Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

On August 18, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers suggest that nighttime exposure to outdoor light may raise the risk of breast cancer for some women. High exposure to outdoor lighting at nighttime may be a risk factor for breast cancer development, a new study suggests. From an analysis of almost 110,000 women, researchers found that those who…

Constant exposure to artificial lights could be affecting our health

On July 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Artificial light has previously been proven to disrupt the human body clock and hormonal system. A new study shows that artificial light exposure for extended periods of time can also have other adverse effects on our health. Daily exposure to artificial lighting could cause significant health issues. …

Sleep changes seen with fetal alcohol exposure partly explain learning and mood problems

On February 26, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Slow-wave sleep – the deeper sleep during which the brain turns each day’s events into permanent memories – is fragmented in adulthood in people exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb. This is according to a study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and…

Lead exposure impacts children's sleep

On November 14, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A new research study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that lead exposure in early childhood are associated with increased risk for sleep problems and excessive daytime sleepiness in later childhood. This is the first longitudinal, population-based study that investigated early lead exposure to sleep…

World-first QUT study links light exposure to weight gain in children

On October 26, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A world-first study by QUT’s Sleep in Early Childhood Research Group has revealed pre-schoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more. Cassandra Pattinson, a PhD student and her colleagues studied 48 children aged three to five from six Brisbane childcare centres over a two week…