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  • Tumour-trained T cells go on patrol
    In cancer, immune cells infiltrate tumours ndash;nbsp;but it hasnrsquo;t been known which immune cells exit the tumour or where they go next.
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 17, 2:01pm -
  • Key to superbug antibiotic resistance discovered
    An international study led by Monash University has discovered the molecular mechanism by which the potentially deadly superbug Golden Staphrsquo; evades antibiotic treatment, providing the first important clues on how to counter superbug antibiotic…
    - 26 days ago, 27 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • Better pollen warnings for asthmatics may prevent hospital visits
    Asthmatics may be able to avoid going to hospital with early warning and better understanding of the pollen in their environment, new research finds.
    - 28 days ago, 25 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • Resistance exercise for infection and injury
    Having your healthcare professional prescribe you a dose of bench presses to ward off an infection or help heal an injury may sound like shonky healthcare but could actually be the advice of the near future, according to Griffith University scientist…
    - 40 days ago, 13 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • Novel app to help young people control asthma
    A new mobile application (app) launched on World Asthma Day will support young people to manage their asthma and improve their quality of life.
    - 45 days ago, 8 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • Poor food labelling confuses allergy-sufferers
    New research into food labelling reveals that a large portion of foods that are assessed to be safe for allergy sufferers receive no special labelling, leaving consumers confused and at risk.
    - 46 days ago, 7 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • Bitter taste receptors hold key to treating asthma
    One in nine Australians, among more than 300 million people worldwide, suffer from asthma. They experience a wide range of debilitating, even life-threatening respiratory symptoms from a disease that can be controlled but not cured.
    - 47 days ago, 6 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • Investigating stem cell transplant treatments for MS
    UNSW-St Vincentrsquo;s Hospital researcher Jennifer Massey is the recipient ofnbsp;an MS Research Australia scholarship to examine the effects ofnbsp;stem cell transplantnbsp;treatment on patients with MS.
    - 48 days ago, 5 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • Vaccination dramatically reduces hepatitis B in NSW Aboriginal women
    The results of the largest study to examine hepatitis B notification rates for womennbsp;in NSW suggest a newborn vaccination program introduced in 1987 has been a success.
    - 57 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 2:00pm -
  • Old bones vulnerable to long-term use of oral corticosteroids
    A review of data by University of South Australia researchers has found many older people taking oralnbsp;corticosteroidsnbsp;long-term are not having the recommended bone density tests or fracture prevention therapy, leaving them at much greater ris…
    - 58 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:00pm -
  • Medicinal foodrsquo; diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes
    Monash Universityrsquo;snbsp;Biomedicine Discovery Institutenbsp;researchers have led an international study that found ndash; for the first time ndash; that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a…
    - 69 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 2:00pm -
  • The six top chronic health issues affecting Australians: new research
    Hypertension (high blood pressure), osteoarthritis, hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol), depression, anxiety, and asthma are the six most common chronic health conditions affecting Australians, new research reveals.nbsp;
    - 94 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • Vaccination trial against heart disease and stroke
    Melburnians are taking part in a world first trial led by Monash University that could see a simple one-off vaccination protect against heart attack and stroke.
    - 12 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • Tiny particles with a big, cool role to play in microscopy
    Researchers at UTS, as part of a large international collaboration, have made a breakthrough in the development of compact, low-cost and practical optical microscopy to achieve super-resolution imaging on a scale 10 times smaller than can currently b…
    - 3 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • Unearthing immune responses to common drugs
    Australian researchers, including a team from Monash University, are a step closer to understanding immune sensitivities to well-known, and commonly prescribed, medications.
    - 26 Feb 17, 2:00pm -

MedicineNet Allergy News Headlines

  • Dry Skin
    Title: Dry SkinCategory: Symptoms and SignsCreated: 3/27/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • New EpiPen Competitor Approved by FDA
    Title: New EpiPen Competitor Approved by FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • New EpiPen Competitor Approved by FDA
    Title: New EpiPen Competitor Approved by FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 7 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • A Sufferer's Guide to Easin' Sneezin' Season
    Title: A Sufferer's Guide to Easin' Sneezin' SeasonCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Health Tip: Recognizing Summer Allergy Symptoms
    Title: Health Tip: Recognizing Summer Allergy SymptomsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Leg Sores
    Title: Leg SoresCategory: Symptoms and SignsCreated: 12/15/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Penile Itching
    Title: Penile ItchingCategory: Symptoms and SignsCreated: 3/28/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) Dietary Supplement
    Title: MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) Dietary SupplementCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study Says
    Title: Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Shifting Weather Can Unleash Pollen 'Superburst'
    Title: Shifting Weather Can Unleash Pollen 'Superburst'Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Nearly 4 Percent of Americans Suffer From Food Allergies
    Title: Nearly 4 Percent of Americans Suffer From Food AllergiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/31/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 22 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Mold
    Title: MoldCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/18/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/30/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 24 days ago, 30 May 17, 7:00am -

