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Relationship between subjective and actigraphy-measured sleep in 237 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

ConclusionsSubjective report of sleep problems was not associated with worse objectively measured sleep parameters in patients with MCC although it was associated with disrupted circadian rest-activity rhythm and poorer QOL. These findings coincide with prior research in cancer patients in that an inconsistent relationship exists between subjective and objective sleep measurements on some sleep domains. This study supports the value of coupled evaluation of self-reported and objective measures of sleep and circadian function in cancer patients.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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The Growing Toll of Our Ever-Expanding WaistlinesBy  JANE E. BRODY NOV. 13, 2017Paul Rogers I hope you ’re not chomping on a bagel or, worse, a doughnut while you read about what is probably the most serious public health irony of the last half century in this country: As one major killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity.Many cancer deaths were averted after millions quit lighting up, but they are now rising because even greater numbers are unable to keep their waistlines in check.Today, obesity and smoking remain the two leading causes of pre...
Source: Dr Portnay - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
BOSTON (CBS) – From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so he’s made big changes at home. “It’s just become regular routine,” Takach said. Edward Takach has made changes to his exposure to blue lights. (WBZ-TV) His television, tablet and computer are set up so he sees warmer colors from dusk to dawn. So is the lighting in his home. He is trying to block blue light from electronics and energy efficient light bulbs at n...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local blue lights Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local blue light Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Recipes Wheat Belly Lifestyle erythritol gluten-free low-carb monk fruit monkfruit natural sweetener stevia virtue Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle atkins carbs Fat gluten gluten-free grains low-carb low-fat paleo protein undoctored vegan vegetarian Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
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Source: Comprehensive Physiology - Category: Physiology Tags: Compr Physiol Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized AHCA health reform MICHEL ACCAD repeal and replace Source Type: blogs
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