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Scientists discover how melatonin keeps you awake
Research published inThe Journal of Pineal Research suggests that scientists have found how melatonin interacts with neurons to promote or impair sleep.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

13 Ways Being a Night Owl Could Hurt Your Health
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news

Melatonin can aid weight loss
According to a study, published in theJournal of Pineal Research, chronic administration of melatonin has anti-obesity effects, through a newly identified adipose-based mechanism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Jet-lag supplement melatonin may combat obesity
Researchers from the University of Grenada found melatonin increases the amount of fat rodents use as energy rather than it being stored, as well as lowering fat deposits around their abdomens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jet-lag supplement may combat obesity: Melatonin burns calories and reduces fat storage
Researchers from the University of Grenada found melatonin increases the amount of fat rodents use as energy rather than it being stored, as well as lowering fat deposits around their abdomens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin for Migraine Headache Prophylaxis Melatonin for Migraine Headache Prophylaxis
Is melatonin effective for reducing the frequency of migraine headaches?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

P & G launches natural sleep aids
Procter& Gamble Co. today introduced two Vicks ZzzQuill sleep aids designed to appeal to people who prefer natural products.   The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said Vicks ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Melatonin Gummies as well as the new Vicks PURE Zzzs Soothing Aromatherapy Balm allow users to fall asleep naturally and awake the next day without grogginess.  The gummies contain a botanical blend of lavende r, chamomile, valerian root and lemon balm. The sleep aid includes an optimal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Quicksilver Scientific Launches Liposomal Melatonin, A Natural Sleep...
Quicksilver Scientific brings you an advanced delivery form of the body’s primary sleep-moderating hormone, Melatonin.(PRWeb March 27, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/03/prweb15365424.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Daycare founder convicted of drugging little children, but parents and teachers do much the same thing with ADHD drugs
(Natural News) An Oregon woman who was caught running an unlicensed daycare center has been sentenced to 21 years and four months in prison for reportedly giving the children in her care melatonin, a hormone supplement that induces sleep, while she skipped off to go tanning and take Cross Fit workout classes. According to The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does our body clock hold the key to developing new treatments?
Most of us will have felt the temporary effects of a disrupted body clock, whether it’s caused by a long flight, a changing shift pattern or even just a few late nights. Butscientists all over the world now recognise the importance of our biological clocks to lifelong health and well-being.In 2014 Arthritis Research UK invested more than a million pounds into two five-year studies at the University of Manchester investigating how disruption to our daily circadian rhythms is linked to osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. In this edition we’re reporting on how this exciting new research is building our unde...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Does our body clock hold the key to developing new treatments for arthritis?
Most of us will have felt the temporary effects of a disrupted body clock, whether it’s caused by a long flight, a changing shift pattern or even just a few late nights. Butscientists all over the world now recognise the importance of our biological clocks to lifelong health and well-being.In 2014 Arthritis Research UK invested more than a million pounds into two five-year studies at the University of Manchester investigating how disruption to our daily circadian rhythms is linked to osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. In this edition we’re reporting on how this exciting new research is building our unde...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday. Here ’s What Losing An Hour of Sleep Really Does to Your Body
The start of Daylight Saving Time, when the clocks spring forward by an hour, is among the most hated days of the year. Aside from the obvious reason — losing an hour of sleep — research has shown that the time change, which this year falls on March 11, may contribute to everything from lost productivity to a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke. How can resetting your clocks do all that? TIME asked Dr. Cathy Goldstein, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine Sleep Disorders Center, what really happens to your body when you lose an hour of sleep for Daylight Sa...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news

Daylight Saving Time Starts Today. Here ’s What Losing An Hour of Sleep Really Does to Your Body
The start of Daylight Saving Time, when the clocks spring forward by an hour, is among the most hated days of the year. Aside from the obvious reason — losing an hour of sleep — research has shown that the time change, which this year falls on March 11, may contribute to everything from lost productivity to a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke. How can resetting your clocks do all that? TIME asked Dr. Cathy Goldstein, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine Sleep Disorders Center, what really happens to your body when you lose an hour of sleep for Daylight Sa...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news

Kids Who Have Trouble Sleeping May Be Exposed To Too Much Bright Light
BOSTON (CBS) – If your child is having trouble getting to sleep at night part of the problem may be the amount of light they are exposed to before bed. Researchers at the University of Colorado found that 3 to 5 year olds who were exposed to bright light before bedtime had suppressed levels of melatonin. Melatonin is essential to our circadian rhythms. Levels are low during the day and rise in the evening to get us ready for sleep. (WBZ-TV) Children’s eyes are more sensitive to light than adults. The lenses of their eyes are clearer and let in more light making them particularly susceptible to the suppression o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Family Focus Sleeping Source Type: news