Medical News Today - Allergies

  • Yellow jacket stings: What to do
    Often mistaken for bees, yellow jackets sting when they feel threatened and can cause an allergic reaction. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms.
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • Sun poisoning: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
    Sun poisoning is a relatively uncommon condition similar to a sunburn. In addition to pain, swelling, and itchy skin, it can cause long-term complications.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • Drug allergies: What you need to know
    While many drugs cause side effects, some medications can cause an allergic reaction. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment in this article.
    - 7 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • Female genital sores: Causes and diagnosis
    What are female genital sores and what are the main causes? How might a sore be prevented, how are they diagnosed, and what is the outlook?
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • Potato allergy: Risk factors and symptoms
    What causes a potato allergy and who gets a potato allergy? Learn about the complications caused by the allergy and what foods should be avoided.
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Allergic and asthmatic bronchitis: Causes and treatments
    Bronchitis occurs when the lining of the bronchial tubes becomes inflamed. Learn more about the difference between asthmatic and allergic bronchitis.
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • Can you be allergic to coffee?
    If you have anxiety, a faster heartbeat, or an upset stomach after drinking coffee, you probably have a caffeine sensitivity. But could it be an allergy?
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • Can you be allergic to sugar?
    In this article, we look at the differences between an allergy and a food intolerance, including the causes, symptoms, and risk factors.
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Chocolate allergy vs. chocolate sensitivity: Triggers and symptoms
    In this article, we investigate what causes adverse reactions to chocolate, including cocoa allergies, milk allergies, and caffeine sensitivities.
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies
    A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research at The University of Queensland.
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • Kiwi allergy: What you need to know
    What are the signs and symptoms of a kiwi fruit allergy and what are the causes? Learn about kiwi allergies in children and how to avoid a trigger.
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • Six ways your pet can boost health and well-being
    Our pets not only bring us joy and companionship, they offer benefits for health and well-being, too. We take a closer look at what these are.
    - 20 days ago, 2 Jun 17, 3:00pm -
  • Are food allergies overdiagnosed?
    Statistics indicate that food allergies are on the rise, but is this really the case? Or are they just being overdiagnosed? We investigate.
    - 35 days ago, 18 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis, study shows
    A new study examines whether vitamin D supplementation decreases the risk of childhood and adult-onset asthma, atopic dermatitis, or allergies.
    - 44 days ago, 10 May 17, 7:00am -
  • Are oats gluten-free? Know the facts
    Oats are high in fiber and full of nutrients, but are they safe for people with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance? Learn more in this article.
    - 51 days ago, 2 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice
    A new study reveals that two compounds used to flavor tonic water - chloroquine and quinine - prevented airway inflammation in mice with allergic asthma.
    - 55 days ago, 28 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • Can people with diabetes eat peanut butter?
    Peanut butter is a popular, protein-rich snack. How does it affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes? Find out in this article.
    - 58 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • Itchy throat: Causes and remedies
    What are the causes of itchy throat, what symptoms may accompany itchy throat, can home remedies help, and how may an itchy throat be prevented?
    - 62 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • Armpit lumps: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
    Armpit lumps are usually harmless and caused by a swollen lymph node or gland, but sometimes they indicate a more serious condition. Learn more.
    - 62 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • Variation in interpretation of allergy tests in UK and Europe
    A new survey has shown there are large variations in the use and interpretation of a new type of allergy test (component testing) by doctors in the UK and Europe.
    - 63 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 7:00am -
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  • Single-gene mutations that lead to atopic dermatitis identified

    Single-gene mutations that lead to atopic dermatitis identified

    Researchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that lead to atopic dermatitis, or eczema, an allergic skin disease. Scientists discovered the mutations in four unrelated families with severe atopic dermatitis and studied the resulting…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 4:58pm -
  • Pharmacists know more about penicillin allergy than MDs, study shows

    Pharmacists know more about penicillin allergy than MDs, study shows

    Many physicians who treat patients with 'penicillin allergy' listed in their charts may not fully understand important facts about penicillin allergy, a new study shows.
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 2:20pm -
  • Delayed food introduction increases risk of sensitization, study finds

    Delayed food introduction increases risk of sensitization, study finds

    Infants who avoided cow's milk products in their first year were nearly four times as likely to be sensitized to cow's milk compared to infants who consumed cow's milk products before 12 months of age, scientists discovered from sing data from more t…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 4:35pm -
  • Global warming may cause spike in asthma, allergy symptoms

