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Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby's immune system
Getting up close -- and a little dirty -- with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who've further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria. (2019-07-23)
Early introduction of peanuts in babies to reduce allergy risk
Worried about peanut allergies in children? A practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) outlines five things to know about early introduction of peanuts in infants to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. (2019-07-22)
Allergy, asthma risk are increased by microbial compound found in infant gut
A study of newborn infants has identified a compound produced by gut bacteria that appears to predispose certain infants to allergies and asthma later in life. (2019-07-22)
Cracks in the skin of eczema patients promote allergic diseases
Many babies with eczema go on to develop food allergies, asthma and hay fever, and researchers at National Jewish Health say it's not a coincidence. (2019-07-17)
Australian bee sting vaccine trial holds promise against allergic reactions
Most people have probably been stung by a bee and while it can be painful, it's especially dangerous for those at risk of suffering a life threatening allergic reaction. (2019-07-16)
Preeclampsia risk may be reduced by a healthy high-fibre diet
New research suggests that gut bacteria could have an impact on the outcome of pregnancies with a high plant-based fibre diet recommended. (2019-07-10)
New, noninvasive test for bowel diseases
Gut diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasingly prevalent worldwide, especially in industrialized countries. (2019-06-26)
New therapy targets gut bacteria to prevent and reverse food allergies
A new study, led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, identifies the species of bacteria in the human infant gut that protect against food allergies, finding changes associated with the development of food allergies and an altered immune response. (2019-06-24)
'Good' bacteria may prevent -- and reverse -- food allergy
A study by scientists at Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, published today in Nature Medicine, makes a strong case that the national epidemic of food allergy is caused by the absence of certain beneficial bacteria in the human gut. (2019-06-24)
Farm-like indoor microbiota may protect children from asthma also in urban homes
A child's risk of developing asthma is the lower the more the microbiota of the child's home resembles that of a farm house. (2019-06-17)
Researchers warn: junk food could be responsible for the food allergy epidemic
Experts at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition are today presenting the results of a study that show higher levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), found in abundance in junk food, are associated with food allergy in children. (2019-06-07)
Pollen allergies occur more frequently in anxiety sufferers
Seasonal allergies to different types of grass or tree pollen are more common in people with anxiety disorders, while patients with depression are more likely to suffer from perennial allergies triggered by allergens such as animal hair. (2019-05-28)
The Lancet: Peanut allergy oral immunotherapy increases allergic reactions, compared with avoidance or placebo
A systematic review including 12 studies with more than 1,000 patients who were followed for a year finds that, compared with allergen avoidance or placebo, current oral immunotherapy treatments result in a large increase in anaphylaxis and other allergic reactions, rather than preventing them as intended. (2019-04-25)
Oral immunotherapy safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies
New data published this week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice suggests that oral immunotherapy is safe for preschool-aged children with peanut allergies. (2019-04-16)
Fishy diagnostics for food allergy testing
James Cook University scientists in Australia have found material commonly used for fish allergy testing is unreliable -- potentially putting lives at risk. (2019-04-11)
You're probably not allergic to vaccines
Five facts about allergies to vaccines, pulled together by two McMaster University physicians. (2019-04-08)
Researchers develop first functional targeted inhibitors of peanut allergens
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have effectively prevented the binding of peanut allergens with IgE to suppress the allergic reaction to peanuts using a first-in-class design of allergen-specific inhibitors. (2019-04-08)
Poll: Pets help older adults cope with health issues, get active and connect with others
Pets help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues, according to a new national poll. (2019-04-03)
Lung disease bronchiectasis associated with high frequency of allergy
An international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found that patients with the lung disease bronchiectasis also often display sensitivity to airborne allergens, and has highlighted the particular role that fungi appear to play. (2019-04-03)
New research shows 73 percent of allergists prescribe under-the-tongue allergy tablets
A new study shows that most American allergists now prescribe under-the-tongue allergy tablets for patients to treat certain allergies. (2019-04-02)
A bad bout of flu triggers 'taste bud cells' to grow in the lungs
When researchers from the University of Pennsylvania examined mice that had recovered from severe influenza, they came upon a surprising discovery: Taste bud cells had grown in the animals' lungs. (2019-03-28)
Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring
A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. (2019-03-21)
Discovery of a crucial immune reaction when solid food is introduced that prevents inflammatory disorders
In newborn infants, gut microbiota is first conditioned by breast milk components. (2019-03-19)
Environmental variables may influence B cell development and allergies in children
An analysis of a birth cohort containing 51 newborns followed from infancy through the first three years of life has linked mutations in antibodies to a heightened risk of allergic diseases such as eczema. (2019-02-27)
Food allergies: A research update
Families impacted by food allergies will need psychosocial support as they try promising new therapies that enable them to ingest a food allergen daily or wear a patch that administers a controlled dose of that food allergen. (2019-02-22)
A deeper look at the relationship between dermatitis and food allergy, in pediatric patients
Researchers have discovered that food allergies are associated with distinct abnormalities in seemingly-healthy skin in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), a common skin disorder. (2019-02-20)
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. (2019-02-20)
Salt could be a key factor in allergic immune reactions
Salt apparently affects allergic immune reactions. A team working with Professor Christina Zielinski at the Technical University of Munich has demonstrated in cell cultures that salt leads to the formation of Th2 cells. (2019-02-20)
Food allergies and multiple sclerosis: study reveals a new link
Investigating the correlation between allergy and inflammatory disease activity, a team of investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital has found new evidence connecting food allergies and relapses of multiple sclerosis. (2019-02-19)
Educational outreach, public policy changes needed to reduce health hazards at nail salons
The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages. (2019-02-05)
Immune master regulator orchestrates responses to parasite infection
A new study has identified the master regulator that maintains a healthy gut and limits damage by parasitic whipworms. (2019-01-31)
White blood cells related to allergies may also be harnessed to destroy cancer cells
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that white blood cells which are responsible for chronic asthma and modern allergies may be used to eliminate malignant colon cancer cells. (2019-01-22)
Breastmilk sugars differ in pregnant women on probiotics
The complex sugars found in human breastmilk, long believed to be fixed in their composition, may change in women who are taking probiotics, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). (2019-01-22)
JAMA report outlines recommendations for evaluation and management of penicillin allergy
A review article in the Jan. 15, 2019, issue of JAMA recommends best practices for evaluation of reported penicillin allergies and provides clinicians with guidance and tools to help determine appropriate procedures based on the severity of previously reported reactions. (2019-01-15)
Intestinal bacteria from healthy infants prevent food allergy
New research from the University of Chicago shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies. (2019-01-14)
Gut microbes from healthy infants block milk allergy development in mice
New research suggests that the gut microbiome may help prevent the development of cow's milk allergy. (2019-01-14)
CRISPR study reveals new immune system regulators
Scientists have created the first retroviral CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing library to explore the regulation of mouse T cells, which are key cells in the immune system. (2019-01-10)
How herpesviruses shape the immune system
DZIF scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen have developed an analytic method that can very precisely detect viral infections using immune responses. (2019-01-08)
One in 10 adults in US has food allergy, but nearly 1 in 5 think they do
Over 10 percent of adults in the US -- over 26 million -- are estimated to have food allergy. (2019-01-04)
How common are food allergies?
Survey data suggest at least one in 10 US adults are food allergic and nearly one in five believe they have a food allergy. (2019-01-04)
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