Diagnostic delays common in inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Diagnostic delays are common in inflammatory bowel disease, with 68 percent of patients reporting a delay in diagnosis, according to a study presented at the 2019 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Las Vegas. Zane Gallinger, M.D., from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues…

Post-stroke depression common among black, hispanic survivors

For the nearly 800,000 people who experience a stroke each year in the United States, the aftereffects are likely to be life-changing. Often, it’s the long-term physical complications that get the most attention, problems ranging from temporary weakness or permanent paralysis to difficulty swallowing, talking or thinking. There are frequently…

How common are food allergies, really?

According to recent studies, the prevalence of food allergies has been increasing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) name eight common allergenic foods recognized by law: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts (which include walnuts), peanuts, wheat, and soybean. The FDA have estimated that these foods and their derivates are…