Low-Level Light Therapy Safe for TBI in Humans Low-Level Light Therapy Safe for TBI in Humans
The first trial of its kind in humans has concluded that low-level infrared light therapy not only is safe after mild TBI but also positively affects the brain in a measurable manner.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ultraviolet Light Treats Influenza?
The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Response to 'Efficacy and safety of bright light therapy for bipolar depression' - Takeshima M, Utsumi T, Aoki Y, Wang Z, Suzuki M, Okajima I, Watanabe N, Watanabe K, Takaesu Y.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Blue-Light Therapy Helps Heal the Brain Blue-Light Therapy Helps Heal the Brain
Early morning exposure to blue wavelength light can help heal the brain and improved sleep following mild traumatic brain injury, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Light therapy for immune cells helps with side effects of cancer therapy
(University of Freiburg) A frequent side effect of cancer immunotherapies can probably be stopped by light activation of immune cells, as researchers at the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg have shown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Light Therapy May Brighten Alzheimer's Disease Outcomes Light Therapy May Brighten Alzheimer's Disease Outcomes
Focused light therapy may improve sleep quality, depression, and agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Blue-Light Therapy for Acne Vulgaris Blue-Light Therapy for Acne Vulgaris
At-home treatment with blue-light therapy has been approved for treatment of acne, but is it effective?Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Indications for Dermatological Light Treatment?
Discussion Spider telangiectasia or spider angiomas have a central red lesion with radiating dilatation of the distal, end vasculature that resemble arachnid appendages. They are common lesions (up to 38% in one study of children, and 60% in pregnant women), often solitary or
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Using light to treat pain, prevent addiction
Five questions with UB light therapy researcher who also serves as president of the World Association for photobiomoduLation Therapy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Minneapolis light-therapy entrepreneur to appear on Shark Tank this weekend
Circadian Optics, a Minneapolis company that produces light-therapy lamps, will get a chance to shine on national television when Founder and CEO Amber Leong appears on ABC's Shark Tank this Sunday. Light therapy lamps are used to treat seasonal affective disorder, as well as sleep disorders; both can be caused by a lack of exposure to light. So it makes perfect sense that Minneapolis, known for its brutal, dark winters, would be Circadian Optics' home base. And, in fact, that's exactly why Circadian… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Teens sleep 43 mins more with therapy to reset body clocks and urges earlier bedtimes
A new study from Stanford University School of Medicine found that teens that underwent light therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy went to bed 50 minutes earlier than their peers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PAT HAGAN rates the best at-home light therapy kits
Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, is used to help with everything from skin conditions to painful joints. PAT HAGAN asked experts to assess some of the devices. We then rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Kimchi, Light Therapy, FDA Bleach Warning The Week That Wasn't: Kimchi, Light Therapy, FDA Bleach Warning
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Intense light may boost heart health
New research in mice and humans finds that exposure to intense light therapy can boost the heart's protection against a heart attack. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about red light therapy
Among other things, red light therapy can improve acne, speed up wound healing, and reduce inflammation. There is a very low risk of side effects. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Novel: Light Therapy for Oral Mucositis in Cancer Patients Novel: Light Therapy for Oral Mucositis in Cancer Patients
Light therapy is now included in guidelines for oral mucositis that develops during cancer treatment. It offers an alternative to mouthwashes and is associated with healing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Light Therapy May Prevent Oral Mucositis for Some in Cancer Tx
Laser, other light tx recommended for patients treated with HSCT; head and neck RT with, without chemo (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Pharmacy, Radiology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Light Therapy May Prevent Oral Mucositis for Some in Cancer Tx
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 -- Photobiomodulation (PBM), such as laser and other light therapies, is recommended for prevention of oral mucositis (OM) in specific populations of cancer patients, according to a review published online July 8 in Supportive... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Light therapy may stop cancer treatment side effect
Researchers say that light therapy is an effective treatment for oral ulcers resulting from radiation therapy for head and neck cancer or stem cell transplants. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment side effect
(University at Buffalo) A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The effectiveness of light therapy for college student depression - House LA, Walton B.
There is a growing number of students on college campuses with mental health problems and college counseling services are reporting significant increases in student demand for counseling. Depression, a mental illness consisting of profound sadness, fatigue... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Daytime light exposure in daily life and depressive symptoms in bipolar disorder: a cross-sectional analysis in the APPLE cohort - Esaki Y, Kitajima T, Obayashi K, Saeki K, Fujita K, Iwata N.
This study investigated the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Why scientists are betting on light therapy to cure Alzheimer's
The therapy by MIT scientists improved cognitive skills such as spatial memory in both mice with dementia and in older, healthy peers. The team says it should work for humans, too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: How light therapy could protect the brain
A study uncovers the neuron and immune cell changes that explain why light therapy can reduce toxic brain proteins in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Podcast: Light therapy for prevention of winter depression
Many people experience the " winter blues " , but some suffer from something more serious, seasonal affective disorder, which has a major impact on their quality of life. Light therapy is one of the interventions that is used to try to prevent it and a team of researchers from Austria and the USA published the update of their Cochrane Review in March 2019. Lead author, Barbara Nussbaumer, from the Danube University Krems in Austria, summarises the findings in this podcast." Seasonal affective disorder, which is also known as winter depression, is a seasonal pattern of recurrent major depressive episodes. The...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Blue light could treat superbug infections
(Purdue University) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body, is often called a 'superbug' thanks to its ability to dodge many common antibiotics. Rather than rolling the dice with a multi-drug combination or wasting precious time trying to determine which medicine to prescribe, doctors could soon use a new method for disarming the superbugs: light therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Light therapy found to destroy prostate cancer in new clinical trial
(Natural News) For men, particularly those who are getting on in years, the fear of getting prostate cancer looms large. With prostate cancer being the second most common cancer for men in the United States, and with over 160,000 new diagnoses each year, their fears are certainly not groundless. Although the prognosis for men diagnosed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Living Light:  The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness
While it’s hard not to notice the brilliant display of colors set off by a sunset over the water, we seldom consider the biological, or even psychological, benefits of light. “It is my belief that good quality light in our daily lives is far more important than we might think,” writes Karl Ryberg. In his new book, Living Light: The Art of Using Light For Health And Happiness, Ryberg brings us his life’s work — studying the obvious and not so obvious ways in which light affects us and how we can use light in our lives not only function better, but feel better. Light, we know, plays an important...
Source: Psych Central - March 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Psychology Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help Treatment artificial light Light therapy Living Light natural light Ryberg SAD Source Type: news

