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Post update – Now open to everyone >11 years old. Participate in research Are you between 11 and 99 years old? The Centre for Chronobiology in Basel (Switzerland) is looking for young people aged 11 years or older to complete a online survey on sleep and light exposure. It will take about 15-20 minutes, and there are...
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New open-access and science-based comic book “Enlighten your clock: How your body tells time” suitable (13+ years) Citation: Weinzaepflen, C. & Spitschan, M. (Ed.) (2021). Enlighten your clock: How your body tells time. (C. Weinzaepflen, Illus.). DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/ZQXVH Free download available from https://enlightenyourclock.org/
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Vieira RPO, Nehme PXSA, Marqueze EC, Amaral FG, Cipolla-Neto J, Moreno CRC. High social jetlag is correlated with nocturnal inhibition of melatonin production among night workers. Chronobiol Int. 2021 Apr 13:1-7. doi: 10.1080/07420528.2021.1912072. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33849354. Abstract Night work can lead to social jetlag (SJL), which can be briefly defined as the...
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Cain, S.W., McGlashan, E.M., Vidafar, P. et al. Evening home lighting adversely impacts the circadian system and sleep. Sci Rep 10, 19110 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75622-4 Abstract The regular rise and fall of the sun resulted in the development of 24-h rhythms in virtually all organisms. In an evolutionary heartbeat, humans have taken control of their light environment with electric light. Humans...
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Abstract Since 2009, we built up a database which presently includes more than 2000 electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and/or multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) self-reported cases. This database shows that EHS is associated in 30% of the cases with MCS, and that MCS precedes the occurrence of EHS in 37% of these EHS/MCS-associated cases. EHS and MCS can...
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RESEARCH ARTICLE: OBSERVATIONAL STUDY Medicine: February 2020 – Volume 99 – Issue 6 – p e19098 doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000019098 Abstract Cortisol is the main end product of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal gland (HPA axis), and melatonin (MT) has a regulating effect on HPA axis, and both are closely related to individual behavior and cognitive function. We aimed to evaluate cortisol and MT roles on children dyslexia in...
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Pathophysiology. 2019 Nov 21. pii: S0928-4680(19)30043-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2019.11.003. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract AIM: Epilepsy is a common brain disorder in which the seizures could cause a neuronal loss in the hippocampus. Oxidative stress has an important role in the pathology of epilepsy. Some studies indicate that Wi-Fi increases oxidative stress and suppresses antioxidant systems. The aim...
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The sky above Middelburg in the Netherlands on a past ‘Night of the Night’ Jesse Meliefste/Nacht van de Nacht Campaigners want government agencies and companies to turn off the lights so citizens can rediscover the beauty of darkness. SOPHIE KNIGHT NOVEMBER 18, 2019 AMSTERDAM—As winter creeps across the Northern Hemisphere and daylight hours dwindle, it can be...
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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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Presentation by Dr. med. Alexander Wunsch, held at the 1st Health Optimisation Summit in London on September 15th, 2019. Duration: 42 min. Abstract: Light is a resource that should be subject to the same quality requirements as air, water and food: only the best is good enough. The developments of the last 10 years have...
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