Credit: CC0 Public Domain There is little chance you are actually allergic to vaccines and, if you are, your allergist can give it to you. Only one in 760,000 vaccinations will respond with anaphylaxis. For all other side effects, there are ways around any problem. Five facts about allergies to vaccines, pulled together by two […]Continue Reading ...
James Cook University scientists in Australia have found material commonly used for fish allergy testing is unreliable – potentially putting lives at risk. A team led by PhD candidate Thimo Ruethers from JCU’s Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) evaluated 26 commercially available fish preparations used for skin prick testing, the most common […]Continue Reading ...
There is little chance you are actually allergic to vaccines and, if you are, your allergist can give it to you. Only one in 760,000 vaccinations will respond with anaphylaxis. For all other side effects, there are ways around any problem. Five facts about allergies to vaccines, pulled together by two McMaster University physicians, were […]Continue Reading ...
What is food allergy testing? A food allergy is a condition that causes your immune system to treat a normally harmless type of food as if was a dangerous virus, bacteria, or other infectious agent. The immune system response to a food allergy ranges from mild rashes to abdominal pain to a life-threatening complication called […]Continue Reading ...
One in three people is plagued by an allergy, triggered by foodstuffs, fungi, house dust mites or on a seasonal basis due to pollen. The latter group is the largest: around 800 million people worldwide suffer from some form of allergy to pollen, with the usual symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and severe […]Continue Reading ...
New research has shown that the risk of developing a red meat allergy after being bitten by a tick may be much higher than scientists had thought. Anest | Shutterstock The previous understanding was that a tick needs to have recently fed on the blood of a non-human mammal before it bites and causes the […]Continue Reading ...
UNC School of Medicine researcher Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from egg allergies. After completing up to four years of egg oral immunotherapy (eOIT) treatment, certain participants were able to safely incorporate egg into their diet for five years. This new research was […]Continue Reading ...
Commensal bacteria (red) reside amongst the mucus (green) and epithelial cells (blue) of a mouse small intestine. Credit: University of Chicago New research shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy […]Continue Reading ...
Apr 9 2019 Today, the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act, a package of federal policy changes that will improve the health, safety and inclusion of the 32 million Americans living with food allergies, was introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA). The policy proposals in the legislation (H.R. 2117) are based on […]Continue Reading ...
Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy or SCIT) have been available for more than 100 years. Allergy tablets (sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT) have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States for four years. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American […]Continue Reading ...
by E.j. Mundell, Healthday Reporter Delivering “exposure therapy” via a patch to help curb peanut allergy in kids is somewhat effective, but not as good as delivering the tiny amounts of peanut by mouth, new research shows. The international trial involved 356 children, aged 4 to 11, from five countries. All had been diagnosed with […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 — Immunotherapy for peanut allergy, where patients are fed tiny bits of peanut to help curb the allergy, might work better if patients continue to eat small amounts of the nut after completion of therapy, new research shows. These findings suggest that “eating these small amounts of peanut is safe, can […]Continue Reading ...
You may think you have an allergy to penicillin, but you probably don’t. Nine out of 10 people who believe they’re allergic to the antibiotic either aren’t allergic or have only some intolerance, and eight of 10 people who had an allergic reaction to penicillin 10 or more years ago will now be fine. Two […]Continue Reading ...
Like many other medical conditions, the mechanism of multiple sclerosis remains an enigma–a puzzle composed of complex genetic and environmental factors. A key piece to this puzzle is the immune system, which is also responsible for regulating many other physiological (and pathological) phenomena–including allergies. Although previous studies investigating the association between MS and allergies have […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 — More than 10 percent of U.S. adults have a food allergy — and nearly double that believe they do, a new study estimates. Researchers found that 19 percent of those surveyed thought they had a food allergy. But when the investigators dug into people’s symptoms, they found that only 10.8 […]Continue Reading ...
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