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Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:00:01 +0100

SATURDAY, Feb. 24, 2018 -- Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma or allergies, parents need to take extra steps in planning their outdoor experience. " Kids with allergies and asthma need... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Allergy medications and pregnancy: What's safe?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)



La Pasta Inc/Heinen ’s. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Product Heinen’s Potato Gnocchi UPC# 02060141062

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:34:00 +0100

La Pasta Inc. of Silver Spring, Maryland is recalling the private label Potato Gnocchi manufactured for Heinen ’s supermarkets because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)



SBRT Then Pembrolizumab: Well Tolerated in Met Tumors

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:11:26 +0100

The significant tumor shrinkage and immunologic changes observed support a complementary role of SBRT and PD-1 immunotherapy, investigators concluded. (Source: CancerNetwork)



Aaaai 2018 aaaai 2018

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:04:16 +0100

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAAAI 2018.Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Hastings toddler is allergic to water and blisters in bath

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:49:13 +0100

Eighteen-month-old Ivy Angerman, from Hastings, Minnesota, was diagnosed with the extremely rare condition  aquagenic urticaria in October last year and is one of just 50 sufferers worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Toddler is allergic to water and blisters in the bath

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:49:30 +0100

Eighteen-month-old Ivy Angerman, from Hastings, Minnesota, was diagnosed with the extremely rare condition  aquagenic urticaria in October last year and is one of just 50 sufferers worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Kenya:Kenyan Study Links Curtains and Carpets to Illness

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:34:36 +0100

[Nairobi News] How often do you change your curtains and air them? Have you ever wondered about the source of most allergic attacks at home? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



US hospitals testing experimental therapies to prevent two common bacterial infections

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID-supported clinical sites in the US are participating in two ongoing international Phase 2 trials evaluating investigational antibody-based therapies aimed at preventing potentially antibiotic-resistant infections. By aligning the NIAID Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) with a large international consortium leading the effort, the US investigators hope to enroll adult patients from 15 intensive care units in the trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Merck to Buy Australian Viral Immuno-oncology Firm for $394 Million Merck to Buy Australian Viral Immuno-oncology Firm for $394 Million

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:45:55 +0100

U.S. drugmaker Merck& Co, already one of the leaders in the hot area of cancer immunotherapy, said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Viralytics for 502 million Australian dollars ($394 million) to expand its pipeline in the sector.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)



Allergy Drug May Reduce Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica Allergy Drug May Reduce Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:54:22 +0100

The pilot study, which showed an effect of allergy drug cetirizine, suggests a key role of eosinophils in the pathogenesis of NMO, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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The Nasal Flu Vaccine Is Set to Come Back Next Year. Here ’s What to Know About It

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:14:54 +0100

After a two-year hiatus, the nasal flu vaccine is set to return to doctors’ offices next year. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 12 to 2 on Wednesday to return the nasal spray to the CDC’s list of recommended vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season. Pending final approval from the CDC director, the vote would greenlight the spray for widespread use and compel insurance companies to cover it. The committee stopped short of explicitly recommending the nasal spray, however, and will instead let providers and patients decide if they’ll use it instead of traditional flu shots. There is one catch. Even though this year’s flu season is still in full swing, many providers have already purchased their supplies for the next one, STAT reports —...



Seggiano USA, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:12:00 +0100

Seggiano USA, Inc. of Cheyenne, WY is voluntarily recalling Tuscan Kale Pesto mislabeled with Artichoke& Garlic labels because the labels do not declare tree nuts (cashews). Individuals who have allergies to tree nuts run the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Tuscan Kale Pesto product. No incidents have been reported to date in connection with this issue. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)



ACS: E-Cigarettes OK for Smoking Cessation ... with Caveats

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:35:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Short period of dual use OK, if goal is to quit (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)



Snyder ’s Lance Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Amount of 6.5 oz Emerald® Glazed Walnuts Due to Potential Presence of Undeclared Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews and Pecans

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:08:00 +0100

Emerald ® Nuts is initiating a voluntary recall for a limited amount of its 6.5oz Glazed Walnuts product, distributed nationwide, due to the potential presence of undeclared peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of ser ious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product (Source: Food and Drug Administration)



Aimmune's Peanut Allergy Drug Meets Main Goal, Shares Surge Aimmune's Peanut Allergy Drug Meets Main Goal, Shares Surge

