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Dr. Bassett Quoted in New York Times: Do allergies reduce the risk of cancer?

Dr. Bassett was quoted in the New York Times by Anahad O’Connor on the subject of allergies reducing the risk of cancer. New York Times, July 18, 2011, 2:31 pm  Really? The Claim: Allergies Reduce the Risk of Cancer By ANAHAD O’CONNOR THE FACTS Allergies are generally considered more of a nuisance than a blessing. But for some people there may be a silver lining. Researchers have long speculated that one of the benefits of having allergies is a vigilant immune system, which […]
By |July 20th, 2011|Allergy News, New York Times, Newspaper Articles|Comments Off on Dr. Bassett Quoted in New York Times: Do allergies reduce the risk of cancer?

Cellphones Can Cause Allergic Reactions in People With Nickel Allergies

As reported by Anahad O’Connor in a recent health report in the New York Times, in people with nickel allergies, cellphones can cause an allergic reaction. In recent years, dermatologists have seen a small but growing number of people with itchy rashes along their jaw lines, face and ears which go away when cellphone use is discontinued. New York City Allergist, Dr. Clifford Bassett was contacted in reference to this news report. Nationwide, nickel allergy afflicts about 3 percent of men and nearly 20 percent of women. Women are […]
By |November 23rd, 2010|Allergy News, Material Allergy, Newspaper Articles|Comments Off on Cellphones Can Cause Allergic Reactions in People With Nickel Allergies