Sleep Apnea Mask

For many sleep apnea sufferers, it is unfortunate that they must wear more than their pyjamas. For some, a dental device is necessary to keep their airways open as they sleep, and for others, the use of a CPAP machine is vital to maintain a regular and consistent flow of oxygen into their lungs. A sleep apnea mask is one of the components of a CPAP machine and although it can be inconvenient and uncomfortable to wear to bed all night, it can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep and lousy sleep, or even life and death in severe cases.

For those who depend on CPAP apparatus for successful sleep every single night, the kind of sleep apnea mask that comes with it is very important. Naturally, comfort is high on the list of priorities and some standard masks that are supplied with machines are not the best in terms of comfort.

A Personally Molded Sleep Apnea Mask Makes Life Much Easier

Motion Sickness Remedies

motion sicknessQuite a few people have experienced some sort of motion sickness during travel. It’s that uneasiness and nausea; it’s the cold sweats and pale, clammy skin; dizziness and vomiting may also occur with motion sickness. While some people have hardy constitutions, others like you perhaps, may experience motion sickness to varying degrees.

Many times, it’s a matter of your brain thinking your body is going to zig when it really zags. Your equilibrium gets thrown off and as your body fights to get back that even keel, you end up experiencing motion sickness. There are some preventative tips you can try to put off motion sickness such as:

    1. Avoid the alcohol and take it easy on the diet before and during your times of travel. If you don’t have a heavy meal sitting in your stomach, then there is less chance of vomiting.

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Nueroscience Reveals Social Cooperation Brain Waves

 Social Nueroscience Research Researchers at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have identified neural signatures of real-time coordination between people. In one of the first studies in the field of social neuroscience, they actually recorded, measured and analyzed behavior and brain activity simultaneously in two interacting humans.

The researchers used a specially designed dual-electroencephalogram (EEG) while applying concepts and methods of coordination dynamics in the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Employing EEG recordings, Dr. Emmanuelle Tognoli and colleagues collected the brain activity of two people simultaneously performing continuous finger motions.

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Chlamydia and Pregnancy

Chlamydia is a treatable sexually transmitted disease brought about by a certain bacteria known as Chlamydia trachomatis. No one is exempted having the infection, but studies have shown that it is common in teenagers and young adults, often having several sex partners. A fact is, Chlamydia is the leading sexually transmitted disease today in the United States. Identified as the “silent epidemic”, seventy five percent women and fifty percent of men having the disease do not experience any symptoms at all.

On pregnancy

During pregnancy, women that are infected with Chlamydia have a much higher degree of infection of the amniotic fluid and sac although quick attention and treatment can lessen the risk and danger of this problem.

In a number of studies, Chlamydia has been associated to increase the possibility of a miscarriage, though there are studies that also prove otherwise.

Chlamydia Test

Chlamydia is now the most common sexually transmitted disease among US adults. Since the infection sometimes is not accompanied by symptoms, an individual may actually have the disease without being aware of it.

This absence of any visible sign makes chlamydia tests crucial in determining the presence of chlamydia bacteria (chlamydia trachomatis) in the body. A urine sample or body fluid sample is usually taken in most tests.

Quick Testing

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and direct fluorescent antibody test are rapid tests that establish the presence of chlamydia antigens and activate the immune system against the infection.

Chlamydia bacteria can also be detected using a nucleic acid amplification test. Polymerase chain reaction testing is one of several NAATs, which detect chlamydia DNA and can be carried out using a urine sample.

A nucleic acid hybridization test also detects genetic material of the disease. This DNA probe test offers very accurate results but falls behind an NAAT in terms of sensitivity.

Culturing

Chlamydia Disease

Chlamydia is becoming more common nowadays and is probably one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the western world. The organism Chlamydia trachmatis is responsible for at least half of all non specific vaginal and urethral infections reported.

When first discovered Chlamydia was thought to be a virus, because it can only live inside another cell, but it has since been discovered to be a bacterium. It can be easily treated, especially in the first stages of the disease, but if not treated can cause severe damage to a woman’s reproductive system.

Symptoms

Women’s symptoms of Chlamydia can vary, but it often includes pain deep in the abdomen, frequent pain when urinating and also pain during sexual intercourse. However one of the major problems of Chlamydia in women is it can also often fail to show any symptoms at all.

Male Chlamydia

Can you name the most common cause of testicular inflammation and epididymitis (swelling of the sperm conducting tube) in men under the age of 35? Hint: it’s in the title of the article. Chlamydia, the single most common treatable STD is also the most common cause of inflammation of the urogenital tract in men.

While much of the literature about Chlamydia is aimed at women, the insidious bacterial infection is also one of the leading causes of male infertility and problems of the urinary and reproductive system in young men. The Chlamydia bacteria can also make its home in the rectum and anal tract, and infect the mouth and throat if a man has oral or anal contact with an infected partner.

Symptoms of Chlamydia in a Man