Being Exposed to Even a Small Amount of Light During Sleep is Linked to Depression
It may be time to invest in some blackout curtains, according to new research. A study published recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology found a strong association between even low-level nighttime light exposure and depressive symptoms among elderly adults. The findings suggest that snoozing in total darkness may be ideal not only for your sleep quality, but also for your mental health, says study co-author Kenji Obayashi, a professor in the department of community health and epidemiology at Nara Medical University School of Medicine in Japan. “Maintaining darkness in the bedroom at night may be a novel and ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime sleep Source Type: news

Melatonin production disrupted by bright lights in children
According to new research inPhysiological Reports, an hour of exposure to bright lights before bedtime can entirely suppress the production of melatonin in children.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Preschoolers exposed to nighttime light lack melatonin
(University of Colorado at Boulder) A new study from University of Colorado Boulder found that preschoolers exposed to bright light at bedtime had an 88 percent reduction in melatonin levels. Anatomical differences in their young eyes may make them more vulnerable to adverse impacts of bright light, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

3 Pervasive, Persistent Myths about Seasonal Affective Disorder
Our society tends to dismiss seasonal affective disorder (SAD). We minimize it. We misunderstand it. Oh, you just don’t like winter. And who could blame you? Winter is tough on everyone. Oh, SAD is like the winter blues, right? You get grumpy or moody because you hate the freezing cold. You’re just in a funk. It happens to a lot of people. It’s totally normal. How can you feel depressed when the air is so crisp and it’s a winter wonderland out there? We incorporate SAD into our vocabulary, flippantly using it in conversation. “Similar to someone saying “I can’t make up my mind, it...
Source: Psych Central - January 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Depression Disorders General Seasonal Affective Disorder Stigma Light therapy Mental Health Stigma phototherapy SAD summer depression summertime depression winter depression wintertime depression Source Type: news

People Are Sleeping in 20-Minute Bursts To Boost Productivity. But Is It Safe?
About a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep. But there’s a small group of people actively trying to spend less time in bed, not more: polyphasic sleepers. Part productivity hack, part science experiment, polyphasic sleep is rumored to have fueled great minds, including those of Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla. The odd sleeping habit has now caught on among Silicon Valley types eager to milk as many productive hours from the day as possible, and has spurred books, an active Reddit community and even a Polyphasic Sleep Society. Here’s what to know about the unorthodox sleep practice. What is polyp...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime how much sleep do you need how much sleep should i get is polyphasic sleep healthy is polyphasic sleep safe onetime Polyphasic sleep cycles Polyphasic sleep schedule Polyphasic sleep studies sleep deprivation Source Type: news

Efficacy of melatonin for sleep disturbance following traumatic brain injury: a randomised controlled trial - Grima NA, Rajaratnam SMW, Mansfield D, Sletten TL, Spitz G, Ponsford JL.
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to determine the efficacy of melatonin supplementation for sleep disturbances in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: This is a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled two-period two-treatment (melaton... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Decreased melatonin disrupts the body clock and increases cancer risk: Night workers found to have highest risk
(Natural News) Should you quit the night shift? Research says that you probably should — if you’re a woman. That’s what a team of researchers in China found out: According to their study, women who work night shifts are at higher risk of certain cancers. The results determined that working the night shift increased the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could melatonin be the key to healthy aging?
(Wiley) A new British Journal of Pharmacology review highlights the role of melatonin -- a hormone that is produced at night -- in regulating sleep and the body's biological, or circadian, clock. Research suggests that melatonin treatments may even help to improve the restorative value of sleep and to promote healthy physical and mental aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amber-Tinted Glasses Might Get You More Sleep
The glasses block the blue-wavelength light emitted from many hi-tech devices. That light suppresses the brain's production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep and wake cycles. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Blue light filters may aid sleep
According to a study, presented at the American Academy of Optometry, blue light filtering can help to regulate melatonin levels and may improve sleep.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Trilobites: Cities That Never Sleep Are Shaped by Sunrise and Sunset
A study using cellphone call records of more than a million people found that city dwellers continue to be affected by Earth ’ s natural light-dark cycle. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: VERONIQUE GREENWOOD Tags: Sunlight Urban Areas Melatonin (Hormone) Cellular Telephones PLOS Computational Biology (Journal) Monsivais, Daniel Europe University of Helsinki Source Type: news

