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Health News - Allergy

Making injectable medicine safer
Researchers remove excess additives from drugs, which could reduce the odds of serious allergic reactions and other side effects.Bring the drugs, hold the suds. (Medical News Today)

Is a gluten-free diet really good for children?
As growing numbers of people opt for a gluten-free diet for themselves or their children, doctors are asking: Is 'gluten-free' truly beneficial, or is it based on misconceptions? (Medical News Today)

Hay fever's hidden supporting substances
Non-allergenic substances in pollen heighten the immune response.Up to now, research into pollen allergies has largely focused on allergens - those components of pollen that trigger... (Medical News Today)

Concerns over black henna skin tattoos
In BMJ Case Reports, UK doctors warn that black henna tattoos should be avoided, especially during foreign travel, after treating a 10-year-old boy for an allergic reaction to a tattoo painted on... (Medical News Today)

'Grand vision' to regulate allergies in food
A Manchester scientist has contributed to a review of allergen analysis that aims to improve the situation for those living with food allergies - preventing food fraud and protecting consumers. (Medical News Today)

Food allergy increase not matched by increased sensitivity, study finds
Tests on stored samples of children's blood drawn 1988-1994 and 2005-2006 show no significant changes in prevalence of sensitization to common foods, such as milk, egg, or peanuts. (Medical News Today)

Increasing cases of anaphylaxis among children
Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the... (Medical News Today)

Discovery could lead to better asthma treatment
Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for asthma sufferers. (Medical News Today)

Allergen immunotherapy found to pose no risk of infection
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found no evidence of infections related to administration of allergy immunotherapy, the common practice of injecting minimal... (Medical News Today)

On the road to allergy prophylaxis
Researchers of MedUni Vienna succeeded in binding allergens to endogenous, endogenic white blood corpuscles to trigger a tolerance reaction in case of a future, possible contact with the respective... (Medical News Today)

Troublesome T cells have a healing side
When paired with implanted scaffolds, immune cells linked to allergies can heal muscle. (Medical News Today)

MS vision loss could be helped by OTC drug
Vision damage in people with MS has been partially reversed by an over-the-counter drug used to treat allergies. Results of the study are being presented at AAN's annual meeting. (Medical News Today)

High burden of non-genuine antibiotic allergies
The high prevalence of labelling of older patients as having an antibiotic allergy is associated with clinicians prescribing alternative antibiotics that are restricted by antimicrobial stewardship... (Medical News Today)

NIH study finds protein may be responsible for damage in eosinophilic esophagitis
Scientists have identified a protein that may be the cause of tissue damage in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which affects as many as 56 of every 100,000 people in the United States. (Medical News Today)

2016 Spring Allergy Capitals Report ranks the most challenging cities in the US for allergies
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a leading patient advocacy organization in the United States representing nearly 61 million Americans who experience asthma or allergies, has... (Medical News Today)

Citizen science app to track UK allergy sufferers
British allergy sufferers are to turn citizen scientists in a bid to decode the poorly understood world of seasonal allergies thanks to a free new app. (Medical News Today)

Season of birth linked to allergy risk
After conducting epigenetic scanning on DNA samples, researchers have linked birth season epigenetic marks to allergic diseases. Babies born in autumn have increased risks. (Medical News Today)

Hydrolized infant formula does not prevent allergies
Researchers call for an overhaul of infant feeding guidelines, after finding no evidence that hydrolized formula protects against allergies. (Medical News Today)

Children know best whether an allergy spray works for them
A recent 14-day study that compared the efficacy of an allergy spray in 304 children aged 6-11 years with seasonal allergic rhinitis showed that the result depended on who assessed symptoms... (Medical News Today)

Avoiding peanut after building tolerance is safe for children
Children who were at risk of peanut allergy but who built up tolerance over 5 years can safely stop eating peanut for a year without losing tolerance. (Medical News Today)

Omalizumab decreases colds in inner-city children with asthma, NIH study reports
Treatment with omalizumab significantly decreases the number of colds in inner-city children with allergic asthma, researchers reported at a press conference 5 March, 2016 at the American Academy... (Medical News Today)

Sinus Infection Symptoms: Signs, Duration, Complications
Find out all about the symptoms of a sinus infection, also known as sinusitis. Sinus infection is one of the most commonly diagnosed infections in the US. (Medical News Today)

H. pylori infection may reduce risk of allergic esophageal condition
New research suggests that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection of the stomach, which occurs in about half of the world's population and can cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer in minority of... (Medical News Today)

New insight into the possible risk factors associated with food allergies
A study by researchers at the University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital, is the first to assess the prevalence of two different types of food hypersensitivity and the risk factors... (Medical News Today)

Researchers develop realistic system to study impact of residential mold on health
Residential mold has increased in recent years, due to water damage from a rising frequency of flooding. But there is scant information on the impact of residential mold on human health. (Medical News Today)

Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Title: Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/18/2016 (Medicine Net)

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
Title: Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not
Category: Health News
Created: 5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/11/2016 (Medicine Net)

How to Stop Snoring
Title: How to Stop Snoring
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/5/2016 (Medicine Net)

Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
Title: Managing Allergies, Asthma 101
Category: Health News
Created: 5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/3/2016 (Medicine Net)

Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care
Title: Kids From Poorer Families May Have Worse Food Allergy Care
Category: Health News
Created: 4/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/27/2016 (Medicine Net)

Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study
Title: Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/21/2016 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Easing Eye Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Easing Eye Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2016 (Medicine Net)

Allergy (Allergies)
Title: Allergy (Allergies)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2016 (Medicine Net)

Makeup Allergy
Title: Makeup Allergy
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2016 (Medicine Net)

Spring Allergies? Don't Assume It's Only Pollen
Title: Spring Allergies? Don't Assume It's Only Pollen
Category: Health News
Created: 4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2016 (Medicine Net)

Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye Damage
Title: Allergy Med Might Also Fight MS-Linked Eye Damage
Category: Health News
Created: 4/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/13/2016 (Medicine Net)

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