Lyme Disease Treatment Costs up to $1.3 bln A Year

Lyme_副本Lyme disease, transmitted by a bite from a tick infected by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, had long been considered easy to treat, usually requiring a single doctor’s visit and a few weeks of antibiotics for most people.

But new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed Continue reading


Inflammation Linked with Type 2 Diabetes: Yale

Photo Credit: Christina Galland

Photo Credit Christina Galland

How does insulin resistance happen among those with type 2 diabetes?

Yale researcher have identified the molecular mechanism by which insulin normally inhibits production of glucose by the liver and why this process stops working in patients with type 2 diabetes, leading to hyperglycemia. Continue reading


E-cigarettes Compromise Immune System: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg


jhsph-thumbTime to break the myth surrounding e-cigarette. They are not as harmless as they are claimed to be.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that e-cigarettes compromise the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially

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Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Death in Women


Are you a smoking female?

A new analysis led by the American Cancer Society found that lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death in females in developed countries.

The report said the change reflects the tobacco epidemic in women, which occurred later than in Continue reading