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  • 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 11 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.
    - 21 days ago, 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…
    - 42 days ago, 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…
    - 44 days ago, 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.
    - 67 days ago, 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.
    - 67 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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 -
  • Exhausted immune cells linked to irritable bowel syndrome
    Adelaide researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients.
    - 9 Jul 17, 2:00pm -

MedicineNet Allergy News Headlines

  • Hives (Urticaria & Angioedema)
    Title: Hives (Urticaria & Angioedema)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • Do Anti-Mite Carpet Cleaners Help Mite Allergies?
    Title: Do Anti-Mite Carpet Cleaners Help Mite Allergies?Category: Ask The ExpertsCreated: 4/12/1999 8:54:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 2:40:20 PM
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • What Are Strategies to Deal With Mite Allergies ?
    Title: What Are Strategies to Deal With Mite Allergies ?Category: Ask The ExpertsCreated: 4/12/1999 8:47:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 2:40:25 PM
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • What Is Exercise-Induced Asthma?
    Title: What Is Exercise-Induced Asthma?Category: Ask The ExpertsCreated: 8/23/1999 12:08:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 2:40:21 PM
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • What Are Africanized Honeybees?
    Title: What Are Africanized Honeybees?Category: Ask The ExpertsCreated: 5/30/1999 9:58:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 2:40:19 PM
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip (Symptoms, Treatment)
    Title: Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip (Symptoms, Treatment)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/13/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • Vaccination FAQ
    Title: Vaccination FAQCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 9/12/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • Flu Vaccine (Flu Shot)
    Title: Flu Vaccine (Flu Shot)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/12/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 7:00am -
  • Nipple Pain
    Title: Nipple PainCategory: Symptoms and SignsCreated: 12/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 32 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • Flu Shot Safe Even With an Egg Allergy
    Title: Flu Shot Safe Even With an Egg AllergyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 34 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • Breastfeeding (and Formula Feeding)
    Title: Breastfeeding (and Formula Feeding)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 39 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • Indoor Allergens
    Title: Indoor AllergensCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM
    - 41 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 7:00am -

Medical News Today - Allergies

  • How does stress make us ill? Study sheds light
    Have you ever put your illness down to stress? In a new study, researchers help to explain precisely how psychological stress makes us sick.
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 5:00pm -
  • What you should know about hair dye allergies
    A look at hair dye allergy reactions when someone reacts to the dye they have put on their hair. Included is detail on natural alternatives.
    - 17 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • What to know about allergy shots
    A look at allergy shots, a way of preventing allergies through injections. Included is detail on how they work and the typical costs involved.
    - 29 days ago, 24 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • What are the symptoms of organophosphate poisoning?
    In this article, we examine the symptoms of poisoning from organophosphate, a form of insecticide. We also look at the risks and treatment options.
    - 34 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • How to identify papular urticaria
    Learn about papular urticaria, a skin reaction to insect bites. We examine the symptoms and causes of the condition, along with treatment and prevention.
    - 35 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • What is Cladosporium and what are its health effects?
    We take a look at the health effects of the common mold Cladosporium, the associated symptoms it can cause, and some removal tips.
    - 36 days ago, 17 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?
    Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the missing link?
    - 38 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • Is Christmas tree syndrome a real thing?
    As the holidays are getting into full swing, Christmas trees are popping up all around us. But can our festive trees make us sick? We investigate.
    - 40 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • What to know about making yourself sneeze
    A look at how to make yourself sneeze. Included is detail on the causes of a sneeze and the best ways to trigger a sneeze to relieve congestion.
    - 42 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • How to treat hives
    While hives can be very irritating, there are many ways to treat, soothe, and get rid of hives. In most cases, the rash usually settles within a few days.
    - 42 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • What is a caffeine allergy?
    In this article, we examine allergic reactions to caffeine, including the symptoms, causes, and what can be done to treat and prevent them.
    - 45 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Peanut allergy: Six genes found that drive allergic reaction
    New study identifies key genes, biological mechanisms, and cell types that are active in a peanut allergy response and might offer targets for treatment.
    - 48 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • Preventing childhood asthma: Could gut bacteria be the key?
    Babies born of mothers with asthma show distinct changes in their gut flora. Interestingly, the microbiome is affected differently in boys and girls.
    - 49 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • What are the best essential oils for allergies?
    A look at essential oils for allergies. Included is information on the best oils for different types of allergies, how to use them, and the side effects.
    - 50 days ago, 2 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
  • What are allergic shiners?
    Learn about allergic shiners, a symptom of allergies that affects the skin around the eyes. We look at the causes and treatment options for this condition.
    - 52 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • Mysterious anaphylaxis explained: Red meat to blame
    Some people have recurrent, unexplained episodes of life-threatening anaphylaxis. A 'unique study' of such individuals finds the culprit in red meat.
    - 53 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Why are my lips tingling?
    We explore 10 causes of numbness affecting the lips, including which symptoms indicate a medical emergency and when to seek advice from a doctor.
    - 56 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Banana allergy: What you need to know
    A banana allergy occurs when a person's immune system reacts to a protein in bananas, causing a variety of symptoms. Learn more in this article.
    - 73 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Six surprising health risks in your home
    The home is a safe haven, but are we aware of the health risks hidden in its nooks and crannies? Here we investigate the less obvious domestic hazards.
    - 80 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • What are these white spots on my skin?
    What conditions could be behind white spots appearing on the skin? This article looks at the possible causes and treatment options.
    - 81 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:00am -
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  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 10 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.
    - 11 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.
    - 31 days ago, 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.
    - 31 days ago, 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.
    - 34 days ago, 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…
    - 38 days ago, 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…
    - 38 days ago, 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…
    - 48 days ago, 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.
    - 48 days ago, 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…
    - 49 days ago, 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…
    - 49 days ago, 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…
    - 54 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 63 days ago, 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…
    - 67 days ago, 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…
    - 68 days ago, 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…
    - 69 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 3:42pm -