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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Blood Test Predicts Severity of Peanut and Seafood Allergies, Experts Say

Apr. 1, 2015 — A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study. To detect food allergies, physicians typically use skin prick tests or blood ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — An imbalance in our metabolism can trigger inflammatory processes in the body and activate the immune system. In a recent study, researchers have been able to show that this applies even to newborns ... read more

Air Pollutants Could Boost Potency of Common Airborne Allergens

Mar. 22, 2015 — A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be major contributors to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing, sniffling and wheezing during allergy season. The gases, ... read more

Uncovering the Effects of Cooking, Digestion on Gluten and Wheat Allergens in Pasta

Mar. 11, 2015 — Researchers trying to understand wheat-related health problems have found new clues to how the grain's proteins, including gluten, change when cooked and digested. They report that boiling pasta ... read more

Infant Gut Bacteria and Food Sensitization: Associations in the First Year of Life

Mar. 4, 2015 — New light has been shed on changes in intestinal bacteria of infants that can predict future development of food allergies or asthma. The research reveals that infants with a fewer number of ... read more

Marijuana: The Allergen You Never Knew Existed

Mar. 3, 2015 — As marijuana’s legal status throughout the country continues to change, people should know it can cause allergic ... read more

Pregnant Women With Asthma Need to Curb Urge to Ask for Antibiotics

Mar. 3, 2015 — Twice as many children born to mothers who took antibiotics during pregnancy were diagnosed with asthma by age 3 than children born to mothers who didn’t take prenatal antibiotics, a new study has ... read more

Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for Peanut Allergy

Mar. 3, 2015 — Pediatric otolaryngologists and surgeons are concerned with parents getting the wrong message regarding the safety/desirability of letting babies and young children eat peanuts to prevent them from ... read more

Reducing Animal Testing for Skin Allergies

Mar. 2, 2015 — The JRC has validated and recommended a new method which is not based on animal testing, to identify chemicals that can trigger skin allergies, estimated to affect already 20% of the population in ... read more

Feb. 27, 2015 — Chemists have developed a new test for peanut allergies that can not only tell whether someone is allergic, it can also determine how intense their allergic reaction will ... read more

Do Genes Play a Role in Peanut Allergies? New Study Suggests Yes

Feb. 24, 2015 — Researchers have pinpointed a region in the human genome associated with peanut allergy in U.S. children, offering strong evidence that genes can play a role in the development of food ... read more

Breastfeeding, Other Factors Help Shape Immune System Early in Life

Feb. 21, 2015 — Researchers say that breastfeeding and other factors influence a baby's immune system development and susceptibility to allergies and asthma by what's in their ... read more

Researchers Discover Promising Targets for Treating Allergies, Asthma

Feb. 18, 2015 — More than 30 genes that have strong effects on Immunoglobulin E, allergies and asthma have been discovered, reports an international team of scientists. The researchers also found that the genes are ... read more

Epigenetic Study Highlights Drug Targets for Allergies and Asthma

Feb. 18, 2015 — Scientists have discovered over 30 new genes that predispose people to allergies and asthma, some of which could be targets for new drugs. Asthma affects one child in 10 in the UK, and allergies may ... read more

Feb. 13, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated that the production of type E immunoglobulins (IgE) by B lymphocytes induces a loss in their mobility and the initiation of cell death mechanisms. These antibodies, ... read more

Psychedelic Drug Prevents Asthma Development in Mice

Feb. 9, 2015 — Researchers have found that a psychedelic drug, (R)-DOI, prevents the development of allergic asthma in a mouse model. The effects are potent and effective at a concentration 50-100 times less than ... read more

Scientists Identify a New Population of Regulatory T-Cells

Feb. 9, 2015 — Discovery improves understanding of the cause of allergic asthma and may serve as an early diagnostic marker / Publication in Nature ... read more

Experts Study, Treat Mysterious and Growing Allergic Reaction

Feb. 9, 2015 — It’s the hottest topic among allergy experts. It’s showing up more and doctors don’t yet know why. Allergy specialists are seeing more people with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an ... read more

Disposable Devices to Identify Allergies Developed

Feb. 6, 2015 — The design of a small medical device capable of detecting allergies or diseases quickly and at a low cost is currently under development by Mexican ... read more

Skin Based Immunity Secrets Revealed

Feb. 3, 2015 — A new mechanism by which immune cells in the skin function as the body's 'border control' has been discovered by researchers, revealing how these cells sense whether lipid or fat-like ... read more

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