TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 -- Diseases transmitted by biting insects -- ticks and mosquitoes in particular -- have more than tripled in the United States over the past decade, a new federal government report shows.
These pests caused more than 96,000 cases of illness in 2016, up from roughly 27,388 in 2004 and part of a continuing increase in insect-borne diseases, CDC researchers said.
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- How much a woman indulges in alcohol may have ties to her premenstrual syndrome symptoms, a new global research review suggests.
"We estimate that 11 percent of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) cases may be associated to alcohol intake worldwide," according to a team led by Bahi Takkouche, of the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain.
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Belly fat reduces a woman's chances for surviving kidney cancer, but not a man's, a new study suggests.
The study included 77 women and 145 men with kidney cancer. Half of the women with high amounts of belly fat died within 3.5 years of diagnosis. Meanwhile, more than half of women with low amounts of belly fat were still alive after 10 years.