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Why people experience seasonal skin changes
A new British Journal of Dermatology study provides information that may help explain why many people experience eczema and dry skin in the winter. (2018-03-07)

Hispanic and black children more likely to miss school due to eczema than white children
In a study that highlights racial disparities in the everyday impact of eczema, new research shows Hispanic and black children are more likely than white children to miss school due to the chronic skin disease. (2019-05-22)

Right beneath the skin we all have the same bacteria
In the dermis skin layer, the same bacteria are found across age and gender. This has been shown by researchers from the University of Copenhagen in a new study which has studied skin samples from knees and hips. The researchers hope it is a step in the direction of a better understanding of why skin disorders occur. (2020-02-12)

Breastfed babies are less likely to have eczema as teenagers, study shows
Babies whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively for a sustained period from birth have a 54 percent lower risk of eczema at the age of 16, a new study led by researchers from King's College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol and McGill University shows. (2017-11-13)

Study finds asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1
Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a clinical assessment to determine the presence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and AD. (2017-11-15)

Did prolonged breastfeeding reduce risk of asthma, atopic eczema in adolescents?
A breastfeeding program appeared to reduce the development of atopic eczema (an allergic skin response) but not asthma and lung function among children at age 16. (2017-11-13)

Review examines diversity in dermatology clinical trials
Racial and ethnic groups can be underrepresented in medical research. So what is the makeup of participants in randomized clinical trials of common dermatologic conditions? A review article published online by JAMA Dermatology attempts to answer that question. (2017-01-04)

Silk clothing offers no benefit for children with eczema, study finds
Wearing silk clothing offers no additional benefit for children who suffer from moderate to severe eczema, a study led by researchers at The University of Nottingham has found. (2017-04-12)

Kids persistently allergic to cow's milk are smaller than peers with nut allergies
Children who experience persistent allergies to cow's milk may remain shorter and lighter throughout pre-adolescence when compared with children who are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, according to a retrospective chart review. (2018-03-03)

Scientists discover how treating eczema could also alleviate asthma
Scientists from VIB-UGent have discovered insights for a possible new therapy for eczema that also reduces the severity of asthma. The findings are an important next step in understanding the relationship between the two inflammatory diseases and to developing effective therapies. The results of the study are published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (2018-01-19)

Skin bacteria help cancer cells grow
Our skin is covered in millions of bacteria and most of them help keep us healthy. However, for patients with lymphoma, it may be a rather different story, as new research from the University of Copenhagen shows that toxins in the staphylococcus bacteria help cancer cells gain control over healthy cells. The Danish Cancer Society's Break Cancer Collection contributed DKK 3 million (US$0.5 million) to the research project. (2016-01-06)

Eczema plus family history can mean a longer hospital stay for kids with asthma
Research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's Annual Scientific Meeting examines the relationship between medical history and allergic reactions in children, and how long they stayed in the hospital after an asthma attack. (2017-10-27)

Reducing peanut allergy risks in children -- The Nurse Practitioner presents update
New prevention and treatment approaches can reduce serious health risks due to peanut allergy in children, according to an article in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer. (2018-02-15)

Oral vitamin D may help prevent some skin infections
A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, suggests that use of oral vitamin D supplements bolsters production of a protective chemical normally found in the skin, and may help prevent skin infections that are a common result of atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema. (2008-10-06)

Increased depression, suicidal thoughts and stress are reported in patients with chronically itchy skin
Itch is a very common symptom in patients suffering from skin diseases. In a new multicenter cross-sectional study on the psychological burden of itch in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, published by Elsevier, investigators report that the presence of itch in dermatological patients was significantly associated with clinical depression, suicidal ideation and stress. They recommend providing patients with access to a multidisciplinary team to prevent and manage problems associated with itch. (2019-10-29)

Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies
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, while not having any clear effect on the risk of asthma. The results have been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (2017-11-13)

A new tactic for eczema?
Existing treatments for eczema, which affects about 17 percent of children in developed countries, are expensive or have side effects. A study in Science Immunology suggests a different approach to eczema, one that stimulates a natural brake on the allergic attack, made by T regulatory cells in the skin. (2018-03-06)

The miseries of allergies just may help prevent some cancers, study finds
There may be a silver -- and healthy -- lining to the miserable cloud of allergy symptoms: Sneezing, coughing, tearing and itching just may help prevent cancer -- particularly colon, skin, bladder, mouth, throat, uterus and cervix, lung and gastrointestinal tract cancer, according to a new Cornell study. (2008-11-11)

Pregnant women and new moms still hesitant to introduce peanut products
In January 2017 guidelines were released urging parents to begin early introduction of peanut-containing foods to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. A new study shows those who are aware of the guidelines are still hesitant to put them into place and not everyone has heard of them. (2018-03-19)

Steroid study sheds light on long term side effects of medicines
Fresh insights into key hormones found in commonly prescribed medicines have been discovered, providing further understanding of the medicines' side effects. (2017-12-13)

Black and Hispanic children in the US have more severe eczema than white children
A presentation at this year's virtual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting reveals the disparities that exist for Black and Hispanic children when it comes to Atopic Dermatitis (AD), commonly known as eczema. (2020-11-13)

