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Lone Star Ticks plays no role in spread of Lyme Disease

The bacteria that cause Lyme disease are transmitted to humans primarily by the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis). Often presumed guilty by association is the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum). However, a new review of three decades' worth of research concludes the latter should be exonerated: While lone star ticks are guilty of transmitting bacteria that cause several human illnesses, the scientific evidence says Lyme disease is not one of them.

DTI Approach for Breast Reconstruction in Older Women

A new study published in the issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® reports that for older women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, direct-to-implant (DTI) breast reconstruction provides good outcomes in a single-step procedure, while avoiding some of the inconvenience and risks of staged approaches to breast reconstruction, reports the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).