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Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night

Bright light at night interrupts the body’s normal day-night cycles, called circadian rhythms, and can trigger insomnia. In fact, circadian rhythms play a major role in health. Disrupted day-night cycles have even been linked to increased incidence of diseases like cancer, heart disease, obesity, depressive disorders and type 2 diabetes in people who work night […]

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New way of measuring white blood cell function offers better insights to help patients with sepsis

Caring for a patient with sepsis requires walking a treatment tightrope. Clinicians must identify the pathogen that is causing a patient’s infection, carefully monitor the patient’s response to antibiotics and supportive measures and race against the clock to prevent potential organ failure and death. Most of the time, physicians can control the infection itself. What […]

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4 Warmup Drills to Help You Crush Leg Day

To feel like you’re kicking ass—not getting your ass kicked—during your next heavy leg workout, start things off with these warmup drills from trainer Jay T. Maryniak. “Your performance will increase and you will exponentially reduce the risk of injury,” he writes in an Instagram post highlighting the series. “It doesn’t take a ton of […]

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Mindfulness can help you get over your biggest fears

Mindfulness is all about being present and living in the moment. It can help to relieve anxiety and worry by altering your perspective. It basically says that thinking about your breathing, and the colour of the sky is better for you than spiralling into panic about the 800 unopened emails in your inbox. Which makes […]

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Melatonin may not help prevent delirium after heart surgery

Delirium is observed in approximately 15% of hospitalised older adults, and it is more common in the critically ill and in those undergoing major surgery, such as heart surgery. Studies have found that blood levels of melatonin, a serotonin-derived hormone, decrease following surgery and are lower in surgical patients who develop delirium. A new study […]