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2012-12-15 05:00:34

A new study (1) links both cancer growth and metastasis to lack of naturally produced melatonin. Avoiding loss of melatonin due to exposure to light (especially the blue rays in ordinary white light) in the hours before bedtime may reduce risk. Light bulbs that don´t make blue light and eyeglasses that block it are available from Photonic Developments LLC at http://www.LowBlueLights.com. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 Metastasis of cancer to distant sites is the thing...

2012-12-14 00:20:46

KODA, Japan, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- airweave inc. has been pursuing better sleep by verifying the effect of its highly-resilient mattress pad "airweave" on sleep from a scientific point of view under the company's basic policy of "The Quality Sleep". The company started selling "airweave" in 2007. As part of this effort, sleep research with SCN lab*, one of the most prestigious research centers in the world, was conducted last year. The result of the study was presented at the 7th...

2012-12-12 16:25:05

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wintertime blues. Seasonal depression. As the Northern Hemisphere approaches the Winter solstice on December 21 -- the shortest day of the year -- up to 10% to 20% of the population will suffer recurrent episodes consistent with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), mood swings that include low energy, irritability, weight gain, and overeating. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121212/PH28848 ) Climate, genetic vulnerability, and...

Daily Liver Cycles Controlled By More Than 3,000 Epigenetic Switches
2012-12-11 10:16:12

Salk Institute Salk findings may help explain connections between dietary schedules and chronic disease When it's dark, and we start to fall asleep, most of us think we're tired because our bodies need rest. Yet circadian rhythms affect our bodies not just on a global scale, but at the level of individual organs, and even genes. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have determined the specific genetic switches that sync liver activity to the circadian cycle. Their finding gives...

2012-12-05 05:03:08

Alaska Northern Lights offers a low cost alternative treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), without the need for dangerous drugs. Reno, NV (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 This time of year, the news is rife with stories on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), at one time called the winter blues. The U.S. News & World Report story "Seasonal Affective Disorder: Don´t Let It Get You Down" by Laura McMullen published on December 3, 2012 clearly demonstrates the large number of...

2012-12-02 05:03:04

Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a recent study that shows the effects of light therapy on depression. New York, NY;Washington, DC;Los Angeles- Long Beach, CA;Chicago, IL;Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 -- Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a recent study that shows the effects of light therapy on depression....

2012-11-20 12:29:40

Wake Forest Baptist Studies New Therapy for Insomnia WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are among the 50 percent of Americans who suffer from insomnia, then you have probably tried everything - from warm milk to melatonin pills or prescription medications to induce sleep - with varying degrees of success and side effects. But what if sleep could be achieved not by a substance, but through 'balancing' brain activity? Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist...

Sleep Habits And Time Of Death Controlled By Genetic Variant
2012-11-17 06:22:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have for the first time identified a common gene variant which not only determines whether or not a person is an early riser or a night owl, but could also indicate what time of day an individual is likely to die. The research, which is published in this month's edition of the Annals of Neurology, was conducted at the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). It revealed variation in a...

Lights Out At Night Or You Might Get Depressed
2012-11-15 06:12:54

[ Watch the Video: Light Exposure Leads To Depression, Learning Issues ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Night owls beware: scientists from Johns Hopkins University recently revealed that when people routinely work late at night, they have an increased risk of developing depression and learning issues. This change is not only due to lack of sleep, but also a result of the exposure to bright light at night from items like computers, laptops and iPads. The...

2012-11-15 04:21:16

OULU, Finland, November 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Finnish Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment organized a user test of bright light devices [http://www.valkee.com ], and concluded that both the conventional bright light lamps and the new Valkee in-ear bright light headset have a similar positive effect on seasonal winter symptoms, the winter blues. The results of the test reveal that 6-12 minutes treatment with the bright light headset...


Latest Circadian rhythms Reference Libraries

Pineal Gland
2013-04-30 10:31:18

The pineal gland, also called the epiphysis cerebri, is an endocrine organ located in the brain. Its primary function is to regulate the sleep cycle and influence sexual development. It is a reddish-gray glandular structure that forms the roof of the third ventricle in the brain, between the two lateral ventricles, tucked in a groove near the thalamic bodies. Its body is relatively the size of a grain of rice; it’s shaped like a pine cone and has an infindibular stalk projecting from it....

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