Psychology & Psychiatry

SAD lamps: Experts explain how they help the winter blues

Have you ever noted that you sleep more in the winter months? Or eat more carbs or have low energy? If you do, then you might be one of the around 6% of the higher latitude populations with seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Neuroscience

Keeping time: Understanding the master clock in the brain

Most living creatures exhibit a circadian rhythm, an internal clock that repeats around every 24 hours. Now, researchers from Japan have found new details about the molecular processes that govern sleep/wake rhythms in mice.

Health

High-salt diet may disrupt body clock

Although health experts have long known a high-salt diet (HSD) is harmful to the cardiovascular system, new research finds that it may also disrupt the body's internal rhythms directly. The research will be presented virtually ...

Medical research

Study explores why asthma worsens at night

For hundreds of years, people have observed that asthma severity often worsens in the nighttime. One longstanding question has been to what degree the body's internal circadian clock—as opposed to behaviors, such as sleep ...

Neuroscience

Circadian rhythms help guide waste from brain

New research details how the complex set of molecular and fluid dynamics that comprise the glymphatic system—the brain's unique process of waste removal—are synchronized with the master internal clock that regulates the ...

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