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Liver’s role vital in regulating body clock


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Jet setters, shift workers and even obese people stand to gain from a key discovery about the liver playing a vital role in managing the body's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Molecules act as ’shift workers’ to protect liver from accumulating fat


March 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Researchers have known for decades that fat production by the liver runs on a 24-hour cycle, the circadian rhythm, and is similar to the sleep-wake cycle.Now, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy saving bulbs could bring on breast cancer


January 31st, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Energy saving light bulbs could result in higher breast cancer rates if used late at night. Abraham Haim, professor of biology at Haifa ... Read more...

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Mechanism that controls 24-hour clock of all forms of life discovered


January 27th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae.Not only does the research provide important insight ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, an eye mask that wakes you up gently by simulating sunrise!


January 13th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Do you find it hard to wake up suddenly to that damn morning alarm clock everyday before the sunrise? Well, an eye mask that will wake you up ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unlike us, honeybees don’t have trouble rescheduling biological clocks


October 14th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has shown that unlike humans, honeybees, when thrown into highly time-altered new societal roles, are able to alter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poor biological clock could lead to diabetes, obesity


September 20th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): UC San Diego biologists have discovered biological clocks of mammals are related to development of obesity and diabetes.It also raises the possibility that some of the rise in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nighttime noise from passing aircraft, trains affects morning performance


June 8th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Nighttime noise from passing aircraft, trains and automobiles is linked to disturbed sleep and impaired neurobehavioral performance in the morning, says a new study.The study has been presented ... Read more...

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Caffeine cuts down mistakes made by shift workers


May 12th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Caffeine can help those working in shifts to make fewer errors, according to a new study. The findings have implications for health workers and for any industry relying ... Read more...

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Caffeine helps reduce mistakes made by shift workers


May 12th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (AN): A shot of caffeine can reduce mistakes made by drowsy shift workers, says a new study.The study by Cochrane researchers has implications for health workers and for any ... Read more...

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Night shift sleep problems may be reversible: study


April 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Working the night shift interferes with sleep, particularly for workers in their 30s and 40s, but the problem may be reversible, says a study. Sleep problems don't appear ... Read more...

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Body clock disturbances linked to heart disease


December 14th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 14 (ANI): A new study has found that cardiovascular disease is connected to disturbances in the body's 24-hour clock, technically called circadian clock.A team on Japanese researchers conducted a ... Read more...

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When you eat as important as what you eat


November 26th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) When you eat may be just as vital to your wellbeing as what you eat, says an Indian-American researcher. Experiments in mice revealed that the daily waxing and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fatigued shiftworkers ‘at high risk of sleepy driving’


October 9th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, October 9 (ANI): People involved in odd shifts or night shifts are likely to be at high risk of sleepy driving, Australian researchers have found.Dr Simon Smith, the Queensland University of ... Read more...

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Eating at right time a must to keep obesity at bay


September 5th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 5 (IANS) Eating less and exercising more to keep obesity at bay might not be enough. Now there is new evidence to show that eating at the right time is ... Read more...

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Eating at the ‘wrong’ time can lead to weight gain


September 4th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): Eat at the right time of day if you actually want to shed those extra pounds, for an American study so suggests.Researchers at Northwestern University have found ... Read more...

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Missing or mutated ‘clock’ gene ‘ups vascular disease risk’


March 26th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Researchers at Medical College of Georgia have found that circadian clocks that set the rhythmic motion of our bodies for wakeful days and sleepy nights can also set ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Night shifts can make you fat and play havoc with metabolism


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Working at night might make you fat, claim scientists, who found that unsociable working hours slow the body''s natural metabolism.After closely monitoring people with disrupted sleep patterns, ... Read more...

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Molecular partnership behind daily rhythms, body metabolism identified


November 27th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Scientists at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered a key molecular partnership that coordinates body rhythms and metabolism.For the study, the research team led by ... Read more...

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Hassles at work wont let you get a good nights sleep


April 18th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown that common hassles at work are more likely than long hours, night shifts or job insecurity to follow workers ... Read more...

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Constant sleep disruption can lead to heart and kidney disease


March 14th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre of the Toronto General Hospital have found that chronic sleep disruption can cause heart and kidney disease.Dr. Michael Sole, Cardiologist ... Read more...

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Women working in shifts more likely to be given enforced early retirement


January 15th, 2008 - 10:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 15 (ANI): Women working in shifts are more likely to be given enforced early retirement as compared to men in shift work, cited a new research.The findings were ... Read more...

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