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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

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

Teens With Allergies and Asthma: Start Prepping Now for Move to College

May 3, 2016 — Being in a new location with new risky behaviors can negatively impact your health and increase your risk for ingesting food allergens and exposure to allergy and asthma triggers. A new article ... read more

Early Detection of Allergies, Especially in Children

Apr. 27, 2016 — People can become allergically sensitized straight from birth. The importance of early screening is therefore important to detect allergies early for the purposes of preventing serious illness. ... read more

Allergen Immunotherapy Found to Pose No Risk of Infection

Apr. 15, 2016 — Investigators have found no evidence of infections related to the common practice of injecting allergens beneath the skin to reduce the allergic response. Although the sterility of these ... read more

Antihistamines Affect Exercise Recovery, May or May Not Be a Problem

Apr. 14, 2016 — After vigorous exercise, some 3,000 genes go to work to aid recovery by boosting muscles and blood vessels, but in the presence of high doses of antihistamines almost 27 percent of the gene response ... read more

On the Road to Allergy Prophylaxis

Apr. 14, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in binding allergens to endogenous, endogenic white blood corpuscles to trigger a tolerance reaction in case of a future, possible contact with the respective allergen. The ... read more

New Asthma Biomarkers Could Ease Detection

Apr. 13, 2016 — People with asthma have telltale molecules circulating in their blood, say researchers. This discovery could lead to the first diagnostic blood test for asthma, as well as more targeted ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Skin tests traditionally used to predict allergies to amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in children, are ineffective according to a new study. The findings determined that ... read more

Protein May Be Responsible for Damage in Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Study Finds

Apr. 7, 2016 — Scientists have identified a protein that may be the cause of tissue damage in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). EoE is a food allergy-related disease in which white blood cells called ... read more

Common Allergy Medication Worsens Restless Leg Symptoms

Apr. 4, 2016 — Allergy season can be the worst time of year for people suffering with restless legs syndrome because popular over the counter medications can make symptoms much worse, say ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Lactobacillus might sound familiar when the topic of probiotics comes up, but they are only one of many types of bacteria that have proven health benefits.  In a new study researchers have shown ... read more

Infant Milk Formula Does Not Reduce Risk of Eczema and Allergies

Mar. 9, 2016 — A special type of baby formula does not reduce allergy risk -- despite previous claims to the contrary -- according to new research. The study reviewed data from 37 different trials into hydrolyzed ... read more

Omalizumab Decreases Colds in Inner-City Children With Asthma

Mar. 6, 2016 — Treatment with omalizumab significantly decreases the number of colds in inner-city children with allergic asthma, researchers report. Omalizumab, sold under the brand name Xolair, is an injectable ... read more

Asthma Symptoms Linked to Increased Stress, Anxiety Levels in Teens

Mar. 6, 2016 — Common asthma symptoms like waking up in the middle of the night and shortness of breath are associated with increased levels of stress and anxiety in teens with asthma. In a small study of 38 asthma ... read more

New Insight Into the Possible Risk Factors Associated With Food Allergies

Feb. 29, 2016 — Food hypersensitivity is the umbrella term used to describe any condition where there is a reaction to a food. People are tested by measuring levels of a protein in the blood - immunoglobulin E (IgE) ... read more

Many School Children Avoid Basic Foods Unnecessarily

Feb. 17, 2016 — A study on hypersensitivity to the basic foods milk, egg, fish and wheat among young school children showed that reported food hypersensitivity was eight times more common than allergies confirmed by ... read more

Vitamin D-Rich Foods During Pregnancy May Reduce Allergy Risk in Children

Feb. 11, 2016 — Higher intake of foods containing vitamin D during pregnancy – but not supplemental vitamin D intake – was associated with reduced risk of development of allergies in children, new research ... read more

Allergy Shots Effective for Baby Boomers Suffering from Seasonal Allergies

Feb. 9, 2016 — A new study shows immunotherapy (allergy shots) for older patients reduced symptoms by 55 percent after three years of therapy, and decreased the amount of medication needed for relief of symptoms by ... read more

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

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