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Night owls’ brains work differently to early birds’, reveals new study

The brain function of very late risers and ‘morning larks’ during the hours of the working day is different, according to a study. Researchers scanned the brains of night owls with a bedtime of 02:30 and a wake time of 10:15, along with early risers. The tests, performed between 08:00 and 20:00, found night owls […]

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Fasting might help prevent age-related diseases, suggest US study

Fasting may not be just a mere religious or lifestyle practice. It might actually serve to protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, reveal researchers. This study opens new avenues of investigation that could ultimately lead to the development of nutritional strategies to improve health in humans Each and every one of […]

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Here’s the time of day when you burn the most calories, according to science

Everything from your workouts to your sleep schedule can influence how many calories you burn throughout the day. And according to a small new study, there may be a time of day during which your body naturally burns the most calories. That’s likely thanks to circadian rhythms, which control the body’s internal clock and sleep […]

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IIT Hyderabad hosts international workshop on ‘reframing the biological clock’

  The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad hosted an international workshop on ‘Reframing the Biological Clock’ as part of a project funded under Wellcome Foundation UK Small Projects Grant for 2018. Researchers from the Institute are working on a pilot research looking at the how age and ageing are conceptualised in assisted reproduction. Principal Investigator […]

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Cancer risk up by 19% in women working night shifts

Researchers found that women who engaged in long-term night shifts were almost a fifth more likely to develop cancer when compared with women who did not work such shifts. On looking at specific cancers, the researchers found that women who worked long-term night shifts were at even greater risk of skin cancer, breast cancer, and […]

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Disrupted sleep could be an early indicator of mood disorders

Past research has found that people with a circadian rhythm, or biological clock, that’s out of step with their daily routines – like split shift or night shift workers – can have an increased risk of emotional, behavioural and psychological problems. The current study examined 24-hour activity levels for 91,015 participants who agreed to wear […]

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New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease risk

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease risk

Are you fond of munching into some snacks late in the night? According to a latest study, this habit of yours may put you in the risk of heart diseases and diabetes by raising levels of harmful blood fats. The findings are published in the journal Experimental Physiology, said those in the shift-based job could […]

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