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More Than An Annoyance, Daylight Saving Affects Your Health
It is daylight-saving time again, and while we all might look forward to another hour of sunshine, new research says the time change is not necessarily good for your health.
"There is, in spring a slight increase in the rate of heart attacks," Dr. Brett Cauthen in the Today Clinic in Oklahoma City said. Research shows on the Monday and Tuesday after 'Springing Forward' there is a roughly 10 percent increase of heart attacks due to the upset of our internal clocks, "The human body generally gets used to a certain, wake, sleep cycle," Dr. Cauthen added.
Research by the University of Alabama at Birmingham says the chance can even cause accidents and hurt your immune system. Dr. Cauthen says that this is mostly a population based study, and most people will handle the change just fine, "Just be sure tonight to go to bed a little big earlier," Dr. Cauthen said.
The research also says then when we 'Fall Back' later this year the number of heart attacks will also decrease by about 10 percent the days after the time change.
Daylight Saving also has positive health affects, with more sunshine, Dr. Cauthen says people tend to get more exercise.
This is also a good time of year to check batteries on smoke detectors.
Posted: Saturday, March 9 2013, 11:08 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Power of Moore tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb
May 21, 2013 18:31 GMT
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) --
Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
Meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm's life span of almost an hour. Their estimates ranged from 8 times to more than 600 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb.
Scientists know the key ingredients that go into a devastating tornado. But they are struggling to figure out why they develop in some big storms and not others. They also are still trying to determine what effects, if any, global warming has on tornadoes.
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