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2014-05-13 23:03:13

Climate change can affect every aspect of allergen exposure. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The White House released the 839 page Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) last week and experts with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) believe climate change plays an even bigger role in allergies and asthma than what is being reported. “If expert predictions are correct, climate change has the potential to affect all aspects of allergen exposure, including...

2014-03-03 23:03:07

Food Allergy Research & Education is helping to establish the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Education and Research Organization, Inc.’s (ARTrust™) $4 million Donald Leung and JACI Editors Allergy/Immunology Research Fund to provide ongoing support for research in the field of allergy, asthma and immunologic diseases, in keeping with its commitment to attract the most talented investigators to the field of food allergy. McLean, VA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 At the 2014 Annual...

2014-03-01 12:20:30

For U.S. Media Only RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today presented data from Phase 3 studies of tiotropium delivered via the Respimat(®) inhaler in mild, moderate and severe asthma patients at the 2014 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting in San Diego. Tiotropium is being studied to determine its efficacy and safety in treating asthma patients and is not currently approved for this indication. The first results...

2013-02-23 23:01:26

Research from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) looked at the effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure on a sample of children in Fresno, California. SAN ANTONIO, TX (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 Outside air pollutants are a known trigger of asthma, the most common chronic disease in children according to the World Health Organization, but whether these pollutants actually cause new cases of asthma is still being...

2011-03-21 11:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel Toll-Like Receptor 8 (TLR8) agonists and antagonists for the treatment of cancer, respiratory and autoimmune diseases, announced today the presentation of positive clinical results from its randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating VTX-1463 for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. The results demonstrated statistically significant...

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2010-10-19 06:55:00

Recent studies show most egg-allergic individuals can receive the flu vaccine safely under the care of their allergist or immunologist Having an egg allergy is not a reason to avoid getting the 2010-2011 flu vaccination. According to new recommendations by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website, anyone with a history of suspected egg allergy should first be evaluated by an allergist or immunologist for appropriate testing and diagnosis but can probably receive the...

2005-11-29 14:34:40

Use of the nation's health care resources by patients with Hepatitis C has been rising 25 to 30 percent per year says a study in the December 2005 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hepatology is available online via Wiley InterScience (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/hepatology). Chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects about 3 million people in the United States....

2005-11-17 17:14:03

Compared to patients receiving care from primary care physicians, asthma patients who are under the care of an allergist report fewer asthma control problems and less sever asthma symptoms, according to new research in the December 2005 Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (JACI). The JACI is the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Michael Schatz, MD, MS, from Kaiser-Permanente in San Diego and colleagues surveyed a...

2005-11-07 14:12:51

Approximately 9% of children with an allergy to tree nuts will outgrow their allergy, including children who have previously experienced a severe allergic reaction, according to a study in the November 2005 Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (JACI). The JACI is the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Up to this point, researchers thought that allergies to tree nuts, which include cashews, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts,...

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2004-12-26 10:30:10

More time indoors spells trouble; simple steps can help HealthDayNews -- Ah, winter: low levels of ragweed, pollen and other outdoor allergens means kids with allergies can finally breathe easier, right? Wrong. For too many children, wintertime means more time spent inside, with higher exposures to indoor allergy triggers such as dust mites, pets and mold, experts say. "They get worse once the windows are shut and the heat goes on," said Dr. David J. Resnick, a professor of pediatrics at the...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.