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    Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, new research supported by the National Institutes of Health reveals. The findings, published September 19 in the Jo… [...]

    The impact of Hurricane Harvey on allergy sufferers

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Although the floodwaters have mostly receded and people have begun to return to and repair their homes, the health impacts of Hurricane Harvey are just beginning. One of the most common health issues that people are facing are worsening allergies, and … [...]

    miRNA identified that plays role in milk allergy

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—MiR-193a-5p is a post-transcriptional regulator of interleukin-4 (IL-4) expression and could have a role in children’s cow’s milk allergy (CMA), according to a study published online Aug. 30 in Allergy. [...]

    Study shows oral food challenges are safe for diagnosing food allergies

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The best way to find out if someone has a food allergy is through an oral food challenge (OFC) where the person is given a very small dose of the food by mouth under the supervision of a board-certified allergist to test for a severe reaction. A new st… [...]

    Breastfeeding may help prevent children’s asthma exacerbations later in life

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45 percent lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in life compared with children who had not been breastfed. [...]

    Breastfeeding may help prevent children’s asthma exacerbations later in life

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45 percent lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in life compared with children who had not been breastfed. [...]

    Local allergic rhinitis often progresses over time

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Patients with local allergic rhinitis (LAR) show worsening of rhinitis, greater tendency toward development of asthma, and impairment of quality of life after 10 years, but have a similar rate of development of allergic rhinitis with systemic atopy as controls, according to research published online Aug. 22 in Allergy. [...]

    Will AI enable the third stage of life?

    Original @ KurzweilAI ยป News In his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark explores the future of technology, life, and intelligence. The question of how to define life is notoriously controversial. Competing definitions abound, some of which include highly specific requirements such as being composed of cells, which might [...] [...]

    Scientists develop infection model for tickborne flaviviruses

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have filled a research gap by developing a laboratory model to study ticks that transmit flaviviruses, such as Powassan virus. Powassan virus was implicated in the death of a New York man earlier this year… [...]

    Scientists develop infection model for tickborne flaviviruses

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have filled a research gap by developing a laboratory model to study ticks that transmit flaviviruses, such as Powassan virus. Powassan virus was implicated in the death of a New York man earlier this year… [...]