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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

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

Nov. 21, 2016 — A new method that stops allergic reactions by removing a key receptor from mast cells and basophils has now been developed by researchers. Their work has implications for the treatment of skin ... read more

Why Is Food Allergy Increasing? Skin Might Be Involved

Nov. 17, 2016 — Early exposure to a food allergen through broken skin might prompt the development of food allergy. This theory gained further support from a recent study that found increased prevalence of food ... read more

Odds of Having Asthma 53 Percent Higher in Food Deserts

Nov. 11, 2016 — Living in a food desert – an urban area where it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food – means you’re at increased risk to have asthma. Children who were studied who did not ... read more

Nov. 7, 2016 — Scientists have developed a strategy to stop the uncontrollable itch caused by urushiol, the oily sap common to poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak and even mango trees. The team found that by ... read more

Confusing Food Labels Place Consumers With Food Allergy at Risk

Nov. 1, 2016 — A study found that consumers with food allergy concerns often misunderstand food labels about allergens that say “may contain” or “manufactured on shared equipment.” While they should avoid ... read more

Asthma Study Provides 'Paradigm Shift' in Understanding of Life-Threatening Condition

Oct. 27, 2016 — New research paves way for developing new treatments for asthma. Researchers have described their discovery as a ‘paradigm shift’ in understanding the life-threatening ... read more

Vaccination of Newborn Mice With Bacteria Suppresses Asthma as Adults

Oct. 27, 2016 — Asthma caused by adult exposure to cockroach detritus is blocked in mice that were vaccinated as newborns with a particular bacteria, Enterobacter that expresses alpha-1,3-glucan molecules on its ... read more

Skin Patch to Treat Peanut Allergy Shows Benefit in Children

Oct. 26, 2016 — A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy, with greater benefits for younger children, ... read more

Molecular Origins of Allergy to House Dust Mites Discovered

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists have found which molecules of the house dust mites are initially targeted by the immune system of children developing, even years later, allergic rhinitis and asthma. The discovery will ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — A molecular motor that controls the release of inflammatory factors that cause severe and fatal allergic reactions has now been identified by researchers. The study suggests that targeting this motor ... read more

Dust Mite Allergens Share Rare Combo of Qualities

Oct. 19, 2016 — A combination of stability and abundance may be what gives allergy-triggering dust mite proteins their sneeze-inducing power, suggests a new ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Researchers reveal how mould from humidity caused by rotting fruits and vegetables unfolds a surprising strategy to infect ... read more

Moms and Dads of Kids With Food Allergies Think They're Allergic Too

Oct. 12, 2016 — Only 28 percent of parents of kids with food allergies tested positive to the foods to which they reported being allergic, new research ... read more

Hard-to-Control Asthma Has Distinct Features, Study Shows

Oct. 5, 2016 — Bronchodilator responsiveness, nasal inflammation and allergy were among the most significant baseline features that distinguished hard-to-control asthma in inner-city children and adolescents. These ... read more

Eczema in Children Has Unique Immune Profile, Offering New Targets for Treatment

Oct. 4, 2016 — Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a common skin disorder that usually starts by 5 years of age, but virtually all of the studies that have defined the immune changes underlying eczema and are ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Using mice as the models, a new study describes the cellular processes that occur during "rush desensitization." The approach involves giving a small dose of the allergy trigger -- peanuts ... read more

Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis May Benefit from Early Immune Intervention

Sep. 23, 2016 — An association between pediatric eczema and large abnormalities in non-lesional skin and multi T lymphocyte axes activation has been uncovered by ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing an allergy to the foods, finds a new ... read more

Is It Safe to Get Up Close and Personal With Food Allergy Triggers?

Sep. 14, 2016 — Allergists realize people who are severely allergic to a food can experience great anxiety when encountering the food in any form. Kids, in particular, can get extremely nervous about the idea of ... read more

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