How your internal body clock affects sleep quality each night

Sleep. It’s one of the body’s most natural processes, yet so many of us struggle with the simple act of nodding off. We already have plenty of evidence that sleep is linked to improved mood, cognitive and physical performance and a healthy immune system. And while much of the focus has been on whether people are getting enough, a new […]

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Sodium found to regulate the biological clock of mice

A new study from McGill University shows that increases in the concentrations of blood sodium can have an influence on the biological clock of mice, opening new research avenues for potentially treating the negative effects associated with long distance travel or shift work. The findings, published in Nature by former McGill Ph.D. student Claire Gizowski and Charles Bourque, a professor […]

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One’s internal clock could be targeted to prevent or slow the progression of breast cancer

City of Hope scientists have identified an unlikely way to potentially prevent or slow the progression of aggressive breast cancer: target one’s internal clock. Often taken for granted, the circadian rhythm is gaining traction as a potential catalyst or brake for the onset of disease. For example, studies have shown that women who take frequent night shifts have disrupted internal […]

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Would overturning abortion rights turn back clock to 1973?

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the states, and many would be eager to impose bans. […]

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