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Morning lark or night owl? How our body clocks affect our mental and physical...

Whether you’re a morning person or love burning the midnight oil, we’re all controlled by so-called “body clocks”. These body clocks (which regulate our circadian...

How light may impact your sleep

For most of us the blaring sound of our alarm clock is a signal to wake up, but often this noise can be too...

Are there health benefits of taking a nap?

Most people consider taking naps to be a much needed treat, but could there be real health benefits to catching up on some sleep? Baylor...

Scientists discover how sleep helps fight infection

In a new study, researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. They find sleep improves the potential ability of...

Sleep apnea linked to inflammation, organ dysfunction

Voyagers no longer embark in search of the storied Fountain of Youth, but the quest for longevity is still very much alive for researchers. "Aging...

Morning or night person? It depends on many more genes than we thought

Do you prefer to rise early with the lark or stay up late with the owl? Your preference turns out to be partly decided...

Sleep loss raises Alzheimer’s protein levels

Sleep deprivation increases levels of the key Alzheimer’s disease protein tau, according to new research. On follow-up studies in the mice, the research team showed...
How chronic pain could threaten your night sleep

How chronic pain could threaten your night sleep

Ask anyone who is in pain how their much-needed sleep was, and there's a good chance they will say it was not great. And, it...

How sleep apnea may affect your memory and depression risk

People with sleep apnea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, potentially making them vulnerable to depression, new research has shown. Estimated...

Sleep loss could make you more sensitive to pain

When we're in pain, we have a hard time sleeping. But how does poor sleep affect pain? For the first time, scientists at the University of...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

To control your blood pressure, try to eat 3 foods and avoid 4 things

High blood pressure is a common chronic health condition. It is a silent killer because there are no obvious symptoms. However, it is a big...