Melatonin may reduce diabetes risk in men
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, higher levels of melatonin are associated with a reduced incidence of type-2 diabetes in men.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Scientific Secrets to Preventing Jet Lag
Traveling abroad can be exhilarating. But sometimes it’s easy to discount the crippling jet leg that can set in after traversing multiple time zones—leaving you exhausted, disoriented and possibly causing you to miss out on your vacation. Jet lag is “something that can ruin a vacation or plague athletes and musicians or have a businessman or woman not perform at their peak,” explains Charmane Eastman, a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the founding director of the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The number of passengers flyin...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized health jet lag Living sleep Travel Source Type: news

Charity calls on the NHS to give all children with cancer a £1 jetlag supplement
Children with Cancer UK is urging the health service to provide melatonin on top of youngsters' existing chemo or radiotherapy. The supplement also eases chemo's side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts say that children exposed to bright light at night may develop health complications as adults
(Natural News) Using bright lights at night in your home can be harmful to your children. A study published in the journal Physiological Reports found that exposing preschool children to bright electric light at night hampers melatonin production completely. Melatonin is a hormone essential for healthy circadian rhythms and good sleep; the suppression of melatonin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin meets diabetes
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Foley, J. F. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes-associated variants of the MT2 melatonin receptor affect distinct modes of signaling
Melatonin is produced during the night and regulates sleep and circadian rhythms. Loss-of-function variants in MTNR1B, which encodes the melatonin receptor MT2, a G protein–coupled receptor (GPCR), are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). To identify specific T2D-associated signaling pathway(s), we profiled the signaling output of 40 MT2 variants by monitoring spontaneous (ligand-independent) and melatonin-induced activation of multiple signaling effectors. Genetic association analysis showed that defects in the melatonin-induced activation of Gαi1 and Gαz proteins and in spontaneou...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karamitri, A., Plouffe, B., Bonnefond, A., Chen, M., Gallion, J., Guillaume, J.-L., Hegron, A., Boissel, M., Canouil, M., Langenberg, C., Wareham, N. J., Le Gouill, C., Lukasheva, V., Lichtarge, O., Froguel, P., Bouvier, M., Jockers, R. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between Nightmares and Night Terrors?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly with sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and have been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Parasomnias are “undesirable events that accompany sleep and typically occur during sleep-wake transitions.” The term sleep terr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 27, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Plant-based melatonin found to be a viable, contaminant-free alternative to synthetically made varieties
(Natural News) Spanish scientists are asking the medical industry to take a closer look at plant-based melatonin for improving sleep and cognitive function. In a recently published botanical review, study authors state that phytomelatonin surpasses many animal-based or synthetic forms of the hormone and can be used as a nutraceutical compound. The 100 percent natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Company led recall: Melatonin 10mg capsules
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company led recall for specific batches of Melatonin 10mg capsules (IPS Specials). (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 17, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

A gene linked to job-related exhaustion in shift workers increases the risk of Alzheimer's
(University of Helsinki) A new study shows that a variation in the melatonin receptor 1A gene is linked to the risk of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly. The same research team has previously demonstrated that the same genetic variation reduces tolerance to shift work among the working age population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effect of Ramelteon on Duration of ICU Stay Effect of Ramelteon on Duration of ICU Stay
Might prophylactic administration of melatonin or melatonin agonists shorten the duration of ICU stay and improve outcomes in critically ill patients?Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Anti-mucositis gel developed at UGR to be widely available by 2022
(University of Granada) Researchers from the University of Granada have developed new medication which could help to treat and prevent chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients. The melatonin compound, in the form of a gel, has now passed phases 1 and 2 of clinical trials and is expected to be on sale by 2022. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultrafast neuronal imaging of dopamine dynamics with designed genetically encoded sensors
Neuromodulatory systems exert profound influences on brain function. Understanding how these systems modify the operating mode of target circuits requires spatiotemporally precise measurement of neuromodulator release. We developed dLight1, an intensity-based genetically encoded dopamine indicator, to enable optical recording of dopamine dynamics with high spatiotemporal resolution in behaving mice. We demonstrated the utility of dLight1 by imaging dopamine dynamics simultaneously with pharmacological manipulation, electrophysiological or optogenetic stimulation, and calcium imaging of local neuronal activity. dLight1 enab...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patriarchi, T., Cho, J. R., Merten, K., Howe, M. W., Marley, A., Xiong, W.-H., Folk, R. W., Broussard, G. J., Liang, R., Jang, M. J., Zhong, H., Dombeck, D., von Zastrow, M., Nimmerjahn, A., Gradinaru, V., Williams, J. T., Tian, L. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

A melatonin-fueled drink to help you sleep: What a nutritionist says about the trend
Som Sleep contains melatonin, magnesium, vitamin B6, GABA and L-theanine. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Melatonin PROVEN to have anti-obesity effects
(Natural News) Melatonin has been getting a lot of attention as a natural sleeping aid, but researchers from several universities now reveal it can also help in limiting weight gain. In a study on rats, they proved that the long-term administration of melatonin could increase the body’s capability to use up calories and burn away... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Dietary Supplements. Here ’s Why Researchers Say That’s Concerning
A third of kids and adolescents under age 19 regularly take supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins and melatonin, according to a new report. It’s a finding that researchers say is concerning because there is no proven benefit for healthy children taking supplements. The report, published Monday as a research letter in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that overall about a third of the young people surveyed used dietary supplements, with multivitamins being the most common. Use of supplements that primarily contained vitamins and minerals remained stable over time, but use of herbal, non-vitamin, or non-...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Vitamins Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Alternative Medicines
Multivitamins were the most common supplements, followed by vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and melatonin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Melatonin (Hormone) Vitamin D Vitamin C Alternative and Complementary Medicine Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Melatonin Gel May Reduce Oral Mucositis From Chemo, Radiation Melatonin Gel May Reduce Oral Mucositis From Chemo, Radiation
Data from a phase II trial of Mucomel (3% melatonin gel) suggest the formulation may reduce the risk of oral mucositis resulting from chemo and radiotherapy for head and neck cancers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Your Tablet and Smartphone Is Ruining Your Sleep
It wasn't just that light from electronic devices suppressed their secretion of melatonin, the sleep-regulating hormone, study author Jeanne Duffy said. Researchers expected that based on other studies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Nighttime Tablet and Phone Use Disturbs Sleep
When a person used an iPad instead of reading print before bedtime, he or she had a later sleep onset and suppressed levels of melatonin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Tablet Computers Sleep iPad Melatonin (Hormone) Source Type: news

Evening use of light-emitting tablets may disrupt healthy sleep
(Wiley) A new Physiological Reports study reveals that evening use of light-emitting tablets can induce delays in desired bedtimes, suppress secretion of melatonin (the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness), and impair next-morning alertness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

White Light Exposure Suppresses Melatonin Secretion in Many Blind People White Light Exposure Suppresses Melatonin Secretion in Many Blind People
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

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