Navigation Links
Dragons of hope: Boat racing improves lives of breast cancer survivors
Date:2/1/2008

This release is also available in French.

The best long-term therapy for breast cancer survivors might have nothing to do with doctors or self-help books, a health researcher at McGill University says. Her prescription? Dragon boat racing.

Breast cancer survivors who participated in dragon boat racing reported significantly improved physical and mental health and coped better with post-recovery trauma, according to a study conducted by Dr. Catherine Sabiston of McGills Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. The results of her research -- conducted in Vancouver while she was a PhD student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) -- were published in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology at the end of 2007.

For these women, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer were devastating, Dr. Sabiston said. There was a huge amount of stress, which continued with the treatment and the worry of recurrence. They live every day with the worry Could this be the day my cancer comes back?

With the encouragement of Dr. Sabistons UBC colleague Dr. Don McKenzie, a number of dragon boat teams made up of breast cancer patients of varying ages and backgrounds were formed in Vancouver in the late 1990s. They continue to compete and participated in Montreals dragon boat event last summer.

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese sport dating back to the 4th century BCE. The boats are long, narrow, canoe-like craft, crewed by teams of anywhere from 10 to 20 paddlers, plus a drummer at the bow and a tiller (or steerer) at the stern. Once restricted to China and to Chinese expatriate communities, over the last quarter-century the sport has become increasingly popular worldwide, particularly on Canadas west coast.

