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Melatonin: Cancer Role? Canadian researchers urge more studies

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Melatonin may have a role in the treatment of cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pineal Research. Researchers say that the results are so compelling that cancer funding agencies should be eager to support clinical trials to evaluate its therapeutic role in a variety of cancers. Melatonin is a hormone [...]

Melatonin and Light for Jet Lag: Travellers, shift workers can easily reset internal clocks

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A simple, at-home treatment - a single light box and a melatonin supplement - allows travellers to avoid jet lag by resetting their circadian body clock over several days before crossing several time zones, according to new research. Both bright light and melatonin have successfully been used in laboratory and field settings to "phase advance" [...]

Get a good night’s sleep naturally

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

One in three people complains about insomnia, which includes difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or waking earlier than planned. In some cases, insomnia is a short-term problem caused by stress or excitement. However, it may also linger for years and become a major issue that can take a toll on many areas of a [...]

Melatonin can be key to good sleep

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Research suggests that a good night’s sleep has tremendous positive impact on brain functions, metabolic processes and immune system function. However, as many as 50% of Canadian adults experience sleep problems. One reason may be insufficient production of melatonin, the hormone that prepares the body for sleep by lowering temperature and alertness. German researchers evaluated [...]