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The geomagnetic field is a physical phenomenon resulting from different rotation speeds of different layers of our planet . The level of activity of the field can be affected by “geoeffective” parts of magnetic fields coming as a result of solar explosions and accompanied giant magnetic fields. A small portion of them can “disturb” the original geomagnetic field, resulting in active or stormy levels of GMA. The level of GMA is measured in Nanotesla every three hours (8 parameters in 24 hours). The six highest results (in K or integrated A indices of GMA) describe the day as Quiet (I), Unsettled (II), Active (III) or Stormy (IV) day of GMA (Table 1). In the last decades many changes in the human hemeostasis related parameters were analyzed in relation with the level of GMA [2-4]. But the level of GMA is not only a factor that can be related with some pathologic effects. The field is also a shield defending our planet from very energetic and potentially harmful space physical activity ingradients, such as cosmic rays and very closely related to them, high energy space proton flux, that can be more active on the surface of our planet when the GMA is extremely low [5-7].
…The natural history of terminal oncologic disease is death from cardiopulmonary arrest. The goal of this study was to determine whether the temporal distribution of death among oncology patients is related to levels of environmental physical activity-solar, geomagnetic, and cosmic rays and high energy space proton flux, as previously shown for other situations like accidents, suicide, and the occurrence of acute myocardial infarction.
…The number of oncology patient deaths was inversely correlated with solar and geomagnetic activity indices and positively correlated with cosmic rays activity.
…The monthly death number of oncology patients is significantly related with environmental physical activity and shows similarity with deaths distribution by time of some other groups of death--stroke, SCD, suicide, and occurrence of AMI. The inverse correlation with solar and geomagnetic activity and positive links with cosmic rays activity level are remarkable.
Many-year research into biological effects caused by solar activity has proved that the response of biological objects, including human organism, to heliogeomagnetic disturbances presents an adaptive stress reaction. This response can be irreversible only in organisms whose adaptive system works improperly due to a pathological condition or overstress. Studies dedicated to the role of melatonin--an epiphysial hormone--in human and animal stress protection, are of interest. The application of physiological doses of melatonin as an anti-stress agent is based on its adaptogenic effects and its role as an endogenous biological rhythm synchronizer.
Analysis of 214,908 calls for ambulance demonstrated a significant (p = 0.95) rise in the frequency of acute myocardial infanction (AMI) in men in a year of low solar activity (LSA) and in women during a year with high solar activity (HSA). The increased incidence of sudden death, clinical death, cardiogenic shock, and pulmonary oedema was associated with HSA. The largest number of calls for AMI patients was recorded between 9.00 and 12.00, the lowest from 3.00 to 6.00. The frequency of AMI in the daytime was higher than at night. This difference was also apparent in "astronomic" seasons and half years with low and high solar activity. The incidence of AMI was highest during "astronomic" autumn and lowered in winter time. It was elevated in December of the LSA year and in May of the HSA year, in Mondays of HSA and Thursdays of LSA years. The minimal number of AMI episodes was recorded in weekends. Short daylight period and low air temperature combined with changes of atmospheric pressure and relative humidity during the cold period of the LSA year associated with a significant rise in the incidence of AIM. The overall frequency of AMI significantly increased during magnetic storms compared with the preceding days or immediately after them at both HSA and LSA. Mean daily frequency of AMI significantly increased within 24 hours before a magnetic storm only in the HAS year.
…this paper is a review of a number of studies considering links between life threatening cardiac arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death (SCD) and the level of environmental physical activity factors like geomagnetic activity (GMA) and opposite them cosmic ray and high energy proton flux. This is a part of studies in the field named Clinical Cosmobiology.
…temporal links exist between cardiac arrhythmia, including life threatening events, SCD and level of cosmophysical activity. Atrial fibrillation,ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation and SCD are occurring in inverse relationship to the level of GMA. It is possible that the level of GMA is a factor preventing SCD, especially in patients with damaged heart muscle. The role of factors becoming more active in low GMA, like neutron activity, are an object of further studies.
Several correlational studies have suggested an association between stroke mortality rates and geophysical parameters, but none have assessed the influence of these parameters on stroke occurrence in a general population. We conducted a population-based study (2,195 stroke patients) to determine whether there are relationships between stroke occurrence and solar and/or geomagnetic activity. A multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the odds ratio (OR) and to identify the geophysical parameters of most importance; 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated for the variables studied. In a multivariate analysis, large fluctuations of solar (OR = 1.21; 95% CI 1.14–1.30) and geomagnetic activity (0R = 1.20; 95% CI 1.11–1.31) on the preceding day and low level of solar activity (OR = 1.14; 95% CI 1.08–1.21) on the day of stroke onset were independent predictors of stroke occurrence.
Varieties of air temperature and solar activity have a close correlation with human health.
…Not only have solar activities a close relationship with the incidences of plague and epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, but also high correlation with onco-genesis and infant natality and mortality.
An individual analysis of long-term monitoring of microcirculation parameters of nine healthy volunteers showed that an increase in the geomagnetic activity led to an increase in tissue perfusion, variability of blood flow and growth of the amplitude of neurogenic and myogenic oscillations in four volunteers. It was found that the degree of microcirculation sensitivity to the level of geomagnetic activity values with time and is proportional to its average level in the period of measurement. A comparison of frequency ranges of oscillations of blood flow and variations of the geomagnetic activity shows that neurogenic and myogenic oscillations showing the highest sensitivity to the geomagnetic activity have the same frequency as geomagnetic Pc3 pulsations. The pulsations of this frequency range are excited mainly during geomagnetic disturbances, which may explain the correlation between the microcirculation parameters and the Kp index. The relation of the amplitude-frequency characteristics of Pc3-pulsations can explain the results obtained using the alternating magnetic fields.
