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This Bedtime May Be Best for Your Heart
This Bedtime May Be
Best for Your Heart
NEW STUDY

This Bedtime May Be Best for Your Heart

Study finds lowest risk of cardiovascular disease in those who tuck in between 10 and 11pm

(Newser) - Heading to bed at one specific hour could significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, as suggested by a new study. It finds participants who went to bed between 10pm and 10:59pm were at a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease than those who put their head on the...

When You Eat May Be More Important Than What You Eat

Idea of TRF, or time-restricted feeding, is catching on

(Newser) - It's beginning to look like a concept called TRF—or, time-restricted feeding—is going to be around for a while in the arena of diet and nutrition. The Washington Post has a feature on it, while the Wall Street Journal and others have covered it previously. The idea is...

There's a Reason Afternoon Heart Surgery Is Best


There's a Reason
Afternoon Heart
Surgery Is Best
NEW STUDY

There's a Reason Afternoon Heart Surgery Is Best

Heart genes aren't in top form in the morning: scientists

(Newser) - Should you ever need heart surgery, it might be worth pressing for an afternoon appointment. New research in the Lancet finds patients who undergo morning heart surgery are twice as likely to suffer heart issues and other complications as patients who have surgery in the afternoon, per the BBC . It'...

Snack at Night and Risk ... Sunburn?
Yet Another
Reason Not
to Snack
at Night
NEW STUDY

Yet Another Reason Not to Snack at Night

When we eat impacts certain skin genes

(Newser) - Eating when we should be sleeping could disrupt our skin's ability to protect itself from the sun's harmful rays, researchers now say. Specifically, per a ScienceDaily news release, noshing down late at night can mess with the skin's biological clock, which in turn can affect the effectiveness...

Our Bodies Fight Off Illness Far Better in the Mornings

Some viruses and pathogens even manipulate our molecular 'clockwork' to up their chance of thriving

(Newser) - Studies have suggested that the time of day one receives a flu shot can actually affect how effective it is, and now University of Cambridge researchers are reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that our immune systems are better at fighting off viruses and pathogens at...

How Being a 'Lark' or 'Owl' Affects Performance

Study: Time one wakes, plays has a dramatic impact

(Newser) - If you're an early riser, your peak performance is earlier in the day, typically around lunchtime. If you're a night owl who prefers to sleep in, your prime time is closer to 8pm. One's internal body clock, which influences everything from alertness to risk of heart attack,...

Tiny Sea Louse Has Extra Body Clock

One for night and day, and the other for the tides

(Newser) - The speckled sea louse may be only 5mm long, but it's got something you don't: an extra body clock. Like humans and other creatures, the sea louse has one body clock that follows the circadian rhythms of night and day. But scientists have found the first molecular proof...

Body Clock Drug Could Cure Depression, Jet Lag, Obesity

Circadian manipulator resets rhythms in mice

(Newser) - Scientists have developed a drug that can manipulate the body clocks of mice—opening up the possibilities of treating such wide-ranging disorders as jet lag, manic depression, and obesity. The drug, developed by a team of British and American scientists, can adjust the circadian rhythms of mice by altering a...

Pee in the Dark to Avoid Cancer
 Pee in the Dark to Avoid Cancer 
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Pee in the Dark to Avoid Cancer

Seriously, turning on light in the middle of the night seems to trigger something bad

(Newser) - First came the advice that we should all pee in the shower to save the water it takes to flush the toilet. Now, apparently, we should pee in the dark. Researchers in the UK and Israel have found that turning on the light in the middle of the night triggers...

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