Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate ageing

Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it's not shining in your eyes

Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate ageingNew research at Oregon State University suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain as well as retinas. The study, published today in Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, involved a widely used organism, Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, an important model organism because of the cellular and developmental […]

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds study

Sleeping with a cellphone, bright alarm clock on or a television next to your bed puts women at risk for weight gain, a new study found

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds studyThere is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. How much a person weighs is down to a complex interplay of […]

Can blue light from smartphones and laptops make you blind?

To those asking if the same light from your phones or other mobile devices could damage your eyes, the answer is here

Can blue light from smartphones and laptops make you blind?The rise of touchscreen devices comes with growing health concerns. People have been asking about the potential impact of long-term use of technologies like smartphones, tablets and laptops, particularly how they damage the eyes and brain. Some people link the blue light from such devices to eye problems, such as blindness. But to those asking […]

Night time light exposure may raise risk of breast cancer, says study

The findings revealed that women who had higher average night time light levels before being diagnosed with breast cancer had a greater risk of developing breast cancer later on. The link between outdoor light at night and breast cancer was only present among premenopausal women and those who were current or former smokers

Night time light exposure may raise risk of breast cancer, says studyAs artificial lights continue to line city streets across the country, scientists are studying how light pollution affects the world around us. The abundance of bright bulbs has been linked to health problems among not only wildlife, but humans, too. Now, a new study has linked outdoor light and breast cancer. In the study, published […]