Tag Archives: light

Replacing time spent sitting with sleep or light activity may improve your mood

Moving more and sitting less was a challenge for many of us, even before states started issuing stay-at-home orders. Despite disruptions to our daily work and exercise routines, there are some subtle changes we can make at home to help improve our mental health. New research, published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found… Read More »

Not a kickback: Novartis’ Kymriah travel assistance program gets a green light from HHS

Normally, a pharma company paying a patient to take its drug looks suspicious—like a kickback—and it’s considered so under federal law. But HHS has just made a special ruling for a novel therapy. The federal health agency now allows Novartis to pay for travel, lodging, meals and other out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare and Medicaid patients taking… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New sound and light therapy could help Alzheimer’s sufferers

Here’s a new approach to ­treating Alzheimer’s – sound and light therapy. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, have shown that this method can relieve Alzheimer’s in animals and a clinical trial in human patients has already started. The study by Dr Li-Huei Tsai shows sound and light can destroy the rogue proteins which… Read More »

Let There Be Light

Is it possible that some day the blind will be able to see. The answer is yes even though we are not quite there. A number of centers around the world are doing basic research on devices that can be surgically implanted into a human eye. This type of device is called a retinal prosthesis.… Read More »

New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. As reported in Nature Communications, a global research team led by the University of Bristol studied how the activity… Read More »

Medical News Today: Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

Dr. Nalinikanth Kotagiri of the Cincinnati Cancer Center in Ohio has just received the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award to study the use of light to target cancer cells in late-stage breast cancer. The researcher explains the benefits of light therapy for metastatic breast cancer. A new form of light therapy could drastically… Read More »