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Link between bad sleep, high blood pressure, and gut microbiome uncovered. A compelling new study, led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has identified a complex relationship between disturbed sleep patterns, elevated blood pressure, and disruptions to the gut microbiome.

Link between bad sleep, high blood pressure, and gut microbiome uncovered

The robust animal study suggests these three factors influence each other in a bidirectional fashion, and the findings could point to novel treatments mitigating the negative health effects of poor sleep. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. A boy’s basketball-size tumor is slowly suffocating him. Doctors will attempt a risky removal. Surgeons to remove 10-pound tumor from teen's jaw Noel Zayas paraded his son to a never-ending carousel of Cuban doctors, but none of them would touch the boy.

A boy’s basketball-size tumor is slowly suffocating him. Doctors will attempt a risky removal.

Emanuel Zayas’s basketball-size facial tumor was too complex, they told his family. The surgery to remove it too risky. Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases. A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly bringing us closer to the day when doctors might be able to use a medical tricorder a la Star Trek to instantly diagnose a patient's conditions.

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

Though it isn't exactly a new idea – Hippocrates wrote about the correlation between breath odors and disease back in 400 B.C. and traditional Chinese medicine has long seen halitosis as an indication of an unbalanced qi – using breath tests to diagnose and monitor bodily disorders and disease is a research field that has been gaining momentum in recent years. And for good reason too. Neanderthals may have given us their genital warts. Gee, thanks. Theconversation. Striking evidence has emerged that an ancient virus previously known only from fossil evidence has persistently infected some humans at very low levels for hundreds of thousands or even millions of years.

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This ancient retrovirus is a kind of living fossil, and the discovery of an intact copy of it within the human genome poses questions as to how it has survived, and suggests others from the distant evolutionary past may lie dormant in the DNA of many species. Theconversation. Imagine that pesky tabby cat has been pooing in your backyard again.

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Unbeknown to you, it has transferred some of the parasite spores it was carrying onto your herb garden. Unintentionally, while preparing a tasty salad, you forget to wash your hands and infect yourself with the Toxoplasma gondii spores. For months you display no symptoms, then after six months you are driving your car more aggressively, taking chances in road junctions and generally filled with more road rage as you angrily gesticulate with fellow drivers. The Guide to the Chilies of Mexico. Chile varieties represent an infinite universe—a book unto themselves.

The Guide to the Chilies of Mexico

The vernacular itself can be a moving target: the same kind of chile may go by one name when it is fresh and another when it’s dried, and there are regional colloquialisms to parse, too. To narrow things down, I selected chilies that can realistically be purchased in the United States, and I stuck with the nomenclature you’re most likely to encounter at the grocery store. 10 Worst Cities to Have Sex in: US Cities With Most Cases of Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis. Tourism boards love to brag about how great their cities are, whether they're the choicest foodie destinations or the best places to start a career.

10 Worst Cities to Have Sex in: US Cities With Most Cases of Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

One statistic they're not as keen on spreading, ironically enough, is the prevalence of sexually-transmitted diseases among its citizens, for reasons that should be obvious if you've ever Googled the term "Blue Waffle. " (Ed note: do not Google the term "Blue Waffle. ") In an attempt to peel off the bandages and expose America's filthy side to the light of day/antibiotics, RentApplication.com used CDC data from 2013 to make an interactive map reflecting reports of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia across the country -- herpes data isn't collected, which is lucky since herpes is for life, bro.

Check it out below: Boosting estrogen, only in the brain. Researchers have developed a chemical that transforms into a powerful hormone once inside a rat — but only in the brain, not the body.

Boosting estrogen, only in the brain

A protein in rats’ brains turns a chemical nicknamed DHED into the hormone estrogen, scientists report July 22 in Science Translational Medicine. This targeted treatment could provide estrogen to the brain and avoid potentially dangerous side effects in the body, the researchers say. “This is an interesting breakthrough,” says neuroendocrinologist Bruce McEwen of the Rockefeller University in New York City. The idea of treatments that affect the brain but not the body, or the body but not the brain, could be useful in treating a number of conditions, including cancer, he says. VirScan provides complete viral history from a drop of blood. A new test developed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) can test for both past and current infections by analyzing a single drop of patient blood.

VirScan provides complete viral history from a drop of blood

The researchers consider the method superior to existing techniques, which only search for a single virus at a time. The method, know as VirScan (Systematic viral epitope scanning), provides an unbiased approach to patient testing. The technique works by screening blood samples for antibodies that fight against any of the 206 virus species that infect humans, and since the body continues to produces those antibodies for many years, it is able to detect both current and past infections. To target virus cells in the bloodstream, antibodies search for features in peptides on the surface of the virus, known as epitopes.

Fatal Brain Disease in US Man Likely Came from UK Beef. A U.S. man who developed a rare and fatal brain disease likely got the disease from eating beef while living abroad more than a decade earlier, according to a new report of the case.

Fatal Brain Disease in US Man Likely Came from UK Beef

The man, who was in his 40s when he first got sick, died in Texas in May 2014. Because the condition, known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, is so rare, the man was misdiagnosed and even hospitalized for psychiatric symptoms multiple times before doctors suspected the true cause of his symptoms, according to the report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Baylor College of Medicine. Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon. In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical processes start up, making your tissues more acidic. Man With Serious Mental Illness Committed To City Bus. ALBANY, NY—Citing a range of severe symptoms including hallucinations, disorientation, and disorganized speech, the Albany County Department of Mental Health said Wednesday that local man Shawn Zellicoff will be involuntarily committed to the 125 Clinton/Sand Creek city bus until further notice.

“For his own safety, Mr. Zellicoff will be restricted to the Central Avenue-bound line until such time as he is found competent,” said county health official Tamika Wright, adding that the mentally ill 58-year-old will be allowed to bring up to 18 bags and parcels with him but will not be permitted to leave the commuter vehicle. What the Color of Your Snot Really Means. Nasal mucus alone isn’t typically used to diagnose disease, but it can be a helpful tool to determine what’s happening in your nasal passages. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the things the various possible shades of snot might mean for your health.

A special thank you goes out to otolaryngologist Raj Sindwani, MD, Cleveland Clinic Head & Neck Institute, who checked our facts (and kept our noses clean). Find the latest health news at Health Hub from the Cleveland Clinic: Experimental treatment could target individual cells deep inside the body. A new experimental, non-invasive medical technique is promising to precisely deliver drug-carrying metal nanorods anywhere inside the body and image tissue with cellular resolution. If perfected, the approach could be used to treat inoperable deep-tissue tumors, brain trauma, and vascular or degenerative diseases. View all The recent forward strides of nanotechnology are opening the door for medical applications that were hard to fathom even just a few years ago, and span from healing broken bones to precisely delivering drug-carrying nanoparticles to fight cancerous cells.

Jealous and fretful women are more prone to developing Alzheimer’s. Introverted women who are emotionally unstable and are easily stressed and despondent in midlife run a higher than average risk of Alzheimer’s later on, according to a Swedish study. The man who grew eyes. French hospital to open wine bar for terminally ill patients. Brain implant and high-tech sleeve used to bypass spinal cord and move paralyzed limbs. Midwestreal.tumblr.com. Electronic cuff in neck could keep blood pressure in check. The prototype blood pressure-moderating cuff High blood pressure can be a very serious condition, and is usually controlled via medication along with lifestyle changes. Engineered vaginas grown in women for the first time - health - 10 April 2014. XStat treats bullet wounds with tiny injectable sponges.

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