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Chronobiology, Astrocytes, master clock

Clock Stars: Astrocytes Keep Time for Brain, Behavior

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Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, “support cells,” are finally coming into their own. To everyone’s surprise they even play an important role in the body’s master clock, which schedules everything from the release of hormones to the onset of sleepiness.

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Parasite, sleeping sickness, sleeping cycles, Ut Southwestern

Scientists Use Parasite’s Internal Clock to Attack Sleeping Sickness

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The parasite that causes deadly sleeping sickness has its own biological clock that makes it more vulnerable to medications during the afternoon, according to international research that may help improve treatments for one of Africa’s most lethal diseases.

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Early Infant Weight Gain, Preventing Vision Loss, Sesame Street's Julia, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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Pro Sleep Tips for World Sleep Day

NewYork-Presbyterian sleep experts provide tips for healthy sleep habits, this World Sleep Day.

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Apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, pediatric OSA, Gray Matter, Grey Matter, MRI scanning, Cognitive Deficits, Neurons, Brain Cells, Loss or damage to brain cells, Cognitive Function, IQ

Untreated Sleep Apnea in Children Can Harm Brain Cells Tied to Cognition and Mood

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A study comparing children 7 to 11 years old with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea to children the same age who slept normally found significant reductions of gray matter – brain cells crucial to most cognitive tasks – in several regions of the brains of children with sleep apnea. The finding points to connections between this common sleep disturbance and the loss of neurons or delayed neuronal growth in the developing brain.

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Better Sleep Feels Like Winning the Lottery

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Improving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery, according to research by the University of Warwick.

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Asthma, Dust mite allergens, asthma exacerbation predictors, asthma and children, Asthma Attack

Mite-Proof Bedcovers May Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups in Children

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Bedcovers that form a barrier to house dust mites appear to reduce asthma flare-ups in children, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Physiology, Sleep, Antarctica, Antarctic Summer, Melatonin, Cortisol, Social Behavior and Sleep, Sleep Hormones, Wake Hormones

Synched Work Schedules During “Antarctic Summer” May Affect Release Patterns of Sleep and Wake Hormones

The continuous daylight conditions of summer in Antarctica are known to interfere with physiological functions such as sleep patterns and the release of melatonin, a hormone associated with circadian rhythms and sleep. Now, a study offers new information about why people in this region sleep poorly, and suggests that social behavior may also play a role.

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Daylight Saving Time, Daylight Savings Time, Time Change, Children, Sleep

Daylight Saving Time Tips: Helping Kids Jump Out of Bed When Clocks Spring Forward

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Sunday, March 12, marks the start of Daylight Saving Time. While few people enjoy losing an hour of sleep, parents often worry most about how their children will adjust to the change. Pediatric sleep expert Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University, has advice to help parents successfully transition their kids into Daylight Saving Time.

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Time Change, Daylight Saving

Spring Ahead! the Effects of Time Change on Health?

The effects of time change on health? Avancer l'heure, mais qu’en est-il de la santé?







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