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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.

Men with Diabetes Have Less Chances to Develop Prostate Cancer

According to study, researchers examined that men with type 2 diabetes are less likely to develop prostate cancer than patients without diabetes. However, the mortality rate is higher. They showed that in the affected individuals the androgen receptor and the mitogenic forms of the insulin receptor were more strongly expressed. The study was published in the journals Molecular Metabolism and Endocrine Related Cancer.