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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Asthma: Researchers Have Discovered a Type of Eosinophil That Plays a Protective and Beneficial Role

Aug. 22, 2016 — The eosinophils that contribute to inflammation and exacerbation of the asthmatic response had been known to scientists for some time. But another type of eosinophil has been discovered that, to the ... read more

Stop the Rogue ADAM Gene and You Stop Asthma

July 21, 2016 — A potential and novel way of preventing asthma at the origin of the disease has now been discovered by researchers, a finding that could challenge the current understanding of the ... read more

Most Siblings of Food Allergic Kids Do Not Have Food Allergy

July 12, 2016 — The risk of food allergy in siblings of an affected child is only minimally higher than in the general population, new data suggests. The study found that the majority (53%) of siblings of food ... read more

Zinc Lozenges Help Most Patients Recover Earlier from the Common Cold

July 6, 2016 — Zinc acetate lozenges may reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly 3 days, according to a recent ... read more

July 4, 2016 — At present, bacteria, fungi or viruses can generally only be detected with certainty by way of elaborate laboratory tests or animal experiments. The food and pharmaceutical industries would like to ... read more

Early Diagnosis, Effective Therapy Vital for Treatment of Deadly Invasive Aspergillosis

June 30, 2016 — New therapies are improving care, but early diagnosis remains critical in the effective treatment of invasive, a potentially deadly fungal infection, according to new ... read more

Eczema: Daily 'Soak and Smear' or Steer Clear?

June 29, 2016 — For a very long time, parents of kids who have eczema have asked doctors how often they should bathe their child. A new article offers insight into what the research ... read more

Laboratory Drug Trials Could Lead to Asthma Treatment Breakthrough

June 27, 2016 — A new drug with the potential to reverse or slow the development of asthma is being tested by ... read more

Mice Fed More Fiber Have Less Severe Food Allergies

June 21, 2016 — The development of food allergies in mice can be linked to what their gut bacteria are being fed, reports a new study. Rodents that received a diet with average calories, sugar, and fiber content had ... read more

Pollen Allergies Have Increased Among Swedish Adults

June 21, 2016 — The prevalence of pollen allergies among adults in Sweden has increased. However, the prevalence of allergies to furred animals, mites or mold has not, new research ... read more

People Allergic to Insect Venom Need Precision Medical Diagnosis, Treatment

June 20, 2016 — Three to 5 percent of the European population is allergic to insect venom, and many of them are at risk of anaphylaxis if they are stung. Some patients do not respond properly to immunotherapy and in ... read more

Peanut Allergy Prevention Strategy Is Nutritionally Safe, Study Suggests

June 10, 2016 — Introducing peanut-containing foods during infancy as a peanut allergy prevention strategy does not compromise the duration of breastfeeding or affect children's growth and nutritional intakes, ... read more

Food Allergies: Avoiding Allergens Is Best Protection

June 9, 2016 — Many people are allergic to birch pollen and have associated food allergies, particularly to apples, peaches, hazelnuts, carrots and celery, and many have a primary food allergy that starts in ... read more

Seaweed Could Potentially Help Fight Food Allergies

June 1, 2016 — Seaweed has long been a staple food in many Asian countries and has recently caught on as a snack food in America as a healthful alternative to chips. The edible algae that fall in the category of ... read more

Blockade of Histamine Receptors Suppresses Intestinal Anaphylaxis in Peanut Allergy

May 25, 2016 — Simultaneous pre-treatment with antihistamines that block both the H1 and H4 antihistamine receptors suppressed the gastrointestinal symptoms of food allergy in mice, according to ... read more

Kids With Food-Triggered Eczema Are at Risk for Developing Life-Threatening Food Allergy, Study Suggests

May 23, 2016 — Elimination of the food that triggers atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is associated with increased risk of developing immediate reactions to that food, according to the results of a large-scale study. ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A simple and environmentally friendly method for extracting RNA from the cells of bacteria, plants and animals for detecting viruses has been developed by a research ... read more

Early Introduction of Allergenic Foods Reduces Risk of Food Sensitization, Study Suggests

May 18, 2016 — Children who had a diet that included cow's milk products, egg and peanut before age one were less likely to develop sensitization to the corresponding foods, according to new research. Early ... read more

Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential for Lung Repair in Asthma

May 18, 2016 — A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle-based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that causes asthma attacks. The ... read more

Scientists Identify Potential Marker of EoE Disease Activity

May 16, 2016 — A potential marker of disease activity for a severe and often painful food allergic disease called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been discovered by researchers, possibly sparing children with ... read more

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