December 4, 2012

But More Slowly, These Days

1 1/4 of Kids Outgrow Their Food Allergies

A study of allergy patterns among 40,000 U.S. children and teens has found that more than one in four kids with a history of food allergies will outgrow their affliction, but the bad news is that child food allergies are on the increase, and the victims are taking longer to develop a tolerance. Also, some groups are less likely to overcome their allergies: those with severe or multiple allergies, African-American kids, and those allergic to nuts or fish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat allergies are more often overcome, but they ironically take longer to quell than the nut and fish variety. For example, where children used to outgrow milk allergies by the first grade, they now often persist into the teen years. More than half of those with egg allergies, however, overcome them by age ten.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Desensitizing May Halt Kids' Food Allergies

Tags: Egg Allergies, Food Allergies, Child Food Allergies, Food Allergies in Children and Teens, Outgrowing Food Allergies, Overcoming Food Allergies, Treating Food Allergies, Milk Allergies

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The Dentist Will See You Now

2 Gum Disease Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

Periodontal disease has been linked to erectile dysfunction in young men finds a new Turkish study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Researchers compared 80 men, ages 30-40, who suffer from ED with a control group of 82 men without ED and found that, when the results were adjusted for age, BMI and other influencing factors, those with severe periodontal disease were 3 times more likely to have erection problems than those with healthy gums. "Erectile dysfunction is a major public health problem that affects the quality of life of some 150 million men, and their partners, worldwide," says lead author Dr. Faith Oguz who adds that physical factors cause nearly 2/3 of cases and that chronic periodontitis may induce systemic vascular diseases that can affect erectile function.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Fewer Than 1/3 of Men See a Doctor for ED

Tags: Erectile Dysfunction, Periodontal Disease, Sexual Health, Gum Disease and Erectile Dysfunction, Dr. Faith Oguz

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