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  • DNA gets away: scientists catch the rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunity
    A research team has discovered the process ndash; and filmed the actual moment ndash; that can change the bodyrsquo;s response to a dying cell. Importantly ndash; what they call the Great Escapersquo; moment may one day prove to be the crucial trigge…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
  • Boosting immunity in fighting cancer and infections
    An international research team led by Universiteacute; de Montreacute;al medical professor Christopher Rudd, director of research in immunology and cell therapy at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, has identified a key new mechanism that…
    - 97 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • Breathing exercises help asthma patients with quality of life
    A study led by the University of Southampton has found that people who continue to get problems from their asthma, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises. The majority of…
    - 99 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • Home HIV tests in Australia
    Home-testing kits for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) should be approved for use across the country to address the increase in cases among those born in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia, new research led by Curtin University has found.
    - 1 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • Proteins in breastmilk protect offspring against food allergy
    Research published in thenbsp;Journal of Experimental Medicinenbsp;indicates that a motherrsquo;s diet can protect nursing newborns against food allergies. Conducted by researchers at Boston Childrenrsquo;s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the st…
    - 11 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Liver cancer could be halted by boosting immune system
    International research involving the University of Adelaide has helped to better understand how a diseased liver promotes the development of cancer. This work could lead to improvements in treating liver cancer, which is the second leading cause of c…
    - 9 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Novel anti-inflammatory in Australian marine snail
    An Australian sea snail is proving to be a powerhouse of medicinal compounds, with its anti-inflammatory properties the latest to be discovered by researchers at Southern Cross University and the University of Southern Queensland.
    - 16 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Novel anti-inflammatory in Australian marine snail
    An Australian sea snail is proving to be a powerhouse of medicinal compounds, with its anti-inflammatory properties the latest to be discovered by researchers at Southern Cross University and the University of Southern Queensland.
    - 16 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Enzyme behind immune cell response revealed
    Monash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection in the body. Moreover, they suggest that the enzyme may be a potential target for drug development to block the types of ina…
    - 4 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Cells programmed like computers to fight disease
    Led bynbsp;Professor Alfonso Jaramillonbsp;in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule - ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and animals - can be genetically engineered to allo…
    - 21 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • Pioneering immunotherapy shows promise in type 1 diabetes
    It may be possible to retrainrsquo; the immune system to slow the progression of type 1 diabetes, according to results of a clinical trial published on the 9thnbsp;August in the journalnbsp;Science Translational Medicine.nbsp;
    - 18 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • New drug therapy targets in a range of diseases
    Scientists have a better understanding of the immune system at a molecular level, thanks to University of Queensland-led research that may now lead to a range of new treatments for disease.
    - 24 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • New drug to benefit cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
    Researchers at The University of Western Australia have developed an innovative approach to prevent one of the most serious side-effects of chemotherapy, known as myelosuppression.
    - 17 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • Genetic immune deficiency and severe childhood infections
    A gene mutation making young children extremely vulnerable to common viruses may represent a new type of immunodeficiency, according to a University of Queensland researcher.
    - 26 Jul 17, 2:00pm -
  • Stem cells a potential asthma treatment
    A study led by scientists at Monash University has shown that a new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma.
    - 12 Jul 17, 2:00pm -

MedicineNet Allergy News Headlines

  • Sclerotherapy
    Title: SclerotherapyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Intertrigo
    Title: IntertrigoCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 1 day ago, 19 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Allergies: 10 Ways to Reduce Mold Allergies
    Title: Allergies: 10 Ways to Reduce Mold AllergiesCategory: SlideshowsCreated: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Health Tip: Understanding Allergy Blood Testing
    Title: Health Tip: Understanding Allergy Blood TestingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study
    Title: Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Spring Sneezin' Season Has Sprung
    Title: Spring Sneezin' Season Has SprungCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works -- in Mice
    Title: Peanut Allergy Vaccine Works -- in MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 8 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Allergy
    Title: AllergyCategory: Symptoms and SignsCreated: 2/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)
    Title: Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Allergies: Myths and Facts About Seasonal Allergies
    Title: Allergies: Myths and Facts About Seasonal AllergiesCategory: SlideshowsCreated: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 15 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Babies Given Certain Meds May Have Higher Odds for Allergies Later
    Title: Babies Given Certain Meds May Have Higher Odds for Allergies LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/3/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Health Tip: Keep Pet Food Safe
    Title: Health Tip: Keep Pet Food SafeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 18 days ago, 2 Apr 18, 7:00am -

