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Health News - Allergy

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)

Dry-roasted peanuts more likely trigger for allergy
New study of mice finds dry-roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger allergy than raw peanuts, likely because dry roasting produces chemicals that prime the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies
As the number of children with food allergies in the U.S. increases, so does the risk of children having a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis on school campuses. (Medical News Today)

Every child with asthma, food allergies should have a school emergency plan
Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in place at school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs... (Medical News Today)

Asthma risk reduced in babies sleeping on animal fur
A new study has found that sleeping on animal fur for the first 3 months of life could reduce the risk of babies developing asthma later in childhood. (Medical News Today)

First report of allergic reaction to antibiotic pesticides consumed in food
Streptomycin, an antibiotic that is also used as a pesticide in North America, has been implicated for the first time in a case of anaphylactic reaction. (Medical News Today)

Scientists uncover why major cow milk allergen is actually allergenic
Cow milk allergy occurs in children and in adults. Scientists at Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna investigated... (Medical News Today)

Why major cow milk allergen is actually allergenic
Cow milk allergy occurs in children and in adults. Scientists at Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna investigated what... (Medical News Today)

Probiotic therapies likely following identification of gut bacteria that protect against food allergies
The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds. (Medical News Today)

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)

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)

Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan
Title: Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan
Category: Health News
Created: 9/12/2014 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/15/2014 (Medicine Net)

Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies
Title: Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 9/3/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/3/2014 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever
Title: Health Tip: Recognizing Hay Fever
Category: Health News
Created: 8/28/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 (Medicine Net)

Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds
Title: Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 8/22/2014 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/25/2014 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Teaching Your Child About Food Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Teaching Your Child About Food Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2014 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/25/2014 (Medicine Net)

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