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 […]
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 / […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.