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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

For Children With Allergies, Reading Food Labels Crucial

July 9, 2015 — It is estimated that one in every 13 children in the U.S. has a food allergy. Food allergy reactions can range from a rash to respiratory distress and even death. The uncertainty of how a child will ... read more

Emergency Visits for Childhood Food Allergy on Rise in Illinois

June 26, 2015 — Emergency room visits and hospitalizations of children with severe, potentially life-threatening food allergy reactions increased nearly 30 percent in Illinois over five years, reports a new study. ... read more

Parent-Reported Symptoms Gauge Features of the Food Allergic Disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis

June 4, 2015 — Researchers have identified that parent-reported responses to a questionnaire called the Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptom Score correspond to clinical and biologic features of eosinophilic ... read more

'Hidden' Fragrance Compound Can Cause Contact Allergy

May 27, 2015 — Linalyl acetate, a fragrance chemical that is one of the main constituents of the essential oil of lavender, is not on the list of allergenic compounds pursuant to the EU Cosmetics Directive. Thus, ... read more

Women Hospitalized 60 Percent More Than Men After Emergency Asthma Treatment

May 5, 2015 — Women with acute asthma who are treated in the emergency department are 60 percent more likely than men to need hospitalization, a study shows. The authors speculate that there are a number of ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Allergen-specific T cells are resident in the mucosa outside the pollen season and react strongly to pollen extract, suggesting that these T cells are long-lived resident memory cells, researchers ... read more

Exposure to Air Pollution in the First Year of Life Increases Risk for Allergies

May 4, 2015 — Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, new research concludes. The study showed that the ... read more

May 4, 2015 — A new variety of low-allergenic soybean has been created by researchers. The new crop could have a major impact on the production of baby formula, processed foods and livestock feed, they ... read more

Peanut-Allergic Children More at Risk of Exposure at Home Than at School

Apr. 28, 2015 — Children who are allergic to peanuts are far more likely to be exposed to them in their own homes that at school, says a new research study, adding that adolescents were found to be at a high-risk, ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists are a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm ... read more

Rise in Spring Allergens Linked to Increased Dry Eye Cases

Apr. 23, 2015 — New ophthalmology research shows that dry eye – the little understood culprit behind red, watery, gritty feeling eyes – strikes most often in spring, just as airborne allergens are surging. The ... read more

Shetland Pony Midge Study Offers Clues to Curbing Allergies

Apr. 23, 2015 — Shetland ponies' immune response to insect bites is helping scientists understand how people could be prevented from developing allergies. The horse immune system can respond to midge bites in a ... read more

Enzyme in Cosmetic Products Can Act as Allergen Via the Skin

Apr. 10, 2015 — Papain is an important industrial protein-degrading enzyme that is used, for example, in the food and cosmetic industries. When humans or animals come in contact with papain, strong allergic ... read more

Worms, Germs Lead to Better Immune Function

Apr. 8, 2015 — Researches hypothesize that enhancing biodiversity in laboratory rats, including treating the rats with worms, would suppress their immune systems. Because worms have been shown to subdue ... read more

Food Allergies Can Be Transmitted from Blood Products to Children in Rare Cases

Apr. 7, 2015 — In rare cases, children can develop anaphylactic allergies to previously tolerated foods after receiving blood products via transfusion, report the authors of a case study. Blood donors who have food ... read more

Witnessing Drug Problems or Domestic Violence Causes Greater Asthma Incidence

Apr. 2, 2015 — Children exposed to greater number of adverse childhood experiences had increased risk of asthma incidence, research shows. The survey drew from interviews with parents of more than 92,000 children ... read more

Adult Sinusitis: Updated Clinical Practice Guideline

Apr. 1, 2015 — Sinusitis affects about one in eight adults in the United States, resulting in over 30 million annual diagnoses. The direct cost of managing acute and chronic sinusitis exceeds $11 billion per year. ... read more

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

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