Health

Cases of food allergy ‘have doubled in black children’ – Medical News Today

| March 3, 2014

Cases of food allergy ‘have doubled in black children’ Though food allergies are on the rise in children, researchers are reporting in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology that self-reported food allergy has nearly doubled over the past 23 years in black children. The investigators say their results could show a possible food allergy […]

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New Jersey cops identify boy, 13, killed by bullmastiff in Paterson  – NY Daily News

New Jersey cops identify boy, 13, killed by bullmastiff in Paterson  – NY Daily News

| March 2, 2014

New Jersey cops identify boy, 13, killed by bullmastiff in Paterson Kenneth Clodo Santilla was mauled by the giant dog, Trigger, on Friday. The boy’s friend was also attacked along with beast’s owner, Paul Clarke. Paterson detectives plan to review the case with prosecutors and decided whether Clarke will face charges. BY DOYLE MURPHY / […]

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A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

| February 28, 2014

Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come. Snow meant two things: dessert and money. I could take some of that new-fallen snow before the cats. Dogs and birds got to it and add some evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla or some chocolate […]

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Trans fats just as bad as lard

Trans fats just as bad as lard

| February 25, 2014

My “Lard,” everything was fried in lard and it tasted so good, until margarine, a hydrogenated vegetable oil now known as trans fat, was introduced.

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BBC News – Rare ‘polio-like’ disease reports

BBC News – Rare ‘polio-like’ disease reports

| February 24, 2014

Rare ‘polio-like’ disease reports By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News US doctors are warning of an emerging polio-like disease in California where up to 20 people have been infected. A meeting of the American Academy of Neurology heard that some patients had developed paralysis in all four limbs, which had not improved […]

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Is AIDS in Black America about behavior or institutional factors?

| February 23, 2014

Courtesy of the AIDS Task Force FORT WAYNE—There is no secret that African Americans are the racial/ethnic group hardest impacted by HIV/AIDS. While we account for only 14 percent of the U.S. population, we account for approximately 44 percent of all new HIV infections. When it comes to what we need to do to end […]

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Keep your heart in check; otherwise, guard your heart!

Keep your heart in check; otherwise, guard your heart!

| February 20, 2014

February is the month that the American Heart Association goes all out in focusing on heart disease, which is the number one killer of women.

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City set for 3rd ‘Pinot and Prevention’ party

| February 19, 2014

American Heart Month continues in Fort Wayne with help from Cinda b FORT WAYNE—The American Heart Association is scheduled to host its third Annual “Pinot & Prevention” Party from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 20 at McMillen Center for Health Education to raise awareness of heart disease in women.   “Cardiovascular disease continues to […]

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Preventing the flu blues

Preventing the flu blues

| February 19, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH Well, the sneeze and sore throat season is upon us with a vengeance. I don’t know about you, but even I have had an unexplained cough with a tickle in my throat. I could never understand why these symptoms are called “having a cold.” Generally, what you really have is […]

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Guards may be responsible for half of prison sexual assaults

Guards may be responsible for half of prison sexual assaults

| February 17, 2014

A new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation’s prisons and jails are increasing—with correctional officers responsible for half of it—but prosecution is still extremely rare.

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