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New survey shows allergies dramatically impact sufferers' moods and how they feel about themselves
A new Harris Interactive phone survey conducted among 1,000 allergy sufferers, 1,000 consumers (both allergy sufferers and non-sufferers) and 300 physicians shows that beyond the sneezing, sniffling and watery eyes, allergies also have deep and emotional impacts on a sufferer's mood and self-perceptions. (2008-03-20)

Genetic Link Shows Children With Allergies Have Greater Tendency To Have Behavior Problems Than Children With No Allergies
Children with severe allergies have a greater tendency to also have significant behavior problems, such as aggressiveness, depression and irritability than children with no allergies, according to research at National Jewish Medical and Research Center. (1998-10-01)

Breastfeeding and risks of allergies and asthma
In an Acta Paediatrica study, exclusive breastfeeding for the first 3 months was linked with a lower risk of respiratory allergies and asthma when children reached 6 years of age. (2020-03-04)

Food allergies raise risk of asthma attacks
Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of food allergies ever undertaken. (2010-10-04)

Food allergies: Overestimated and underestimated
Half of all food allergies are not food allergies at all. This is what Cornelia S. Seitz et al., allergologists from Würzburg University, concluded in a study with 419 patients, as presented in the current edition of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. (2008-10-31)

Links between parents' and children's asthma and allergies
New research published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy found that, compared with a father's traits related to allergies and asthma, a mother's traits create a higher risk that a child will develop these same traits in early childhood. (2020-07-08)

Pets on planes
The preferences of pet owners should not replace the well-being of their fellow passengers, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2010-02-16)

Global allergy epidemic -- new data on vaccines/probiotics and dairy allergy
Why is there a global allergy epidemic? Three of the world's experts in allergy present new data at the International Congress of Immunology including why children who grow up on dairy farms are immune to dairy allergies; how giving probiotics to pregnant women can protect their offspring against allergy and a long-acting vaccine against cats. (2016-08-21)

Tracking down allergy-causing T helper cells
Scientists have finally homed in on a specific subset of immune cells that are central to allergies, clearing up the longstanding mystery behind why some individuals develop allergic diseases, and potentially identifying new therapeutic targets. (2017-08-02)

Food allergies can be transmitted from blood products to children in rare cases
In rare cases, children can develop anaphylactic allergies to previously tolerated foods after receiving blood products via transfusion, report the authors of a case study published in CMAJ. (2015-04-07)

Bee pollen supplements can cause anaphylactic reactions
Although many people take bee pollen as a health supplement, it can cause severe anaphylactic reactions. However, most people are unaware of the risks, states an article published in CMAJ. (2012-05-22)

Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog allergies
Children with eczema have a greater risk of developing asthma and food allergies. The number of children with eczema is rising, but the reasons are unclear. A new study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics examines the relationship between pet ownership and eczema. Researchers found that dog ownership among children with dog allergies may reduce the risk of developing eczema by age 4 years; cat ownership, however, may increase the risk among children with cat allergies. (2010-09-30)

Contact allergies may trigger immune system defences to ward off cancer
Contact allergies (reactions caused by direct contact with substances like common metals and chemicals) may help prime the immune system to ward off certain types of cancer, suggests research published today in the online only title BMJ Open. (2011-07-11)

Inner-Sydney study to investigate causes of hayfever and seasonal allergies
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research will investigate to what extent particular plants in inner Sydney contribute to people's hayfever and allergies. (2006-07-10)

Zinc lozenges help most patients recover earlier from the common cold
Zinc acetate lozenges may reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly 3 days, according to a recent analysis. (2016-07-06)

Protein produced by the nervous system may help treatments for inflammatory diseases
A Rutgers-led team discover a protein produced by nervous system may be key to treating inflammatory diseases like asthma, allergies, chronic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (2020-08-17)

Allergies: Can pharmacists fill the gap?
The lead editorial in this week's edition of the Lancet discusses the increasing prevalence of allergies and says that patients who suffer with them are being badly let down due to lack of specialist facilities and resources. Community pharmacists could help bridge this treatment gap. (2008-06-19)

Diet high in fiber and vitamin A key to preventing allergies to peanuts and other triggers
Eating a diet rich in fiber can actually shape the immune system to reduce allergies to substances such as peanuts, new research shows. The study, led by Australian scientists, suggests that a simple bowl of bran and some dried apricots in the morning could prevent allergies. It also reveals how the immune system works with the good bacteria in the gut to help protect against life threatening allergic responses. (2016-06-21)

