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2012-12-20 15:17:25

A new study by Douglas Mental Health University Institute researchers shows altered body rhythms of the hormone melatonin in Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) women with insomnia. This finding may help explain some of the sleep disruptions experienced by women with PMDD, also known as premenstrual syndrome. PMDD is a mood disorder which appears in the week preceding menses, and affects about 3-8% of women. PMDD sufferers can experience depression, tension, and irritability of sufficient...

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...

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....

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...


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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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