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2012-01-03 06:13:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Two leading allergists urge clinicians to use caution when ordering allergy tests and to avoid making a diagnosis solely based on the results. Robert Wood of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Scott Sicherer of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York warn that blood tests and skin-pricking tests should be used only to confirm suspicion and never to look for allergies in an asymptomatic patient. Test results, they add, should be interpreted in the context of a...

2011-12-26 07:28:03

New report includes guidelines on whom and when to test An advisory from two leading allergists, Robert Wood of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Scott Sicherer of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, urges clinicians to use caution when ordering allergy tests and to avoid making a diagnosis based solely on test results. In an article, published in the January issue of Pediatrics, the researchers warn that blood tests, an increasingly popular diagnostic tool in recent years, and...

2011-10-17 09:00:00

ALK-Abelló is pleased to announce the marketing authorization of PRE-PEN® by Health Canada. PRE-PEN®, a penicillin skin test reagent, received Health Canada approval on September 21, 2011. Round Rock, TX (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 ALK-Abelló is pleased to announce the marketing authorization of PRE-PEN® by Health Canada. PRE-PEN®, a penicillin skin test reagent, received Health Canada approval on September 21, 2011. PRE-PEN® was a widely used skin test...

2011-08-17 00:00:30

ImmuneTech Partnership with Retail Chain Meijer Expands Innovative Allergy Diagnostic Test into Retail Market Foster City, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 MyAllergyTest®, the latest innovation in allergy testing, will be available by October 1st in retail markets in the Midwest through a partnership between ImmuneTech, Inc. and supercenter chain Meijer, Inc. MyAllergyTest® provides customers with the ability to conduct a personal allergy test in the privacy of their own home. Once...

2011-05-27 04:29:00

UPPSALA, Sweden, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phadia, the worldwide leader of in vitro allergy diagnostics, is pleased to contribute to the largest cross-sectional allergy study ever conducted through the use of its ImmunoCAP(R) Specific IgE blood test, the market leading in vitro allergy diagnostic test. (Logo: Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101208/425503 ) The landmark study by Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information,...

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...

2011-02-23 05:59:00

UPPSALA, Sweden, February 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first guidelines for food allergy in children and young people issued by NICE, National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence, recommend routine use of allergy tests in NHS primary care and community settings to confirm suspected food allergy. These new evidence-based guidelines support earlier diagnosis and assessment of food allergy and states that testing is cost effective compared to not testing. (Logo:...

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2011-01-17 09:40:00

Men suffering from flu-like symptoms such as feverishness, runny nose, extreme fatigue and burning eyes immediately after ejaculation could be suffering from an allergic reaction to their own semen. Documented in medical journals since 2002, men with the condition, known as post orgasmic illness syndrome or POIS, get flu-like symptoms immediately after they ejaculate. Symptoms can last for up to week. Marcel Waldinger, a professor of sexual psychopharmacology at Utrecht University in the...


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