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October 10, 2019
Mol Psychiatry. 2013 Jul;18(7):751-7. doi: 10.1038/mp.2013.70. Epub 2013 May 28. Abstract Humans and other organisms have adapted to a consistent and predictable 24-h solar cycle, but over the past ~130 years the widespread adoption of electric light has transformed our environment. Instead of aligning behavioral and physiological processes to the natural solar cycle, individuals respond to...
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Myopia (near-sightedness): Increased time spent indoors  and increased “near work” activities are leading to more people suffering from myopia. Increased outdoor time can reduce this risk. For more information about the report please see: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/08-10-2019-who-launches-first-world-report-on-vision   Image credit: (Craig Chivers/CBC) Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/myopia-children-1.4627366 Too much screen time linked to an...
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Abstract The aim of this review was to investigate the effects of possible harmful waves from either cell phone use or being within the range of the cell phone from 450 to 3800 MHz on the thyroid cells and hormones. Eight electronic datasets were systematically searched using MeSH terms, including “cell phone,” “mobile phone,” “GSM,” “radio...
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Melatonin controls your circadian rhythms, including your sex steroid hormones. Artificial light can suppress melatonin and disrupt these rhythms! Sasseville, A., Paquet, N., Sevigny, J., & Hebert, M. (2006). Blue blocker glasses impede the capacity of bright light to suppress melatonin production. Journal of Pineal Research, 41(1), 73–78. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1600-079X.2006.00332.x Artificial light at night: melatonin as a...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019 By Lillian Amos Image: Gavin Joe, Deon de Wet, Kay Wentzel, Kevin Southgate and Peter Gordon at the cell mast in Fourth Road. Image credit constantiabergbulletin Heathfield residents have notched up a victory in their ongoing fight to stop the rapid increase of cell masts in the southern suburbs. After three...
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