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New 3D-printed braces include lights and batteries
Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have created 3D-printed braces that use light therapy to enhance bone regeneration and speed up realignment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could THIS psoriasis treatment revolutionise HOME remedies for the skin condition?
A PSORIASIS blue-light therapy treatment reduces symptoms of the skin condition in 84 per cent of patients, according to a survey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop probe to prevent Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from Rice University in Houston, Texas, designed a device that could cure Alzheimer's. This probe uses light therapy to target clumps in the brain that can cause symptoms of dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bright White Light Therapy Promising for Bipolar Depression
Midday bright light sessions associated with higher remission rate than dim red placebo light treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

'Light therapy' may offer relief to patients with bipolar disorder
People afflicted with bipolar disorder may find some relief from depression with daily doses of light therapy, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light Therapy May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder
Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily ‘ Light Therapy ’ May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder
Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Daily'Light Therapy' May Help Some with Bipolar Disorder
Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder
THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 -- People afflicted with bipolar disorder may find some relief from depression with daily doses of light therapy, new research suggests. With light therapy, people spend time sitting in close proximity to a light-emitting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bright light therapy at midday helped patients with bipolar depression
(Northwestern University) Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern Medicine study found. More than 68 percent of patients who received midday bright light achieved a normal level of mood, compared to 22.2 percent of patients who received a dim placebo light. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bright Light Therapy Improves Bipolar Depression Bright Light Therapy Improves Bipolar Depression
Portable and easy to use, light therapy may be an option for patients with an inadequate response to antidepressants or who experience side effects from these medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Evaluation of a randomized controlled trial on the effect on return to work with coaching combined with light therapy and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for workers with work-related chronic stress - Nieuwenhuijsen K, Schoutens AMC, Frings-Dresen MHW, Sluiter JK.
BACKGROUND: Chronic work-related stress is quite prevalent in the working population and is in some cases accompanied by long-term sick leave. These stress complaints highly impact employees and are costly due to lost productivity and medical expenses. A n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Testing Potential Uses for Light Therapy Testing Potential Uses for Light Therapy
Green and red light therapies explored to treat migraines and skin conditions.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Testing the Healing Potential of Light
From migraines to psoriasis to depression, researchers are looking at new ways to use light therapy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Debuts New Scientific Data at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology Annual Meeting
Consumer sector demonstrates leadership with new research in areas such as skin microbiome, light therapy, anti-ageing and hair loss (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Blue light therapy for acne: Benefits, side effects, and costs
Blue light therapy is an FDA-approved, non-invasive phototherapy treatment for acne. Light in the blue wavelength is used to kill acne-causing bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Light Therapy Shows Moderate Benefits for Cognitively Impaired
Review indicates moderate effect on behavioral disturbances, depression; small effect on sleep (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Dermatologists Explain How Light Therapy Works To Treat Acne
We asked dermatologists to find out. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dermatologists Explain How Light Therapy Works To Treat Acne
We asked the experts. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips partners with West Physics for CT radiation dose control program
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it is partnering with West Physics to create a turn-key computed tomography radiation dose management program. The companies said that their new partnered radiation dose management program will help health systems comply with new dose management requirements from accrediting regulatory bodies, helping hospitals establish effective radiation safety programs to optimize radiation dose delivery. “In today’s shifting regulatory environment, hospitals really must look ahead to remain compliant with evolving requirements for CT dose optimization. With guidance from our team of...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging royalphilips Source Type: news

Yale dermatologists can help undo severe and moderate sun damage
Yale Medicine Dermatologic Surgery now offers Mohs micrographic surgery and photodynamic light therapy to remove skin cancers and pre-cancers, respectively, in both the New Haven and Branford offices. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Philips wins FDA nod for BlueControl psoriasis treatment device Royal Philips said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its BlueControl wearable light therapy designed to treat mild psoriasis. The Amsterdam-based company&rsquo...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Philips wins FDA nod for BlueControl psoriasis treatment device
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its BlueControl wearable light therapy designed to treat mild psoriasis. The Amsterdam-based company’s BlueControl is designed as a rechargeable, wearable device which can be comfortably used on the arms, legs, elbows and knees using adjustable straps. The company won CE Mark approval in the European Union for the device in 2015. “As a company, we aim to improve people’s health with a broad portfolio of proven therapy solutions to enable patients with chronic conditions to manage their health at home. Philips BlueControl is a clinica...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance royalphilips Source Type: news

