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Health News - Allergy

New 3-D human skin models could replace animal testing to assess dermal sensitivity to medical device
New research shows that exposing a 3D human skin tissue model to extracts of medical device materials can detect the presence of sensitizers known to cause an allergic response on contact in some... (Medical News Today)

UTMB study uncovers mechanism responsible for pollen-induced allergies
A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered a mechanism that is central to becoming allergic to ragweed pollen and developing allergic asthma or seasonal nasal... (Medical News Today)

Driving drowsy: drivers hit the roads despite suffering side effects of hay fever medication
As hay fever season begins in earnest, new research from Kwik-Fit Insurance Services reveals that the high pollen count could also have a worrying effect on UK road users. (Medical News Today)

Hereditary swellings caused by defective blood protein
Oedema, or tissues becoming swollen due to fluid retention, is a common symptom in a number of pathologies such as allergies or kidney and heart diseases. (Medical News Today)

UK food products digital portal launched for healthcare professionals
FoodMaestro is a new digital service that will enhance the way that healthcare professionals gain and share expert knowledge on food product information. (Medical News Today)

Doctors warn common food allergy tests may not identify all cases in children
Researchers in Southampton have called on healthcare professionals not to rule out food allergies in children based on blood or skin prick tests alone. (Medical News Today)

The role of the microbiota in preventing allergies
The human body is inhabited by billions of symbiotic bacteria, carrying a diversity that is unique to each individual. (Medical News Today)

Why not build houses the environmentally friendly way?
Better for nature, better for business: How a green building influences the health of its occupantsGreen buildings are indeed healthy buildings. So says Dr. (Medical News Today)

Study shows second severe allergic reaction can occur hours after first
Affects almost 15 percent of kidsParents of kids with severe allergies know how scary a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is. (Medical News Today)

Emergency visits for childhood food allergy on rise in Illinois
Visits for anaphylaxis climb 29 percent, Hispanic children's visits up 44 percent Food allergies now impacting children of all races and incomes Hispanic children have highest rise... (Medical News Today)

Targeting nerve endings to curb allergic asthma
New treatment approach could break a vicious cycle of neuro-immune signalingFig 1 F/G: Activation of nociceptors, done for study purposes with a compound called capsaicin, promotes the... (Medical News Today)

More Europeans will be allergic to pollen if no measure is taken to reduce exposure
Climate change is a result of industrialised human activity severely impacting our health and environment. (Medical News Today)

How to predict biphasic allergic reactions in children
New prognostic toolsChildren are more likely to have a repeat, delayed anaphylactic reaction from the same allergic cause, depending on the severity of the initial reaction. (Medical News Today)

Scientists map surface of immune cells
The immune system must constantly adapt to its environment in order to protect a body effectively. The so-called T cells are an important example in this regard. (Medical News Today)

Serotonin receptor is involved in eczema and other itch conditions
Dermatologists have long known that available treatments for chronic itch, including eczema, are simply not up to scratch. (Medical News Today)

New research: Danish nasal filter more than halves symptoms of hay fever
Getting through the pollen season can now become easier for some of the approximately 500 million people worldwide who suffer from sneezing and a runny nose, watery eyes and drowsiness during the... (Medical News Today)

Parent-reported symptoms gauge features of the food allergic disease EoE
Researchers have identified that parent-reported responses to a questionnaire called the Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptom Score (PEESS® v2. (Medical News Today)

Confusion about allergies is putting people needlessly at risk say experts and medical charities
In Making Sense of Allergies, a guide published today by Sense About Science, allergy specialists and charities warn that essential information and life-saving actions are being diluted in a sea of... (Medical News Today)

Getting 'inked' may come with long-term medical risks, physicians warn
Novel survey of people in New York with tattoo-related complications shows high rates of infection, itching and swellingIn what they believe to be the first survey of its kind in the United... (Medical News Today)

"Hidden" fragrance compound can cause contact allergy
Linalyl acetate, a fragrance chemical that is one of the main constituents of the essential oil of lavender, is not on the list of allergenic compounds pursuant to the EU Cosmetics Directive. (Medical News Today)

Seasonal allergies: tips and remedies
In this Spotlight, we investigate what causes seasonal allergies and what the best strategies are for avoid their debilitating effects. (Medical News Today)

Lethal prostate cancer less common in men with asthma
A study of nearly 48,000 men finds that those with a history of asthma were less likely to have a diagnosis of prostate cancer that had spread or to have died of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Peanut allergies common among children with asthma, but families often do not know
A new study finds that 53% of the families of children who tested positively for peanut sensitivity were not aware of their child's allergy. (Medical News Today)

Asthma app helps control asthma: Alerts allergists when sufferers need assistance
Case study shows increased benefits to alerting allergists to poor asthma controlThe adage, "There's an app for that" is even more true in light of an app that sends an alert to your allergist's... (Medical News Today)

Educating the immune system to prevent allergies
With the arrival of spring, millions of Canadians have begun their annual ritual of sneezing and wheezing due to seasonal allergies. (Medical News Today)

Health Tip: Know the Dangers of Mold
Title: Health Tip: Know the Dangers of Mold
Category: Health News
Created: 7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/24/2015 (Medicine Net)

The Rising Threat of Hidden Food Allergens
Title: The Rising Threat of Hidden Food Allergens
Category: Health News
Created: 7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/24/2015 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Latex?
Title: Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Latex?
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/20/2015 (Medicine Net)

Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
Title: Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon
Category: Health News
Created: 7/10/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/13/2015 (Medicine Net)

Antihistamines (Oral)
Title: Antihistamines (Oral)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/9/2015 (Medicine Net)

How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups
Title: How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups
Category: Health News
Created: 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/2/2015 (Medicine Net)

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study
Title: Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2015 (Medicine Net)

Title: Mold
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 3/18/2009 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2015 (Medicine Net)

Insect Sting Allergies
Title: Insect Sting Allergies
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/29/2015 (Medicine Net)

Allergic Cascade
Title: Allergic Cascade
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/29/2015 (Medicine Net)

Title: Anaphylaxis
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/24/2015 (Medicine Net)

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