A Union flag flies at half mast over the Houses of Parliament, and next to the Big Ben clock tower, after the announcement that Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died today, in central London April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 percent, compared to other Mondays during the year, according to a new U.S. study released on Saturday.By contrast, heart attack risk fell 21 percent later in the year, on the Tuesday after the clock was returned to standard time, and people got an extra hour's sleep. In general, heart attacks historically occur most often on Monday mornings, maybe due to the stress of starting a new work week and inherent changes in our sleep-wake cycle, said Dr. Amneet Sandhu, a cardiology fellow at the University of Colorado in Denver who led the study.The overall number of heart attacks for the full week after daylight saving time didn't change, just the number on that first Monday.
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