Pre-term labor problem: Using blue light to slow, prevent preterm labor
A Florida researcher is tackling a new and inventive way to slow down and perhaps prevent preterm labor. The solution? A pair of goggles. The light emitting devices could intermittently flash a blue light at a sleeping pregnant mother at risk for preterm labor. That flash of light could cause a drop in the brain hormone melatonin, which is tied to contractions.
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