Medical News Today - Allergies

  • Are RAST or skin tests better for allergies?
    A doctor may use a number of tests to check whether someone is allergic to certain substances. These include skin tests and blood tests. Blood tests include RAST and ELISA tests. Learn more about the procedure and results of RAST tests, and how this…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • Can allergies cause a fever?
    Many symptoms of an allergy, cold, and flu are similar, including a runny nose and sneezing. However, these conditions affect the body differently, and allergies should not cause flu-like symptoms such as fever or body aches. Learn more about the dif…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • How do you treat an allergic reaction?
    Allergic reactions are numerous and varied, and the best treatments depend on the specific symptoms, such as rashes or sinus problems, and their severity. Allergies can be treated at home with antihistamines, steroids, and some natural remedies. Seve…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Peanut allergies may soon be treated with a vaccine
    After 2 decades of research, scientists have now developed an anti-allergic vaccine, which they have just successfully tested in mice.
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
  • Ragweed allergy: What it is and foods to avoid
    Ragweed allergies are common but can cause bothersome symptoms, including coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose. In this article, learn about how to prevent symptoms and what foods to avoid. We also look at where and when ragweed grows, t…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • Zyrtec vs. Claritin for treating allergies
    Zyrtec and Claritin are two popular antihistamines that can reduce allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and rashes. Zyrtec contains cetirizine and Claritin contains loratadine. Their effects are very similar. We compare their effectiveness, si…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • Am I allergic to my dog?
    Dog allergies are one of the most common types of pet allergy. Symptoms can include hives, itchy skin, and watery eyes after contact with a dog. Home remedies and medicines can help get rid of some symptoms, especially mild itching and redness, so a…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • How to manage a nickel allergy
    Many common foods and everyday objects contain trace amounts of nickel. A person may experience an allergic reaction on their skin such as a rash, a dry patch, or blistering after contact with this metal. In this article, learn how to identify a nick…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • What is an iodine intolerance?
    Iodine is essential for thyroid function but can cause an adverse reaction in some people. It is not a true allergy but rather an intolerance. Certain disinfectants or X-ray contrast material can trigger a reaction. Although shellfish may contain iod…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 6:00pm -
  • How to get rid of an allergic reaction on the face
    An allergic reaction on the face can cause symptoms, such as red, raised bumps, swollen lips, and wheezing. They are often caused by beauty products or hay fever. Treatments include antihistamines, cool compresses, and corticosteroid creams. Reaction…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Mar 18, 12:00pm -
  • What to know about sulfa allergies
    A sulfa allergy is when the immune system reacts to substances containing sulfa, such as some antibiotics and medications. A person with a sulfa allergy should avoid certain medications but does not need to avoid any specific foods. Learn how sulfa a…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 6:00pm -
  • Can you be allergic to marijuana?
    A person can develop allergies to marijuana, as with other plants. This can occur after touching, smoking, or eating cannabis products (edibles), or inhaling the pollen. Symptoms are similar to other allergies, including sneezing, a rash, and itching…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • What to do when you can't stop sneezing
    Sometimes sneezing is a mild annoyance, other times it can impact everyday life. Fortunately, there is a range of things to try that might stop the sneezing. This article looks at some simple tips and tricks that may work, including pinching the nose…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Mar 18, 12:00pm -
  • What is basophilia? Causes and symptoms
    Learn about what causes basophilia, a condition in which the body produces too many basophils. We also look at symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
    - 39 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • What is a hay fever cough?
    Hay fever is an allergic reaction resulting in cold-like symptoms, including a cough. Learn about types, prevention, and a range of treatments, here.
    - 39 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
  • How to cope with your food allergy
    The only way to prevent allergic reactions if you have a food allergy is to avoid the allergen. Here are some tips to help you cope with food allergies.
    - 43 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 3:00pm -
  • What is a yeast allergy?
    Yeast allergies are common and can range from mild to severe. How is this allergy diagnosed, and what foods should be avoided? We find answers.
    - 43 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Can you live with a cat if you have allergies?
    We take a look at cat allergies, a common pet allergy. Included is detail on how to manage them and whether you can live with a cat if you have allergies.
    - 46 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 7:00pm -
  • What are the symptoms of anaphylactic shock?
    An allergic reaction can result in anaphylactic shock, which can be frightening and dangerous. However, treatments and precautions can ease the condition.
    - 46 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 6:00pm -
  • Why are my lips swollen?
    Find out more about what causes swollen lips, including food or environmental allergies. We also look at treatments and when to see a doctor.
    - 51 days ago, 28 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • Why are my palms itchy?
    In this article we look at six possible reasons for itchy palms. We also talk about ways to relieve this itching, and how to prevent it from returning.
    - 52 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • What are some itchy beard remedies?
    An itchy beard is a common complaint, but what makes it itch? We look at the causes of an itchy beard and reveal seven ways to find relief.
    - 56 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 6:00pm -
  • What to do about a sinus headache
    A look at sinus headache, a condition where the area around the nose becomes painful. Included is detail on home remedies and the potential causes.
    - 56 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
  • Why is my ankle itchy?
    An itchy ankle is a complaint with a wide variety of causes. We discuss possible causes, means of prevention, and when to see a doctor.
    - 58 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 10:00am -
  • What to do about tightness in the throat
    A look at tightness in the throat, an uncomfortable feeling that has a range of causes. Included is detail on anxiety and the symptoms of the condition.
    - 64 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 2:00pm -
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  • Nasal mist vaccine suppresses peanut allergy in mice

