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Food Allergies More Common In Young Children
2012-06-26 05:47:11

Is more epinephrine needed? A new study, conducted by the NIH-funded Consortium of Food Allergy Research and published in the June 25, 2012 issue of the journal Pediatrics, found that young children have an undetermined large number of reactions to milk and egg allergies and other foods. During a 3 year period, upwards of 70 percent of preschool children experience a higher reaction.   Researchers also found that caregivers failed to administer the medication epinephrine in 70...

2012-06-25 20:49:47

A team of researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and four other institutions have found that young children with documented or likely allergies to milk and/or eggs, whose families were instructed on how to avoid these and other foods, still experienced allergic reactions at a rate of almost once per year. Of severe cases, less than a third received epinephrine, a medication used to counter anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic condition. The findings are from an ongoing...

2012-06-22 10:40:36

A study spearheaded by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist has tracked the trajectories of key immune cells in response to short-term stress and traced, in great detail, how hormones triggered by such stress enhance immune readiness. The study, conducted in rats, adds weight to evidence that immune responsiveness is heightened, rather than suppressed as many believe, by the so-called "fight-or-flight" response. The study's findings provide a thorough overview of how a triad...

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