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What it’s really like to have West Nile Virus, how your iPad may be robbing you of sleep, nutrient-packed microgreens and more of this week’s top news stories.

Beyond Statistics: 2 Faces of West Nile Virus
More than 1500 people in teh U.S. have been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection this year. Here are just two stories from those who have battled the infection. Read more

Can’t Sleep? It Could Be Your iPad
If you’re having trouble sleeping, your iPad may be to blame. New research suggests that the bright light emitted from tablets can suppress melatonin, the hormone that controls sleep and wake cycles. Read more

Tiny Microgreens Packed with Nutrients
Those looking for extra nutrition should think small: a new study shows that microgreens—those tiny seedlings that are showing up on trendy restaurant plates everywhere—contain as much as 40 times more vital nutrients than their mature counterparts. Read more

Are Mites Causing Your Rosacea?
A biologist at the National University of Ireland may have found the cause of the pesky skin condition rosacea: bacteria from mites that live on the skin of up to 80% of adults. Read more

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