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Health News - Allergy

Peanut allergy in children with eczema during infancy linked to peanut in household dust
A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the US Consortium of Food Allergy Research and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between environmental... (Medical News Today)

More asthma symptoms caused by mouse infestations than cockroach exposure
Past research has been inconsistent in determining the relative effects of mouse droppings vs. cockroach exposure on asthma in children. (Medical News Today)

Older adults with obstructive airway disease have overlapping characteristics of asthma and COPD
Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath are symptoms asthma sufferers are used to. They are also the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Medical News Today)

The effectiveness of "medical clowns" in puncture tests
The dreaded scratch or puncture test is the most common way of assessing allergic reactions to as many as 40 different substances at once. (Medical News Today)

More than 94 percent of patients thought they were allergic to penicillin, but weren't
Many people have been told, incorrectly, that they're allergic to penicillin, but have not had allergy testing. (Medical News Today)

Seeking the best information for controlling asthma
Studies show teens know more, and most popular videos don't have best infoAsthma symptoms affect an estimated 26 million Americans and are one of the leading causes of work and school absences. (Medical News Today)

Spring pollen season not nearly as bad as reported
Last year's long, harsh winter was brutal, and caused some experts to predict the "polar vortex" would turn into the "pollen vortex," and make allergy sufferers more miserable than ever before. (Medical News Today)

Allergy myths are alive and well
People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it's not always easy. (Medical News Today)

Emergency supplies of epinephrine in schools save lives
Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to food or an insect... (Medical News Today)

Children's lungs adversely affected by indoor air pollution
Children with asthma and hay fever often struggle with their breathing. Add secondhand smoke, kerosene and biomass fuel to the mix and allergy and asthma symptoms increase. (Medical News Today)

Study highlights first report of severe allergic response to orange
Many people don't realize allergies and asthma go hand-in-hand, and about 90 percent of kids with asthma also have allergies. (Medical News Today)

Scientists see climate change increasing airborne allergens
Results of a new study by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst strongly suggest that there will be notable increases in grass pollen production and allergen exposure up to 202... (Medical News Today)

Link between food allergy development and skin exposure
Food allergies are on the rise in the U.S. and other developed countries. In patients, food allergies appear as a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild skin inflammation to severe asthma. (Medical News Today)

Allergy and asthma - double trouble
Allergy is a public health problem of pandemic proportions that affects more than 150 million people in Europe. (Medical News Today)

Emergency epinephrine used 38 times in Chicago public schools
The Chicago Public School (CPS) system used emergency epinephrine in 38 cases during the 2012-2013 school year and more than half of these cases were for first-time events. (Medical News Today)

French growers up in arms over EU's pending label requirements for lavender
Next year, the European Commission is set to release guidelines for warning labels on products made with lavender oil, which reportedly can cause allergic reactions for some people. (Medical News Today)

Humid houses pose health hazards
Indoor air quality concerns more than just the fumes and smoke in the house. Dampness and mould pose health risks too, especially for people living with asthma. (Medical News Today)

Unusual skin cancer linked to chronic allergy from metal orthopedic implant
Activated immune cells, shown in red and green, cluster at the site of an allergic skin rash. Scientists have learned that this inflammation can promote skin tumor formation if it persists. (Medical News Today)

Sensitization through skin exposure may contribute to early risk for food allergies
Many children may become allergic to peanuts before they first eat them, and skin exposure may be contribute to early sensitization, according to a study in mice led by Mount Sinai researchers and... (Medical News Today)

Increased awareness of allergic deaths in US - medications are main culprit
Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Peanut allergy: could pulsed light remove allergens from whole peanuts?
A scientist experimenting with pulsed light to inactivate the allergenic proteins in peanuts has come closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9% of peanut allergens in whole peanuts. (Medical News Today)

Scientists observe ragweed pollen at record levels in UK for the first time in forty years
Researchers at the University of Leicester have recorded a rare type of pollen that is a potent trigger of hayfever and asthma symptoms at record levels for the first time in four decades. (Medical News Today)

Hookworms reduce the symptoms of celiac disease
A wriggly solution to a first-world problem. Australian researchers have achieved groundbreaking results in a clinical trial using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease. (Medical News Today)

Improved understanding of an understudied food allergy disorder, eosinophilic gastritis
Investigators at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have published the first study to extensively characterize eosinophilic gastritis (EG). (Medical News Today)

In food allergic disease eosinophilic esophagitis, environment plays bigger role than genetics
Researchers have found that environment has a much stronger role than genetics in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe, often painful food allergy that renders children unable to eat a wide... (Medical News Today)

Antihistamine Injections
Title: Antihistamine Injections
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/18/2014 (Medicine Net)

Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study
Title: Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2014 (Medicine Net)

Schools With EpiPens Save Lives, Study Says
Title: Schools With EpiPens Save Lives, Study Says
Category: Health News
Created: 11/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2014 (Medicine Net)

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
Title: Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
Category: Health News
Created: 11/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2014 (Medicine Net)

Climate Change Will Boost Grass Pollen Production, Study Contends
Title: Climate Change Will Boost Grass Pollen Production, Study Contends
Category: Health News
Created: 11/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/6/2014 (Medicine Net)

Sinus Surgery (Patient Instructions)
Title: Sinus Surgery (Patient Instructions)
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/14/2014 (Medicine Net)

Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study
Title: Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/10/2014 (Medicine Net)

Deviated Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) and Turbinectomy
Title: Deviated Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) and Turbinectomy
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 6/1/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2014 (Medicine Net)

Allergies Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Allergies Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 6/22/2010 2:43:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/2/2014 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: What Causes Hives?
Title: Health Tip: What Causes Hives?
Category: Health News
Created: 9/29/2014 7:36:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/29/2014 (Medicine Net)

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions
Title: More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions
Category: Health News
Created: 9/19/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/19/2014 (Medicine Net)

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