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Lyme disease symptoms: Four early signs of being bitten by an infected tick

Lyme disease can be contracted if a human is bitten by an infected tick. Only a small number of ticks are infected with the bacteria, but it’s important to recognise if you’ve been bitten by a Lyme disease-carrying tick to avoid complications. If Lyme disease is left untreated, a person may develop chronic joint inflammation,… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »

Prostate cancer symptoms: This unpleasant sensation may signify the disease has spread

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis (urethra).… Read More »