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:31:59 +0100

U.S. drug developer Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its peanut allergy drug met the main goal of an eagerly awaited late-stage study, sending its shares up 18 percent premarket.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)

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Protein active in life-threatening allergic reactions is a promising target for therapy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Food Allergy Research& Education) In a recently published study supported by Food Allergy Research& Education, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have described a signaling pathway that can contribute to the dangerous circulatory and respiratory symptoms of anaphylaxis. The pathway, which promotes fluid loss from blood vessels into surrounding tissues, includes the interleukin-4 receptor, a protein that is targeted by a drug already approved to treat moderate to severe eczema. These findings hold promise for a treatment to make anaphylaxis less deadly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Market of Choice Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Sezam Kale Salad

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:34:00 +0100

Market of Choice of Eugene, Oregon is recalling Sezam Kale Salad because it may contain undeclared EGG. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)



Allergy Alert Issued by Sunneen Health Foods for Undeclared Pecan in Vegan Buffalo Chicken Bites

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:27:00 +0100

Sunneen Health Foods is voluntarily recalling mislabeled Whole Foods Market Vegan Buffalo Chicken Bites sold at 13 Whole Foods Market stores in New York and New Jersey because the products contained tree nut (pecan) allergens that were not listed on the product label. The issue was discovered at the distribution center. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)



Cancer detection: Seeking signals in blood

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: ScienceNOW)



Correction: Peanut Allergy Treatment story

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:09:19 +0100

(Source: ABC News: Health)

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Peanut capsules cure children of peanut allergies

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:25:27 +0100

Children who consume daily doses of peanut powder are less likely to have allergic reactions to the legume, according to new research conducted by California-based Aimmune Therapeutics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Immunotherapy for peanut allergy safe, effective in clinical trial

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:37:18 +0100

A new immunotherapy has shown promise in a clinical trial for people with severe peanut allergies, researchers at Aimmune Therpeutics reported this week. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Peanut protein powder a solution for those suffering from allergies?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:14:48 +0100

But there are still some hurdles to overcome before the Aimmune drug hits medicine cabinets (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Peanut protein powder shows potential for treating allergies

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:12:33 +0100

A promising new treatment could help children suffering from peanut allergies. Aimmune Therapeutics say research shows the daily use of its peanut protein capsules could desensitize children to the allergy. But there are still some hurdles before the drug hits medicine cabinets. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Treatment for Severe Peanut Allergy Shows Promise in Company Study

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Treatment for Severe Peanut Allergy Shows Promise in Company StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)

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A new peanut allergy drug could force a change of behaviour

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:42 +0100

Aimmune’s potential cure may be onerous, but that is not necessarily a bad thing (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



Experimental Biologic Surpasses Ustekinumab for Psoriasis Experimental Biologic Surpasses Ustekinumab for Psoriasis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:58:03 +0100

A biologic under investigation for severe psoriasis has topped one of the most effective therapies on the market in head-to-head phase 3 trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)



Peanut Allergy Treatment Shows Promise in Study

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:20:57 +0100

By the end of the study, 67 percent of the participants who took the peanut flour were able to tolerate the equivalent of roughly two peanuts, compared with only 4 percent of those who took the placebo. (Source: WebMD Health)



Morning Break: Iceland's Circumcision Ban; Peanut Allergy Success;'Bachelor' Brain

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:35:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)



Peanut allergy treatment succeeds in study

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0100

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A California company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate the nuts in a major study.Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some have life-threatening reactions... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)

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Peanut allergy drug nears approval after clinical trial success

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:23:31 +0100

Treatment has potential for $1bn annual sales but investors fret over dropout rates (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



Preventive Treatment For Peanut Allergies Succeeds In Study

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:17:16 +0100

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate nuts in a major study. Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some may have life-threatening reactions if accidentally exposed to them. Doctors have been testing daily doses of peanut flour, contained in a capsule and sprinkled over food, as a way to prevent that. California-based Aimmune (AIM-yoon) Therapeutics said 67 percent of kids who had its treatment were able to tolerate the equivalent of roughly two peanuts at the end of the study, compared to only 4 percent of others given a dummy powder. The study involved nearly 500 kids ages 4 to 17 with severe peanut allergies. They were given either capsu...



Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:08:20 +0100

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way (Source: ABC News: Health)



Aimmune's peanut allergy drug meets main goal, shares surge

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:32:52 +0100

(Reuters) - U.S. drug developer Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its peanut allergy drug met the main goal of an eagerly awaited late-stage study, sending its shares up 18 percent premarket. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Aimmune's peanut allergy drug meets main goal of key study

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:53:03 +0100

(Reuters) - U.S. drug developer Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its peanut allergy drug met the main goal of an eagerly awaited late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Aimmune’s peanut allergy drug succeeds in late stage clinical trial

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:49:28 +0100

Treatment on track to be first approved for potentially fatal condition (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



2018 ACIP Immunization Schedules: Key Changes 2018 ACIP Immunization Schedules: Key Changes

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:04:33 +0100

Drs David Kim and Candice Robinson, from the CDC, provide a brief bulleted summary of the key changes clinicians should know.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)



Abl and Arg mediate cysteine cathepsin secretion to facilitate melanoma invasion and metastasis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The incidence of melanoma is increasing, particularly in young women, and the disease remains incurable for many because of its aggressive, metastatic nature and its high rate of resistance to conventional, targeted, and immunological agents. Cathepsins are proteases that are critical for melanoma progression and therapeutic resistance. Intracellular cathepsins cleave or degrade proteins that restrict cancer progression, whereas extracellular cathepsins directly cleave the extracellular matrix and activate proinvasive proteases in the tumor microenvironment. Cathepsin secretion is markedly increased in cancer cells. We investigated the signaling pathways leading to increased cathepsin secretion in melanoma cells. We found that the nonreceptor tyrosine kinases Abl and Arg (Abl/Arg) promoted...



ASK THE GP: Can airport scanners give me cancer?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:25:45 +0100

The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week,he deals with the effects of airport scanners, allergies chronic pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



How to get rid of black mould and damp: Avoid catching aspergillus with these five steps

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:44:00 +0100

BLACK mould and damp is a common problem during this time of year and respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma can be a result of infestations. Inhaling tiny bits of mould can also cause a condition called aspergillosis. The NHS explains how best to get rid of mould and damp problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Using Biology of Atopic Dermatitis to Improve Therapy

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:35:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Following psoriasis model of molecular targeting (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)



How humans regulate Aspergillus colonization in fungal allergy

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:37:20 +0100

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:37Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)



Sex hormones affect progression of asthma

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0100

A study published, inThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reports that normal fluctuations in female hormones may affect the development and symptoms of asthma.  Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)



Immune signature predicts asthma susceptibility

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) identified a subset of T cells, whose frequency serves as early childhood immune signature that predicts the risk of developing asthma later on. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



UCLA scientists receive $7.7 million grant to study HIV recurrence

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:07:06 +0100

The virus that causes AIDS is known to hide in certain rare cells. When people with HIV stop taking their medications, the virus can re-emerge and multiply, or “rebound,” from those hiding places. To better combat HIV, scientists have been working to understand how and why the virus re-emerges.“It’s the resurrection of virus that you couldn’t see in the body before,” said Jerome Zack, professor of medicine and chair of the UCLA department of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Zack, who is director of the  UCLA Center for AIDS Research, and colleagues recently received a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases called “Defining Factors Controlling HIV Rebound.” The five-year, $7.7 mill...

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In Allergy Bullying, Food Can Hurt

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:30:41 +0100

An attack with allergens shown in a “ Peter Rabbit ” scene mirrors real-life threats to kids ’ health, parents say. (Source: NYT Health)



Shielding EMFs found to reduce 90% of symptoms in people with autoimmune disease

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:38:41 +0100

(Natural News) Revolutionary research has shown that hindering exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) produces significant symptom changes in 90 percent of patients with autoimmune disease. This provides proof that radiation poses innumerable health risks to humans. A recent study that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Immunologic Research titled “Electrosmog and Autoimmune Disease” enlightens people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Aspergillus Immunology and Inflammation

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:52:42 +0100

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:52Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)



Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Aspergillosis

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:18:04 +0100

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:18Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)



Reducing peanut allergy risks in children -- The Nurse Practitioner presents update

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Wolters Kluwer Health) 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggests

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Edinburgh) Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Structures of C1-IgG1 provide insights into how danger pattern recognition activates complement

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Danger patterns on microbes or damaged host cells bind and activate C1, inducing innate immune responses and clearance through the complement cascade. How these patterns trigger complement initiation remains elusive. Here, we present cryo–electron microscopy analyses of C1 bound to monoclonal antibodies in which we observed heterogeneous structures of single and clustered C1–immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) hexamer complexes. Distinct C1q binding sites are observed on the two Fc-CH2 domains of each IgG molecule. These are consistent with known interactions and also reveal additional interactions, which are supported by functional IgG1-mutant analysis. Upon antibody binding, the C1q arms condense, inducing rearrangements of the C1r2s2 proteases and tilting C1q’s cone-shaped stalk....



