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ACAAI issues new epinephrine usage guidelines

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has issued new guidelines for the use of epinephrine for use in severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis. The new guidelines state that epinephrine should be the first choice of treatment in all emergency severe allergic situations. Stanley Fineman, allergist and past president of the ACAAI, […]

Allergy prevalence similar throughout the US

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

A new study indicates that although allergy frequencies to specific allergens differed from region to region, the number of people with allergies was surprisingly similar throughout the country. For instance, German cockroach allergies were higher in south-east and south-central US, but the number of people allergic to the cockroach was similar in all states. A […]

Peanut allergy may be treatable orally

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

A recent UK study examined oral treatment for peanut allergies in children and found that tolerance improved over increasing exposure to peanut protein over 26 weeks. The study was led by Andrew Clark, MD, from the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge. Researchers associated with this study said that peanut allergy cases are growing, and […]

Bacteria in house dust increase allergic responses

Monday, October 29th, 2012

A new study found that bacterial protein flagellin found in house dust worsens allergic responses to indoor allergens. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Donald Cook, Ph.D., from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and Duke University Medical Center. The results of the study were published in the […]

Children born to mothers eating nuts less prone to allergy

Friday, July 27th, 2012

A new study has found that the children who were born to mothers who ate tree nuts and peanuts are less likely to develop asthma or allergies. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Ekaterina Maslova from the Centre for Fetal Programming at Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen. The results of […]

Allergy season at its worst in the US

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Proving all the poets wrong, spring is far removed from welcome for Americans who suffer from allergies. Frequent changes in climate including heavy snowfall and rains have caused trees to pollinate longer while a sudden change of warm weather in other parts of the country has brought about robust release of pollens. Random deluges coupled with […]

Allergy season at its worst in the US

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Proving all the poets wrong spring is far removed from welcome for Americans who suffer from allergies. Frequent changes in climate including heavy snowfall and rains have caused trees to pollinate longer while a sudden change of warm weather in other parts of the country has brought about robust release of pollens. Random deluges coupled with […]

Seasonal allergies linked with worsening depression

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Apart from uncontrollable sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing and dripping nose, seasonal allergies can also cause depression. Yes, for many among the 36 million Americans who get affected by seasonal allergies every spring, the annoyance associated with the condition often become serious enough to aggravate depression. A recent research has revealed that a person suffering from […]

Seasonal allergies on the rise

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Allergic rhinitis or seasonal allergies prevent over 60 million Americans from appreciating the colors of spring as they suffer from allergies to trees, shrubs or pollens. According to National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, 10% of the entire American population suffers from seasonal allergies while another 10% have year-round allergies, viz. allergies to pets […]

Xolair helps children in overcoming milk intolerance

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

A new study suggests that allergy medication Xolair may be helpful in developing milk tolerance in children who are allergic to milk products. The study found that a method called sensitization, in which a child’s exposure to a food he/she is allergic to is gradually increased, is facilitated by the use of Xolair. Sensitization is […]

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