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Circadian Rhythms

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. - Aristotle Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. In my early 20s, I rarely went to bed before midnight, and I’d almost always sleep in late. How to Become an Early Riser

How to Become an Early Riser

You probably know how it goes. You've just had lunch and you're back at your desk. 3pm rolls around and home time is still some way off. Then the yawns start and all you can think about is curling up under your desk for a sleep. It's a fairly normal response, and the subject of an abstract at Sleep 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. A group of scientists from Loughborough University in the UK presented their work on daytime sleepiness, and whether the best way to combat it was to get up later in the morning, caffeine, or a 20-minute afternoon nap. Study: naps > coffee, good night's sleep to combat tired Study: naps > coffee, good night's sleep to combat tired
Scientific American: Naps Improve Memory of New Tasks Scientific American: Naps Improve Memory of New Tasks Mind & Brain::60-Second Science::January 11, 2008::Email::Print A 90-minute nap improved the ability of volunteers to remember a sequence of finger movements better than non-snoozers. --Cynthia Graber reports. If you feel the urge to lay your head down on the desk for an afternoon nap, here’s something to tell your boss: a 90 minute snooze will actually help you remember that new task you just learned. Researchers at the University of Haifa published the results of their nap study in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
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University > Faculty of Health Sciences > Physician Assistants P University > Faculty of Health Sciences > Physician Assistants P A program to train physician assistants to work alongside Ontario physicians is being launched at McMaster University . This will be Ontario’s first physician assistant program; and Canada’s first civilian program at an undergraduate level for these health care professionals who will practice medicine under physician supervision in a wide range of health care settings. Physician assistants (PA) have been part of the U.S. health care system since the 1960s. In Canada, PAs work in the Canadian Armed Forces and in Manitoba, where they are designated clinical assistants. "McMaster is pleased to lead the development of new types of health care professionals who will improve access to quality health care for the residents of Ontario," said Dr.