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Health News - Allergy

Identification of new cellular pathway triggering allergic asthma response
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with collaborators in Korea and Scotland, have identified a novel signaling pathway critical to the immune response of cells... (Medical News Today)

Towards a new wheat allergy treatment for children
The study carried out by researchers from the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP-UPM-INIA) along with the Allergy Department of the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús of... (Medical News Today)

Boosting the immune system of city dwellers
A new project attempts to find solutions to allergies and other immune defence disorders using methods from medicine and urban design. (Medical News Today)

UK trainee doctors still in the dark about potentially fatal allergic reaction
UK trainee doctors on the frontline of care seem to be no better at recognising and treating the potentially fatal allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis, than they were 10 years ago, reveals a... (Medical News Today)

Study identifies levels at which five foods may trigger allergic reactions
Researchers from the UK say they have discovered the levels at which five common food allergens - peanut, hazelnut, celery, fish and shrimp - may cause allergic reactions. (Medical News Today)

Aterica develops world's first high-tech smart case for EpiPen to help families living with anaphylaxis
Aterica, a digital health company, announces Veta™, the world's first anaphylaxis and food allergy support system for individuals and their families. (Medical News Today)

Asthma Society of Canada disappointed with Air Canada's refusal to accommodate passengers with a severe allergic disability
The Asthma Society of Canada expressed both disappointment and concern today with the Federal Court of Appeal's decision to set aside a ruling from the Canadian Transportation Agency requiring... (Medical News Today)

Circassia completes recruitment for cat allergy treatment pivotal phase III study
Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, has announced that it has completed recruitment into the pivotal phase III study of its cat allergy... (Medical News Today)

Needs of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis patients may be met by steroid-based treatment
A new formulation of oral budesonide suspension, a steroid-based treatment, is safe and effective in treating pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study in... (Medical News Today)

Is estrogen to blame for more severe allergic reactions in women?
Women tend to have more severe allergic reactions than men, but the reason for this has remained unknown. Now, a new mouse study suggests estrogen may be the culprit. (Medical News Today)

Dietician's support helps moms of food-allergic kids
Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might... (Medical News Today)

Widespread incorrect use of epinephrine auto-injectors and asthma inhalers
Millions of Americans with severe allergies and asthma are prescribed medical devices to help relieve symptoms and sometimes, to treat potentially fatal allergic reactions. (Medical News Today)

Items labelled 'hypoallergenic' may not be as safe as you think
Many consumers seek out shampoos, soaps and cosmetics that are labeled "hypoallergenic" or "dermatologist tested," words that imply the products are safe to use. (Medical News Today)

Protein implicated in allergic reactions to medications
Reachers have discovered a single protein that could be to blame for allergic reactions to certain meds; their findings could lessen drug side effects for many patients. (Medical News Today)

Countless hitchhiking dust mites share crowded holiday flights
As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough. Now University of Michigan researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust... (Medical News Today)

Coeliac UK welcomes new EU regulation on food labelling as providing greater certainty for people with coeliac disease
Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten, welcomes a new EU regulation on allergen labelling in catering outlets and... (Medical News Today)

Scientists aiming to neutralize the asthma trigger
Current asthma treatments can alleviate wheezing, coughing and other symptoms felt by millions of Americans every year, but they don't get to the root cause of the condition. (Medical News Today)

Drug allergies reduced without compromising efficacy
An enzyme that usually triggers strong allergic reactions now circulates in the veins of a group of mice without alerting the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Epinephrine first and fast for a severe allergic reaction
If you are one of the millions of Americans who experiences a severe allergic reaction to food, latex or an insect sting, you should know the first line of defense in combating the reaction is... (Medical News Today)

Parasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infection
Trojan horse tactic gives parasites edge over immune systemsThe finding, which shows a new trick parasites can play, paves the way to possible treatments for infectious diseases and allergies. (Medical News Today)

Four more genes identified in severe food allergy
In eosinophilic esophagitis, new targets emerge for potential treatmentsScientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). (Medical News Today)

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)

Allergy (Allergies)
Title: Allergy (Allergies)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 (Medicine Net)

Allergy Tests and Food Diets: What Parents Need To Know
Title: Allergy Tests and Food Diets: What Parents Need To Know
Category: Health News
Created: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of Eye Allergy
Title: Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of Eye Allergy
Category: Health News
Created: 1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/21/2015 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sinusitis
Title: Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sinusitis
Category: Health News
Created: 1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/20/2015 (Medicine Net)

Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Title: Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/9/2015 (Medicine Net)

Indoor Allergens
Title: Indoor Allergens
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Watch for Food Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Watch for Food Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 12/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/15/2014 (Medicine Net)

loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert Allergy & Sinus, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 hour)
Title: loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert Allergy & Sinus, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 hour)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2014 (Medicine Net)

Poison Ivy - Potion Protection
Title: Poison Ivy - Potion Protection
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2014 (Medicine Net)

Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerance
Title: Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerance
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 2/11/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2014 (Medicine Net)

hydroxyzine, Vistaril, Atarax
Title: hydroxyzine, Vistaril, Atarax
Category: Medications
Created: 4/17/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2014 (Medicine Net)

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