Photodynamic therapy in the treatment of denture stomatitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsPhotodynamic therapy is effective in the treatment of denture stomatitis, but after 30 days and 15 days, the antifungals demonstrated better performance. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 11, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Once daylight saving time ends, I find it difficult as it gets darker earlier. I also notice that I get a bit more depressed in the winter. My friend suggested a light box for seasonal affective disorder. What is a light box? And can it be helpful in improving my mood? ANSWER: Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that typically occurs each year during fall and winter. If you're like… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Bright-light therapy is simple, safe and cost-effective, Upstate researchers conclude
The study included 100 patients and was conducted over 150 days, between January and August 2020. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 6, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research Source Type: news

For Some, a Second Pandemic Winter Means Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Hitting Hard
Last winter, A.S.—a 26-year-old from Minnesota who asked to go by her initials to protect her privacy while job searching—was terrified of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). No stranger to seasonal depression during Minnesota’s cold, dark, snowy winters, A.S. worried that pandemic isolation would only make the problem worse. She planned a regimen of prescribed antidepressants, light therapy and exercise, then hunkered down and tried to relax through the winter. To her pleasant surprise, it mostly worked. This year, however, she hasn’t been so lucky. Since daylight saving time hit, “it has been...
Source: TIME: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Mental Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Light therapy can help with seasonal affective disorder
Added stress of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the cold, dark days of winter on top of holiday stress, can do a number on a person's mental health and could lead to seasonal affective disorder ― a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, says one of the most effective treatments for seasonal affective disorder is exposure to artificial light or light therapy. In this… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 21, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Restore Hyper Wellness raises $140M to expand cryotherapy chain
Austin's Restore Hyper Wellness announced Dec. 14 that it raised a $140 million round led by New York-based growth equity firm General Atlantic. Restore is known for its clinics packed with cryotherapy machines as well as IV drips, red light therapy and intramuscular shots. Founded in 2015 by CEO Jim Donnelly and Head of Strategy Steve Welch, the company now has 115 locations in 34 states, most of which are franchised. Overall, the compan y has 2,400 employees nationwide. And that's poised to grow… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brent Wistrom Source Type: news

Featured review: What are the benefits and risks of visible light therapy for treating atopic eczema?
Cochrane Skin is pleased to announce the publication of a new review,Phototherapy for atopic eczema. This review was led by dermatologists from Amsterdam University Medical Centers, and supported by a key stakeholder: the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The AAD provided funding for this systematic review (32 studies, 1219 people with clinically diagnosed atopic eczema), which enabled publication of the protocol and full review within 13 months of title registration.Key messagesNarrowband (NB) ultraviolet B (UVB), compared to placebo (a sham treatment), may improve eczema severity (including itch) and may not affect ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Featured review: What are the benefits and risks of light therapy for treating atopic eczema?
Cochrane Skin is pleased to announce the publication of a new review,Phototherapy for atopic eczema. This review was led by dermatologists from Amsterdam University Medical Centers, and supported by a key stakeholder: the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The AAD provided funding for this systematic review (32 studies, 1219 people with clinically diagnosed atopic eczema), which enabled publication of the protocol and full review within 13 months of title registration.Key messagesNarrowband (NB) ultraviolet B (UVB), compared to placebo (a sham treatment), may improve eczema severity (including itch) and may not affect ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Effects of low-level light therapy on dentin hypersensitivity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThis systematic review shows that LLLT has positive immediate, interim, and persistent DH-treatment efficacies compared with placebo. No superior treatment effects of LLLT were observed except fluoride agent use. Further studies are warranted —RCTs with low risk of bias, consistent technical settings, comprehensive assessments, and long follow-up periods.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 28, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Novel Light Therapy Helmet Boosts Brain Function Novel Light Therapy Helmet Boosts Brain Function
Transcranial photobiomodulation therapy delivered using a specially designed helmet may be a promising new approach to boost brain function, including memory, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Factors associated with response to pilot home-based light therapy for fatigue following traumatic brain injury and stroke - Connolly LJ, Rajaratnam SMW, Spitz G, Lockley SW, Ponsford JL.
BACKGROUND: Fatigue and sleep disturbance are common and debilitating problems after brain injury. Light therapy shows promise as a potential treatment. We conducted a trial of in-home light therapy to alleviate fatigue and sleep disturbance. The aim of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Fluo Labs Announces Equity Crowdfunding Campaign with StartEngine
Award Winning Fluo Labs Technology Designed to Treat Hay Fever Symptoms via Light Therapy looking to raise $3.8 million(PRWeb June 25, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/fluo_labs_announces_equity_crowdfunding_campaign_with_startengine/prweb18026756.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UTA researchers combining light waves and nanoparticles to treat battlefield TBIs
(University of Texas at Arlington) The chair of the Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington is investigating whether a combination of nanoparticles and light therapy can better treat traumatic brain injuries on the battlefield.The Office of Naval Research awarded Michael Cho a three-year, $794,503 grant to determine if a combination of a non-biologic polymer and light waves is an effective treatment for battlefield brain injuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘ Light Therapy ’ Could Help Brain - Injured Veterans Struggling With PTSD
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

' Light Therapy' Could Help Brain-Injured Veterans Struggling With PTSD
WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021 -- A popular treatment for the seasonal depression that strikes during dark winter months may also benefit veterans with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, a small pilot study suggests. Results... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news