Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?

On May 22, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A study looking at the data of thousands of participants suggests that there may be a link between severe sleep apnea and the likelihood of developing cancer. However, this link appears to be stronger in women. There may be a link between sleep apnea and cancer, and research has identified…

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

On January 9, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Night shift work has long been linked to poor health. Now, a new study suggests that for women, such working patterns could increase the risk of cancer. Female night shift workers may be at greater cancer risk, researchers warn. Researchers found that women who engaged in long-term night shifts were…

Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

On August 18, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers suggest that nighttime exposure to outdoor light may raise the risk of breast cancer for some women. High exposure to outdoor lighting at nighttime may be a risk factor for breast cancer development, a new study suggests. From an analysis of almost 110,000 women, researchers found that those who…

Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors

On May 12, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

If you’ve ever had insomnia, you know worrying about sleep makes it even harder to fall asleep. For the 30 percent of breast cancer survivors who have insomnia, sleepless nights can lead to depression, fatigue and a heightened risk of disease. Now, new UCLA research shows that tai…

Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer

On November 30, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

It’s somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes. Nocturnal hot flashes are among the most problematic because they can contribute to poor sleep. A new study shows…

Chronic sleep disruption linked to liver cancer

On November 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Liver cancer rates have tripled since the 1980s. Researchers now show that persistent sleep deprivation in mice causes liver disease and eventually leads to liver cancer Researchers have linked ‘social jet lag’ to increased risk of liver cancer. The study, by a team from Baylor College of Medicine…

Does Cancer Cause Night Sweats?

On November 10, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Cancer symptoms typically vary from person to person. The types of symptoms experienced depend on the type of cancer, where it appears, its size and severity, as well as how it affects the body. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy can also lead to the onset of…

How night shifts can increase cancer risk

On August 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Working night shifts disrupts the body’s circadian rhythm, which a number of studies have found may raise the risk of cancer development. Now, researchers have shed light on the mechanisms behind this association. Researchers have shed light on how shift work may increase cancer risk. Scientists from the…

Snoring, lack of sleep may reduce breast cancer survival

On May 9, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Women who sleep for shorter periods and experience frequent snoring prior to a breast cancer diagnosis may have a poorer prognosis. This is the finding of a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Inadequate sleep duration combined with frequent snoring prior to a breast cancer diagnosis…

How a bad night's sleep might worsen cancer development

On March 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Recent studies have indicated that patients with sleep apnea may be associated with worse cancer outcomes. Now a new animal study, presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Munich, uncovers a possible mechanism which may underlie this link. Hypoxia is where a tissue or organ does…