Long nights and lazy days could send you to an early grave

On December 10, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise, according to new findings to emerge from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. The findings, published in the journal PLOS Medicine,…

Waking early on work days may harm metabolic health

On November 19, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

The piercing tone of the alarm clock is not a sound one usually welcomes early morning, alerting us in the most unsubtle way that we have to get up for work. But this early awakening is more than just bothersome; a new study finds it may actually be harmful to…

Melatonin and multiple sclerosis: Why MS symptoms may improve as the days get shorter

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers an answer to the MS ‘seasonal paradox’ For patients and clinicians alike, it’s long been a mystery: why do symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) seem to get better in the winter and worse in the summer? A group led by Francisco…