Health

Is your body clock off-schedule? Prebiotics may help

Whether it's from jetting across time zones, pulling all-nighters at school or working the overnight shift, chronically disrupting our circadian rhythm—or internal biological clocks—can take a measurable toll on everything ...

Medical research

Hypothermia may go unnoticed when exercising in the cold

In a study published this month in Physiology & Behavior, research teams at the University of Tsukuba, led by Takeshi Nishiyasu, and at Niigata University of Health and Welfare, led by Tomomi Fujimoto, have found that, when ...

Health

Researcher examines extreme heat, multiple sclerosis link

Public health scientist Naresh Kumar found that clinical visits by multiple sclerosis patients to Veterans Affairs medical centers increased during months associated with warmer weather and high humidity. With sweltering ...

Health

Blue light creates negative physiological changes during sleep

Extended exposure to light during nighttime can have negative consequences for human health. But now, researchers from Japan have identified a new type of light with reduced consequences for physiological changes during sleep.

Pediatrics

New innovation successfully treats neonatal hypothermia

Neonatal hypothermia—which occurs when an infant's core body temperature falls below the normal range needed to maintain health—contributes to approximately one million deaths each year, and countless cases of stunted ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do you miss hugging? Psychology can tell you why

After nearly 11 months with no physical contact because of the pandemic, I stopped by a friend's home on a January afternoon. It was a dreary Friday and we stood six feet away from one another in her back yard, wearing our ...

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