Up until about ten years ago, it was commonly believed that if you had breast cancer, you shouldnt be physical
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Shainblum
mark.shainblum@mcgill.ca
514-398-2189
McGill University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study Demonstrates Marteks Algal DHA Oil Improves Blood Triglyceride Lipid Levels
2. Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer
3. Enhanced PrecyseCode 2X(TM) Further Accelerates Remote Coding and Improves Cash Flow for Hospitals
4. Weight-based dosing of ribavirin improves outcomes for patients with hepatitis C
5. Kerry Extends, Improves Small Business Innovation Program
6. Thalidomide Improves Outcomes for Older Myeloma Patients
7. Grape Consumption Improves Antioxidant Capacity in Humans
8. JCSM: CPAP therapy improves symptoms of depression in OSA patients
9. Early intervention dramatically improves outcomes for new dialysis patients
10. New technique improves purity of medicines
11. Novel medication improves ovarian cancer treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/27/2014)... OXNARD, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 ... All-on-4™ dental implants procedure will help one person ... rehabilitation. , Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad ... Woodland Hills, Calif., have launched a website devoted to ... A section of the website would be devoted to ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Dr. Ronald Receveur, who has ... a few oral health tips before patients dig into the ... and New Albany affordable cosmetic dentistry, and his ... starch and sugar. While the staff wishes everyone a happy ... for how patients can enjoy a feast that is also ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... At The Little Gym, we know that being ... surprise when a recent study confirmed that regular physical ... Journal of Pediatrics found that “Promoting physical activity ... school years may be important not only for health, ... two groups of children; those that were engaging in ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... November 27, 2014 Ethane Web Technologies, an ... will provide a 10% Christmas discount on PPC service. The ... The discount offer will begin on 1 December 2014 and ... About this offer, a PPC professional working at Ethane Web ... for small businesses, as this big discount would make the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Il (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 ... excited to announce the kick-off of its annual ... encourages people to go to donate to those ... partner with local organizations to distribute the donations ... 20th, participating AlignLife locations will be accepting donations ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 2Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 3Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 4Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 5Health News:New Albany Dental Practice Offers Oral Health Tips For Thanksgiving 2Health News:New Albany Dental Practice Offers Oral Health Tips For Thanksgiving 3Health News:New Albany Dental Practice Offers Oral Health Tips For Thanksgiving 4Health News:Ethane Web Technologies Announces 10% Christmas Discount on PPC Service 2
... , Montreal, December 3rd, 2008 A Canadian and ... from the Research Institute at the Montreal Children,s Hospital of ... Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Foundation Fighting ... research project to develop innovative gene therapies for a number ...
... released today from an undercover camera inside an abortion clinic ... mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse. , ... UCLA student journalist and president of right-to-life advocacy group ... with a Planned Parenthood nurse, Rose says she has been ...
... Inc.,(NYSE: HRC ) today announced its fiscal 2009 ... by Hill-Rom,s Board of Directors on,December 2, 2008, and is ... December 17, 2008. , ... Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of ...
... Berkeley -- An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and ... associated with rapidly advancing breast cancer, according to a ... the online early edition of the journal Proceedings ... compound, indole-3-carbinol, is already undergoing clinical trials in humans ...
... Va., Dec. 3 Their goal is ambitious. They want to ... support it, doctors advise it and still, behavior is not changing fast ... News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/beyondboobs/36272/ , , ... proclaims Rene Bowditch, co-founder of Beyond Boobs. And what message is she ...
... research center focused,on improving the quality of life of ... Chattanooga, led by a world-renowned researcher whose,concepts and tools ... The Siskin Center for Child and Family Research ... nonprofit organization focused,on education, outreach and support for children ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CA$2.4 million toward gene therapy for human degenerative retinal diseases 2Health News:Live Action: New Video Shows Indiana Planned Parenthood Covering Up Rape of 13-year old Girl 2Health News:Broccoli compound targets key enzyme in late-stage cancer 2Health News:Broccoli compound targets key enzyme in late-stage cancer 3Health News:Photos: 'Changing Behavior, One Woman at a Time' 2Health News:Photos: 'Changing Behavior, One Woman at a Time' 3Health News:Siskin Center for Child and Family Research to Focus on Early Childhood Development and Special Education 2Health News:Siskin Center for Child and Family Research to Focus on Early Childhood Development and Special Education 3Health News:Siskin Center for Child and Family Research to Focus on Early Childhood Development and Special Education 4
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014 Zynerba Pharmaceuticals , ... of innovative transdermal synthetic cannabinoid treatments, today announced that ... Annual Healthcare Conference 2014. The conference will be held ... in New York . Zynerba,s Chairman ... 4:50 pm on Tuesday, December 2. To ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... DALLAS , November 25, 2014 ... Surgical Instruments Market by Power Source (Electric, Battery, ... Console, Cables, Blade, Burr, Cart), by Application (Orthopedic, ... 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Powered Surgical Instruments ... to $1.6 Billion in 2014 and is expected ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... EMERYVILLE, Calif. , Nov. 25, 2014 ... nanotechnology company focused on the development of ... more accurate testing in hospital and pre-hospital ... Standards Organization (ISO) 13485:2003 certification.  The certification ... (BSI), one of the world,s leading certification ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Zynerba Pharmaceuticals to Present at Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 2014 2Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 2Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 3Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 4Nanomix Receives ISO 13485:2003 Certification 2
... Tarsa Therapeutics today announced that the Phase III ORACAL ... treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis was successfully concluded and yielded ... used to support a New Drug Application (NDA) submission ... the fourth quarter of 2011, based on the study ...
... YORK, March 24, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... its catalogue: RNAi Drug ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0461653/RNAi-Drug-Delivery-Technologies-and-Global-Markets.html THIS ... to how the RNAi (ribonucleic acid interference) technologies market ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Tarsa Therapeutics Reports Positive Top-Line Results From Pivotal Phase III ORACAL Trial of its Oral Calcitonin in Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 2Tarsa Therapeutics Reports Positive Top-Line Results From Pivotal Phase III ORACAL Trial of its Oral Calcitonin in Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 3Tarsa Therapeutics Reports Positive Top-Line Results From Pivotal Phase III ORACAL Trial of its Oral Calcitonin in Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis 4Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 2Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 3Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 4Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 5Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 6Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 7Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 8Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 9Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 10Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 11Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 12Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 13Reportlinker Adds RNAi Drug Delivery: Technologies and Global Markets 14
... used only with the E3671 twisted snare wires. ... wing nut and the loop can be stopped ... so that the loop can be slipped down ... - 5.6 inches. Comes with one package of ...
Open 14 mm fixation ring with teeth to prevent damage to conjuctiva. Gauge is marked every 10 degrees to determine the extent of the arc to be incised. Two broad marks align with steep axis....
... to fixate the eye during ... ring can easily be pivoted ... smooth side on the eye. ... the eye to increase internal ...
For sterilizing, carrying and storage of a Storz diamond knife and barrel gauge....
Medicine Products: