Hughesair (Inflection Point)

Retired physician and air taxi operator, science writer and part time assistant professor, these editorials cover a wide range of topics. Mostly non political, mostly true, I write more from experience than from research and more from science than convention. Subjects cover medicine, Alaska aviation, economics, technology and an occasional book review. The Floatplane book is out there. I am currently working on Hippocrates a History of Medicine and Globalism. Enjoy!

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Daylight Saving Time: depression, metabolic syndrome, obesity and global warming

Circadian rhythms: Of owls, larks and alarm clocks : Nature News Distortion of circadian rhythm clearly causes human illness, even if not well investigated. Why do we continue with this nonsense when leaving time alone is the safer bet. DST may save energy in DC, but elsewhere it works the other way, and DST is related to some of our most troubling non infectious diseases.

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