    Nasal mist vaccine suppresses peanut allergy in mice

    A new research study reports that a vaccine delivered as an ultrafine nasal spray was found to limit or prevent peanut allergy symptoms in mice. This study is the first step in potentially developing a vaccine to treat food allergies in humans.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 3:11pm -
  • Food allergy linked to skin exposure and genetics, study finds

    Food allergy linked to skin exposure and genetics, study finds

    Infant and childhood food allergy has now been linked to a mix of environmental and genetic factors that must coexist to trigger the allergy, reports a new study. Those factors include genetics that alter skin absorbency, use of infant cleansing wipe…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 12:55pm -
  • Enhanced therapeutic vaccine platform achieves 2 proof-of-concepts in veterinary medical use

    Enhanced therapeutic vaccine platform achieves 2 proof-of-concepts in veterinary medical use

    Chronic allergic diseases of dogs and horses can now be treated with an innovative vaccine. The findings obtained in horses and dogs could lead to similar therapeutic vaccines for humans.
    - 16 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 5:35pm -
  • Pregnant women and new moms still hesitant to introduce peanut products

    Pregnant women and new moms still hesitant to introduce peanut products

    In January 2017 guidelines were released urging parents to begin early introduction of peanut-containing foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. A new study shows those who are aware of the guidelines are still hesitant to put them into place and…
    - 32 days ago, 19 Mar 18, 7:57pm -
  • New Rx for allergic contact dermatitis

    New Rx for allergic contact dermatitis

    Research has found a promising new treatment for allergic contact dermatitis that offers an alternative to corticosteroids and their possible side effects.
    - 43 days ago, 8 Mar 18, 3:53pm -
  • New molecular target could help ease asthma

    New molecular target could help ease asthma

    Researchers have shown that the protein vascular endothelial growth factor A -- or VEGFA -- plays a major role in the inflammation and airway obstruction associated with asthma. The finding may eventually lead to new asthma treatments targeting VEGFA…
    - 44 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 7:13pm -
  • A new tactic for eczema?

    A new tactic for eczema?

    Existing treatments for eczema, which affects about 17 percent of children in developed countries, are expensive or have side effects. A new study suggests a different approach to eczema, one that stimulates a natural brake on the allergic attack, ma…
    - 45 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 6:17pm -
  • Short-term increases in inhaled steroid doses do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children

    Short-term increases in inhaled steroid doses do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children

    Researchers have found that temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child's growth, challenging a common medical pr…
    - 47 days ago, 4 Mar 18, 3:21pm -
  • Kids persistently allergic to cow's milk are smaller than peers with nut allergies

    Kids persistently allergic to cow's milk are smaller than peers with nut allergies

    Children who experience persistent allergies to cow's milk may remain shorter and lighter throughout pre-adolescence when compared with children who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, according to a retrospective chart review.
    - 47 days ago, 4 Mar 18, 3:21pm -
  • Improving pediatric asthma care is possible

    Improving pediatric asthma care is possible

    A new study shows improved personalized inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy a child receives. A physician's asking of the six key asthma control questions can help.
    - 49 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 5:48pm -
  • Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation

    Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation

    Cells in the nervous system can 'put the brakes' on the immune response to infections in the gut and lungs to prevent excessive inflammation, according to new research. This insight may one day lead to new ways to treat diseases caused by unchecked i…
    - 49 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 2:10pm -
  • Fish oil and probiotic supplements in pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood allergies

