Tag: melatonin

Eye Color May Be Linked To Seasonal Depression, Says Study

Scientists found that people with brown eyes are likely to suffer from winter blues. According to the new study, the dark irises may trigger increased melatonin production that makes people more vulnerable to Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.

Public Health January 9, 2019

This Fish Sings Only At Night Due To Melatonin, Body Clock

Male species of the midshipman fish often 'sing' to woo females during breeding season, but scientists have long wondered why these aquatic animals only sing late at night. A new study may provide an explanation.

Animals September 22, 2016

Study Reveals Why Working Overnight Can Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

People who have sleep problems and those who work overnight shifts are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. A gene variant's link with melatonin could be to blame.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2016

Drinking Milk Collected From Cows At Night Can Make You Fall Asleep Faster

Researchers in South Korea discovered that milk collected from cows at night have higher levels of melatonin and tryptophan than ordinary milk. The discovery may possibly help people who are often sleep-deprived.

Life December 20, 2015

Coffee Confuses Your Body's Internal Clock: Here's How

Drinking coffee in the evening does not just prevent sleep. Caffeine can also make it difficult to get up at the right time the next morning because it disrupts the body's internal clock.

Life September 17, 2015

Tablets, Smartphones, Other Gadgets Before Bedtime can Mess Up Your Sleep

Keep devices off the bed if you want to get some sleep. Researchers show again that reading in bed using a device is counterproductive as it makes it harder to fall asleep.

Life December 23, 2014

Under the sea: Not 'Little Mermaid' but where your sleeping pattern may have evolved [Video]

Scientists suggest that the sleeping pattern of humans may have evolved in the ocean. The study involved a hormone called melatonin, which is responsible for sleep and jet lag.

September 30, 2014

Night light lowers efficacy of breast cancer drug tamoxifen

Study shows exposure to dim light, as faint as from a street light, during the night can affect the efficacy of breast cancer treatment drug Tamoxifen.

Life July 28, 2014

Complementary and alternative medicine becoming popular as treatment for autism and development delay

As parents of autistic children continue to face a significant lack of approved medications to treat autism, they turn to complementary and alternative medicine in an effort to alleviate their children's autistic symptoms.

Life January 18, 2014

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