Dr. Clifford Bassett, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • allergy / immunology

Affiliation:

  • Medical Director, Allergy & Asthma Care of NY

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to tiny particles of air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to thinking and memory problems, a new study suggests.

    These fine particles, smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (much small...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene that affects whether children with asthma respond to corticosteroids.

    Corticosteroids are the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute asthma attacks, but some children don't respond well ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy may benefit children and teens with a rare immune disorder called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a small study finds.

    The disorder -- characterized by low blood platelet count, eczema and recurring infections -- is caused by mutations ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you've got seasonal allergies, you probably already know that spring has finally arrived. And, some experts are predicting that this allergy season may be one of the worst in years.

    After a long, cold, wet winter, trees and flowers all seem t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An immune system disorder may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, research in mice suggests.

    Duke University researchers found that in a mouse model of Alzheimer's, something goes wrong with certain immune cells that normally ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wheezing and coughing on the job from work-related asthma is more common than you might think, according to a new U.S. health report.

    Almost 16 percent of American adults with asthma either developed the condition on the job or have asthma sympt...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Therapy with a human antibody appears to reduce levels of the HIV virus in the blood for at least a month, preliminary research suggests.

    Antibodies are the part of the immune system that develop to fight infections. Use of these antibodies as ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transfusion Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The case of an 8-year-old Canadian boy suggests that it's possible, but still rare, for children to get food allergies from blood transfusions.

    The boy developed an allergy to fish and peanuts after receiving a transfusion from a donor with sever...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Faster pitching, being taller and playing on multiple baseball teams are linked to a higher risk of pitching-related injuries in youth baseball players, a new study found.

    "Playing for multiple teams increases the number of pitches that a player t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A ubiquitous cleaning agent in most American homes -- bleach -- might increase children's risk for flu, tonsillitis and other infections, a European study suggests.

    The effect was modest and the study couldn't prove cause-and-effect. However, t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who experience trauma such as divorce, death of a parent or domestic violence are more likely to develop asthma than other kids, new research suggests.

    "We know that young children are susceptible to numerous adverse factors that they ma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug-resistant strain of bacteria that causes diarrhea is spreading in the United States, federal health officials warned Thursday.

    Travelers are bringing a drug-resistant strain of the Shigella sonnei bacteria to the United States and ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The health benefits of exercise appear to outweigh the potential harm of air pollution, according to a new study from Denmark.

    The findings show that air pollution should not prevent people who live in cities from going outdoors to exercise, sa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic fatigue syndrome show a distinct pattern of immune system proteins in their spinal fluid -- a finding that could shed light on the "brain fog" that marks the condition, researchers say.

    The new study found that, compared with...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical / Laboratory Immunology:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests.

    "We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation decrea...Full Article