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Some Harmful Effects of Light at Night Can Be Reversed

July 24, 2012

Randy Nelson Chronic exposure to dim light at night can lead to depressive symptoms in rodents--but these negative effects can be reversed simply by returning to a standard light-dark cycle, a new study suggests. Full Story

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