Scientists discover why the heart slows down at night

A consensus more than 90-years-old on the mechanisms which regulate the day-night rhythm in heart rate has been fundamentally challenged by an international team of scientists from Manchester, London, Milan, Maastricht, Trondheim and Montpellier. The vagus nerve—one of the nerves of the autonomic nervous system which supplies internal organs including the heart—has long been thought […]

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Analysis: ‘Bond vigilantes’ relaxed on record-high debt as central banks rule

An explosion in crisis borrowing around the world has not yet given so-called “bond vigilantes” sleepless nights or spurred them to pick fights with all-powerful central banks. Global indebtedness, as predicted by the Institute of International Finance, is set to reach $277 trillion by year-end — encompassing public, corporate and household debt, that figure has […]

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