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Health News - Allergy

Growing up on a farm linked to lower allergy risk and stronger lungs in adulthood
...than either rural or urban childhoods, shows 14 country study.Living on a farm in early childhood is linked to a lower risk of allergies as an adult, and stronger lungs in women, than growing... (Medical News Today)

Artificial enzymes used in wide range of household products are "potent allergens"
But no commercially available diagnostic tests to monitor this potential new health risk. (Medical News Today)

Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds
In the largest review of its kind, researchers find early introduction of peanut and egg to infants may reduce the risk of allergies to these foods. (Medical News Today)

Allergic passengers beware: Nuts on a plane
Preparing for air travel can be highly challenging for nut-allergic passengers, a Short Reportpublished in the Medical Journal of Australia has found. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals scope and characteristics of adverse drug reactions in the general population
In a study of 1000 adult patients with unplanned admission to a tertiary hospital in Singapore, the prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) at the time of admission was 12. (Medical News Today)

Gluten Intolerance: Signs and Symptoms
With gluten intolerance, the reaction to eating gluten is not the same as with celiac disease, but symptoms are similar. Learn more about the signs here. (Medical News Today)

Clues in microbiome of infants point to future allergies and asthma
Composition of the gut microbiome of infants has been found to match the likelihood, or not, of developing asthma and allergies later in life. (Medical News Today)

Grass pollen allergy vaccine also effective against hepatitis B
A new type of vaccine against grass pollen allergies (BM32) might also offer an effective treatment for combating hepatitis B infection. (Medical News Today)

Adverse drug reactions may be under-reported in young children
A new study reveals that adverse drug reactions in newborns and infants may be under-reported. (Medical News Today)

Nasal Spray Addiction: Is It a Cause for Concern?
Nasal spray can provide much-needed relief, but some can cause “nasal spray addiction.” Learn which sprays can cause it and what the symptoms are. (Medical News Today)

How much do perfumes pollute? A pioneering study in the canals of Venice
Researchers at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Institute for the dynamics of environmental processes of the National Research Council (CNR - IDPA) have been investigating the canals to... (Medical News Today)

Career advice for young allergy patients
Approximately one-third of apprentices in Germany are at elevated risk of occupational asthma, allergies, and dermatitis. In this edition of Deutsches Ă„rzteblatt International, Katja Radon et al. (Medical News Today)

Allergic response to house dust mites is age-dependent
In adults with a house dust mite allergy, a cascade of inflammatory signals on the surface of the airways leads to airway remodeling. This process cannot be influenced by standard cortisone therapy. (Medical News Today)

Progress in vaccination against vespid venom
Especially in late summer, apprehension about wasp stings increases amongst allergy sufferers. (Medical News Today)

Hay fever from ragweed pollen could double due to climate change
Climate change could cause new hay fever misery for millions of people across Europe - according to a new report from the University of East Anglia in collaboration with several European institutes. (Medical News Today)

Five bizarre medical conditions you might not know about
From feeling like a zombie to having a hand that tries to choke you, we take a look at five of the strangest and rarest medical conditions to exist. (Medical News Today)

Flu Shot: Side Effects, Facts, Things to Consider
Does the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine. (Medical News Today)

Asthma: Researchers at University of Liege have discovered a type of eosinophil that plays a protective and beneficial role
The eosinophils that contribute to inflammation and exacerbation of the asthmatic response had been known to scientists for some time. (Medical News Today)

Fire Ant Bites: Treatment, Symptoms, What They Look Like
This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites or stings. This includes information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention. (Medical News Today)

Oral immunotherapy is safe, effective for peanut-allergic preschoolers, study suggests
Nearly 80 percent of peanut-allergic preschool children successfully incorporated peanut-containing foods into their diets after receiving peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT), a clinical trial has... (Medical News Today)

Hay fever might alter the brain
As well as the dreaded stuffy nose and itchy eyes, researchers find hay fever may alter the brain, reducing immune activity and increasing neurogenesis. (Medical News Today)

Genomics study points to origins of pollen allergens
A joint University of Adelaide-Shanghai Jiao Tong University study has provided the first broad picture of the evolution and possible functions in the plant of pollen allergens. (Medical News Today)

Research associates some pesticides with respiratory wheeze in farmers
New research from North Carolina State University connects several pesticides commonly used by farmers with both allergic and non-allergic wheeze, which can be a sensitive marker for early airway... (Medical News Today)

Heating the exterior of suitcases may decrease the spread of bed bugs through luggage
New research indicates that brief heat treatment is a promising way to decrease the spread of bed bugs being transported on the outer surface of luggage. (Medical News Today)

Poison Oak: Identifying and Treating this Poisonous Plant Rash
Learn all about poison oak and the itchy rashes that it can cause. This article looks at treatment for rashes and how to identify poison oak. (Medical News Today)

Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
Title: Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/27/2016 (Medicine Net)

Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
Title: Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever
Category: Health News
Created: 9/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/15/2016 (Medicine Net)

Title: Nosebleed
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 11/29/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/15/2016 (Medicine Net)

Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip
Title: Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/13/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/14/2016 (Medicine Net)

Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
Title: Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/14/2016 (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: 9/9/2016 (Medicine Net)

Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Be Linked to Allergies Later
Title: Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Be Linked to Allergies Later
Category: Health News
Created: 9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/7/2016 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Don't Be Surprised by Fall Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Don't Be Surprised by Fall Allergies
Category: Health News
Created: 9/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/6/2016 (Medicine Net)

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen
Title: Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen
Category: Health News
Created: 8/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/30/2016 (Medicine Net)

Latex Allergy
Title: Latex Allergy
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/29/2016 (Medicine Net)

EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector, EpiPen Jr)
Title: EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector, EpiPen Jr)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2016 (Medicine Net)

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