    Fish oil and probiotic supplements in pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood allergies

    Women who take fish oil supplements and probiotics in later pregnancy may reduce their child's risk of food allergy and eczema, according to new research.
    - 51 days ago, 28 Feb 18, 7:44pm -
  • New source of skin defects in eczema

    New source of skin defects in eczema

    Researchers have discovered a cause of the dry, inflamed and itchy skin that plagues eczema patients. Medical researchers have now shown that an immune system skewed toward allergy alters the lipids in the skin. The altered lipids allow the skin to c…
    - 52 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 4:55pm -
  • Receptor protects against allergies, asthma

    Receptor protects against allergies, asthma

    A special receptor on cells that line the sinuses, throat and lungs evolved to protect mammals from developing a range of allergies and asthma, according to a new study.
    - 53 days ago, 26 Feb 18, 8:27pm -
  • Animal study shows how to retrain the immune system to ease food allergies

    Animal study shows how to retrain the immune system to ease food allergies

    Treating food allergies might be a simple matter of teaching the immune system a new trick, researchers have found. In a study using mice bred to have peanut allergies, the researchers were able to reprogram the animals' immune systems using a nanopa…
    - 58 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 5:23pm -
  • Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggests

    Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggests

    Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.
    - 64 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 3:57pm -
  • Bed bug histamines are substantial, persistent in infested homes

    Bed bug histamines are substantial, persistent in infested homes

    Nuisance pest to medically important threat? New research findings show that bed bugs emit substantial amounts of histamine that persist even after bed bugs are eliminated.
    - 67 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 7:42pm -
  • Vitamin A in cattle fodder is potentially protecting against cow's milk allergy

    Vitamin A in cattle fodder is potentially protecting against cow's milk allergy

    Infants can develop an allergy to cow's milk that usually subsides by adulthood but may increase risk for developing other allergic diseases. The allergic reaction can, however, be prevented by two components of cow's milk interacting together, as re…
    - 73 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 3:03pm -
  • Nutritionally-speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk

    Nutritionally-speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk

    A new study looks at the four most-commonly consumed types of milk beverages from plant sources around the world -- almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and coconut milk -- and compares their nutritional values with those of cow's milk. After cow's milk,…
    - 81 days ago, 29 Jan 18, 6:13pm -
  • Putting an end to allergic reactions: Newly found mechanism could pave the way

    Putting an end to allergic reactions: Newly found mechanism could pave the way

    Researchers have found a new mechanism in which an antibody can prevent allergic reactions in a broad range of patients. The breakthrough could pave the way for a far more effective allergy medicine.
    - 85 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 3:13pm -
  • How treating eczema could also alleviate asthma

    How treating eczema could also alleviate asthma

    Scientists have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing effe…
    - 91 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 2:01pm -
  • First vaccine in the world developed against grass pollen allergy

    First vaccine in the world developed against grass pollen allergy

    Around 400 million people world-wide suffer in some form or other from a grass pollen allergy (rhinitis) – with the usual symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and severe breathing problems. Medical researchers have now shown in a Phase II-b st…
    - 92 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 1:41pm -
  • Key driver of atopic dermatitis discovered

    Key driver of atopic dermatitis discovered

    Severe eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is driven by an allergic reaction. In a new study, researchers reveal an important player that promotes skin inflammation in atopic dermatitis and the chara…
    - 93 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 6:12pm -
  • Babies stir up clouds of bio-gunk when they crawl

    Babies stir up clouds of bio-gunk when they crawl

    When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found. The infants inhale a dose of bio bits in their lungs that is four tim…
    - 99 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:09pm -
  • Here’s how stress may be making you sick

    Here’s how stress may be making you sick

    A researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical symptoms and disease.
    - 100 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 6:29pm -
  • Taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase childhood allergy risk

    Taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase childhood allergy risk

    Taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase the risk of allergies in offspring affected by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), new research indicates.
    - 21 Dec 17, 5:31pm -
  • Allergens need collaborators to cause allergy

    Allergens need collaborators to cause allergy

    Direct evidence has been found that the ligands, compounds carried by allergens, are actively involved in the allergic sensitization phase.
    - 21 Dec 17, 5:29pm -
  • Guidelines say no special precautions needed for flu shots for people allergic to eggs

    Guidelines say no special precautions needed for flu shots for people allergic to eggs

    An updated practice parameter stresses that people with egg allergy should receive their yearly flu shot, and that no special precautions are required.
    - 19 Dec 17, 2:11pm -
  • Food-induced anaphylaxis common among children despite adult supervision

