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Blue light at night suppresses melatonin and increases alertness

https://www.photonics.com/a62942/Columbia_Researchers_Focus_on_Blue_Lights Smartphones, tablets and other light-emitting devices are lit by LEDs, which have a peak wavelength in the blue portion of the spectrum. Blue light at night suppresses melatonin and increases alertness; the use of amber-tinted lenses that block blue light mitigates these effects. The Columbia team, led by Ari Shechter,

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Peanut Butter Test for Alzheimers

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/10/peanut-butter-test-may-detect-alzheimers/?utm_campaign=cc%20posts&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=210118%20alzh&cvosrc=social%20network.twitter.cc%20posts&cvo_creative=200118%20alzh Here’s how they conducted the test. The researchers asked each person to close their eyes, their mouth and one nostril. They opened a small container of peanut butter and moved progressively closer until the person could smell it. After measuring that distance, they waited 90 seconds and repeated the process with

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Ketamine helps clear treatment-resistant depressive symptoms

Intranasal formulation of ketamine helps clear treatment-resistant depressive symptoms https://t.co/oDFLGNjSXP — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) January 3, 2018 A ketamine-based nasal spray produces rapid improvement of depressive symptoms, according to new research published in the scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of 67 adults with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder examined

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Electrical Stimulation Works as Add-On in Bipolar Depression

https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/bipolardisorder/70219 Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a safe and effective add-on therapy for type I or II bipolar depression, researchers found. In an intention-to-treat analysis of 52 patients in the randomized, double-blind, Bipolar Depression Electrical Treatment Trial (BETTER), active tDCS had significantly greater antidepressive effects than a sham procedure (differential effect

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Alcohol will be gone ‘in a generation’

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11961659 A top scientist said synthetic alcohol called alcosynth will replace real alcohol in just 10 or 20 years. Professor David Nutt, a former government drugs adviser of Imperial College London, said the man-made liquor will have the same intoxicating effect on us but won't harm our health. He also believes that cigarettes

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