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Pet Cat Ups Allergy Risk For Adults
2011-12-29 09:03:18

Having a pet cat as a child may protect against future allergies, but a new study has found that getting a pet cat as an adult nearly doubles the risk of developing an immune reaction to it. The study, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found that people who already had other allergies were at a higher risk of having an allergic reaction to a new feline in the house. “Our data support that acquiring a cat in adulthood nearly doubles the risk of developing...

2011-07-11 00:00:29

Contrary to popular belief, so-called hypoallergenic dogs do not have lower household allergen levels than other dogs. That's the conclusion of a study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers who sought to evaluate whether hypoallergenic dogs have a lower dog allergen in the home than other dogs. Hypoallergenic dogs are believed to produce less dander and saliva and shed less fur. The findings are to be published online this month in the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. The study...

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2011-06-13 14:03:06

A new study suggests that children who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies to those animals later in life, but only if the pet is under the same roof while the child is still an infant. The researchers found that, compared to babies born into cat-free homes, those who grew up with cats were roughly half as likely to be allergic to them as teenagers. They found that growing up around a dog reduced the risk of dog allergies by about the same amount for boys, but not...

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2011-06-11 06:50:00

Scientists who have developed a drug that stops reactions rather than just treats symptoms have given cat lovers allergic to their pets new hope. British researchers discovered how the animals trigger allergies in different people after they isolated a part of a cell related to minute particles of cat skin. The discovery sheds light on how the body's immune system identifies and reacts to allergens.  The researchers identified a cell component which plays a key role in triggering...

2011-03-30 14:36:00

Experts at Cincinnati Children's Give Parents Tips on How to Tell the Difference CINCINNATI, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the problems that parents may have during the springtime is deciphering whether their children's sneezing is due to a cold or allergies. "Runny, stuffy or itchy noses, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and headaches can all be symptoms of both allergies and colds but when parents pay close attention to minor details they will be able to tell the...

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2011-03-10 14:15:47

A breakthrough by scientists at The University of Nottingham could provide hope for any allergy sufferers who have ever had to choose between their health and their household pet. The team of immunologists led by Drs Ghaem-Maghami and Martinez-Pomares in the University's School of Molecular Medical Sciences, and funded by the charity Asthma UK, have identified a cell component which plays a key role in triggering allergic responses to cat dander. The discovery furthers our understanding of...

2011-02-01 03:59:00

OXFORD, England, February 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Study Provides Proof-of-Concept for Commercial Formulation and Final Stage of Development Circassia Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, today announced that the company's ToleroMune(R) cat allergy treatment significantly reduced patients' symptoms in a recently completed, large-scale phase II clinical trial. The study also confirmed the treatment's highly favourable safety profile. The successful...

2010-09-30 03:58:00

OXFORD, England, September 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Circassia Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, today announced that it has further advanced the clinical development of three of its leading T-cell allergy vaccines.' In recent weeks, Circassia has initiated phase II clinical testing of its grass allergy (hayfever) therapy, begun the final stage of phase II testing with its ragweed allergy treatment and progressed phase III development plans for its cat allergy...

2010-03-19 11:37:00

FT. WASHINGTON, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergy sufferer and actress Alison Sweeney today joined the makers of the fastest 24-hour over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine, ZYRTEC®, for an unusual race to officially welcome the first day of spring and new ZYRTEC® Liquid Gels. The "Race Against Your Allergies," which took place in New York City's Madison Square Park, featured some unusual runners - six, five-foot-tall noses representing some of...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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