Physicians knowledge of childhood food allergies needs room for improvement
A new study shows that pediatricians and family physicians are not confident in diagnosing or treating food allergies. (2009-12-09)

Why are allergies increasing?
Allergies have become a widespread in developed countries: hay fever, eczema, hives and asthma are all increasingly prevalent. The reason? Excessive cleanliness is to blame according to Dr. Guy Delespesse, a professor at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine. (2010-04-13)

Children on dairy farms less likely to develop allergies
Children who live on farms that produce milk run one-tenth the risk of developing allergies as other rural children. According to researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, pregnant women may benefit from spending time on dairy farms to promote maturation of the fetal and neonatal immune system. (2014-07-09)

Study shows link between antibiotics and allergies, asthma
Children who receive antibiotics within their first six months of birth increase their risk of developing by age 7 allergies to pets, ragweed, grass and dust mites and asthma, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. (2003-09-30)

Study: Vaccine suppresses peanut allergies in mice
A vaccine may successfully turn off peanut allergy in mice, a new study shows. (2018-04-11)

Allergy shots during pregnancy may decrease allergies in children
Expecting mothers who suffer from allergies may want to consider another vaccination in addition to the flu shot and Tdap. A study being presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found pregnant women who receive allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, during pregnancy may decrease their baby's chance of developing allergies. (2013-11-08)

Society's lack of food allergies impacts those afflicted with food allergies
Society's lack of knowledge of food allergies can greatly impact those afflicted with food allergies. (2008-09-30)

New treatments may allow allergic people to safely eat eggs, peanuts and other foods
New treatments are offering the prospect of eating without fear for the 15 million people in the United States with food allergies, according to the cover story in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (2012-10-24)

Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood
New late-breaking research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies. (2017-10-27)

Allergic to insect stings: Allergy shots decrease anxiety and depression
According to a study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 7-11, allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, can improve quality of life for insect sting allergy sufferers. (2013-11-08)

The upside to allergies: cancer prevention
A new article in the December issue of the Quarterly Review of Biology provides strong evidence that allergies are much more than just an annoying immune malfunction. They may protect against certain types of cancer. (2008-10-29)

'Tis The Season To Sneeze, Sniffle And Itch - Allergists Can Help Holiday Allergy Sufferers
Are you allergic to Christmas? Thousands of Americans are allergic to the oil or sap of Christmas trees, and evergreen wreaths and garlands. For relief, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommend allergy vaccinations. In fact, a (1998-12-11)

City kids more likely to have food allergies than rural ones
Children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas, according to a new study, which is the first to map children's food allergies by geographical location in the United States. In particular, kids in big cities are more than twice as likely to have peanut and shellfish allergies. (2012-06-07)

Anaphylaxis from shrimp allergy is rare in children
According to a study being presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Baltimore, Nov. 7-11, anaphylaxis due to shrimp is rare in children, under 8 percent. (2013-11-08)

Allergies alone not associated with increased risk of nighttime breathing problems
Allergic rhinitis does not appear to be associated with snoring or daytime sleepiness, but individuals with obstructed nasal passages are likely to experience both regardless of whether they have allergies, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-12-15)

Latest research on allergies: Specific immunotherapy can help
Specific immune therapy works for many people and it is becoming increasingly popular in Europe, according to the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. (2008-06-11)

Children allergic to cow's milk smaller and lighter
Children allergic to cow's milk are smaller and weigh less, according to the first published study to characterize growth trajectories from early childhood to adolescence in children with persistent food allergies. (2019-12-16)

Study shows ICU patients with low-risk penicillin allergies can be tested and treated
Many patients previously diagnosed with a penicillin allergy can have their allergy label removed after testing and safely undergo treatment with penicillin medications, according to a study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2020-04-02)

Hypoallergenic parks: Coming soon?
Granada, Spain's climate and layout is like that of many cities in the Mediterranean area, which has the highest occurrence of pollen allergies in the world. The researchers hope their efforts will lead to fantastic urban green spaces that don't cause allergic reactions for 30 percent of the city's population. (2015-08-26)

Intestinal worms may solve allergy puzzle
Young people with parasite worms currently have a four times higher risk for developing allergies and asthma than others. (2017-12-04)

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)

On the menu: Research helps future restaurant managers reach out to customers with food allergies
A Kansas State University research team is using a United States Department of Agriculture Higher Education Challenge Grant to serve up improved food allergy education for future restaurant managers and staff. (2011-10-05)

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