Prospect of Bright Light Therapy for MDD in Parkinson Dims Prospect of Bright Light Therapy for MDD in Parkinson Dims
Researchers report results from a randomized clinical trial to illuminate the effect of bright light therapy for the treatment of major depression in Parkinson disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

At-home digital health: Here ’ s what you need to know
ResMed’s AirMini CPAP device includes an app for smart devices that provides insights including a 30-day therapy history and daily therapy score. [Image courtesy of ResMed]Demand is increasing for at-home digital health systems, where sensors follow people’s health data and automatically turn them into real-time insights for themselves and their health providers. From ResMed and its connected CPAP technology to Clarify Medical getting user feedback for its light therapy system for skin conditions, medical device companies have started to score successes in at-home digital health, according to Scott Thielman, CT...
Source: Mass Device - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Featured mHealth (Mobile Health) Software / IT Clarify Medical Digital Health productcreationstudio ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

Clarify Medical wins CMS reimbursement for phototherapy psoriasis treatment
Clarify Medical said today that it won reimbursement coverage through the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for treatments with its Clarify Home light therapy system for treating psoriasis, effective immediately. The new decision from CMS falls under its National Coverage Determination for the treatment of psoriasis, which includes narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy, San Diego-based Clarify Medical said. The company’s Clarify system uses narrowband ultraviolet B rays to penetrate the skin and slow the growth of affected skin cells. Studies have found that narrowband UVB rays help to clear psoriasis...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Clarify Medical Source Type: news

Scientists to test light therapy as relief from painful side effect of cancer treatment
(University at Buffalo) University at Buffalo researchers have received part of a $1.5 million grant to investigate light therapy as a replacement for prescription opioids in treating oral mucositis, painful ulcers and swelling in the mouth that result from chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Light Therapy: Overview of Research and Literature
Research and literature on the therapeutic benefits of light therapy to living tissues and organisms (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 8, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Therapy Types Source Type: news

Balneo-phototherapy: Studies now show greater benefit also in atopic eczema
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) For psoriasis, it has been known since 2007 that UV light therapy should be combined with brine baths. New data have now shown this also for atopic eczema. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Academy of Laser Dentistry Partners Again with the Greater New York Dental Meeting to Provide Unbiased Laser Training
3 Essential Sessions Will Provide a Glimpse of What ’s Aheadat the ALD ’s Annual Meeting in AprilCoral Springs, FL – November 12, 2018 – For the 11th consecutive year, the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) will carry on its mission of providing unbiased, non-commercial laser education and training with three hands-on sessions during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, “We’re pleased to announce that the, ALD is continuing its tradition of sponsoring several objective CE programs, taught by some of the world’s most pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis rash
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes pain and inflammation of the joints. Many people with PsA also experience the red, scaly rash that is characteristic of psoriasis. Treatments for the rash include topical medications, light therapy, and oral and intravenous drugs. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about light therapy for psoriasis
Light therapy is an effective treatment for moderate to severe psoriasis. Learn about the types, procedure, and side effects of light therapy for psoriasis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

