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Health News - Allergy

Early-life shifts in gut microbes can increase susceptibility to inflammatory lung disease
Allergy researchers at The University of British Columbia (UBC) have found that antibiotic use in early life alters gut bacteria and enhances future susceptibility to inflammatory lung disease. (Medical News Today)

How immune cells are prevented from turning against the body
When faced with pathogens, the immune system summons a swarm of cells made up of soldiers and peacekeepers. The peacekeeping cells tell the soldier cells to halt fighting when invaders are cleared. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals high food allergy risks among inner-city kids
Children who live in urban areas are more likely to experience allergies to milk, eggs and peanuts, according to a recent study from Johns Hopkins researchers. (Medical News Today)

Making cashews safer for those with allergies
For the millions of adults and children in the U.S. who have to shun nuts to avoid an allergic reaction, help could be on the way. (Medical News Today)

Eight steps to avoid insect stings
Stinging insects are as much a part of summer as pool parties and picnics. But don't let these uninvited guests spoil your family's fun. (Medical News Today)

Vaccine for dust-mite allergies being tested by researchers
If you're allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. (Medical News Today)

Progress in allergic asthma research after ingestion of fruits
Researchers at the UPM suggest that the interaction between two proteins can be the responsible for the allergic asthma episodes after eating an infected fruit. (Medical News Today)

Cause of mysterious food allergy determined, new treatment strategy suggested
New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an... (Medical News Today)

New allergen toolkit for healthcare catering launched in the UK
The British Dietetic Association (BDA), through its Food Counts! specialist group, and the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) have worked together to produce and launch a new toolkit that... (Medical News Today)

Children on dairy farms less likely to develop allergies
Children who live on farms that produce milk run one-tenth the risk of developing allergies as other rural children. (Medical News Today)

Leading immunologists call for equity for patients with jack jumper ant allergies in Australia
Leading immunologists have called on the Federal Government to consider funding for venom immunotherapy to protect people who are highly allergic to ant stings. (Medical News Today)

New, simple method to identify food allergies
Although food allergies are common, sufferers often don't know exactly what in foods cause their allergic reactions. (Medical News Today)

Could antihistamines help fight cancer?
Antihistamines - drugs used to treat hay fever and other allergies - can reverse the effects of cells known to reduce the body's ability to fight tumors, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Caregivers' allergy perceptions not always accurate
It's tough being the parent of a child with food allergies. Constant vigilance is needed for everything your child eats, when a single food item containing a hidden ingredient can be fatal. (Medical News Today)

Researchers propose new treatment option for food allergy
For some children an allergic reaction to common foods such as milk, eggs, or peanuts can cause an anaphylactic reaction. (Medical News Today)

Immediate-type allergic reactions: triggers and treatment
Sudden allergic reactions can be fatal. The most common triggers of such reactions, also known as anaphylaxis, are wasp and bee venoms, legumes (pulses), animal proteins, and analgesics (painkillers). (Medical News Today)

Interferon can block cellular force that drives allergy and asthma
A mechanism that could underlie the development of cells that drive asthma and allergies has been uncovered by immunology researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. (Medical News Today)

New report reveals urgent need for NHS reprioritisation of CSU - a distressing and disfiguring form of chronic hives
A new report published June 13, 2014 sets out six key challenges faced by those living with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and those responsible for its diagnosis and management. (Medical News Today)

Killer fungus weeds out poison ivy
Much to the chagrin of gardeners, hikers, and virtually anyone enjoying the outdoors, one of the hazards of summer is picking up an itchy poison ivy rash. (Medical News Today)

Doctors discover dust mite extract can significantly reduce allergy risk in babies
Doctors in Southampton have found that exposing babies to a dust mite extract can significantly reduce their risk of developing allergies - and may help to prevent asthma and eczema. (Medical News Today)

The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) calls for major prioritization of allergic diseases in the European political agenda
With more than 150 million Europeans affected by an allergic disease and a prediction of an increase to 250 million in the next decade1, allergic diseases have become a major epidemic in the... (Medical News Today)

ALK presents Phase III data on house dust mite SLIT-tablet
ALK has presented key trial results on its new sublingual allergy immunotherapy tablet (SLIT-tablet) for house dust mite (HDM) respiratory allergic diseases at the 2014 Annual Congress of the... (Medical News Today)

Anaphylaxis Campaign highlights the danger of allergies with moving short film ahead of Father's Day
A moving short film detailing the story of a father who almost lost his son to anaphylaxis while on a family holiday has been produced ahead of Father's Day by the Anaphylaxis Campaign, the only UK... (Medical News Today)

Allergy experts address pivotal questions in treatment of grass pollen allergy sufferers
A group of eminent allergy and respiratory professors presented data specificallyaddressing numerous key questions within the allergy community concerning grassSLIT-tablets, with specific focus... (Medical News Today)

Link between bacteria and allergies: lower asthma risk associated with microbes in infants' homes
Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, according to a new study published... (Medical News Today)

loratadine, Claritin, Claritin RediTabs, Alavert, others
Title: loratadine, Claritin, Claritin RediTabs, Alavert, others
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/7/2014 (Medicine Net)

Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer
Title: Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer
Category: Health News
Created: 8/3/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/4/2014 (Medicine Net)

fluticasone (nasal inhaler-spray, Flonase, Veramyst)
Title: fluticasone (nasal inhaler-spray, Flonase, Veramyst)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/26/1998 2:30:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 (Medicine Net)

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns
Title: Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 5:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/30/2014 (Medicine Net)

Over-the-Counter Flonase Allergy Relief Approved
Title: Over-the-Counter Flonase Allergy Relief Approved
Category: Health News
Created: 7/29/2014 11:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/29/2014 (Medicine Net)

diphenhydramine, Benadryl
Title: diphenhydramine, Benadryl
Category: Medications
Created: 4/17/1999 8:41:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2014 (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: 7/18/2014 (Medicine Net)

Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds
Title: Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 7/15/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/16/2014 (Medicine Net)

Title: Mold
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 3/18/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/16/2014 (Medicine Net)

Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Title: Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/14/2014 (Medicine Net)

iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
Title: iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 7/14/2014 9:36:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/14/2014 (Medicine Net)

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