Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: back pain, badhealth, body clock, circadian rhythm, heart surgery, metabolism, sleep (Natural News) Are you a person who likes routines and follows schedules, or are you that someone who likes to do things spontaneously? Do you eat, sleep, exercise on time or do you do these only when you have the time (and even then, there’s something else you suddenly realize you have to do)? You may want to start following a schedule as the clock in your body is not only responsible for sleep, but also your overall health and performance, according to studies. The body clock, also known as the circadian rhythm, regulates when we feel awake and sleepy over a 24-hour period. It is controlled by a central clock in the brain known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). Being exposed to sunlight adjusts the clock so that it stays in sync with day and night. Special clock genes in the SCN work to produce proteins that keep the body … [Read more...] about A look at the various and surprising ways your body clock controls your health
Amber Olsen is racing against time to fund a gene therapy that might save her dying 5-year-old from a rare genetic disease. By Lauren Weber and Damon Dahlen 10/26/2018 10:45 am ET OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi ― The school bus stop is a special hell for Amber Olsen. Each weekday morning as she or her husband, Tom Cannan, wheels their youngest daughter, 5-year-old Willow, out to the end of their driveway, they’re reminded that this time two years ago, Willow could bound up and down the stairs of the bus herself. This time 18 months ago, she could get on and off with some help from her sister Kylee. Now, the automated wheelchair ramp gradually descends, grating ever so slightly as it hits the ground. Staffers get off the bus to make sure Willow is strapped in before she’s lifted off the ground, chair, medical equipment and all. No wave anymore, now that she can’t move her hands voluntarily. Willow has an extremely rare genetic disorder, multiple … [Read more...] about A Brutal Clock
CLOCKS throughout the UK are set to change for the second and last time of 2018 this weekend. As Brits brace themselves to officially welcome the winter season, we give you the lowdown on future changes. Why do the clocks change? We change are clocks to make better use of the daylight. On the last Sunday in March, British clocks go forward an hour so there's more daylight in the evenings. But the clocks go back in October, so there's more daylight in the mornings and less in the evenings. Will we stop changing them back and forward? Europe may stop changing its clocks back at the same time as the UK at the end of this year. Current rules mean every state has to switch to summer time on the last Sunday of March and switch back to winter time on the last Sunday of October. But the European Commission proposals would end the practice. This would mean EU countries would have to choose to adopt permanent summer or winter time and potentially see Belfast having to decide whether to align … [Read more...] about Why do the clocks change, will we stop changing them back and forward and why do we use GMT?
Jake Coyle, Ap Film Writer Updated 12:58 pm CDT, Sunday, September 23, 2018 FILE - In this July 19, 2018 file photo, Suki Waterhouse, left, and Hari Nef pose for a portrait to promote the film "Assassination Nation" at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The film opened Friday. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) less FILE - In this July 19, 2018 file photo, Suki Waterhouse, left, and Hari Nef pose for a portrait to promote the film "Assassination Nation" at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The film opened Friday. ... more Photo: Rebecca Cabage, Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP Photo: Rebecca Cabage, Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this July 19, 2018 file photo, Suki Waterhouse, left, and Hari Nef pose for a portrait to promote the film "Assassination Nation" at … [Read more...] about ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters
In life, timing is everything. Your body’s internal clock – the circadian rhythm – regulates an enormous variety of processes: when you sleep and wake, when you’re hungry, when you’re most productive. Given its palpable effect on so much of our lives, it’s not surprising that it has an enormous impact on our health as well. Researchers have linked circadian health to the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration. It’s also known that the timing of meals and medicines can influence how they’re metabolized.MORE HEALTH: Excessive sleepiness during day could be warning of Alzheimer'sThe ability to measure one’s internal clock is vital to improving health and personalizing medicine. It could be used to predict who is at risk for disease and track recovery from injuries. It can also be used to time the delivery of chemotherapy and blood pressure and other drugs so that they have the optimum effect at lower … [Read more...] about Simple blood test could read people’s internal clock