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    Psychosocial benefit seen with probiotic, peanut oral immunotx

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy (PPOIT) has a sustained beneficial effect on psychosocial impact of food allergy after end-of-treatment, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in Allergy. [...]

    Don’t let fall allergies leave you in the cold

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories As the cooler weather moves in, the potential for fall allergies increases. One University of Alabama at Birmingham ear, nose and throat specialist says taking the right precautions and being aware of the causes can significantly reduce the risk of all… [...]

    Study finds asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Children at one year old who have eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) and are sensitized to an allergen are seven times more likely than other infants to develop asthma, and significantly more likely to have a food allergy by age three. [...]

    Experimental peanut allergy patch shows promise

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories An experimental patch that delivers a high dose of peanut protein has shown promise in reducing allergic reactions in children and adults, researchers said on Tuesday. [...]

    Three decades of responding to infectious disease outbreaks

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Soon after his appointment in 1984 as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., testified before Congress showing a world map annotated with a singl… [...]

    Allergy amplifier implicated in asthma also intensifies food allergy

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Almost eight percent of children under three years old and four percent of adults suffer food allergies, which trigger not only discomfiting symptoms like dermatitis and diarrhea but can cause deadly anaphylactic shock. Allergic responses emerge when f… [...]

    Allergy amplifier implicated in asthma also intensifies food allergy

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Almost eight percent of children under three years old and four percent of adults suffer food allergies, which trigger not only discomfiting symptoms like dermatitis and diarrhea but can cause deadly anaphylactic shock. Allergic responses emerge when f… [...]

    Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies: study

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University researchers show that breastfeeding might in fact increase the risk of developing hay fever and eczema, whi… [...]

    Two meds not always better than one for seasonal allergic rhinitis

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In a newly updated clinical practice guideline, published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergists offer practical advice on the best types and amounts of medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis. Annals is the scientific publicat… [...]

    New approach for treatment of contact allergy

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers from the University of Bonn have isolated a molecule that is suitable for the control of contact allergies. The study illuminates a central immune mechanism, which may also play a role in other inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or art… [...]