Light Pollution Is Getting Worse Every Year. That ’s Bad For Your Health
Nothing has captured the march of wealth and progress like any society’s ability to light up the night—first with campfires and torches, then with gas lamps, finally with incandescent lights. Franklin Roosevelt’s 1936 Rural Electrification Act was an effort both to bring modernity to the 90% of American farms that lacked electricity and to help jolt the American economy, which was still deep in the Depression. The modern nighttime image of the Korean peninsula as seen from space, with darkness north of the 38th parallel and brilliant light in the vibrant south, powerfully captures the connection between c...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment health illumination Light NASA nature NOAA onetime Science Sprawl Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you overdose on melatonin?
Melatonin is a natural supplement used to help people sleep. It varies in effectiveness from person to person, which may lead to an accidental overdose. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Blue Lights Can Be Hazardous To Your Health
BOSTON (CBS) – From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so he’s made big changes at home. “It’s just become regular routine,” Takach said. Edward Takach has made changes to his exposure to blue lights. (WBZ-TV) His television, tablet and computer are set up so he sees warmer colors from dusk to dawn. So is the lighting in his home. He is trying to block blue light from electronics and energy efficient light bulbs at n...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local blue lights Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Blue Light Can Be Hazardous To Your Health
BOSTON (CBS) – From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so he’s made big changes at home. “It’s just become regular routine,” Takach said. Edward Takach has made changes to his exposure to blue lights. (WBZ-TV) His television, tablet and computer are set up so he sees warmer colors from dusk to dawn. So is the lighting in his home. He is trying to block blue light from electronics and energy efficient light bulbs at n...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local blue light Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Biomarkers associated with the outcome of traumatic brain injury patients - Lorente L.
This review focuses on biomarkers associated with the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, such as caspase-3; total antioxidant capacity; melatonin; S100B protein; glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP); glutamate; lactate; brain-derived neuro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Melatonin
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin side effects: What are the risks?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin Sales Skyrocket, But Is Sleep Aid Safe?
As sales of 'natural' sleep aid melatonin skyrocket, experts question whether it's safe and how much it can help people with sleep problems. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin Benefits, Risks: What You Need to Know
As sales of 'natural' sleep aid melatonin skyrocket, experts question whether it's safe and how much it can help people with sleep problems. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin Sales Skyrocket, But Is Sleep Aid Safe?
As sales of 'natural' sleep aid melatonin skyrocket, experts question whether it's safe and how much it can help people with sleep problems. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Melatonin and alcohol: Are they safe to mix?
Are melatonin and alcohol safe to mix? We answer the question and provide more information on the interactions to be aware of with the two substances. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Most alternative therapies for treating autism show, at best, inconclusive benefits
Dr. Shafali Jeste knows well the desperation of a parent seeking a cure for their child with autism spectrum disorder. As a clinician who both researches the causes of the disorder and treats children with autism, Jeste, UCLA associate professor of psychiatry, neurology and pediatrics and a lead investigator in the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, understands why many parents will try anything that sounds reasonable. A change to a gluten- and casein-free diet to reduce symptoms. Mega-vitamins for the same. Medical marijuana to calm. Melatonin to sleep. Omega-3 fatty acids for hyperactivity. Delaying or refusi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New study suggests jet lag drug benefits patients undergoing chemotherapy
A recent study conducted by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen has suggested that painful side effects from cancer medicines can be managed using melatonin, a drug that helps ease the effects of jet lag. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jet lag drug could lessen chemotherapy pain
Melatonin could significantly improve chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain, a study published in theJournal of Pineal Researchreports.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Later circadian timing of food intake associated with increased body mass index
The timing of food intake relative to melatonin onset, a marker of a person's biological night, is associated with higher percent body fat and BMI, a study published inThe American Journal of Clinical Nutritionreports.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Avoid eating just before your bedtime, study recommends
Conclusions Previous research suggests we may be better off consuming more of our calories earlier on in the day, when we have a full, active day ahead of us to use up the energy. It's also been observed that people who consume large calorific meals late in the evening can have a higher body weight. In a sense, the results of this study seem plausible and don't really say anything different from what's already been observed. But as this is a cross-sectional study, it can't really prove very much. The study involved a small, select sample of US university students. Their results can't be applied to everyone, as they have di...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Therapeutic benefits of melatonin for treating blood cancers
According to a study published in theBritish Journal of Pharmacology, melatonin has important anticancer effects that may be useful for treating blood cancers.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Melatonin may help treat blood cancers
(Wiley) Researchers have examined the potential benefits of melatonin, a hormone made by a small gland in the brain, for treating blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blue light emitted by screens damages sleep
Exposure to blue light emitted from screens can suppress the production of melatonin, affecting the quality and duration of sleep, according to a new study published inChronobiology International.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High night time light levels may increase risk of breast cancer in women
Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night have decreased levels of melatonin, leading to disrupted circadian rhythms, in turn leading to increased breast cancer risk.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: The Surprising Effect of Melatonin (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Infant with Fever & Abdominal Mass / Surprising Effect of Melatonin / Pittsburgh Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: An 8-month-old girl presented … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Differential impact in young and older individuals of blue-enriched white light on circadian physiology and alertness during sustained wakefulness - Gabel V, Reichert CF, Maire M, Schmidt C, Schlangen LJM, Kolodyazhniy V, Garbazza C, Cajochen C, Viola AU.
We tested the effect of different lights as a countermeasure against sleep-loss decrements in alertness, melatonin and cortisol profile, skin temperature and wrist motor activity in healthy young and older volunteers under extendend wakefulness. 26 young [... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news