    Food-induced anaphylaxis common among children despite adult supervision

    At least a third of reactions in children with food-induced anaphylaxis to a known allergen occur under adult supervision, according to a new study. The findings reveal that inadvertent exposures to a known food allergen in children are frequent, and…
    - 14 Dec 17, 8:33pm -
  • Allergens widespread in largest study of US homes

    Allergens widespread in largest study of US homes

    Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation's largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at leas…
    - 14 Dec 17, 7:07pm -
  • Six genes driving peanut allergy reactions identified

    Six genes driving peanut allergy reactions identified

    Six genes that activate hundreds of other genes in children experiencing severe allergic reactions to peanuts have now been identified by researchers. This is the first study in human trials to identify genes driving acute peanut allergic reactions u…
    - 5 Dec 17, 2:21pm -
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk

    Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk

    High levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children’s blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years, new research shows.
    - 5 Dec 17, 2:20pm -
  • New approach to predict respiratory allergy in early childhood

    New approach to predict respiratory allergy in early childhood

    A new study suggests that immune response in early childhood to a handful of allergen molecules can predict the onset of allergic rhinitis and asthma in adolescence. These findings could accelerate the development of preventive strategies and novel t…
    - 4 Dec 17, 2:49pm -
  • Intestinal worms may solve allergy puzzle

    Intestinal worms may solve allergy puzzle

    While young people with parasite worms currently have a four times higher risk for developing allergies and asthma than others, their parents are generally unaffected. Researchers were surprised when they found that intestinal worms, so-called Helmin…
    - 4 Dec 17, 2:18pm -
  • Cases of unexplained anaphylaxis linked to red meat allergy

    Cases of unexplained anaphylaxis linked to red meat allergy

    While rare, some people experience recurrent episodes of anaphylaxis -- a life-threatening allergic reaction -- for which the triggers are never identified. Recently, researchers found that some patients' seemingly inexplicable anaphylaxis was actual…
    - 28 Nov 17, 5:01pm -
  • Proteins in breastmilk protect offspring against food allergy

    Proteins in breastmilk protect offspring against food allergy

    The breastmilk of mothers exposed to egg during pregnancy and breastfeeding has been found to protect nursing newborns against egg allergy symptoms. This research in mice reinforces recent guidance that women should not avoid allergenic foods while t…
    - 20 Nov 17, 2:37pm -
  • Apple allergens as an effective option for treating apple allergy

    Apple allergens as an effective option for treating apple allergy

    An apple allergy, which is related to birch pollen, is a very common phenomenon associated with birch pollen allergy – around 70% of those with a birch pollen allergy are also allergic to apples. In those affected, eating apples leads to swell…
    - 20 Nov 17, 1:56pm -
  • Water baths as good as bleach baths for treating eczema

    Water baths as good as bleach baths for treating eczema

    For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new study found no difference in the effectiveness of a bleach bath compared to re…
    - 15 Nov 17, 5:45pm -
  • Asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1, study finds

    Asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1, study finds

    Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a c…
    - 15 Nov 17, 2:17pm -
  • Allergy amplifier implicated in asthma also intensifies food allergy

    Allergy amplifier implicated in asthma also intensifies food allergy

    Almost 8 percent of children under three years old and four percent of adults suffer food allergies, which trigger not only discomfiting symptoms like dermatitis and diarrhea but can cause deadly anaphylactic shock. Allergic responses emerge when foo…
    - 14 Nov 17, 3:42pm -
  • Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies

    Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies

    The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. Researchers show that breastfeeding might in fact increase the risk of developing hay fever and eczema, while not having any clear effect on th…
    - 13 Nov 17, 4:11pm -
  • How the skin becomes inflamed: Toxin-producing bacteria

    How the skin becomes inflamed: Toxin-producing bacteria

    Researchers report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains why to how our skin becomes inflamed from conditions such as atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema. Toxin-producing bacteria on the surface of our skin ind…
    - 8 Nov 17, 5:42pm -
  • Two meds not always better than one for seasonal allergic rhinitis

    Two meds not always better than one for seasonal allergic rhinitis

    In a newly updated clinical practice guideline, allergists offer practical advice on the best types and amounts of medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis.
    - 7 Nov 17, 2:28pm -
  • Effective treatment of contact allergy

    Effective treatment of contact allergy

    Researchers have isolated a molecule that is suitable for the control of contact allergies. The study illuminates a central immune mechanism, which may also play a role in other inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or arteriosclerosis.
    - 30 Oct 17, 1:54pm -
  • Dogs may protect against childhood eczema and asthma

