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2014-03-31 08:29:31

New Spring Allergy Capitals Report is a Reminder that Sneezin' Season is Already Here Despite a Winter that Won't Give Up WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So much for "out like a lamb" this March. Polar vortexes, blizzard bombs, Arctic leaking, weather whiplash. All of these terms have been used recently to explain colder-than-usual temperatures and lingering winter conditions nationwide, even though the vernal equinox - the first day of spring - has already arrived. But...

2013-11-07 13:16:09

The greatest allergy myths and misconceptions, debunked From gluten allergy and hypoallergenic pets, to avoiding the flu shot because of an egg allergy, there are a lot of common myths and misconceptions about allergies. Many might be shocking due to a great deal of false information in the media and on the Internet. And some of the misconceptions can be damaging to your health if vaccinations are skipped and extreme dietary avoidances are taken. But where did all of these...

2013-05-15 08:30:06

ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest effort to educate and enable the allergic patient to take control of their disease, ALK, a leading company focusing on allergy treatment, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) have partnered to create a unique online resource for patients. The website, launching during May, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, will be the first dedicated to the importance of allergy immunotherapy. The goal is to empower...

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...

2012-05-14 02:27:16

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ: MYL), is commemorating Food Allergy Awareness Week by supporting key allergy community initiatives that will raise awareness of life-threatening food allergies. Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 13-19) is recognized in May, which is during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and provides an opportunity to highlight this growing public...

2012-05-09 02:27:28

Food Allergy Initiative and Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Announce Intent to Merge NEW YORK, FAIRFAX, Va., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's two leading food allergy organizations are uniting to advance a cure and promote education for food allergy, a severe and potentially life-threatening disease. The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) today announced their intent to merge, pending regulatory approvals. Recent...

2012-03-19 18:20:13

Allergy Foundation Releases New "Spring Allergy Capital" Rankings, Knoxville is #1 WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is the vernal equinox - otherwise known as the official end of winter and the start of spring. But even if you didn't look at your calendar today, chances are your nose already figured it out. That's because more than 40 million Americans have nasal allergies (also called, allergic rhinitis or "hay fever"). Springtime allergy triggers -...

2011-11-07 10:25:41

Cholesterol-lowering medications may help millions fight heart disease, but this class of drugs may worsen asthma control, according to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 3-8. In the preliminary study researchers compared 20 patients with asthma taking prescribed cholesterol-lowering medication or statins, to 20 patients with asthma who did not take the drugs. The researchers found the patients taking statins had more...

2011-11-03 23:01:00

Report Finds States Lack Policies to Curb Classroom Burden of Asthma and Severe Allergies WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For over 7 million children with asthma, and 13 million with food allergy or other severe allergies, going to school is a daily risk affecting how well they can - or can't - manage their diseases. Now for the fourth year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released its annual report assessing all 50 states and the...

2011-08-24 07:00:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dey Pharma, L.P., a subsidiary of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), today announced that Dey will exclusively offer the EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector 0.3/0.15 mg, to encourage physicians and patients to follow recommendations by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). While there is no safety issue with the EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr...