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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Feb. 5, 2016 — Scientists have obtained a gas phase structure of histamine -- a substance that is responsible for allergic ... read more

Parents in Dark About Using Epinephrine for Kids’ Food Allergies

Jan. 12, 2016 — When a child has a food allergy, it’s critical for pediatricians and allergists to show parents when and how to use an epinephrine auto-injector and to provide a written emergency food allergy ... read more

Commensal Bacteria Regulate Immune Cells in Lungs to Produce Proteins for Host Defense

Jan. 5, 2016 — The human body contains approximately ten times as many bacterial cells as human cells. Known as commensal bacteria, they exist in a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship with their human ... read more

Early Childhood Exposure to Farm Animals, Pets Modifies Immunological Responses

Dec. 14, 2015 — Exposure to farm animals in early childhood modifies the key allergy-related immunological mechanisms, shows a recent study, which provides new insight into the role of dendritic cells and cytokine ... read more

Flu Vaccine Unlikely to Trigger Reaction in Children With Egg Allergy and Asthma

Dec. 8, 2015 — The children's flu vaccine is unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction in those with egg allergy, finds a study. The vaccine is also appropriate for young people with well-controlled asthma or ... read more

Children With Common Allergies Have Twice Heart Disease Risk

Dec. 8, 2015 — Children with allergies, particularly asthma and hay fever, have about twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, setting them on a course for heart disease at a surprisingly early ... read more

Neurodermatitis Genes Influence Other Allergies

Nov. 6, 2015 — There's a typical 'career' for some allergic people, and it starts very early on the skin: babies develop atopic dermatitis, food allergies may follow, then comes asthma and later on ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — New research has uncovered an important mechanism in the drive to understand immunological processes that protect us against infection, allergy and ... read more

Take 2 Aspirin and Make Sure You're Not Allergic

Nov. 5, 2015 — Some patients who have a reaction to aspirin are told they are allergic without being tested by an allergist, and stop an otherwise effective therapy. According to a new study, 34 percent of patients ... read more

Study Shows Siblings of Kids With Food Allergies Aren't Necessarily Also Allergic

Nov. 5, 2015 — According to new research 53 percent of siblings of children with food allergies had a food sensitivity, but only 13 percent had actual food allergy. Food allergy testing in siblings of kids with ... read more

Biologics for Asthma: Attacking the Source of the Disease, Not the Symptoms

Nov. 5, 2015 — The future of asthma treatment is here in the form of biologics for severe, uncontrolled asthma. Biologics attacks the source of the asthma, as opposed to the symptoms, and treats the disease at a ... read more

Breast Is Best, but Might Not Protect from Allergies

Nov. 5, 2015 — Breastfeeding is thought to reduce the risk of allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, food allergies and eczema in children. According to a new study no significant difference in allergies were found ... read more

In-House Test Kits Help Motivate Parents to Reduce Allergens in Their Homes

Nov. 2, 2015 — In-home test kits, coupled with patient education, help parents reduce allergen levels in their homes, according to scientists. The researchers found that parents may become more motivated to ... read more

Reptile Pets: Food Insects Shuttle Allergens Into Homes

Oct. 30, 2015 — Reptiles are becoming increasingly popular as pets. The number of reptile pets, such as lizards, turtles and snakes, has doubled in the past ten years. Researchers recently showed that grasshoppers ... read more

Allergy Is the Price We Pay for Our Immunity to Parasites

Oct. 29, 2015 — New findings help demonstrate the evolutionary basis for allergy. Molecular similarities in food and environmental proteins that cause allergy (such as pollen), and multicellular parasites (such as ... read more

More Than One in Five Anaphylactic Reactions Occur in Students With No Known Allergies

Oct. 23, 2015 — More than 1 in 10 schools in the United States responding to a survey reported at least one severe allergic reaction during the 2013-14 school year, and 22 percent of those events occurred in ... read more

Taking Less Asthma Medicine Can Be Done Safely With Guidance, Study Shows

Oct. 22, 2015 — Stepping down asthma medicines can be done safely and at less cost for patients says a new study. The team studied more than 4,000 patients (adults and children) who were taking daily asthma ... read more

Provision of Mental Health Care Services, Not Just Screenings, Critically Important for Children With Food Allergies

Oct. 21, 2015 — Mental health screenings – for anxiety, for example – is routinely recommended by various pediatric societies. Now, findings from a large-scale screening effort in a pediatric food allergy clinic ... read more

What to Do to Prevent Food Allergies in Infants

Oct. 19, 2015 — With food allergies in children on the rise, parents often ask the question, How do I prevent food allergies in my baby? A new review, based on the latest evidence, interprets new evidence to guide ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Scientists have developed a test system for the search for new active ingredients. Medical researchers were able to study in detail the mechanism through which the enzyme 5-Lipoxygenase together with ... read more

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