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Bright light therapy improves sleep in people treated for cancer
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Results of a randomized controlled trial suggest that systematic bright light exposure can improve sleep for fatigued people who have been treated for cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
How do light therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, St. John’s wort, melatonin, and vitamin D stack up as treatments for SAD? The current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest has all the latest research https://nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/Seasonal-Affective-Disorder-science?nav=cd. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Researchers are developing light therapy as a non-invasive, alternative treatment for disease
(Natural News) Artificial light has both its risks and benefits, but a new study shows that it may be the solution to minimally invasive, drug-free treatments. Researchers are currently developing new ways using infrared neuromodulation to treat cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat), hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, sleep apnea (suspension of breathing during sleep), diarrhea, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Gray and cloudy skies are not unusual in the Pacific Northwest. But, as the days become shorter and the dark starts setting in about mid-afternoon, it is easy to be less energized and feel more like hibernating. This is not unusual. However, for those who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), other more intense symptoms may appear such as: sadness    gloomy outlook sadness gloomy outlook feeling hopeless, worthless, or irritable loss of interest or pleasure in activities low energy difficulty sleeping or oversleeping carbohydrate cravings and weight gain thoughts of death or even suicide The causes of S...
Source: Dragonfly - December 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

Blue-light therapy following mild traumatic brain injury: effects on white matter water diffusion in the brain - Bajaj S, Vanuk JR, Smith R, Dailey NS, Killgore WDS.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a common and often inconspicuous wound that is frequently associated with chronic low-grade symptoms and cognitive dysfunction. Previous evidence suggests that daily blue wavelength light therapy may be effective at re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

FDA Approves UV-Light-Adjustable Intraocular Lens for Cataract Surgery
The FDA has approved an intraocular lens that can be adjusted with ultraviolet light therapy after cataract surgery to optimize a patient's vision without glasses... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

FDA Approves UV-Light-Adjustable Intraocular Lens for Cataract Surgery
The FDA has approved an intraocular lens that can be adjusted with ultraviolet light therapy after cataract surgery to optimize a patient's vision without glasses... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

5 Pieces of Damaging Advice for Treating Depression
There’s plenty of advice on treating depression. There are thousands of books, blog posts and magazine articles. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Try this herb or vitamin. Avoid sugar. Be grateful. Be more grateful. You just need some fresh air. Go to therapy. Don’t go to therapy—it’s a waste of time and money. Of course, some advice is sincerely spot-on. Some advice seems helpful, but misses the mark for people struggling with clinical depression. And some of it is just plain bad. Which is why we asked psychologists who specialize in depression to share the damaging advice they’ve come acr...
Source: Psych Central - November 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders Family General Psychotherapy Relationships & Love Self-Help behavioral activation therapy Clinical Depression depression advice Depression Treatment giving advice Intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy lo Source Type: news

Visually Augmented Targeted Combination Light Therapy for Acne Visually Augmented Targeted Combination Light Therapy for Acne
A novel approach to using phototherapy for inflammatory acne was successful in this patient.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

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