    Global warming may cause spike in asthma, allergy symptoms

    Exposure to a widespread outdoor fungus can increase cell damage (oxidative stress) in the airways, research shows. This spike weakens the airways’ barrier defense system that, when functioning normally, removes infection- and allergy-causing…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 4:34pm -
  • Cells change type to help or hinder immunity

    Cells change type to help or hinder immunity

    In news that may bring hope to asthma sufferers, scientists discover a mechanism that provides a possible new target for allergy treatments. By observing the allergic response in mice with asthma, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute found that…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 4:40pm -
  • Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies

    Gene therapy could 'turn off' severe allergies

    A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by recent immunology research.
    - 20 days ago, 2 Jun 17, 1:07pm -
  • Hard data on food allergies

    Hard data on food allergies

    In a new study, investigators combed through medical records from more than 2.7 million patients, identifying more than 97,000 with one or more documented food allergy or intolerance.
    - 22 days ago, 31 May 17, 12:44pm -
  • New test method aims to predict allergenic potency of chemicals

    New test method aims to predict allergenic potency of chemicals

    A method that determines not only whether a chemical or substance is allergenic, but also how strong its potential for causing hypersensitivity is has now been developed by researchers. This will aid in the establishment of so-called threshold values…
    - 24 days ago, 29 May 17, 1:05pm -
  • New cancer drug can prevent reactions to common airborne allergens

    New cancer drug can prevent reactions to common airborne allergens

    A cancer drug for patients with certain types of leukemia and lymphoma can also prevent reactions to some of the most common airborne allergies, according to a recent study. The promising data from this pilot study could have greater implications for…
    - 30 days ago, 23 May 17, 12:19pm -
  • Potential target for treatment of skin inflammation in eczema and psoriasis

    Potential target for treatment of skin inflammation in eczema and psoriasis

    Superficially, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis may appear similar but their commonalities are only skin deep. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is primarily driven by an allergic reaction, while psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease. N…
    - 31 days ago, 22 May 17, 12:07pm -
  • Immunotherapy against bee stings in some cases incomplete

    Immunotherapy against bee stings in some cases incomplete

    The preparations that are used for allergen immunotherapy against bee sting allergies do not always contain all the relevant venom components. This was the conclusion of an examination conducted by allergy experts.
    - 37 days ago, 16 May 17, 1:08pm -
  • Climate change could increase ER visits for allergy-related asthma

    Climate change could increase ER visits for allergy-related asthma

    More children could wind up in hospital emergency rooms suffering from allergy-induced asthma if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and cause longer oak pollen seasons, according to a new study.
    - 43 days ago, 10 May 17, 3:52pm -
  • Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis

    Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis

    Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to reduce the risk of asthma in children or adults, atopic dermatitis, or allergies according to a new study.
    - 44 days ago, 9 May 17, 6:19pm -
  • Testosterone explains why women more prone to asthma

    Testosterone explains why women more prone to asthma

    An international research team has revealed for the first time that testosterone protects males against developing asthma, helping to explain why females are two times more likely to develop asthma than males after puberty. The study showed that test…
    - 45 days ago, 8 May 17, 3:24pm -
  • Pollen may impair pupils' performance

    Pollen may impair pupils' performance

    Spring is exam time -- and pollen season. It's also a bad combination for pupils suffering from pollen allergies, or hay fever.
    - 49 days ago, 4 May 17, 12:35pm -
  • Reasons for eczema susceptibility uncovered

    Reasons for eczema susceptibility uncovered

    Scientists have uncovered evidence that a deficiency in the skin's barrier is key to triggering eczema.
    - 49 days ago, 4 May 17, 12:32pm -
  • Phthalates increase the risk of allergies among children

    Phthalates increase the risk of allergies among children

    Phthalates, which are used as plasticizers in plastics, can considerably increase the risk of allergies among children, researchers show. According to this study, an increased risk of children developing allergic asthma exists if the mother has been…
    - 50 days ago, 3 May 17, 1:29pm -
  • Study defines thunderstorm asthma epidemic conditions

    Study defines thunderstorm asthma epidemic conditions

    Researchers are exploring new ways of predicting thunderstorm asthma outbreaks that may one day provide early warnings for health professionals.
    - 64 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 3:24pm -
  • Parents struggle with choosing allergy medicine for their children

    Parents struggle with choosing allergy medicine for their children

    Dosing, labeling and a seemingly endless range of allergy medication options can make picking the right medicine a complicated task for some parents. More than half of parents say seasonal allergies affect their kids, with some unsure how to choose t…
    - 66 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 1:55pm -
  • Asthma drug helps patients with skin disorder

    Asthma drug helps patients with skin disorder

    Omalizumab is shown to be effective in treating inducible urticaria, report scientists in a new report. Two separate clinical studies have shown the drug's active substance to be highly effective against different types of urticaria (hives).
    - 76 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 2:36pm -