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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.
Landmark 30-year study describes clinical course of patients with Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Landmark 30-year study describes clinical course of patients with Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Bright light therapy can be effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder

Bright light therapy can be effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder

Fat cells can sense light, not getting enough raises risk of metabolic diseases

Fat cells can sense light, not getting enough raises risk of metabolic diseases

Lack of exposure to sunlight may increase metabolic syndrome risk

Lack of exposure to sunlight may increase metabolic syndrome risk

Blue light exposure therapy can aid in healing people with mTBI

Blue light exposure therapy can aid in healing people with mTBI

Extending ‘healthspan’: Brain scientists tap into the secrets of living well longer

Extending ‘healthspan’: Brain scientists tap into the secrets of living well longer

Fetuses see more than previously believed

Fetuses see more than previously believed

Fetuses may be able to see more than previously believed

Fetuses may be able to see more than previously believed

Systematic review: Evidence about effectiveness of blue light therapy for acne is lacking

Systematic review: Evidence about effectiveness of blue light therapy for acne is lacking

Dental health, diet may have an impact on psoriasis development and severity

Dental health, diet may have an impact on psoriasis development and severity

Teenagers sleep 43 more minutes each night after intervention that reset their body clocks

Teenagers sleep 43 more minutes each night after intervention that reset their body clocks

Researchers discover mechanism behind how intense light can protect against heart attacks

Researchers discover mechanism behind how intense light can protect against heart attacks

New study evaluates effectiveness of blue light to reduce symptoms of psoriasis

New study evaluates effectiveness of blue light to reduce symptoms of psoriasis

Psoriasis patients frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms

Psoriasis patients frequently use complementary or alternative therapies to treat their symptoms

Dermatologist offers tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Dermatologist offers tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Light therapy may dramatically reduce neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease

Light therapy may dramatically reduce neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers to investigate light therapy as relief from painful side effect of cancer treatment

Researchers to investigate light therapy as relief from painful side effect of cancer treatment

Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

Balneo-phototherapy offers greater benefit not only in psoriasis, but also in atopic eczema

Balneo-phototherapy offers greater benefit not only in psoriasis, but also in atopic eczema

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression