Diseases from Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes Soar in US

Diseases from Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes Soar in US


Diseases from mosquitoes, ticks and flea bites tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016, and officials said Tuesday rising temperatures and an increasingly connected global society are to blame.

More than 642,000 cases of these illnesses were reported during the 13 years studied in the Vital Signs report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cases of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile and Zika numbered more than 27,000 in 2004, and soared to over 96,000 in 2016, it said, warning that since many cases go unreported, these numbers are likely “substantially” lower than the true amount. > >> read more ...

Diabetes is Actually 5 Separate Diseases: Study

Diabetes is Actually 5 Separate Diseases: Study


Scientists have unveiled a revised classification for diabetes, one they said could lead to better treatments and help doctors more accurately predict life-threatening complications from the disease.

There are five distinct types of diabetes that can occur in adulthood, rather than the two currently recognised, they reported in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a leading medical journal.

The findings are consistent with the growing trend toward “precision medicine,” which takes into account differences between individuals in managing disease. > >> read more ...

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