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Health News - Allergy

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)

Treatment against seasonal hay fever should be initiated prior to season, Norwegian study shows why
Recently published findings from the University of Oslo show that allergen-specific T cells are resident in the mucosa outside the pollen season and react strongly to pollen extract, suggesting... (Medical News Today)

Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies
Canadian CHILD Study sheds new light on childhood risk of developing allergiesNew research from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study shows that exposure to outdoor... (Medical News Today)

Low-allergen soybean could have high impact
Scientists from the UA and University of Illinois have created a new variety of low-allergenic soybean, and it could make the creation of animal feed more efficientUsing conventional breeding... (Medical News Today)

Pre-existing inflammation may promote the spread of cancer
A new research report appearing in the May 2015 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that allergic reactions--or at least the pre-existing inflammation from these reactions--may set the... (Medical News Today)

Peanut-allergic children are more at risk of exposure at home than at school
Accidental exposures just as likely at schools that ban peanuts as those that don'tChildren who are allergic to peanuts are far more likely to be exposed to them in their own homes that at... (Medical News Today)

Understanding the body's response to worms and allergies
Research from The University of Manchester is bringing scientists a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm infections. (Medical News Today)

Rise in spring allergens linked to increased dry eye cases
New ophthalmology research from the University of Miami shows that dry eye - the little understood culprit behind red, watery, gritty feeling eyes - strikes most often in spring, just as airborne... (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify key protein in immune response to allergies and worms
Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a key role in the body's inflammation response to allergens and worms. The protein regulate genes without changing their DNA. (Medical News Today)

Shetland pony midge study offers clues to curbing allergies
Shetland ponies' immune response to insect bites is helping scientists understand how people could be prevented from developing allergies. (Medical News Today)

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)

TIPS (Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt)
Title: TIPS (Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt)
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 6/18/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/3/2015 (Medicine Net)

Allergy Treatment Begins At Home
Title: Allergy Treatment Begins At Home
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/29/2015 (Medicine Net)

Title: ELISA Tests
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 4/14/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/29/2015 (Medicine Net)

chlorpheniramine, pseudoephedrine, Deconamine (Discontinued)
Title: chlorpheniramine, pseudoephedrine, Deconamine (Discontinued)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 (Medicine Net)

flunisolide nasal spray, Aerospan (Nasalide, Aerobid, Aerobid HFA are discontinued)
Title: flunisolide nasal spray, Aerospan (Nasalide, Aerobid, Aerobid HFA are discontinued)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/6/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2015 (Medicine Net)

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