Recognizing danger signals

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: ScienceNOW)



Chromatin regulation and immune escape

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: ScienceNOW)



Jason Tetro reveals how to flu-proof your home

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:54:59 +0100

Jason Tetro, a visiting professor of immunology at the University of Guelph, breaks down how bacteria festers at home and keep communal areas virus-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Recall issued after Vancouver teen's allergic reaction to cookies with undeclared peanuts

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:38:37 +0100

Canada's food regulator has issued a recall for two products after a Vancouver teenager had a severe allergic reaction to cookies containing peanuts not listed as an ingredient on the label. (Source: CBC | Health)



Only U.S. Cryotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Finds Success

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:48:52 +0100

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Shanda Blackmon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, believes there is a place for cryotherapy in the future multidisciplinary treatment of pleural mesothelioma. She wants to show it with this groundbreaking clinical trial. “We think [cryotherapy] could play an important role in treatment,” Blackmon told Asbestos.com. “So far, things look promising, but you can’t say anything specific without more numbers. Right now, it’s a little like telling a story.” Cryotherapy involves destroying cancer cells, or any abnormal tissues, by freezing them with controlled nitrogen vapors. It is often used for external tumors and applied directly with a spraying device. It also is used internally with a tube called a cryoprobe for several types of cancers and precance...



5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:00:49 +0100

If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according to a growing body of scientific research. Dr. Helen Riess, director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the forthcoming book The Empathy Effect, told TIME how falling head over heels can help your health, both mentally and physically. Love makes you happy. When you first fall in love, dopamine, the feel-good brain chemical associated with reward, is especially active. “That is a mood intensifier, so people feel extremely positive and very appreciated,” Riess says — hence that “on cloud nine&...



Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:02:36 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have a food allergy, but many more are getting unnecessary testing. Specific blood and skin prick tests can help detect food allergies. But the U.S. National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:02:02 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine's Day romancing, an expert warns. " Keeping everyone free of allergy and asthma flare-ups helps keep the focus on romance this Valentine's Day. Red or itchy eyes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Food Allergies: To Test or Not to TestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)



Sony Apologizes For Food Allergy Scene in 'Peter Rabbit'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Sony Apologizes For Food Allergy Scene in 'Peter Rabbit'Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)



Practice Guidelines for Peanut Allergies Practice Guidelines for Peanut Allergies

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:14:52 +0100

Get up-to-date on the latest recommendations for the identification, management, and prevention of peanut allergies.Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Parents Angry Over Food Allergy Bullying in Movie'Peter Rabbit '

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:35:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Call for boycott prompts apology from Sony Pictures (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)

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Darwin ’ s Dogs Project Takes Closer Look At Pets ’ DNA And Behavior

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:25:30 +0100

NATICK (CBS) – “What I love about Daisy is she’s just a cute little hound dog,” said 10-year-old Josh Corliss of Natick. Josh and his mom, Mary Ann, didn’t always know what kind of dog they really had. “When we first got Daisy we thought she was a Redbone Coonhound and a mix of some sort,” Mary Ann told WBZ-TV. Well, she’s a mix alright. (Image credit: Darwin’s Dogs) “We found out that our Redbone Coonhound is actually half Bloodhound, and about a third Boxer and another third Heinz 57,” said Mary Ann while looking at a colorful pie chart, which breaks down the different breeds carried in Daisy’s DNA. The Corliss family was able to map out the tale of Daisy’s DNA thanks to Darwin’s Dogs. “It’s ...



