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2013-07-31 23:17:47

The addition of filters for large screen TV and computers demonstrates that Photonic Developments LLC is a world leader in controlling light for great sleep and better health. University Heights,OH (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The announcement this month of filters for large screen TV (up to 58” diagonal).means many more people will be able to sleep well. Recent studies at the University of Besel (1) have shown that exposing the eyes to light, especially blue light, during the hours before...

Moon Could Be Cause Of Lack Of Sleep
2013-07-25 17:37:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tossing and turning throughout the night with no one to blame? Well, scientists writing in the journal Current Biology said maybe you should look up in the sky to see the culprit. Researchers have found some of the first scientific evidence to suggest that the moon could be to blame for lack of sleep. The findings add to evidence that humans respond to the geophysical rhythms of the moon, driven by a circalunar clock. "The lunar...

Biochemical Map Depression
2013-07-19 08:46:19

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Duke Medicine have discovered biochemical changes in people taking antidepressants, but only when depression improves. Changes occur within the neurotransmitter pathways of the pineal gland, which is the part of the endocrine system responsible for controlling the body's sleep cycle. A new type of science called pharmacometabolomics was used in this study to measure and map chemicals in the blood to determine...

2013-07-17 23:23:42

Dr Maiysha Clairborne Reveals Top Mind, Body Spirit Tips to Aid Peaceful Slumber Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 How often do you get enough sleep? You might say that your lifestyle doesn’t permit you to get very much. For millions of Americans, it’s not a choice; researchers say that sleep disorders are becoming an increasingly common health issue in the US, with an estimated 70 million Americans suffering the consequences of not being able to get enough rest. The National...

2013-07-09 17:31:30

Shift work, which encourages sleep deprivation and patterns of activity outside the circadian rhythm, has been associated with a greater risk of ill health and loss of well-being in some (but not all) studies. However, little is known about the effects of shift work on reproductive health and fertility. Now, a study reported today at the annual meeting of ESHRE, by Dr Linden Stocker from the University of Southampton, UK, indicates that working shift patterns is associated with an...

2013-07-02 11:03:15

Risk not just confined to nurses, as previous research has indicated Shift work has been suggested as a risk factor for breast cancer, but there has been some doubt about the strength of the findings, largely because of issues around the assessment of exposure and the failure to capture the diversity of shift work patterns. Several previous studies have also been confined to nurses rather than the general population. In this study, the researchers assessed whether night shifts were...

2013-06-27 23:18:55

Maximizing melatonin production in humans is possible by blocking blue light for a few hours before bedtime by wearing amber eyeglasses according to Richard L. Hansler PhD of Photonic Developments LLC. This may be of benefit in avoiding or treating liver cancer. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 A new paper from Thailand (1) shows that melatonin improves the outcome when liver cancer is induced in hamsters. A new study (2) from Spain found that melatonin blocked the processes...

Grocery Store Cabbage Is Alive And On A Circadian Rhythm
2013-06-20 18:22:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Rice University and the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) could have vegetarians questioning their motivations for avoiding meat. According to these researchers, vegetables are still very much alive even after they've been harvested, and are even beholden to the circadian rhythms of dark and light schedules. What's more, these vegetables might even be healthier for us at certain times of the day, say...


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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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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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