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The timing of your dinner could affect your overall cancer risk

Breast and prostate cancers seem to be more common amongst those who eat dinner late, but it may just be a correlation.<p>Certain routines are less healthy to abide by than others. Drink coffee too late, and you’ll have trouble getting to bed. Stay up too late, and you’re more likely to develop health …

Cancer

How our body’s circadian clocks affect our health beyond sleep

We spend 90 percent of our time indoors, so lighting is important<p>“Everything cannot happen at once,” says Satchin Panda, a circadian biologist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This is true when it comes to experiences in the world, and it is also true when it comes to our bodies.<p>We …

Elderly Mice's Brains Are Bad at Handling Jet Lag

… and could help explain why humans have so many sleep disruptions later in life.<p>Strange things happen to sleep as the body ages. For humans, getting older can mean waking up over and over again or shifting to a much earlier wake-up time. In elderly mice, the region in the brain that directs the …

Neuroscience

Cities That Never Sleep Are Shaped by Sunrise and Sunset

Long after the sun has gone down, the electric lights keep blazing. That might suggest that most humans aren’t as influenced by Earth’s light-dark cycle as we used to be.<p>But a new study, drawing on the cellphone call records of more than a million people, shows that the times of day when they are …

Timing may be everything | MN Spokesman-Recorder | MSR News Online

<i>In the future of medical treatments, new discoveries in circadian rhythms show great promise</i><p>In medicine, we have made some amazing advances in the …

Mayo Clinic

Body of Time

Ever wondered why meetings in the afternoon - say around 2pm - tend to be the toughest ones to get through? Or, why the morning alarm brings a real …

Biology

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

The ancient clock that rules our lives – and determines our health

Our lives are ruled by time; we use time to tell us what to do. But the alarm clock that wakes us in the morning or the wristwatch that tells us we …

The Simplicity and Complexity of Human Blood

Time from the beginning of creation, has always played an important role in the functions and activities of man. This has led to the reason why all …

Sleep

'Western society is chronically sleep deprived': the importance of the body's clock

The cycle of day and night on our planet is age-old and inescapable, so the idea of an internal body clock might not sound that radical. In science, though, asking the questions “why?” and “how?” about the most day-to-day occurrences can require the greatest leaps of ingenuity and produce the most …

Older Age, Dementia, and Circadian Rhythms

It is common knowledge that sleep patterns change with age. Older people tend to sleep less, their sleep can be shallow and fragmented. Often they …

Neuroscience

Does total darkness or light alter the body clock?

Will living in complete darkness or being in light for 24 hours for the rest of our lives affect our circadian rhythm (sleep–wake cycles)? Probably …

Sleep, Stress and the Adrenal Glands

Your customers have one thing in common; they want to feel good. As we’ve learned throughout our editorial series on immune health, there are a …

Wellness

Astrocytes Keep Time For Brain and Behavior

<i>Summary:A new study reveals astrocytes play an surprisingly important role in the body’s circadian clock.</i><p>Source: WUSTL.<p><b>Star-shaped cells around</b> …

Why working the night shift can pose a cancer risk

A handful of large studies of cancer risk factors have found that working the night shift, as nearly 15 percent of Americans do, boosts the chances …

Honeybee circadian rhythms are affected more by social interactions

For the first time, a field study shows that social time cues override influence of light and darkness in regulating the natural body clock of …

Weak Brain Circadian Rhythms Cause Depression-Like Behavior in Mice

photo montage courtesy of Dominic Landgraf<p>When the master pacemaker that normally synchronizes circadian rhythms in the brain is disrupted, that …

Circadian Rhythms Influence Everyone — Farmers In Particular

A great many life forms on earth are attuned to the 24-hour-long day. Most complex organisms on our planet exhibit shifts in biological functions and …

Soon we will see ‘chrono-’ attached to every form of medicine – Jessa Gamble

It was just a regular shipment of golden hamsters from the breeding colonies, except for one male animal. While all the other hamsters aligned on the …

Rhythm on the brain, and why we can't stop dancing

Music and dance are far from idle pastimes. They are universal forms of expression and deeply rewarding activities that fulfil diverse social …

Not Sleeping Well? Eat Some Magnesium

Humans need sleep to function throughout the day: There’s no way around it. Yet nearly half of Americans say that their lack of quality sleep affects …

The Beasts That Keep the Beat

New insights from neuroscience — aided by a small zoo’s worth of dancing animals — are revealing the biological origins of rhythm.<p>There are moments …

Modern Life and Its Diseases: The Light Connection

Here is something most people don’t know about artificial light: Imagine you’re a researcher with a colony of elderly mice, and you decide that it’s …

Mozart, Mozart Rhythm and Retrograde Mozart Effects: Evidences from Behaviours and Neurobiology Bases

Article |<p>Open | Published: 21 January 2016<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>volume 6</b>, Article number: 18744 (2016) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>The phenomenal finding …

Bring in the Light

November 1, 2015<br>by Elsa Lam<p>6th Velux Daylight Symposium London 2015<p>It’s common sense to architects: better daylighting makes for better buildings. …

From RPI News: Circadian Clocks – The Rhythm of Life, from Microbes to Humans

The sleep/wake cycle of our circadian rhythm is a familiar concept, but less well known is that a circadian clock a series of molecular events can be …

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