Why UPMC is building an immunology center

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:04:32 +0100

Immunology studies the body's immune system, the part of the body that fights infections and is boosted by vaccinations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



UPMC to build $200M immunology center in Pittsburgh

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:02:52 +0100

UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh announced Tuesday a new center for immunology, cancer treatment and aging that will be the vanguard of a new bio-innovation center. The $200 million UPMC Immune Transplant and Therapy Center will be part of a redesigned eight-story, 200,000-square-foot building located at 5000 Baum, a former Ford car plant and showroom. It will focus on the immune system, bringing together research from the university and UPMC that is geared t oward use at the clinical level… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)



Air pollution inside the home: Popular air fresheners and fabric cleaners are full of chemicals, could be causing your asthma, allergies

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:13:40 +0100

(Natural News) Who doesn’t want to live in a home that looks and smells wonderful? That’s why we tend to spruce up our living spaces with air fresheners and fabric cleaners. But these products could actually be doing us more harm than good. So much so that the amount of common air pollutants within homes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



NIH study will assess biomarker as indicator of viral lower respiratory tract infection

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A new clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, aims to determine whether low blood levels of the protein procalcitonin can reliably indicate whether a person's lower respiratory tract infection will improve with antibiotic treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



How an Oregon woman became the first known case of a most peculiar infection

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:59:03 +0100

Abby Beckley was working on an Alaskan fishing boat in August 2016 when her left eye started feeling very irritated. “I thought I had gotten a piece of fuzz in there, or I was allergic to something,” recalled Beckley, who is from Grants Pass. “I was getting headaches and I was sensitive to the sun. It was a constant irritant.” She arrived in port five days later, determined to remove whatever was in her eye. She inserted her finger and when she pulled it out, she was shocked. “There… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Bed Bug Histamines: A New Indoor Allergen?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:35:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- High heat didn't reduce histamine levels in house dust (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)



Why parents are boycotting 'Peter Rabbit'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:19:42 +0100

Some parents are boycotting the "Peter Rabbit" movie for a scene that they say depicts "food allergy bullying." Sony has issued an apology in response to parents' concerns, stating that "food allergies are a serious issue." (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Food allergy sufferers win apology over 'Peter Rabbit'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:18:24 +0100

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie studio Sony Pictures apologized on Monday for a scene in its "Peter Rabbit" children's film after an online outcry from sufferers of food allergies. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Why parents are boycotting 'Peter Rabbit'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:05:40 +0100

Some parents are boycotting the "Peter Rabbit" movie for a scene that they say depicts "food allergy bullying." Sony has issued an apology in response to parents' concerns, stating that "food allergies are a serious issue." (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Sony Apologizes for ‘ Peter Rabbit ’ Movie ’ s Allergy Scene

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:58:43 +0100

Tom McGregor, a villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example. (Source: NYT Health)



Pulmatrix doses first patient in Ph1 Pulmazole trial

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:28:36 +0100

Pulmatrix (NSDQ:PULM) said today that the first patient was treated in a first-in-human study of Pulmazole – an inhaled formulation of the anti-fungal drug, itraconazole. The Lexington, Mass.-based company is evaluating its iSperse formulation of the drug as a treatment for asthma patients who have developed allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pulmatrix doses first patient in Ph1 Pulmazole trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Peter Rabbit filmmakers and studio apologize for insensitively depicting character's allergy

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:28:54 +0100

Peter Rabbit filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character's allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. (Source: CBC | Health)

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Sony Apologizes After ‘ Peter Rabbit ’ Movie Exploits a Food Allergy, Upsetting Parents

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:23:54 +0100

Tom McGregor, a villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example. (Source: NYT Health)



‘ Peter Rabbit ’ Exploits a Food Allergy to Attack a Villain. Parents Aren ’ t Happy.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:47:15 +0100

Tom McGregor, the villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example. (Source: NYT Health)



Anaphylaxis: What is the deadly condition after calls for Peter Rabbit film to be removed?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:29:00 +0100

ANAPHYLAXIS symptoms include feeling lightheaded, wheezing and losing consciousness. Here ’s everything you need to know about the allergic condition, after calls for the new Peter Rabbit movie to be removed from cinemas for “mocking” the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Peter Rabbit film producers apologise over allergy scene

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 04:47:49 +0100

Sony Pictures "regrets" a scene in the film where bunnies pelt a character with blackberries. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Officials investigate reports of students reacting to kiwi

