ATLANTA (ASRN.ORG) - Reported cases of Lyme disease have more than doubled since 1991, when Lyme became a nationally notifiable disease, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report also said 93 percent of reported cases were concentrated in 10 states.
"This increase in cases is most likely the result of both a true increase in the frequency of the disease as well as better recognition and reporting due to enhanced detection of cases," said Dr. Paul Mead, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.
BOSTON (ASRN.ORG) - Women who eat an overall healthy diet can significantly lower their risk of developing diabetes, and the benefit of the better diet begins to show within just a few years, according to a study in the July issue of the journal Diabetes Care, led by Professor Teresa Fung of the Simmons College School for Health Studies in Boston.
Type 2 diabetes, commonly called adult onset diabetes, damages nerves in the body and can lead to blindness, amputation, or death.
CHICAGO (ASRN.ORG) - Normally sedentary breast cancer survivors who completed an exercise program reduced the levels of insulin in their blood, revealing a likely link between physical activity and better outcomes, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.
Although it was previously demonstrated that women who lost weight and became more active could lower their risk of breast cancer recurrence, scientists couldn't explain how it worked.
MEMPHIS (ASRN.ORG) - Stuttering affects more than three million Americans, including 20/20 co-anchor John Stossel, basketball star Kenyon Martin, Tonight Show announcer John Melendez, Chicago Bulls legend Bob Love, actor James Earl Jones and singers Carly Simon and Mel Tillis.
"Myths persist through the years despite our efforts to demystify this complex disorder," said Jane Fraser, president of the 60-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation. "These myths create a negative perception of those who stutter and can harm their chances of success at school and in the workplace."
BOSTON (ASRN.ORG) - Asthma, even a mild form, is the single most important factor that increases the risk of death from anaphylaxis (allergic shock), says a new report from Harvard Medical School, What To Do About Allergies.
Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction affecting the entire body.
It ranges from relatively mild to life-threatening.
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