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Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests study

People who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. Research from earlier this year found that […]

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Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, reveals study

Some studies have identified links between sleep apnoea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnoea. The international research team points out that while the findings do not prove that sleep apnoea causes cancer, there appears to be a clear link in females. “It’s […]

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Insomnia symptoms linked to increased risk of stroke, heart attack

The study involved 487,200 people in China with an average age of 51. Participants had no history of stroke or heart disease at the beginning of the study. “These results suggest that if we can target people who are having trouble sleeping with behavioural therapies, it’s possible that we could reduce the number of cases […]

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Just one night of poor sleep can make you gain weight and lose muscle mass

One sleepless night may be enough to make your body start storing extra fat and breaking down muscle, research suggests. This helps to explain why people with insomnia and shift workers with disrupted sleep patterns are particularly prone to obesity and type 2 diabetes, says Jonathan Cedernaes at Uppsala University in Sweden. He and his […]

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Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

Feeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]

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Why snoring can be harmful to your health

If you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]

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Women who are morning people may have a lower risk of #BreastCancer

If you’re a woman who greets the early morning with a smile, new research delivers good news, you have a slightly reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Being a morning person was associated with a slightly lower risk of breast cancer. Other studies find early risers are healthier and wealthier. New large-scale research has found […]

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