PhotonMD Appoints Robert Catlin as Senior Director of Marketing
Medical Device Business Adds Accomplished Executive MORRISVILLE, N.C., July 6, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PhotonMD™, Inc. an innovator in photomedicine devices, announced today that Robert Catlin IV has joined the Company as Seni... Devices, Personnel PhotonMD, Modulated Light Therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Promise in light therapy to treat chronic pain
Chronic pain afflicts over 100 million people across the United States. It diminishes their productivity, their quality of life and costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year to medically manage. It shatters people's emotional wellbeing, tears apart families and claims lives through suicides and accidental drug overdoses. But now researchers have found promise in a novel, non-pharmacological approach to managing chronic pain -- treating it with green light-emitting diodes (LED). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

UA researchers see promise in light therapy to treat chronic pain
(University of Arizona) Chronic pain afflicts over 100 million people across the United States. It diminishes their productivity, their quality of life and costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year to medically manage. It shatters people's emotional wellbeing, tears apart families and claims lives through suicides and accidental drug overdoses.But now researchers at the University of Arizona have found promise in a novel, non-pharmacological approach to managing chronic pain -- treating it with green light-emitting diodes (LED). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dr. David Samadi Evaluates Prostate Cancer Treatment With Nonsurgical...
Dr. David Samadi comments on results of a phase III clinical trial suggesting light therapy may be effective for men with low-risk prostate cancer.(PRWeb January 04, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Dr_David_Samadi/Low_Risk_Prostate_Cancer/prweb13954776.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When It’s More Than the Winter Blues
By Stacy Simon The gifts have been opened, the holiday meals eaten, the visitors gone home, and the decorations put away for another year. As the fun and festivities become memories, this is the time of year many people feel a little let down or sad. Treating yourself to a movie, spending time with friends, doing volunteer work, or participating in physical activities you enjoy can help you cheer up and regain your emotional balance. RESOURCES: Depression in cancer patients But for some people, it isn’t that easy. Sadness that doesn’t go away or keeps you from enjoying things you usually like could be a sign ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Coping with Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Light therapy 'a huge leap forward' for early prostate cancer treatment
In a new study, a novel light therapy called VTP led to complete remission in almost half of men with early localized prostate cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Light therapy effectively treats early prostate cancer
A new non-surgical treatment for low-risk prostate cancer can effectively kill cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, reports a new phase III clinical trial in 413 patients. The research found that around half (49 percent) of patients treated with VTP went into complete remission compared with 13.5 percent in the control group. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Light therapy effectively treats early prostate cancer
(University College London) A new non-surgical treatment for low-risk prostate cancer can effectively kill cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue, reports a new UCL-led phase III clinical trial in 413 patients. The trial was funded by STEBA Biotech which holds the commercial license for the treatment.The research, published in The Lancet Oncology, found that around half (49 percent) of patients treated with VTP went into complete remission compared with 13.5 percent in the control group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Light therapy shows promise as noninvasive treatment for Alzheimer's
Study shows light therapy that induces gamma oscillations in the brain substantially reduces beta-amyloid plaques in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment
New research demonstrates that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer ’s dementia, exposure to lights that flicker at a precise frequency can right the brain’s faulty signaling and energize its immune cells to fight off the disease.Light therapy for Alzheimer ’s is miles from being... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

'Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's
A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer’s, say scientists after successful trials in mice. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's
A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer's, say scientists after promising trials in mice. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 7, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Wonderful workers at Waverley school – a day in pictures
UNISON has members working throughout the education system – from primary school to higher education – but some of the schools our members work in are unique. Waverley is a school for children with severe and complex disabilities. The 120 pupils are aged three to 19, and have varying learning, physical, sensory, medical and emotional needs.  Because of this the school has a lot of support staff. From teaching assistants, office staff and transport organisers, to family support workers, art technicians, caretakers, translators, catering staff and more; they all play a vital role in ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 5, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article education schools stars in our schools Source Type: news

