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2011-06-28 20:52:55

A cellulose powder has been used increasingly for many years against allergic rhinitis. Still, there has been a shortage of scientific evidence for its efficacy in seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever), particularly in children. Now, however, scientists from the Sahlgrenska Academy and the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg have proven that the cellulose powder reduces symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in children, without any adverse...

2011-06-13 04:00:00

OXFORD, England, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Results Presented at Plenary Symposium of European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress - Cat Allergy T-cell Vaccine to Begin Phase III Testing in H1 2012 Circassia Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, today announced the results of a phase II clinical trial showing that patients who received four doses of its ToleroMune(R) cat allergy vaccine over a 12-week period maintained...

2011-05-10 08:07:00

HORSHAM, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva Respiratory today announced results from the recently completed Nasal Allergy Survey Assessing Limitations (NASL) 2010, which found patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) who had nasal symptoms were more likely to experience sleep disturbances, including difficulty getting to sleep and/or waking up during the night. Lack of a good night's sleep can significantly impact a person's quality of life. For people living with nasal allergies in the...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with asthma or allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies), initially prescribed montelukast (Singulair®) instead of typical first-line therapy have low rates of persistence on montelukast and may ultimately discontinue therapy altogether, according to a new study presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 23rd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. The study will be presented by Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a thought...

2011-04-19 04:00:00

OXFORD, England, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Circassia Ltd, a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on allergy, today announced that it has closed a GBP60 million ($98 million) fundraising. The funding round was led by Imperial Innovations, and included investments from other existing shareholders, including Invesco Perpetual. The investment, which is scheduled in two tranches over the next two years, is the second largest fundraising by a privately-held European...

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...

2011-03-21 16:47:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a recent pivotal allergic rhinitis (AR) satisfaction survey assessing patient and healthcare provider perspectives on AR reveal that symptoms like nasal congestion and post-nasal drip continue to impact patients' daily activities. Findings from the Nasal Allergy Survey Assessing Limitations (NASL) 2010, released today by Teva Respiratory at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting, held in San...

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...

2011-03-07 15:39:39

The longer days and warmer weather are not only a sign that spring has sprung, but also a signal that allergies are in full bloom. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine have a few tips on how to get through the season. "As the weather gets warmer and humid we see increasing levels of tree pollen, followed by grass pollen and to some degree mold spores later in the season," said Dr. Madhu Narra, assistant professor of medicine in the section of allergy, immunology and rheumatology at Baylor...

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2011-02-22 07:10:00

Warmer temperatures and later autumn frosts have been the main sources for why the ragweed allergy season in North America has grown two to four weeks longer than usual, according to researchers. Northern regions of the United States and Canada have seen a dramatic rise in the length of the allergy season between 1995 and 2009, said researchers, who published a report in Tuesday's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Canada had the...


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