Dr Leigh Erin Connealy’s Cancer Revolution Interview

  My Guest, Dr Leigh Erin Connealy. M.D. will discuss her new book: The Cancer Revolution A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer Every year, over 1.5 million people in the US are diagnosed with cancer. Nearly everyone has been touched by this disease—be it their own diagnosis or that of a family member […]

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Can Weight and Diet Predict Sleep Quality:

  A new study presented at the American Professional Sleep Society this week in Denver concluded that an individual’s body composition and caloric intake can influence time spent in specific sleep stages . In the study 36 healthy adults spent two consecutive nights in bed for 10 hours at the hospital at the U of […]

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Can Sleep Influence Survival of Breast Cancer Patients?

A recent study reported in the journal  Sleep concluded that sleep efficiency, a ratio of time asleep to time spent in bed can predict survival time for women with advanced breast cancer. Results showed that higher sleep efficiency was significantly associated with lower mortality over the next six years even after adjusting for baseline prognosis […]

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Can Mindfulness-based Meditation Help Teens with Cancer?

A new study presented at the American Psychosomatic Meeting in San Francisco this month concluded that mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer for teenagers. Researchers asked  13 teenagers with cancer to complete questionaires covering mood (positive and negative emotions, anxiety and depression), sleep and quality of life. The group was divided into […]

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Can Sleep Deprivation Increase Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer?

A new study published in  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment concluded that lack of sleep is linked to more aggressive breast cancer and the likelihood of recurrence.  Four hundred twelve post-menopausal breast cancer patients were recruited at diagnosis and asked about the average sleep duration over the past two years. Their likelihood of recurrence was […]

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Risk Factor for Colon Cancer Includes Lack of Sleep

Recent research published in the journal, Cancer, concluded that individuals who average less than six hours of sleep a night have a 50 percent greater probability of colorectal adenomas, precursors to cancer, than those who slept seven or more hours nightly. The researchers believe this is the first study to report on sleep duration and […]

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