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dust mite allergies
2014-07-26 03:00:43

Richard C. Lewis, University of Iowa Vaccine reduced lung inflammation to allergens in lab and animal tests If you’re allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure to the allergens, according...

2014-07-24 16:26:32

OTTAWA, July 24, 2014 The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) would like to comment on the death of Mrs. Lucie Roussel, Mayor of La Prairie, on Sunday. As previously reported, Mrs. Roussel stepped on a wasp nest and was stung multiple times. Unfortunately, the autopsy report is not yet available. It is thought that Mrs. Roussel died from a toxic reaction to the stings which usually requires at least 50 stings, or anaphylaxis which can occur after one sting....

2014-07-24 16:26:21

No. 1 Prescribed Allergy Treatment Ingredient(1) to be Available OTC PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Flonase® Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray), containing the No. 1 prescribed allergy treatment ingredient(1), as an over-the-counter (OTC) treatment for temporary relief of the symptoms of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies.(2) Flonase®...

Element Commonly Used In Apple iPads Causing Allergic Reactions
2014-07-14 13:25:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the late Steve Jobs was a notorious stickler for design details, one element of the iPad may have gotten by the mercurial tech guru – namely the element nickel, which is known to cause allergic reactions in many people. According to a new report in the journal Pediatrics published on Monday, an 11-year-old boy was treated at a San Diego hospital recently for an allergic reaction he had to an Apple iPad. The latest report is...

2014-07-10 20:22:35

VIENNA, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, invites you to join its "2014 Venom Allergy 101" webinar on July 24, 2014, at 7 p.m. EST. This webinar is perfect for the summer as stinging insects abound in outdoor areas. Learn how to protect yourself from stings as well as how to respond and treat a potential allergic reaction. Venom allergies are caused by five types of insects: honey bees,...

2014-07-09 16:28:46

VIENNA, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, is pleased to announce that its Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer program is partnering with the American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA) to increase awareness about life-threatening latex allergies. Latex allergies impact 8-12 percent of health care workers and 1-6 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease...

2014-06-27 23:07:04

Mesa, Arizona-based allergist, Dr. Stuart Agren of Family Allergy Clinic, announces eczema treatment for kids' allergies. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 As allergy season comes into full swing, often times eczema follows. Family Allergy Clinic of Arizona announces a new solution as an alternative to allergy shots. Allergy shots can help markedly with eczema, but they are not recommended for children under 7. Sublingual allergy drops, however, provide a safer, less painful...

2014-06-22 04:20:11

Dr. Michael Gabriel, a leading Brooklyn pediatrician, reveals how exposure to dust mite extract can significantly decrease the risk of seasonal allergies in babies. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatrics center, responds to an article that explains how dust mite extract exposure to babies can decrease their chances of developing allergies, and may even help prevent asthma and eczema. Photo -...

2014-06-20 08:42:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The fastest growing allergy in the world right now is to peanuts. Reactions run the gamut from a slightly swollen tongue to severe, and potentially fatal anaphylaxis. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) says that allergy to peanuts is on the rise in children, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that nearly 4 million Americans have the allergy. There may be an answer on the horizon, however....

2014-06-19 23:07:57

A new and highly effective allergy medication is expected to hit the drug market in the near future. The medication is currently under development by doctor and medical researcher in Stavropol Albert Bolatchiev in the Russian federation Stavropol, Russia (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 A new and highly effective allergy medication is expected to hit the drug market in the near future. The medication is currently under development by doctor and medical researcher in Stavropol Albert Bolatchiev in...

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Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2012-05-14 11:51:18

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a medical journal established in 1929 as the Journal of Allergy. It is published by Elsevier. It obtained its current name in 1971. It is the official journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This journal publishes timely clinical papers, instructive case reports, and detailed examinations of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to clinical allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, internists, and other...

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