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2011-08-12 00:00:01

Prenatal pet exposure, a mother's delivery mode and race are influential factors in a child's risk of developing allergies by age 2, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. In a study believed to be the first of its kind, Henry Ford researchers found that babies who have indoor prenatal pet exposure have a pattern of lower levels of the antibody Immunoglobulin E, or IgE, between birth and age 2. IgE is linked to the development of allergies and asthma. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) August 10, 2011...

2011-08-08 12:36:49

Prenatal pet exposure, a mother's delivery mode and race are influential factors in a child's risk of developing allergies by age 2, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. In a study believed to be the first of its kind, Henry Ford researchers found that babies who have indoor prenatal pet exposure have a pattern of lower levels of the antibody Immunoglobulin E, or IgE, between birth and age 2. IgE is linked to the development of allergies and asthma. Key findings:    ...

2011-05-25 12:13:00

MADISON, N.J., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of nearly 14 million blood tests for aiding allergy diagnosis shows that men exhibited higher sensitivity to 11 common allergens than women when tested, contradicting other research suggesting women experience allergies more frequently than men. The study's findings raise the possibility that men have a higher risk for allergies than women or that men, as a function of their gender, require different reporting standards when evaluated for...

2011-05-25 06:45:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- People with severe asthma are more likely to have antibodies against the disease-causing bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae than the general population and in some cases antibiotic treatment can greatly improve symptoms. "We conclude that a subset of severe asthmatics harbor infectious C. pneumoniae in their lungs, resulting in antibody production and increased asthma severity," Eduard Drizik of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was quoted as saying. Asthma is a...

2011-05-23 22:24:16

People with severe asthma are more likely to have antibodies against the disease-causing bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae than the general population and in some cases antibiotic treatment can greatly improve symptoms according to research presented today at the 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "We conclude that a subset of severe asthmatics harbor infectious C. pneumoniae in their lungs, resulting in antibody production and increased asthma severity," says Eduard...

2011-05-23 13:06:00

MADISON, N.J., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Early results from the largest cross-sectional national allergy study ever conducted, to be released later this week, suggest that allergies have increased in America, but that most of the increase was due to two environmental allergens, ragweed and mold. The study, based on nearly 14 million test results from more than 2 million patient visits, is believed to be the largest to suggest that increased prevalence of the two allergens, which have...

2011-05-10 14:45:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobalis Corp. (CLSC.PK) announced today they have started airing 60-second television commercials for PreHistin® Allergy Defense Formula, on major national cable and satellite networks across the US. The commercials, featuring leading US allergist Dr. Paul H. Ratner, MD, explain how PreHistin works at the root cause of allergies, giving seasonal and year-round sufferers the first truly new advance in allergies in many years --...

2011-05-06 15:13:07

Patients with severe allergic asthma that is inadequately controlled with the standard of care had improved symptoms and decreased flare-ups with injections of an antibody drug called omalizumab, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine in a paper that appears in the current issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. "Many patients suffering from asthma who are being treated with the recommended inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists continue to have asthma symptoms," said...

2011-05-06 06:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that the company will assume development of R343, its inhaled syk inhibitor for allergic asthma that recently completed several Phase 1 clinical trials. Pfizer Inc. is returning full rights to the R343 program as a result of its decision to exit the allergy and respiratory therapeutic area within R&D. Rigel is evaluating the details of R343's development to date and...

2011-03-30 08:35:00

IRVINGTON, N.Y., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Itchy, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes and itchy throat - we all know the symptoms that can make our children miserable from allergies. And just in the nick of time as we approach the peak allergy season, PediaCare®, a trusted brand of children's non-prescription medicines for the past quarter of a century, is introducing new one-dose per day, Children's PediaCare® 24 Hour Allergy. (Photo:...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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