowdown in growth last year. Experts say irritating applications could be one reason people aren't signing up anymore. The social networking website Facebook is turning off many people. Although it may sound surprising but there's something...
  • Stressed out? Here's how to recover October 17, 2007

    Atlanta: Rush hour traffic, long queues, looming deadlines - they all contribute to increased levels of stress. While there's no universal gauge to determine how much stress is too much, Dr Charles raison says there are some tell-tale signs. "If you have high blood pressure, if your heart is beating too...
  • Here's how you can fight fatigue June 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Feeling tired at the end of a long day is normal, but feeling fatigued all day could spell trouble for you. Twenty-six-year old Hirayana suffered from the same problem and he figured out that only last year. Tired of feeling tired, Hiranya decided to exercise the fatigue away. “Majority...
  • Beat stress, say 'no' to work June 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Do those 12-hour work days leave you fatigued beyond measure? It's the exhaustion epidemic that’s hitting cities worldwide. Ashutosh Kumar, a corporate lawyer does not complains about his 12-hour long shifts. For he knows stretched working hours are a norm and you can't seem to do with less....
  • Tips to boost your memory power May 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Multitasking might be the in thing in the 21st century but it causes stress leading to memory loss. Following are some handy tips to boost your memory. If you have too many things to keep track of and they keep slipping your mind then its time you get a...
  • Pilots admit they took a nap on air June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Details from voluntary information reports handed over by pilots to their flight safety departments cite extreme fatigue. "I was tired. My mind had stopped functioning. I took a power nap,” a pilot said. Another pilot added, "There was a point in my flight today when I could see nothing....
  • Army stressed out in militancy fight December 8, 2006

    New Delhi: The stress of a prolonged anti-insurgency drive in the Northeast has left the Indian armed forces stressed out and it has also taken a toll on the psychological health of the India armed forces. This has even led to a major downfall in the operational efficiency of security...
  • Party over? Now, fight the fatigue October 22, 2006

    New Delhi: More than half the joy of Diwali is in the preparation: buying sweets, wrapping presents and planning all those get-togethers with family and friends. Then the festivities start, and it's a whirlwind of fun and laughter. Of course there are moments of stress. What to wear? How does the...