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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

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

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

Hay Fever's Hidden Supporting Substances

May 12, 2016 — Up to now, research into pollen allergies has largely focused on allergens. Upon contact with the nasal mucous membrane, however, pollen releases a host of other substances. A team of researchers has ... read more

You Could Mistakenly Believe You're Allergic to This Common Antibiotic

May 4, 2016 — According to an allergist, most people who believe they're allergic to this common antibiotic may not be allergic at all. In fact, 10 years after a mild reaction to the drug, up to 90 percent of ... 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

'Grand Vision' to Regulate Allergies in Food

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new review of allergen analysis aims to improve the situation for those living with food allergies -- preventing food fraud and protecting consumers. Food allergies are a rapidly growing problem in ... 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

Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed

Apr. 27, 2016 — Low-income families of children with food allergies spend 2.5 times more on emergency department and hospitalization costs nationally. They are less likely to see an allergist who would counsel them ... read more

Outcomes of Immunotherapy Tablet for House Dust Mite Allergy-Related Asthma

Apr. 26, 2016 — The addition of a house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet to maintenance medications improved time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation during a period of ... read more

No Change Found in Antibody Levels Associated With Food Allergy

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new study using 5,000 stored blood samples found no increase in the presence of food-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) -- a blood marker associated with food allergy -- in children's blood ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study. The findings reveal that the percentage of ... read more

Discovery Could Lead to Better Asthma Treatment

Apr. 21, 2016 — Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for asthma sufferers. They have found that blocking a certain signalling molecule can alleviate symptoms such as mucus ... 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

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