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37 Abstracts with Light Therapy Research

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Pubmed Data : Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2016 Oct 20 ;18(5). Epub 2016 Aug 20. PMID: 27835725
Study Type : Meta Analysis, Review
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Diseases : Depression
Therapeutic Actions : Integrative Medicine, Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antidepressive Agents
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Pubmed Data : J Fam Pract. 2016 Jul ;65(7):486-8. PMID: 27565102
Study Type : Human: Case Report, Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antidepressive Agents
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Pubmed Data : J Affect Disord. 1998 Jul;50(1):23-7. PMID: 9716275
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Tryptophan
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antidepressive Agents
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Pubmed Data : Sleep. 2016 Oct 10. Epub 2016 Aug 10. PMID: 27748241
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Melatonin
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : J Affect Disord. 2016 Oct ;203:1-8. Epub 2016 Aug 26. PMID: 27267951
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antidepressive Agents
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Pubmed Data : Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Jan ;68(1):61-70. PMID: 21199966
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Melatonin
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antidepressive Agents
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Pubmed Data : JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Jan ;73(1):56-63. PMID: 26580307
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Depression
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Additional Keywords : Natural Substances Versus Drugs
Problem Substances : Fluoxetine (trade name Prozac)
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Pubmed Data : J Clin Psychiatry. 2011 Jul ;72(7):986-93. Epub 2011 Apr 5. PMID: 21535997
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Depression
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antidepressive Agents
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Pubmed Data : Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2006 Oct;22(5):232-7. PMID: 16948824
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antiviral Agents
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Pubmed Data : Compr Psychiatry. 1999 Nov-Dec;40(6):442-8. PMID: 10579376
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Bulimia
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : Braz J Med Biol Res. 2016 Jul 25 ;49(8). PMID: 27464024
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Glycyrrhizin
Diseases : Vitiligo
Therapeutic Actions : Integrative Medicine, Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : Am J Psychiatry. 2006 May;163(5):805-12. PMID: 16648320
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2009 Jun;11(2):110-7. PMID: 19466643
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Alopecia, Hair Loss
Therapeutic Actions : Laser Treatment , Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : Acta Med Acad. 2015 Nov ;44(2):102-8. PMID: 26702905
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Lasers Med Sci. 2015 May 10. Epub 2015 May 10. PMID: 25958170
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Inflammation, Obesity
Therapeutic Actions : Exercise, Light Therapy
Additional Keywords : Risk Reduction
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Pubmed Data : Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Apr;29(4):285-8. PMID: 19565736
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy, Prickling Blood Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antiviral Agents
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Pubmed Data : Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2015 ;11:2331-8. Epub 2015 Sep 9. PMID: 26396517
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Integrative Medicine, Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antidepressive Agents
Additional Keywords : Significant Treatment Outcome
Problem Substances : Antidepressants
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Pubmed Data : Int J Mol Med. 2002 Dec;10(6):701-5. PMID: 12429995
Study Type : Animal Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Additional Keywords : Antimetastatic
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Pubmed Data : Int J Cancer. 2009 Mar 15;124(6):1422-8. PMID: 19035461
Study Type : Transgenic Animal Study
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Substances : Curcumin
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : Comp Med. 2015 ;65(6):473-85. PMID: 26678364
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : Melatonin
Diseases : Prostate Cancer
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antiproliferative
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Pubmed Data : Int J Oncol. 2003 Nov;23(5):1401-5. PMID: 14532982
Study Type : Animal Study
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Substances : St. Johns Wort
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Anti-Tumor, Antioxidants, Apoptotic
Additional Keywords : Natural Substance Synergy
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Pubmed Data : Br J Cancer. 2005 Sep 5;93(5):590-6. PMID: 17852500
Study Type : Animal Study
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Diseases : Oxidative Stress
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants
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Pubmed Data : J Neurosci. 2008 Dec 10;28(50):13511-21. PMID: 19074024
Study Type : Animal Study
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Pubmed Data : J Affect Disord. 2009 Jan;112(1-3):1-10. Epub 2008 Aug 8. PMID: 18692251
Study Type : Commentary
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Therapeutic Actions : Exercise, Light Therapy
Additional Keywords : Plant Extracts
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Pubmed Data : Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2016 Oct 27 ;18(5). Epub 2016 Aug 27. PMID: 27835724
Study Type : Review
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Diseases : Eating Disorders
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Aug 30. Epub 2012 Aug 30. PMID: 22931923
Study Type : Review
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Diseases : Aging Skin
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : Lasers Med Sci. 2012 Feb 23. Epub 2012 Feb 23. PMID: 22358772
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Curcumin
Diseases : MRSA
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : Photomed Laser Surg. 2009 Dec;27(6):969-71. PMID: 19817517
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Green Tea, Tea
Diseases : Aging Skin
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Pubmed Data : Cell Mol Life Sci. 2006 Nov;63(22):2661-8. PMID: 17086378
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Indole-3-Carbinol
Diseases : Melanoma
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Apoptotic
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Pubmed Data : Exp Neurol. 2007 May;205(1):145-53. Epub 2007 Feb 12. PMID: 18841981
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Isoflavones, Sprouts
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : Biomol Ther (Seoul). 2014 Nov ;22(6):491-6. Epub 2014 Nov 30. PMID: 25489415
Study Type : Commentary
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Substances : EZ Water
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Additional Keywords : Photobiomodulation
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Pubmed Data : Dermatol Surg. 2015 Feb ;41(2):261-8. PMID: 25654197
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Diseases : Wound Healing
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Pubmed Data : Cancer Invest. 2009 Nov;27(9):942-51. PMID: 19832043
Study Type : Review
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Substances : Vitamin D
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
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Pubmed Data : Antiviral Res. 1993 Feb;20(2):173-8. PMID: 8460933
Study Type : Commentary
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Substances : St. Johns Wort
Diseases : HIV Infections
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antiviral Agents
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Pubmed Data : Curr Microbiol. 2016 Sep ;73(3):426-33. Epub 2016 Aug 8. PMID: 27278805
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Antimicrobial
Additional Keywords : Biofilm
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Pubmed Data : J Invest Dermatol. 2007 Aug;127(8):1992-2000. Epub 2007 Apr 5. PMID: 17410200
Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Substances : Curcumin
Diseases : Skin Cancer
Therapeutic Actions : Light Therapy
Pharmacological Actions : Apoptotic, NF-kappaB Inhibitor
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Pubmed Data : Curr Pharm Des. 2015 ;21(16):2109-21. PMID: 25760339
Study Type : In Vitro Study

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