Tag: Blue light

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness

Blue light from smartphones are dangerous for your eyes. According to a new study, prolonged exposure to blue light might speed up macular degeneration and lead to blindness.

Public Health August 11, 2018

Retail Stores Install Blue Lights In Restrooms To Try To Fight Back Against Opioid Epidemic

Retails store chains are participating in a field test for blue lights in their restrooms. The blue lights are being used to deter drug users from injecting themselves in the stalls, as part of the fight against the opioid crisis.

Public Health June 25, 2018

Blue Light From Smartphones And Tablets Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Exposure to artificial light at night, particularly blue light generated by smartphone and tablet screens, has been linked to increased prostate cancer and breast cancer risks. Researchers cited the importance of knowing the health risk posed by artificial light.

Public Health April 27, 2018

The Secret To The Snooze Button: How To Wake Up Early And Why It Is Good For You

Rising early has a lot of benefits, although it can be an arduous task for some. Check out these effective tips on how to wake up early, according to studies.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

US Cities Reconsider LED Streetlights After AMA Warning

Cities in the United States are likely to reevaluate their use of high-intensity LED lights after a warning in June linked the bulbs to several health conditions. Others, however, are not convinced of the light's negative effects.

Public Health September 26, 2016

Apple iOS 9.3 Update Features Night Shift Setting: Will It Help You Sleep Better?

Apple on Friday released a new feature for its iOS 9.3 users -- the Night Shift Setting. This feature is designed to help cut back on blue light exposure, which is found to disrupt sleep. But will the new update help users sleep better?

Life March 28, 2016

Reading On Tablet Before Sleep May Affect Quality Of Your Sleep

A Norwegian study said that people who read from an iPad 30 minutes before bedtime felt less sleepy and had altered electrical function in the brain during slumber, compared to those who read from a book. How else can iPad use before bedtime affect users?

Life March 14, 2016

Light From Computer Screens And Displays Not Damaging To Eyes: Report

The blue light emitted from the screens of electronic devices is not harmful to the eyes, according to a new study. The researchers found that the amount of blue light generated from computers, smartphones and other devices do not exceed safe exposure limits.

Gadgets January 31, 2016

This Is How Your Tablets, Smartphones Can Affect Your Sleep

Gadgets, smartphones and tablets emit blue light that can disrupt sleep. It suppresses the production of melatonin, the body's natural sleep hormone.

Life January 26, 2016

These Fashionable Glasses Block Blue Light To Give You Better Sleep

Sleep is an important way for the body to rejuvinate. Sleeping with artificial light disrupts the natural sleep cycle and the amount of sleep hormones produced in the body.

Life January 20, 2016

Amazon's 'Blue Shade' Feature Makes It Easier To Read At Night On Your Fire Tablet

Amazon has announced a new update for its Fire tablets, reducing the amount of blue light that is emitted at night, helping users get to sleep more easily after reading at night.

Apps/Software December 2, 2015

Smartphones, Tablets And E-Readers Should Have Automatic 'Bed Mode' To Prevent Sleep Disruption, Experts Say

Researchers warned against new gadgets with bigger and brighter screens that have more blue light emissions and higher contrast levels. This type of light disrupts the production of sleep hormone melatonin.

November 16, 2015

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