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Prioritizing Cancer Prevention

The newly published Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective, from World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), provides a comprehensive analysis of the worldwide body of evidence on preventing and surviving cancer through diet, nutrition and physical activity. Cancer causes one in six deaths worldwide. Around 40% of cancer cases are preventable through lifestyle changes. Physical Activity – The recommended type of physical activity is moderate intensity activity, such as brisk walking. It is recommended that you experience physical activity 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Spending more time on your smar

Sleep Deprivation and Pain Sensitivity

We all know we need more sleep and of the more common side effects due to sleep deprivation. But, did you know that a lack of sleep can also increase pain sensitivity? A study that was published on January 28th in the Journal of Neuroscience, explained the self-perpetuating cycles contributing to overlapping global epidemics of sleep loss, chronic pain and opioid addiction. A 2015 poll found that two in three chronic pain patients suffer from reoccurring sleep disruptions. 25 healthy young adults who did not have sleep or pain disorders were used in an experiment to test a theory that a lack of sleep can cause increased pain sensitivity. They tested each study participant's current baseline