TWEAKing inflammation
Superficially, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis may appear similar but their commonalities are only skin deep. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is primarily driven by an allergic reaction, while psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease. Nevertheless, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology were able to pinpoint a common driver of skin inflammation in both diseases. (2017-05-22)

FSU researchers determine a critical factor in workings of proteins
Scientists know that a better understanding of how proteins bond could lead to more effective treatments for genetic disorders and other life-threatening conditions. Now, a pair of Florida State University researchers' new theory has been proven to accurately predict the association rate for proteins. Their theory is outlined in the February issue of the scientific journal Structure. (2007-02-14)

Black children less likely to see doctor for eczema despite being more severely affected
A new study shows white children in America are more likely to see a doctor for treatment of eczema than black children, despite the fact that the disease is likely more severe among minorities. (2017-09-29)

Ozone exposure at birth increases risk of asthma development
A long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O3), a common air pollutant, at birth was associated with an 82 percent increased risk of developing asthma by age three. The study, which was a 10-year follow-up to the 2006 Toronto Child Health Evaluation Questionnaire (T-CHEQ), was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference. (2018-05-20)

Early life exposure to antibiotics is related to increased risk of allergies later in life
Research presented Sept. 6, 2016, at this year's European Respiratory Society International Congress in London, UK, shows that exposure to antibiotics early in life is related to increased risk of developing allergies later in life. The research is by Dr. Fariba Ahmadizar, Utrecht University, Netherlands and colleagues. (2016-09-05)

p110 delta: A key player in the allergic response
Findings from the University College London Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), published in this week's Nature, detail how inactivating a key signalling molecule called p110delta reduced the effect of allergies on mice. (2004-10-20)

Dogs may protect against childhood eczema and asthma
Two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting show there may be even more reason to love your dog as they may provide a protective effect against ezcema and asthma. (2017-10-27)

What pediatricians tell parents about early peanut introduction to prevent allergy
Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren't being discussed by pediatricians. (2017-10-27)

Mislabeled moisturizers create problems for skin disorder sufferers
A new Northwestern Medicine study found that nearly half of the moisturizers on consumer shelves marked 'fragrance free' could still cause a skin rash or allergy, 83 percent of moisturizers labeled 'hypoallergenic' had at least one potentially allergenic ingredient, and products labeled as 'dermatologist-recommended' often came with a higher price tag. The study will help dermatologists guide consumers on moisturizer use. (2017-09-06)

New study suggests 21 percent increase in childhood peanut allergy since 2010
New late-breaking research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting suggests that peanut allergy in children has increased 21 percent since 2010, and that nearly 2.5 percent of US children may have an allergy to peanuts. (2017-10-27)

Severe eczema in adults may increase risk of cardiovascular disease
Adults with severe eczema could face an increased risk of experiencing non-fatal cardiovascular disease, according to the largest ever study to examine the link, published in the BMJ. (2018-05-23)

Atopic eczema linked to increase fracture risk in adults
Adults with atopic eczema could face a raised risk of fracture, with the risk increasing the more severe the condition, according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (2019-11-20)

'Master regulator' of skin formation discovered
Researchers at Oregon State University have found one gene in the human body that appears to be a master regulator for skin development, in research that could help address everything from skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis to the wrinkling of skin as people age. (2009-03-24)

Consumption of fast food linked with asthma and other allergic diseases
A new Respirology review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis. (2018-07-05)

Heavier birth weight linked to childhood allergies
New research shows that the more a baby weighs at birth relative to its gestational age the higher the risk they will suffer from childhood food allergy or eczema, although not hay fever. (2019-10-15)

Deciphering the link between skin allergies and the gut microbiota
Over the last few years, scientists have discovered connections between gut microbiota imbalances and various diseases. Now, in a study using mice, a team led by CNRS researchers have revealed a surprising relationship between a viral detection system, the composition of the gut microbiota, and the development of skin allergies. Their findings, published in PNAS suggest potential new therapies. (2018-09-25)

Scientists identify unique subtype of eczema linked to food allergy
Atopic dermatitis, also known as allergic eczema, affects nearly 20 percent of children, 30 percent of whom also have food allergies. Scientists have found that children with both atopic dermatitis and food allergy have structural and molecular differences in top layers of skin near the eczema lesions, whereas children with atopic dermatitis alone don't. Defining these differences may help identify children at risk for developing food allergies. The research was supported by NIAID. (2019-02-20)

Your severe eczema may best be treated by allergy shots
A medically-challenging case found that allergy shots provided significant benefits to the eczema symptoms suffered by a 48-year-old man. (2018-11-16)

The Center for the Study of Itch reviews what causes chronic itching and scratching
Relentless itch is a feature of many skin disorders, such as eczema and psoriasis, but the cause of this itch -- and what drives us to scratch -- is somewhat mysterious. A review appearing Nov. 21 in the journal Trends in Immunology from the Washington University School of Medicine Center for the Study of Itch presents what we know about the biology of the itch-scratch cycle. (2018-11-21)

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