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Our bodies may never adjust to springing forward: A group of German researchers say that we as humans forget that there is a biological clock that is as old as living organisms. The group's study found that our body has no trouble when we gain an hour, but never adjusts when we spring ahead.
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The sudden time change could be causing more heart attacks. According to data from patients in Michigan hospitals, there were 25 percent more heart attacks on the Monday after daylight saving time went into effect. Another study in Sweden found that the chance of a heart attack increases during the first three weekdays after springing ahead.
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Increased risk of suicide for vulnerable individuals: The Mother Nature Network cites a 2008 study that found that disruptions in sleep patterns for individuals with bipolar disorder can be potentially life-threatening. The study concluded that suicide rates increased following daylight saving time.
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Increased risk of workplace injuries: A 2009 study examined workplace injuries in the periods after daylight saving time's time change. It found that on the Monday after DST began, workers suffered more frequent and more severe injuries, whereas no such difference was observed during the fall time change.
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