UC researcher fighting breast cancer with light therapy
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Nalinikanth Kotagiri, M.D., Ph.D., is studying ways ultraviolet light can activate light-sensitive drugs to treat metastatic breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Thanks to $1.72M federal grant: UA researchers using green light for HIV-related pain
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Thanks to $1.72 million federal grant: UA researchers using green light for HIV-related pain
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Green light therapy results in decreased chronic pain without side effects and has the promise of easy clinical application due to its low cost, efficacy and availability. This new project addresses the critical need for effective non-pharmacological treatments for HIV-related neuropathy and the hypersensitivity associated with antiretroviral therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Light Therapy Improves Sleep, Cuts Depression in Dementia Light Therapy Improves Sleep, Cuts Depression in Dementia
Lighting that optimizes circadian rhythms reduces sleep disruption, agitation, and depression in nursing home residents with dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Light Therapy Improves Dementia Symptoms
Light Therapy Improves Sleep, Cuts Depression in Dementia Patients (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Treatment Can Reverse Effects Of Vitiligo
WORCESTER (CBS) – Vitiligo is a common condition that causes people to lose pigment in their skin. Michael Jackson famously suffered from it, allegedly bleaching his skin to make it look more even. Patients are often told there are no effective treatments but a local doctor and one of the world’s leading experts on vitiligo says that’s just not true. “I noticed it around my eyes at the beginning,” explains 9-year old Aparna Deokar was almost three when she started developing white patches around her eyes. By the time she was five, she had many more. Aparna Deokar (WBZ-TV) “Mostly just e...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall UMass Medical School vitiligo Source Type: news

Skin treatment device-maker Clarify Medical raises $1m
Clarify Medical has raised $1 million from 7 investors as part of a $1.5 million offering, according to a document filed with the SEC this week. The San Diego, California-based company has not publicly clarified how it plans to spend its new funds. Clarify Medical sells an at-home light therapy device designed for people living with psoriasis and vitiligo. The company’s system uses narrowband ultraviolet B rays to penetrate the skin and slow the growth of affected skin cells. Studies have found that narrowband UVB rays help to clear psoriasis faster compared to broadband UVB, according to Clarify Medical. UVB light a...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Funding Roundup Clarify Medical Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry Announces Call for Abstracts for ALD 2019 Annual Session
“The Laser-Systemic Connection: Lighting the Way to a Healthier Mouth and Body” will Take Place in Dallas on April 4-6, with Opening Keynoteby Leading Oral-Systemic Health Advocate, Charles Whitney, MDCoral Springs, FL – June 18, 2018 –The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, recently issued a call for abstracts for its upcoming annual meeting.Known internationally as “dentistry’s laser meeting”, ALD 2019 is at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas from April 4t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Bright-Light Rx May Help Alleviate Cancer-Related Fatigue Bright-Light Rx May Help Alleviate Cancer-Related Fatigue
Nonpharmacologic approaches, such as bright-light therapy, can help alleviate cancer-related fatigue, which affects almost all patients with cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New 'light therapy' could treat constipation better than drugs
Scientists in Australia and at Washington University discovered that they could quickly cure constipation in mice that they had genetically engineered to have neurons that 'move' in response to blue light. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'light therapy' could treat constipation better than drugs, study finds   
Scientists in Australia and at Washington University discovered that they could quickly cure constipation in mice that they had genetically engineered to have neurons that 'move' in response to blue light. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light Therapy May Have Helped Olympic Swimmers Adjust to Late-night Competitions Light Therapy May Have Helped Olympic Swimmers Adjust to Late-night Competitions
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Medtronic taps Harvard cardiologist Mauri for clinical research VP | Personnel Moves – April 10, 2018
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said last week it tapped Harvard Medical School professor and cardiologist Dr. Laura Mauri as its new vice president of global clinical research and analytics. In the new position, Dr. Mauri will direct dynamic global clinical research strategies as well as the development of novel analytical and data science solutions as the Fridley, Minn.-baesd company looks to address “expanding global requirements for clinical evidence for our products.” Dr. Mauri is slated to assume the role on September 1, Medtronic said. Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Mauri served as chief scientific officer of...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Avedro Inc. Clarify Medical GE Harvard Henry Schein Medical Mauna Kea Technologies Medtronic milestonescientific Nemaura Medical Omnicell Inc. personnel-moves Second Sight Stryker Source Type: news