Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Light therapy found to relieve fatigue syndrome in multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is almost always accompanied by fatigue, a massive tiredness that is described by the vast majority of patients as the most distressing symptom. In a recent study, a research group led by Stefan Seidel ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Video: Light therapy can help with seasonal affective disorder

Adding the cold, dark days of winter on top of holiday stress can do a number on a person's mental health. It could lead to seasonal affective disorder―a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Morning blue light treatment improves sleep in patients with PTSD

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced better sleep, a reduction in the severity of PTSD symptoms and more effective treatments after exposure to blue light therapy, according to a new study conducted ...

Medications

Can you get addicted to melatonin?

Can you be addicted to chocolate? What about Pilates or checking your email? Although many of us use the word "addiction" fairly casually, from a medical perspective it requires meeting very specific criteria, and melatonin ...

Neuroscience

System that uses light stimulation to modulate brain waves

Researchers have developed a system which uses light stimulation to modulate brain waves. This opens up new avenues to explore for possible treatment of conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson's and migraine.

Surgery

Laser light offers new tool for treating bone cancer

Of the many ways to treat cancer, the oldest, and maybe most tried and true, is surgery. Even with the advent of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and more experimental treatments like bacteria that seek and destroy cancer ...

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