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:57:37 +0100

Rhode Island officials are investigating reports of 34 students who experienced allergic reactions after eating kiwi (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Regeneron CEO Says Fears Over Eylea'Greatly Exaggerated'Regeneron CEO Says Fears Over Eylea'Greatly Exaggerated '

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:11:14 +0100

Fears of the demise of blockbuster eye drug Eylea (aflibercept) were"greatly exaggerated," Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's chief executive said on Thursday, after the treatment and new eczema drug Dupixent (dupilumab) powered the company's fourth-quarter results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)



Weis Markets Issues Recall for its Pre-Made Penne Pasta with Asiago Sauce and Grilled Chicken Single Serving Meal Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:38:00 +0100

Weis Markets today announced it had issued a recall for its pre-made Penne Pasta with Asiago Sauce and Grilled Chicken single serving meal for failing to list a milk allergen on its label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)



Prenatal, Early Life Fructose Intake Associated With Asthma

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

High intake of sugar - sweetened beverages during pregnancy and early childhood linked to asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)



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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:27:30 +0100

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. National...



Researchers to develop new allergy relief device using cold plasma technology

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Liverpool) Researchers at the University of Liverpool have been awarded funding to develop an innovative device that uses cold plasma technology to tackle the problem of airborne allergens in the home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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NIH scientists adapt new brain disease test for Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIH scientists have modified a test for early diagnosis of prion diseases with the goal of improving early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. The NIAID-led group tested cerebral spinal fluid samples from people with Parkinson's disease; people with dementia with Lewy bodies; and controls, some of whom had Alzheimer's disease. The test correctly excluded all the controls and diagnosed both Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies with 93 percent accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Funding to lead team-based investigation of gynecologic cancer therapies

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) E. John Wherry, PhD, a cancer and immunology researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and one of the most highly cited investigators in his field, has been awarded a 'Convergence 2.0' research grant by Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) to investigate immune system response to cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)



Poll: Personal Beliefs Shouldn ’ t Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:00:00 +0100

Majority surveyed don't believe health care workers should be able to refuse services based on beliefs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Device that measures cell strength could help identify drugs for asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:29:00 +0100

Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current technologies.The new device could make it easier and faster to test and evaluate new drugs for diseases associated with abnormal levels of cell strength, including hypertension, asthma and muscular dystrophy. It could also open new avenues for biological research into cell force. It is the first high-throughput tool that can measure the strength of thousands of individual cells at a time.“Our tool tracks how much force individual cells exert over time, and how they react when they are exposed to different compounds or drugs,” said Dino Di Carlo, professor of bioengineering at theUCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineer...



Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:07:48 +0100

Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found that gadolinium...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta X-ray fluorescence detects retained gadolinium in bone FDA issues directive on GBCA labeling, safety research GBCA-related allergic reactions rare in cardiac MRI MGH researchers working on GBCA alternativeComments: 2/9/2018 4:23:20 AMPazhayanur Ramakrishnan https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/eye-could-provide-window-brain-after-stroke Eye could provide “window to the brain” after stroke - Preliminary results suggest strokes also affect the eye (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Nasal Secretions and Tears and Their Use in Allergology Nasal Secretions and Tears and Their Use in Allergology

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:14:49 +0100

Nasal fluid and tears can provide valuable information about allergic diseases. What are the proper techniques for collecting these samples?Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Ebola virus infects reproductive organs in monkeys

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Ebola virus can infect reproductive organs of male and female macaques, according to a new study, suggesting humans could be similarly infected. Prior studies have revealed sexual transmission of Ebola virus, and viral RNA persisting in semen following recovery. While little is known about viral persistence in female reproductive tissues, pregnant women with Ebola virus disease have a maternal death rate of more than 80 percent and a fetal death rate of nearly 100 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Lake Oswego entrepreneur puts lab tests in consumers' hands

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:53:41 +0100

Adel Morgan spent $60,000 to diagnose his own milk allergy. His company, New Century Labs, helps consumers avoid going through such an ordeal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Contrast Agent Reactions: Anesthesiology News Report

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:35:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Also, docs devise program to help opioid addicts (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)



Kids With Food Allergies Often Put at Risk by Their Parents Kids With Food Allergies Often Put at Risk by Their Parents

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:22:52 +0100

Parents of kids with food allergies often engage in behaviors that could trigger an allergic reaction in their child, a survey found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)