    Dogs may protect against childhood eczema and asthma

    Two new studies show there may be even more reason to love your dog as they may provide a protective effect against eczema and asthma.
    - 27 Oct 17, 12:55pm -
  • New treatments help those with mild, moderate and severe eczema

    New treatments help those with mild, moderate and severe eczema

    Although many adults with eczema develop the disease in childhood and carry it through life, a large number are first diagnosed in adulthood. There are new treatments available to ease the symptoms.
    - 27 Oct 17, 12:55pm -
  • Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood

    Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood

    A new study shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.
    - 27 Oct 17, 12:55pm -
  • 21 percent increase in childhood peanut allergy since 2010

    21 percent increase in childhood peanut allergy since 2010

    New research suggests that peanut allergy in children has increased 21 percent since 2010, and that nearly 2.5 percent of US children may have an allergy to peanuts.
    - 27 Oct 17, 12:55pm -
  • What pediatricians tell parents about early peanut introduction to prevent allergy

    What pediatricians tell parents about early peanut introduction to prevent allergy

    Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren't being discussed by pediatricians.
    - 27 Oct 17, 12:54pm -
  • Genetic causes of children's food allergies

    Genetic causes of children's food allergies

    What role do genes play in egg, milk, and nut allergies? Scientists have found five genetic risk loci that point to the importance of skin and mucous membrane barriers and the immune system in the development of food allergies.
    - 24 Oct 17, 3:07pm -
  • Possible new treatment pathway for severe allergic asthma

    Possible new treatment pathway for severe allergic asthma

    Research demonstrates that blocking the action of two pro-inflammatory molecules significantly reduces symptoms of allergic asthma in mice, which could lead to development of a new treatment for people with a severe form of the condition.
    - 13 Oct 17, 12:02am -
  • New genetic clue to peanut allergy

    New genetic clue to peanut allergy

    Researchers have pinpointed a new gene associated with peanut allergy, offering further evidence that genes play a role in the development of food allergies and opening the door to future research, improved diagnostics and new treatment options.
    - 11 Oct 17, 4:04pm -
  • Reported penicillin allergy appears to increase the risk of surgical site infections

    Reported penicillin allergy appears to increase the risk of surgical site infections

    Investigators found that surgical patients believed to be allergic to penicillin were significantly more likely to develop surgical site infections than were patients with no documented allergy, a difference totally attributable to the alternative an…
    - 9 Oct 17, 12:43pm -
  • Children without allergies can still be afflicted with asthma-like coughing and wheezing

    Children without allergies can still be afflicted with asthma-like coughing and wheezing

    Doctors have long wondered why children without allergies can still be afflicted with asthma-like coughing and wheezing. In a new study, researchers have identified a protein that may be responsible.
    - 2 Oct 17, 1:05pm -
  • Neuro-immune crosstalk in allergic asthma

    Neuro-immune crosstalk in allergic asthma

    A research team has uncovered a fundamental molecular cue that the nervous system uses to communicate with the immune system, and may potentially trigger allergic lung inflammation leading to asthma.
    - 28 Sep 17, 6:21pm -
  • Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

    Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

    Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, new research reveals. The findings may provide clues for the design of strategies to prevent asthma from developi…
    - 19 Sep 17, 2:25pm -
  • Need for epinephrine in schools -- and staff trained to administer it

    Need for epinephrine in schools -- and staff trained to administer it

    With school nurses often covering multiple buildings, researchers find that nearly one in five students who experience severe allergic reactions are given potentially life-saving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff or students.
    - 15 Sep 17, 1:52pm -
  • Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it's too late

    Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it's too late

    For kids and adults with food allergies, a restaurant outing can be a fraught experience. Even when care is taken, freshly prepared or packaged meals can accidentally become cross-contaminated with an offending food and trigger a reaction. Now resear…
    - 6 Sep 17, 2:35pm -
  • Breastfeeding may help prevent children's asthma exacerbations later in life

    Breastfeeding may help prevent children's asthma exacerbations later in life

    An analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45 percent lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in life compared with children who had not been breastfed.
    - 1 Sep 17, 1:38pm -
  • Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think

    Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think

    Not only people, but mammals like cats, dogs and horses suffer from symptoms and problems of food intolerance and allergies. Scientists have now condensed the knowledge about human and animal food allergies and intolerance into a new European positio…
    - 23 Aug 17, 1:41pm -