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Relapse Risk In AYA Leukemia Patients

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were significantly more likely to relapse than pediatric ALL patients, and factors including lower clinical trial enrollment and shorter duration of therapy were associated with relapse.

Cervical cancer: Bangladesh Gears up Strategy for Its Prevention

Approximately 12,000 new cases are detected every year, and over 6,000 die due to the severity of the disease, according to the UN population agency, UNFPA. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UNFPA, and WHO organized a dissemination workshop for the newly endorsed National Strategy for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control in Bangladesh. 

How To Reset Body Internal Rhythm?

You rarely think about it, but every second of every day your body functions according to its own unique timetable or body clock. At certain moments your hormones will fire, your energy levels may surge or plummet, hunger can kick in or subside, and your body could either wake up or close up shop for the day.

All of this happens thanks to your circadian rhythm, which is carefully set by your internal ‘body clock’, a small group of nerve cells, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), found in a region of the brain called the hypothalamus that is responsible for the synchronization of these body's essential processes 

Experts Say, Top Athletes Should Sleep Better

Top athletes are generally good sleepers. However, there is certainly still something to be gained in the field of so-called 'sleep hygiene,' and light therapy is a promising strategy for optimal sleep, concludes sleep expert Melanie Knufinke. She researched the sleep (habits) of top athletes in the Netherlands and is to be awarded her Ph.D. by Radboud University. 

Palliative Care Provides An Extra Layer Of Treatment

Patients with serious illnesses, such as cancer, often suffer from more than just the physical symptoms of their disease. They may struggle emotionally and deal with depression and anxiety. Palliative care can offer an “extra layer” of treatment to help patients experience a better quality of life.

Also called comfort or supportive care, it is designed to treat the whole person. Palliative care can be given at any time during the progression of a disease, they offered earlier to people and not just in the late stages of illness. She discussed the benefits of palliative care.