Scientists Developing a Pill to Cure Jet Lag

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Scientists developing a pill that will reset the body clock.

Jet lag could be a thing of the past for travellers after scientists moved closer to developing a pill that resets your body clock.  Researchers have discovered a substance which is crucial to the natural rhythms of the body – and also a way of manipulating it. 

 

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Prevent Head Explosions With Ear Pressure Equalizer

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Earache My Eye!

Frequent fliers, we know the sight well. The plane begins to land and our inner ear pressure swells, feeling something like the gradual multiplication of wet socks within our brain pan. A clench of the jaw and our inner ear pressure pops, making us feel marginally better. Ah. But in front of us, a fellow passenger is not so lucky. He grabs the side of his head, frantically swallowing and yawning, his mouth frothing over with half-chewed Chiclets, but nothing happens. Now he’s screaming. Oh god. Not again.

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Cure for Jet Lag – Starve Yourself

 Cure for Jet Lag - Starve Yourself

 Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease

Starving yourself before a long flight may help prevent jet lag, US researchers said on Thursday.

Normally, the body’s natural circadian clock in the brain dictates when to wake, eat and sleep, all in response to light. But it seems a second clock takes over when food is scarce, and manipulating this clock might help travelers adjust to new time zones, they said.

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