Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Understanding the genes that make our circadian clocks tick

Time to get up. alarm clock image via www.shutterstock.com Giles E. Duffield, University of Notre Dame Have you ever wondered why you don’t feel tired until late...

Chemotherapy timing could influence how well the treatment works

By stu120/Shutterstock.com Yanyan Yang, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Aziz Sancar, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Most living organisms – animals,...

How to Understand the Teenager in Your Life

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Teenagers may appear to be an alien species when it comes to wild activities, social media, and a tendency to go back...

Beating Jet Lag

From long and tedious security checks to cramped seating for most of us in economy class, it is a wonder that people choose to...

Window on Circadian Rhythm in the Home

Window on Circadian Rhythms in the Home In the olden days, windows tended to be small because they were a liability. If they did not...

Winter Blues – When to Consider Drugs

Winter Blues: When to Consider Drugs Bupropion (Wellbutrin XL) is the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of seasonal...

Five Ways to Help Your Baby Get a Good Circadian Rhythm

Five Ways to Help Your Baby Get a Good Circadian Rhythm It is no secret that newborns sleep a lot, about 10-18 hours a day,...

Up and Away Part II: The Nitty Gritty of Jet Lag Management

Jet lag can ruin a vacation or business trip. Some travelers are more vulnerable than others. Major factors are east/west direction and number of...

Escape the Burden of Switching to Daylight Saving Time!

Our inner clock doesn’t know that the government has rescheduled our lives. It happens every year around this period. Those clock faces with arrows...

Shift work increases the risk of cancer among those on the graveyard shift

You might expect shift work to cause insomnia, irritability, absenteeism, an increase in accidents on the job, and so on, and it does--especially for...