CBT, Acupuncture Combat Insomnia in Cancer Survivors

A study led by Dr. Jun Mao of MSKCC found CBT and acupuncture each yielded clinically meaningful and durable sleep-related QOL improvements.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Conferences/ASCO Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integrative Oncology News Source Type: news

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Conditions:   Cancer;   Insomnia Intervention:   Behavioral: CBT-I Sponsor:   Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
While many studies have shown a U-shaped association of sleep duration with mortality, this association is difficult to interpret owing to possible reverse causation, residual confounding, and measurement issues. We used data from the Women ’s Health Initiative to examine the associations of sleep duration, insomnia, and use of sleep aids with death from cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, “other” causes, and all causes combined.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The light emitted from our LED screens is blamed for everything from bleary eyes to much more serious health issues. So just how worried should we be?Long attached to visions of clear skies and calm seas, the colour blue historically could not be more welcome, refreshing and natural. Yet, because of the proliferation of blue-emitting LEDs in our artificially lit lives, blue light has come to represent bleary eyes, sleeplessness and the poor health associated disruption of the circadian rhythm.Of the spectrum of lightwaves emitted by the sun that our eyes can detect, it is the shorter “blue” ones that get reflec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Health & wellbeing Neuroscience Sleep Biology Life and style Source Type: news
The objective of this study was to further understand predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors in the development and maintenance of insomnia in cancer survivors. METHOD: A heterogeneous sample of 63 patients who had completed active treatment was recruited. Participants were required to have a score>7 on the Insomnia Severity Index and meet the diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder. Open-ended, semistructured interviews were conducted to elicit participants' experiences with sleep problems. An a priori set of codes and a set of codes that emerged from the data were used to analyze the data.ResultT...
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
In conclusion, the present review of Torquati et al (3) shows that even if the number of new publications on shift work and cardiovascular health increases, many of the new studies still include the well- known old sources of bias. Some light is seen in the acknowledgement of the need for better exposure assessment of shift work. The new case–control studies of shift work and breast cancer used interviews to get more precise and relevant information on exposure to night and shift work (7). However, the use of electronic records of working hours would be most optimal. For the cohort studies, we would need to combine t...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” – A. A. Milne You don’t need to knock yourself out at the gym each day to reap the many health benefits of daily exercise. With simple planning and a determination to engage in a healthier lifestyle, you can add easy stints of exercise to your schedule without breaking too much of a sweat. Best of all, you may realize some of these 10 health benefits of daily exercise. Exercise elevates your mood When you are physically active, it stimulates brain chemicals that make you feel better and lifts your mood. Some experts say that exercise of ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Habits Health-related LifeHelper Self-Help Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsA sizeable proportion of cancer patients experience significant problems with their sleep before any treatment has occurred. This clinical issue cannot be ignored as treatment is likely to worsen existing sleep problems. Oncology providers should routinely screen for sleep-related problems. Identifying and treating patients for sleep problems during a vulnerable period early in their cancer trajectory should be an essential component of clinical care.
Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cancer of Prostate;   Insomnia Intervention:   Behavioral: 12-week aerobic exercise and cognitive-behavioral therapy Sponsor:   Danish Cancer Society Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions Despite the limited sample size, both auricular therapy and self-acupressure may represent potentially effective treatments for cancer patients with insomnia. The positive findings suggest further research is warranted into both treatment modalities.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
It makes sense that the primary goal of pain treatment should be to reduce pain. However, a recent editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine makes a strong case for looking beyond pain intensity when evaluating what is “successful” pain management. The “balancing act” of managing chronic pain Here is the problem: For people with chronic pain, the pain affects nearly all aspects of their lives. But at the same time, treatments to relieve chronic pain also have the potential to influence many aspects of a person’s life. Our best pain-relieving drugs have lots of unpleasant side effects. E...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Addiction Arthritis Back Pain Cancer Migraines Pain Management Behavioral Health chronic pain managing pain Source Type: news
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