Racial gaps persist in food allergy – Healio

Ruchi S. Gupta Although there have been improvements over the years, racial, socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in food allergy are still prevalent in the United States, according to a presentation at the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Scientific Meeting. Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, a professor of pediatrics and medicine at Northwestern University… Read More »

NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

Hospitals across England are using 21 separate electronic systems to record patient health care – risking patient safety, researchers suggest. A team at Imperial College say the systems cannot “talk” to each other, making cross-referencing difficult and potentially leading to “errors”. Of 121 million patient interactions, there were 11 million where information from a previous… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »