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Bad Sleep ‘Dramatically’ Alters Body

A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people’s sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results helped […]

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‘Molecular basis’ for Jet Lag Found

Scientists believe they have figured out why it takes us so long to adapt when we travel to new time zones. Researchers at Oxford University say they have found the “molecular brakes” that prevent light resetting the body clock when we fly – causing jet lag. Experiments, reported in the journal Cell, showed “uncoupling” these brakes […]

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The Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Months of cold and fewer daylight hours can leave anyone feeling less than energetic. But if you regularly suffer from depression in the fall and winter, you may have a type of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is very real and can profoundly affect your professional and personal life. Here’s […]

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Natural Treatment for the Winter Blues

Seasonal affective disorder and treatment Oversleeping, fatigue, lack of interest in daily activities, feeling tense and anxious, low mood are all symptoms of depression. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) occurs throughout the winter months as the days get shorter we are reduced to exposure of sunlight. Lack of sunlight can affect the hormones melatonin and serotonin […]

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