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April 25, 2017

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How Stable Manure Protects Against Allergies

Mar. 8, 2017 — Improved hygiene has largely eliminated infectious diseases from everyday life. There is, however, a downside to this progress: the number of allergies is growing steadily. If the immune system is ... read more

Supervised Self-Injection With Empty Syringes Improved Comfort in Food-Allergic Adolescents Administering Epinephrine, Study Finds

Mar. 7, 2017 — A new intervention could save lives, recognizing that adolescents are at higher risk for fatal food-allergic ... read more

Women Suffer from Asthma Symptoms More Frequently and More Severely Than Men

Mar. 7, 2017 — Women suffer more frequently and more severely from pollen and food allergies and therefore also from asthma. Firstly, female sex hormones increase the risk and symptoms of asthma and allergies and, ... read more

Skin Testing, Computerized Support Tool Can Improve Antibiotic Use in Hospital Inpatients

Mar. 6, 2017 — Investigators have developed two approaches to increasing the use of penicillins and cephalosporins -- highly effective antibiotics that are not as problematic as many alternatives -- in hospitalized ... read more

Mouse Arrest: Professional Pest Management No More Effective Than Do-It-Yourself Allergen Reduction in Improving Asthma Symptoms

Mar. 6, 2017 — A professional pest management intervention was no better in decreasing asthma symptoms in children allergic to mice than teaching families how to reduce the level of allergens shed by mice in the ... read more

Learn the Language of Skin Care Labels

Mar. 3, 2017 — When it comes to skin care product labels, people shouldn’t necessarily believe everything they ... read more

New Technique Removes the Cause of Allergic Asthma: Antibodies Are Suctioned Off

Mar. 3, 2017 — Allergies are the most common cause of asthma. The immune system over-reacts to harmless substances such as birch or grass pollen, for example, forming immunoglobulin E antibodies (IgE). Together ... read more

Allergies? Probiotic Combination May Curb Your Symptoms, New Study Finds

Mar. 1, 2017 — As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That's because new research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it's ... read more

Study Brings Hope of a New Treatment for Asthma Sufferers

Mar. 1, 2017 — Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a ‘step closer’ after a research team identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway ... read more

Shorter Course of Immunotherapy Does Not Improve Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis Long-Term

Feb. 14, 2017 — Among patients with moderate to severe seasonal allergic rhinitis, two years of immunotherapy tablets was not significantly different from placebo in improving nasal symptoms at 3-year follow-up, ... read more

People Can 'Suppress' Hay Fever With Three Years of Pollen Pills or Injections

Feb. 14, 2017 — Patients blighted by hay fever could markedly reduce symptoms for several years after a three-year course of treatment, but not after two years of treatment, researchers have ... read more

Scientists Discover Peptide That Could Reduce the Incidence of RSV-Related Asthma

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers have found that a peptide, called STAT6-IP, when delivered to the lungs of neonatal mice at the time of first RSV exposure reduces the development of allergic-type lung inflammation and ... read more

Australia's Most Lethal? Insects Pose Biggest Health Threat, Analysis Shows

Jan. 17, 2017 — An Australian-first national analysis of 13 years' data on bites and stings from venomous creatures reveals Australia's towns and cities are a hot-spot for encounters. The ... read more

New Unknown Risk Factor for Arteriosclerosis Identified

Jan. 9, 2017 — Following a blood infection, the first class of antibodies produced by the immune system are IgM antibodies. They form the "vanguard" of the immune response, before other cells are ... read more

Heartburn Pills in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Childhood Asthma

Jan. 9, 2017 — Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests. Advice for expectant moms should not change based on these ... read more

Why Is Asthma Worse in Black Patients?

Jan. 6, 2017 — African Americans may be less responsive to asthma treatment and more likely to die from the condition, in part, because they have a unique type of airway inflammation, according to a study. The ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — Scientists have pinpointed specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findings provide a new therapeutic candidate to treat asthma and related respiratory ... read more

Turning Off Asthma Attacks

Dec. 2, 2016 — Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, researchers report they have identified a critical cellular "off" switch for the inflammatory immune response that contributes to ... read more

Community Healthcare Professionals Lack Knowledge on Severe Allergic Reactions in Children

Nov. 28, 2016 — School first aiders, community pharmacists and GP practice nurses overestimate the risk of fatal reaction for children with food allergy, suggests a new study, yet some are unable to treat allergic ... read more

Schools Environment Associated With Asthma Symptoms

Nov. 21, 2016 — Do air-borne allergens in schools affect students' asthma symptoms? A new study examined that question in a study that included 284 students (ages 4 to 13) enrolled at 37 inner-city schools in ... read more

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