The influence of solar activity (SA) and geomagnetic activity (GMA) on human homeostasis has long been investigated. The aim of the present study was to analyse the relationship between monthly proton flux (> 90 MeV) and other SA and GMA parameters and between proton flux and temporal (monthly) distribution of total and cardiovascular-related deaths. The data from 180 months (1974-1989) of distribution in the Beilinson Campus of the Rabin Medical Centre, Israel, and of 108 months (1983-1991) from the Kaunas Medical Academy, were analysed and compared with SA, GMA and space proton flux (> 90 MeV). It was concluded: (1) monthly levels of SA, GMA and radiowave propagation (Fof2) are significantly and adversely correlated with monthly space proton flux (> 90 MeV); (2) medical-biological phenomena that increase during periods of low solar and/or geomagnetic activity may be stimulated by physical processes provoked by the concomitant increase in proton flux; (3) the monthly number of deaths related (positively or negatively) to SA are significantly and adversely related to the space proton flux (> 90 MeV).
Since the discovery of melatonin as the principal hormone of the pineal gland in 1963, scientists have come to recognize that melatonin is a "master hormone" involved in the control of circadian rhythms and other biological functions. Although little is known about the influence of the pineal gland on motor control, important clues may be obtained by considering the pattern of melatonin secretion during the sleep cycles and particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep when melatonin plasma levels are at their lowest. Since REM sleep is characterized by the occurrence of profound atonia which results in an almost complete paralysis of striated muscles, it is suggested that there might be a causal relationship between inhibition of melatonin secretion…
We suggest that the seasonal variation of the production of the pineal hormone melatonin leads to a winter instability in the human organisms and increases the sensitivity of the patient to the “negative” influence of Pc1 geomagnetic pulsations in winter.
Dreams from low GMA periods (n=69, median bizarreness=4) were found to be significantly more bizarre than dreams from high GMA periods (n=85, median bizarreness=3; p=0.006), supporting the hypothesised association between GMA and dream bizarreness.
Two analyses of variance indicated (i) significantly higher geomagnetic activity three days before a recorded isolated sleep paralysis event and (ii) significantly lower geomagnetic activity three days before an unusually vivid dream took place.
Originally posted by Phantom28804
Thought I would add that I woke up at 5:55 am on the dot this morning and ended up coughing my butt off to the point that I had a hard time falling back asleep from continuing after effects. Not sure if there was any relevance to anything on that, but thought I would share.
Originally posted by rbilly001
reply to post by soficrow
When I was working in the field as a paramedic, we would always see an increase in heart attacks when low fronts would move in. I was once told by a doctor that low fronts add increase preasure on the body and this is what caused them. I never read anything in the journals and never saw any studies done on it, but when a storm system was approaching, we would see an increase in calls for chest pain. As far as solar flares causing issues I have never followed the suns activity when I was working, but I could see how it could effect people, especially those with internal pacemakers. anytime you send electricity through the body you could potentially effect the heart.
…Every cell in our body is bathed in an external and internal environment of fluctuating magnetism. It is becoming clear that the fluctuations are primarily caused by an intimate and systematic interplay between forces within the bowels of the earth--which the great physician and father of magnetism William Gilbert called a 'small magnet'--and the thermonuclear turbulence within the sun, an enormously larger magnet than the earth, acting upon organisms, which are minuscule magnets. It follows and is also increasingly apparent that these external fluctuations in magnetic fields can affect virtually every circuit in the biological machinery to a lesser or greater degree, depending both on the particular biological system and on the particular properties of the magnetic fluctuations. …in humans, and in at least those other species that have been studied, computer power has enabled us to discover statistically defined endogenous physiological rhythms and further direct effects that are associated with these invisible geo- and heliomagnetic cycles. Thus, what once might have been dismissed as noise in both magnetic and physiological data does in fact have structure. And we may be at the threshold of understanding the biological and medical meaning and consequences of these patterns and biological-astronomical linkages as well. Structures in time are called chronomes; their mapping in us and around us is called chronomics. The scientific study of chronomes is chronobiology. And the scientific study of all aspects of biology related to the cosmos has been called astrobiology. Hence we may dub the new study of time structures in biology with regard to influences from cosmo- helio- and geomagnetic rhythms chronoastrobiology. …the rhythms of the sun can affect us not only directly, but also indirectly through the chronomic patterns that solar magnetic rhythms have created within our physiology in the remote past. For example, we can document the direct exogenous effects of given specific solar wind events upon human blood pressure and heart rate. We also have evidence of endogenous internal rhythms in blood pressure and heart rate that are close to but not identical to the period length of rhythms in the solar wind. These were installed genetically by natural selection at some time in the distant geological past. This interpretive model of the data makes the prediction that the internal and external influences on heart rate and blood pressure can reinforce or cancel each other out at different times. A study of extensive clinical and physiological data shows that the interpretive model is robust and that internal and external effects are indeed augmentative at a statistically significant level. Chronoastrobiological studies are contributing to basic science--that is, our understanding is being expanded as we recognize heretofore unelaborated linkages of life to the complex dynamics of the sun, and even to heretofore unelaborated evolutionary phenomena. Once, one might have thought of solar storms as mere transient 'perturbations' to biology, with no lasting importance. Now we are on the brink of understanding that solar turbulences have played a role in shaping endogenous physiological chronomes. ...
Originally posted by IamAbeliever
reply to post by Human_Alien
I watched that video and found it very disturbing. It almost appears that the left side of her mouth droops ever so slightly. Sounds like a TIA since she recovered very quickly.