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2010-10-01 13:32:00

TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Dermatology Clinic announces today a new state of the art intradermal skin test available immediately at all of their Southern California hospitals. This newly updated intradermal skin test will test for 82 allergens specific to the climate and environment of the Southern California area. "When we evaluated our existing intradermal skin test, we wanted to ensure that we were testing for the broadest and most relevant allergens for Southern...

2010-09-21 07:09:00

CARROLLTON, Ga., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced the most advanced allergy module available in an integrated electronic health record (EHR) solution for ear, nose and throat (ENT) and allergy physician practices. Developed in conjunction with a leading ENT and allergy testing and treatment practice, the Greenway® Allergy Module for PrimeSuite® provides unmatched allergy testing, serum creation, allergy shot...

2010-05-12 07:50:03

A new study shows that confusion over how to identify and treat food allergies is creating the potential for misdiagnosis of this condition. In a review of existing literature on the subject, researchers with RAND Corp., Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System found differing definitions of food allergy. "There is lack of agreement over what criteria should be used to diagnose this type of allergy," said Jennifer Chafen, MD, a fellow with the Stanford Center...

2010-01-14 07:00:00

PARIS and NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- L'OREAL and Hurel Corporation ("Hurel") today jointly announced that they have achieved the initial milestone of a research and development collaboration to create a new and transformational in vitro test for potential allergic reactions to substances that could come into contact with the skin. The new device, named "Allergy Test on a Chip(TM)," is intended to comprise a technological substitute for the animal test known as the local...

2009-11-21 09:40:28

When introducing your newborn to new foods, be sure to look out for signs of food allergies, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "Food allergies can occur in babies as young as six months old," said Dr. Carla Davis, assistant professor of pediatrics - allergy and immunology at BCM. There are eight foods that cause 90 percent of allergies in kids, said Davis. These include: * Cow's milk* Eggs* Soy beans* Wheat* Tree nuts* Peanuts* Fish and shellfish Introduce foods one at a time...

2009-07-20 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare today released new survey results revealing that 85 percent of mothers in the United States believe childhood allergies are a serious concern. Yet, when asked about testing their children for allergies, the survey shows that many mothers know little about the testing options available. Furthermore, more than one-third were not familiar with the accuracy of these tests, despite 93 percent indicating that accuracy was...

2008-09-15 18:00:00

By MARY HAMILTON WHEN I was four years old, we made peanut cookies at school. We used peanut butter, eggs and flour, rolling up the dough into little balls ready to be put in the oven. They looked great but I never got to eat them. After about 10 minutes, my teacher noticed my arms were swelling up. Another five minutes and they had swollen to three times their normal size, and my face and lips were starting to swell too. I was rushed home and taken to the doctor, who confirmed my...

2008-08-25 21:00:00

ALLERGY sufferers who experience a bout of stress can be more likely to suffer a potentially life-threatening reaction a day later, a new study shows. Research suggests people with hay fever and other allergies may become more sensitive to stimuli 24 hours after being anxious. Scientists warned that these delayed reactions were generally not affected by the most common allergy treatments, such as antihistamines. The researchers examined 28 seasonal allergy sufferers before and after...

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2008-08-15 13:25:00

New research presented on Thursday suggests psychological stress and anxiety can make seasonal allergy attacks worse and linger longer, according to a report at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston. "People may be setting themselves up to have more persistent problems by being stressed and anxious when allergy attacks begin," said Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, professor of psychology and psychiatry at Ohio State University in Columbus. Kiecolt-Glaser and...

2008-07-01 15:00:54

A NEW health clinic has opened in the heart of the city. The facility on Princes Street will include skin cancer screening, healthy heart checks and allergy testing. It will be based with the street's Superdrug store, and also offer food intolerance tests and weight management courses. Travel medicine advice is also expected to be on offer once the clinic is in full swing. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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