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Bright light therapy improves sleep in people treated for cancer

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Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine From: sciencedaily.com Results of a randomized controlled trial suggest that systematic bright light exposure can improve sleep for fatigued people who have been treated for cancer. The pilot study results show that mean sleep efficiency, the percentage of time in bed when the person is sleeping, improved to clinically normal levels in the bright …

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Brain Powered: Increased Physical Activity Among Breast Cancer Survivors Boosts Cognition

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From: UCSD Health Communications It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. In the journal Cancer, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors, an increase …

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Pancreatic cancer trial: Early surgery boosts success rates

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From: bbc.com Speeding up access to surgery for pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed early enough increased success rates by a third, a pilot scheme has shown. The Birmingham team said it had saved the NHS £3,200 per patient and could help hundreds of patients UK-wide. The trial involved cutting average time to surgery for 32 patients from two months to just …