Hate melatonin? Newly developed seaweed pill slashes the time it takes to fall asleep
Japanese biotech company Algal Bio claim their supplements containing chlorella, a type of algae, significantly improved people's difficulty falling asleep in just four weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A golden age for nonalcoholic beers, wines and spirits
It doesn't seem that long ago when O'Doul's, a stodgy nonalcoholic beer, was basically the only buzz-free game in town. But now, if you like the taste of alcoholic drinks but don't like the effects of alcohol, you're living in a golden age. The business of nonalcoholic beer, wine and spirits is…#qatar #athleticbrewingco #nielseniq #budweiserzero #melatonin #reishimushroom #davidchang #marketplace #odoul #bellahadid (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is human hibernation the key to a manned mission to Mars?
Reduced light exposure tells the body to produce melatonin, a hormone that makes us sleepier. But what if humans really could hibernate? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin for children: How safe is the sleep supplement?
The naturally occurring hormone is a popular sleep aid in supplement form. But data on its long-term safety in kids is scant. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Abramson Source Type: news

9 Wellness Trends to Ditch in 2023
In 2022, social media inspired many of the ways we tried to get and stay healthy—but not always for the better. Weight-loss drugs spread like wildfire online, as did our collective agreement to stop going the extra mile at work. We turned to Dr. TikTok again and again, and focused perhaps too much on body image—even when we tried to keep things positive. The new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate these habits, experts say. Here are nine wellness trends you’d be better off ditching in 2023—plus healthier alternatives. Weight-loss shots Ozempic and Wegovy, two weight-loss injections that are used...
Source: TIME: Health - December 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research Wellbeing Source Type: news

Weighted blankets boost levels of melatonin - leading to deeper sleep
A Swedish study found that using a weighted blanket when sleeping each night could boost the production of melatonin in the brain by 32 percent in a 26 participant study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduction of Postop Pain and Anxiety Following Laminectomy Reduction of Postop Pain and Anxiety Following Laminectomy
This study compared the effects of melatonin, dexmedetomidine, and gabapentin on postoperative pain and anxiety following laminectomy.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

How to sleep: Certain vitamin supplements can 'prepare' you for a good night’s sleep
Other supplements, such as melatonin could also help aid sleep, experts have said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Myths About Thanksgiving Food —Debunked
If only the turkey on your Thanksgiving table could talk. That bird would like a word about how “exhausting” it is. The idea that turkey makes us tired has been passed around holiday celebrations for a long time—and it’s not the only myth shared year after year. Is canned pumpkin really less nutritious than fresh? Is dousing the cranberries in sugar an absolute must? Here, we debunk these and other myths about Thanksgiving food—so you can serve up the facts at this year’s feast. Myth: Turkey makes you tired. Truth: Turkey meat contains L-tryptophan, which is an essential amino acid that ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Wellbeing Source Type: news

How People With Diabetes Can Lower Stroke Risk
After spending nearly two decades trying to manage her Type 2 diabetes, Agnes Czuchlewski landed in the emergency room in 2015, with news that she’d just experienced a heart attack. She also learned that she had metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that includes diabetes but also brings higher risk of heart disease and stroke. “Because I needed to lose quite a bit of weight when I was first diagnosed, I was focused on the number I saw on the scale, and then on my blood-sugar numbers,” recalls Czuchlewski, 68, who lives in New York City. “I didn’t realize other numbers came into play, li...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

5 Steps to Take to Become a Morning Person
Every morning at 7 a.m., Jane Walsh rolls out of bed and onto her yoga mat. For the next half an hour—before coffee or breakfast or feeding the cats—she bends and stretches her body. “It sets the tone for the rest of the day,” says Walsh, 58, who works in public relations in New York City. She’s kept this schedule for as long as she can remember, even in her 20s after late nights out. Without her morning routine, “my mood isn’t as stable, and I don’t feel as good overall,” she says—and when she does sleep in, she feels like she’s missed out on something. [ti...
Source: TIME: Health - November 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Sleep Wellbeing Source Type: news

Blast exposure dysregulates nighttime melatonin synthesis and signaling in the pineal gland: a potential mechanism of blast-induced sleep disruptions - Govindarajulu M, Patel MY, Wilder DM, Long JB, Arun P.
Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI) frequently results in sleep-wake disturbances. However, limited studies have investigated the molecular signaling mechanisms underlying these sleep disturbances, and potentially efficacious therapies are lacking.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

For Kids with Long COVID, Good Treatment Is Hard to Find
Ayden Varno was outside doing chores one day in April 2021 when he felt an excruciating pain, like “a hot knife was being stabbed into my back multiple times,” he says. Ayden, who is now 13, spent most of the next eight months in pain so extreme he couldn’t walk unassisted, sleep through the night, or follow a full school curriculum. He also suffered frequent non-epileptic seizures related to his pain. Doctors near his home in Ohio had no idea why Ayden was in so much pain or what to do about it; some suggested he was having a psychotic episode or being abused at home, says his mother, Lynda Varno. The fa...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Melatonin can be a nightmare if used incorrectly, experts say
Melatonin appears to be effective at helping people who take it fall asleep, but the supplement may also cause nightmares and potentially disrupt the body's natural clock when used inappropriately, experts told UPI. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Disconnecting From Your Phone Is So Good for You —and How to Do It
Graham Dugoni was sick of seeing smartphones everywhere when he lived in San Francisco in 2014. So he decided to create device-free spaces for people like him: artists, educators, and anyone else who craved a digital break. The result is Yondr, a physical way to disconnect at concerts, schools, courtrooms, and private events. If a touring musician decides to use it, for instance, ticket holders are notified ahead of time that when they arrive at the venue, they’ll drop their phone into a pouch that locks when it’s closed. Patrons keep that pouch with them, but can only access their phone if they pop into specia...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Haupt Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health Technology Source Type: news