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Light Therapy is the treatment of disease with certain types of light. Light therapy can use lasers, LED, fluorescent lamps, and ultraviolet or infrared radiation. Also called phototherapy.
Sunlight exposure may help lose weight

Sunlight exposure may help lose weight

Researchers use Quest MRI to identify earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in mice

Researchers use Quest MRI to identify earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in mice

Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care

Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care

Researchers develop illuminated pajamas for babies being treated for jaundice

Researchers develop illuminated pajamas for babies being treated for jaundice

Novel midday bright light therapy decreases symptoms of depression in bipolar patients

Novel midday bright light therapy decreases symptoms of depression in bipolar patients

PCORI Board awards $8.6 million for new study on psoriasis treatment

PCORI Board awards $8.6 million for new study on psoriasis treatment

Scientists propose new theory that ADHD may be linked to lack of regular circadian sleep

Scientists propose new theory that ADHD may be linked to lack of regular circadian sleep

Skin transplant surgery has long-term benefit for restoring pigmentation caused by vitiligo

Skin transplant surgery has long-term benefit for restoring pigmentation caused by vitiligo

New hope for eczema from nitric oxide

New hope for eczema from nitric oxide

Experimental drug suppresses new defective PTEN cancer pathway, study finds

Experimental drug suppresses new defective PTEN cancer pathway, study finds

Officers who work afternoon shifts more likely to be tired, study finds

Officers who work afternoon shifts more likely to be tired, study finds

Preference for evening activity in type 2 diabetes patients linked to greater depression symptoms

Preference for evening activity in type 2 diabetes patients linked to greater depression symptoms

Novel non-pharmacological approach shows promise to manage chronic pain

Novel non-pharmacological approach shows promise to manage chronic pain

Research findings reveal new powerful role of sunlight on immunity

Research findings reveal new powerful role of sunlight on immunity

Vanderbilt sleep specialists offer tips to manage daylight saving time transition

Vanderbilt sleep specialists offer tips to manage daylight saving time transition

Groundbreaking research on effects of NIR light could lead to effective treatment for PTSD

Groundbreaking research on effects of NIR light could lead to effective treatment for PTSD

CARRS-Q study shows caffeine combined with bright light can improve driver alertness

CARRS-Q study shows caffeine combined with bright light can improve driver alertness

Altered circadian somatostatin expression linked to bipolar disorder

Altered circadian somatostatin expression linked to bipolar disorder

Studies explore possible link between pediatric cancer and light therapy for newborn jaundice

Studies explore possible link between pediatric cancer and light therapy for newborn jaundice

Non-invasive optogenetic therapy can help treat chronic pain

Non-invasive optogenetic therapy can help treat chronic pain