Timing Your Health As the Romans wrote, time rules life – especially our biological inner life. Body clocks influence or directly control large segments of human physiology and performance. So recent work by researchers at Cambridge’s MRC Research Unit, demonstrating that viruses as varied as herpes and influenza A infect at ten times the rate […]
Can Shifting Body Clocks Cause Cancer?
Time rules life. Human body clocks are powerful. Disrupt them and people feel worse – and often get sick. Shiftworkers know this: they experience more heart disease, strokes, ulcers and an earlier grave. For years, the World Health Organization has talked of shift work as a possible carcinogen. Yet it’s hard to prove in humans. The people […]