Driving home from night shift may be safer with light therapy
(Reuters Health) - - Exhausted shift workers may be safer driving home at night when they're exposed to bright light before they hit the road, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yes, The Change In Seasons Really Does Affect Your Mood
The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and the pumpkin spice euphoria of early September is starting to wear off. If you find yourself feeling a little less cheerful than you were during spring’s transformation into summer, rest assured it’s not your imagination: There is a science-backed reason you’re more likely to feel down in the cooler months. “It’s real,” Kathryn A. Roecklein, an associate professor in the department of psychology at University of Pittsburgh, told The Huffington Post.  The changes don’t necessa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treating seasonal affective disorder with cognitive behavioural therapy is comparable to light therapy
The overall lifetime prevalence of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) ranges as high as 9.7%.1 Light therapy, where bright artificial light is used to replace diminished sunlight, can be an effective non-drug treatment for SAD.2 However, alternative non-drug treatment approaches are also needed. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an established and effective treatment for depressive disorders.3 Limited research examining CBT adapted specifically for SAD (CBT-SAD) is available. This paper reports initial findings from a large 5-year randomised clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Mental...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shedding light on low male libido
Alan Mozes, HealthDay News Light therapy, commonly used to treat seasonal depression, may restore a measure of libido to men who struggle with a low sex drive, a small study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders
James Phelps’ new book, A Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders: Not Fully Bipolar But Not Unipolar—Practical Management, is written for professionals, not laymen. I have some familiarity with bipolar disorder and its causes, symptoms, and treatments. However, I am not a professional and this book often goes beyond my ability to comprehend. Dr. Phelps has been treating patients and studying and writing about mood disorders for over 25 years, but he makes assumptions that the reader has a higher level of experience or training, and it makes this book difficult for amateurs to fully appreciate. The basic premise of...
Source: Psych Central - September 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dave Schultz Tags: Antidepressants Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Bipolar Book Reviews Borderline Personality Depression Disorders General Mood Stabilizers Postpartum Depression Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology PT Source Type: news

Light Therapy May Boost Low Libido in Men Light Therapy May Boost Low Libido in Men
Light therapy similar to that used to treat seasonal affective disorder may increase sexual desire in men with a low libido via an increase in testosterone levels, an Italian study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Shedding Light on Low Male Libido
TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 -- Light therapy, commonly used to treat seasonal depression, may restore a measure of libido to men who struggle with a low sex drive, a small study suggests. Italian researchers said they found that men exposed to just two... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Men's sex drive could be boosted with light therapy
Exposure to bright light for 30 minutes daily may increase men's testosterone levels and boost their sex drive, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

How Much It Actually Costs To Live Like A Healthy Celeb
(Photo: Instagram/@LeaMichele) By Katie Maguire for Well+Good There was once a time when celebs shied away from revealing how hard they worked to stay in shape. (These abs? Oh, gee I don't know. I, like, never go to the gym and practically live on pizza....) But now they are taking to social media to showcase--and make their followers incredibly jealous of--their post-workout sweaty selfies and juice bar runs. It's easy to view their online sharing as a road map to wellness (collagen powder smoothies and Rise Nation workouts, a la Jennifer Aniston, anyone?), but have you ever wondered how much it really costs to live lik...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA releases June 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD June 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 258 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 235 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 23 DEVICE: ORAL BOND STEINER LABORATORIES 510(k) NO: K142130(Traditional) ATTN: GREGORY G STEINER PHONE NO : 866 3171348 1051 Olsen Street, Building 3611 SE DECISION MADE: 06-JUN-16 Henderson NV 89011 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: QiF Blood and Fluid Warmer Quality in Flow Ltd. 510(k) NO: K150404(Traditional) ATTN: Neta Sherman PHONE NO : 972 54 6600146 3A Bazel St. POB 10159 SE DECISION MA...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

What 'The Night Of' Gets So Right About Eczema
Eczema, a constellation of conditions that makes a person’s skin dry, itchy, red and scaly, affects an estimated 30 million Americans. It can shame and isolate people who have it.  And right now, the disease is having a moment in the sun thanks to its major role in HBO’s “The Night Of,” a crime drama mini-series that features a character who is heavily defined by having eczema. Played by John Turturro, lawyer John Stone is a disrespected “bottom feeder” attorney who usually hangs around NYPD precincts waiting for easy cases. He catches the trial of a lifetime when he wins the trust ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burst of green light that could banish enlarged prostates
An enlarged prostate is common for ageing men, but a simple treatment can help. Stephen lee, 71, from Sevenoaks, Kent, underwent the green light therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can Melatonin Be Used to Help Sleep?
Discussion Sleep is regulated by the homeostatic sleep drive and the circadian system which controls periods of activity and inactivity throughout the day. The circadian rhythm is slightly longer than 24 hours in humans and is controlled by the hypothalmic suprachiasmatic nucleus. When the circadian system and the external environment are misaligned, such that sleep occurs outside of normal times, a circadian rhythm sleep disorder can occur. Everyone experiences disturbances of sleep throughout their lifetime. During adolescence, there is a normal physiologic change so that there is a shift to a later sleep phase for adol...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 27, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Does Light Therapy Increase the Risk for Cancer in Kids?Does Light Therapy Increase the Risk for Cancer in Kids?
'These data suggest that phototherapy may not be harmless, and that the risks as well as the benefits need to be weighed before flipping the switch,' experts said. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news