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HOW OUR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK COULD DICTATE MEDICAL TREATMENTS

YOU MIGHT THINK the time on the clock controls when and how you live your life. But ticking away inside each of us is a biological timekeeper that holds powerful sway over our bodies and behaviors. When we eat and when we sleep, our heart rates and our hormones—they’re all regulated by our so-called circadian clocks. Continue reading HOW OUR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK COULD DICTATE MEDICAL TREATMENTS

JUST ONE ALL-NIGHTER CAN ALTER YOUR GENES, POSSIBLY FOR YEARS TO COME

There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.

Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one night of missed snoozing can have long-lasting effects on your genes.

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