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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…
    - 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…
    - 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 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

  • Rash
    Title: RashCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 24 hours ago, 17 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Health Tip: Caring for Your Epi-Pen
    Title: Health Tip: Caring for Your Epi-PenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Ear Tubes
    Title: Ear TubesCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on Rise in U.S.
    Title: Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on Rise in U.S.Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 12 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Mold
    Title: MoldCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/18/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Testing for Penicillin Allergy May Cut 'Superbug' Infection Risk
    Title: Testing for Penicillin Allergy May Cut 'Superbug' Infection RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Health Tip: Things to Consider Before Allergy Shots
    Title: Health Tip: Things to Consider Before Allergy ShotsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 22 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Bedbugs
    Title: BedbugsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/27/2006 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 23 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen: Study
    Title: Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 26 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Anaphylaxis
    Title: AnaphylaxisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 27 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Dental Crowns
    Title: Dental CrownsCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
    - 34 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Spring Cleaning Tips for a Healthier Home
    Title: Spring Cleaning Tips for a Healthier HomeCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/5/2006 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM
    - 35 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 7:00am -

Medical News Today - Allergies

  • What to do if a baby has an allergic reaction
    Allergic reactions are common in babies and may occur as a result of irritants, bug bites, certain foods, or underlying skin conditions. Allergies can cause various rashes, including eczema, hives, and papular urticaria. In this article, learn how to…
    - 19 hours ago, 17 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • How to get rid of an amoxicillin rash
    A reaction to amoxicillin, a medication used to treat bacterial infections, causes an amoxicillin rash. A side effect of amoxicillin can be a rash that may be mild or severe. Treatment options include medication, applying oatmeal to the rash, and dri…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • What is dexamethasone?
    Dexamethasone oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as inflammation, allergic reactions, ulcerative colitis, and adrenal insufficiency. It's available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs DexPak and Decadron.…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 1:00am -
  • Pollen allergy: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
    Pollen allergies are a common but irritating problem for many people. There are different types of pollen, so people may experience symptoms at different times of the year depending on which plants affect them. Learn about the types of pollen allergi…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • What is perioral dermatitis and how is it treated?
    Perioral dermatitis is a rash that affects the skin around the mouth. The cause is unknown, but research suggests that it is a reaction to the misuse of topical corticosteroids. Other triggers may include hormonal changes and allergic reactions. Lear…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • Everything you need to know about allergic eczema
    Allergic eczema, or contact dermatitis, is a skin condition that occurs when a person’s skin comes into contact with an allergen. It causes a dry, red, itchy rash. In this article, learn about the triggers, treatment, prevention, and when to s…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 2:00pm -
  • What to know about glossitis
    Glossitis is a condition where the tongue becomes inflamed and swollen. A range of factors, including allergies, anemia, and vitamin B12 deficiencies can lead to glossitis. The best treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Read on for more info…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 4:00pm -
  • What to know about bee sting allergies
    For people with a bee sting allergy, the summer months can be a scary time. People who have never been stung may have an allergy without knowing it. Allergic reactions to bee stings can range from mild to life-threatening. In this article, learn how…
    - 39 days ago, 9 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • Am I allergic to saponin?
    Quinoa is often called a superfood because of its high protein content, and it is popular with vegetarians and vegans. After eating quinoa, people may experience symptoms such as coughing and stomach cramping, which can indicate an allergy. Here, lea…
    - 41 days ago, 7 Jun 18, 12:00pm -
  • The link between hay fever, anxiety, and depression
    In a recent review, researchers identify important links between hay fever and an increased risk of anxiety and depression in adolescents.
    - 49 days ago, 30 May 18, 7:00am -
  • Can carrots cause allergies?
    When a person has a carrot allergy, contact with the vegetable can lead to itchiness and swelling in and around the mouth. An allergic reaction to carrots can also cause a scratchy feeling in the throat and some more severe problems. Here, learn to i…
    - 50 days ago, 29 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • What causes diarrhea in the middle of the night?
    When diarrhea occurs during the night, this is called nocturnal diarrhea. Foods, allergies, periods of excessive stress, and several bowel conditions can cause it. Other symptoms may include pain, cramping, nausea, and fever. Here, learn more about n…
    - 52 days ago, 26 May 18, 7:00pm -
  • What causes tongue bumps?
    Tongue bumps are common, and there are many possible causes, including injuries, allergies, and infections. Although tongue bumps can feel strange, they are usually harmless and should not cause concern. Here, we look at the causes and symptoms of to…
    - 56 days ago, 23 May 18, 10:00am -
  • What to know about nightshade allergies
    Nightshade species include potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Nightshade allergies are rare but can be severe. A person can have an allergy or an intolerance to nightshade, which will cause different symptoms. This article looks at the symptoms, diagno…
    - 56 days ago, 23 May 18, 7:00am -
  • Is honey good for asthma?
    Honey is a common home remedy for sore throats and coughing. It is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In this article, we find out whether it can also help to treat asthma symptoms, after exploring a range of scientific stu…
    - 57 days ago, 21 May 18, 7:00pm -
  • Why does skin peel between the toes?
    Skin between the toes can peel for a range of reasons. It can be caused by a fungus, bacteria, or an allergy. Conditions include athlete's foot, trench foot, and contact dermatitis. Treatment might involve applying creams or taking antibiotics. Learn…
    - 68 days ago, 11 May 18, 10:00am -
  • What does it mean when your eyes are glassy?
    When a person is tired, their eyes can become glassy or cloudy. In other cases, glassiness in one or both eyes can signal an underlying medical condition. Some, like conjunctivitis, require treatment and can be severe. In this article, learn why eyes…
    - 68 days ago, 11 May 18, 7:00am -
  • What are the symptoms of citrus allergy?
    Among the rarest allergies is a reaction to citrus fruits. Symptoms, which include tingling, redness, and swelling, tend to affect areas that have come into contact with fruit or juice, and some people have airborne allergies. We describe the range o…
    - 69 days ago, 10 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • What causes burning eyes?
    Burning eyes is stinging or irritation of the eyes. They can be uncomfortable and concerning. Treatment depends upon identifying the underlying cause. Common causes include dry eyes, allergies, and sun exposure. Here, we look at the different causes…
    - 71 days ago, 8 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • What causes itchy fingers?
    There are many reasons for itchy fingers, including allergic reactions and skin conditions. Depending on the cause, the itchiness may appear alongside redness, scaly skin, or small blisters. A person can treat itching fingers with various creams or t…
    - 75 days ago, 4 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • Can you have a garlic allergy?
    A garlic allergy is rare, but it is possible. In this article, we look at the symptoms of a true allergy, which include sneezing, dizziness, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. We also describe the milder symptoms of a garlic intolerance. Learn when to…
    - 78 days ago, 1 May 18, 5:00pm -
  • Why does eating give me a runny nose?
    A person may feel that their nose gets runny whenever they eat certain foods, such as hot or spicy meals. Some people find that this happens no matter what they eat. In this article, find out more about what causes a person’s nose to run after…
    - 78 days ago, 30 Apr 18, 10:00pm -
  • Common allergic conditions linked to mental health
    Although allergies might seem a world away from mental health, a new study finds that common allergic conditions increase the risk of psychiatric problems.
    - 86 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • How long are you contagious with pink eye?
    Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the condition to others. There are different types of pink eye, which can change the length of contagiousnes…
    - 89 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 92 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
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  • 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.
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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,…
    - 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.
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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.
    - 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 -