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2008-09-11 12:00:43

Circassia, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, has announced positive results from a Phase II clinical study of its anti-allergy technology, ToleroMune, in the field of cat allergy. The trial showed that ToleroMune treatment can substantially reduce allergic reactions to the allergen that causes most cat allergies, and importantly was well tolerated by all patients. Circassia conducted the double-blind study in Germany, where patients with a confirmed history of cat allergies received...

2008-09-10 06:00:08

OXFORD, England, September 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Circassia Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on controlling immune system responses, today announced positive results from a phase II clinical study of its anti-allergy technology, ToleroMune(R), in the field of cat allergy. The trial showed that ToleroMune treatment can substantially reduce allergic reactions to the allergen that causes most cat allergies, and importantly was well tolerated by all patients. Circassia conducted...

2008-08-27 18:00:55

By CARLOS ZIGEL For The Maryland Gazette The changing of the leaves and the start of the school year are all things that autumn brings to mind, but for many it also means allergy season is about to begin . Spring is the most common time of year for pollen allergies, but autumn can bring worries of dust mites and mold. Dust mites, a common allergy in the autumn, are microscopic, spider-like organisms that live in the dust found around your home. They feed on dead skin cells found on...

2006-08-31 09:55:17

LONDON (Reuters) - After decades of rises, rates of eczema and hay fever in Britain have stabilised but allergic reactions to food have soared, according to new research published on Thursday. Although rates of eczema and hay fever in children had more than trebled in the past three decades scientists at the University of Edinburgh said hospital admissions and visits to doctors for both have leveled or fallen since 1995. "Taken together, these patterns of prevalence, prescribing and...

2006-08-28 12:50:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many people with nasal allergies suffer from migraine headaches as well, new research indicates. This suggests that the compound that causes allergy misery -- histamine -- may also be involved in triggering migraines. In a study of nearly 300 children and adults, researchers found that 34 percent of those with allergic rhinitis -- better known as hay fever -- also had symptoms that met the diagnostic criteria for migraine. That compared with only 4 percent of study...

2006-03-31 07:41:04

BERLIN (Reuters) - Allergies such as hay fever are reaching epidemic proportions in Europe and a failure to treat them properly is creating a mounting bill for society and the healthcare system, experts said on Friday. Around one third of the European population has some kind of allergy, while one in two children in Britain will have allergies by 2015, costing millions of euros in medical bills, lost work days and even impaired concentration in school pupils. Experts say various...

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2005-03-23 07:55:00

New research tries to find ways to boost immune system early in life HealthDay News -- Physicians today can spot and treat most allergies once they've appeared, but prevention remains an elusive goal. "We have the expertise to diagnose, and we have a broad spectrum of tools to treat patients with allergic disease, but wouldn't it be better if we could actually prevent allergic disease?" said Dr. Paul Williams, an allergy specialist from Seattle. Williams moderated a news conference Tuesday...


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