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blue light at night increases hunger
2014-06-03 05:31:33

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It cannot be argued that in the last decade we have been spending more time looking at our phones, tablets and computers than ever before. Back in 2010, the Harvard Medical School began sounding the alarm about the potential hazards of blue light, the hue of light emitted by our electronic devices and energy-efficient light bulbs, and how it may be detrimental to our health, especially as the sun sets and we move from day into night....

2014-06-02 20:22:55

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA) will present additional data from its HETLIOZ(TM) (tasimelteon) clinical development program at SLEEP 2014, the 28th Annual Meeting of Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis, Minnesota. HETLIOZ(TM) data at SLEEP 2014 will be presented in one oral and six poster sessions. The data presentation schedule is as follows: Oral Presentation -- June 4(th) at 2:15 - 2:30pm, Assessment of...

2014-05-27 16:08:08

McGill University Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis Faleh Tamimi, a professor in McGill's School of Dentistry, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. "Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you're interested in diseases like osteoporosis,...

2014-05-21 12:26:32

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology A possible pharmacology objective for chemotherapy Patients receiving chemical treatment for cancer often suffer fatigue and body weight loss, two of the most worrying effects of this therapy linked to the alteration of their circadian rhythms. The circadian system, better known as our biological clock, is responsible for coordinating all the processes that take place in our organism. If it does not function correctly, what is...

2014-05-20 08:23:54

DUBLIN, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t4pr3j/melatonin_market) has announced the addition of the "Melatonin Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that is found in all living organisms in the animal and plant kingdom. In human beings, it is produced in the...

2014-05-14 23:12:35

By using the latest light therapy device from Nature Bright Company, Toine Schoutens guides the famous 3FM DJ Giel Beelen from the Netherlands through his world record attempt "Longest Marathon, Radio broadcast." Irvine, California (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 On Monday May 12 at 6.00 a.m., Giel Beelen starts the biggest challenge of his career. He will try to obtain the Guinness World Record “Longest Marathon, Radio DJ”. Two years ago the Belgian DJ Peter van der Veire of MNM (VRT)...

2014-05-14 08:24:42

ALBANY, New York, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Melatonin Market for Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Medicine and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global demand for the phenolic resins was valued at USD 504 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 1,300.0 million in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 14.7% between 2013 and 2019....

2014-04-30 23:01:15

May 6th is National No Diet Day and in honor of becoming healthy without taking on a fad diet, Rise-N-Shine LLC is offering sleep tips to get your health back on track. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 May 6th is National No Diet Day and in honor of becoming healthy without taking on a fad diet, Rise-N-Shine LLC is offering sleep tips to get your health back on track. It has been well established that a disrupted sleep pattern can hold a bearing on a person’s health, particularly...

Insomnia Help From Tart Cherry Juice
2014-04-29 07:46:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The healthful benefits of various fruit juices have been touted for years. For example, Freshjuice tells us that pomegranate juice has antioxidants to prevent inflammation, ginger sooths an upset stomach, and beetroot juice can help lower blood pressure. A new study from Louisiana State University (LSU) has revealed the healthful properties of tart cherry juice for treating insomnia. The study results, presented at the annual meeting...

2014-04-28 16:30:56

SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A morning and evening ritual of tart cherry juice may help you sleep better at night, suggests a new study presented today at the Experimental Biology 2014 meeting. Researchers from Louisiana State University found that drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks helped increase sleep time by nearly 90 minutes among older adults with insomnia. These findings were presented Monday, April 28, at the "Dietary Bioactive...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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