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Race Plus Roaches: A Breathtaking Link

...e likely than a Caucasian child to be sensitive to allergens left behind by cockroach droppings and saliva. And...man, Oriental, and American cockroaches. Cockroach allergens are known to represent an important risk factor for acute asthma, a condition that causes the bronch...

No Ode To Joy From Food Scientists Over New Edition

...bythe number of additives. Joy : Common food allergens include chicken and citrus fruits. Fact : On the contrary, these foods rarely generate allergic reactions, unlikepeanuts and eggs, which were omitted from Joy of Cooking's list of common foodallergens. Joy : Pesticide residues on fruit are a...

Dust Mite Behavior May Show New Ways To Control Pests

...roject thatis seeking new ways to rid homes of the allergens that trigger asthma attacks....

Allergy And Asthma-Exaceberating Mites, Molds And Pollens On The Rise Due To El Niño . . . La Niña

... roaches. Be sure to clean up any remaining roach allergens by regularly cleaning anysurfaces they may have contacted. Wipe down cupboards and countertops. Eliminate excessive foliage (especially Ivy) in landscaping as it attractsrodents which can also lead to increased asthma or allergy episodes. After hik...

House Dust Mite Busters No Good For Asthma Sufferers

... andphysical methods aimed at reducing exposure to allergens from dust mites seem tobe ineffective and they do not recommend them as prophylactic treatment forasthma patients sensitive to mites. Contact: Dr Peter Gotzsche, Director, Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet,Copenhagen, Denmark t: +45 3545 55...

Key Asthma And Allergy Molecule Pictured

...anchors immunoglobulin-E,an antibody that receives allergens and triggers the mast cells to producehistamine, leukotrienes and other broadly-acting effector substances that leadto the itching, sneezing and congestion of allergies -- and the life-threateningrespiratory distress of asthma and anaphylactic shock....

Top Experts To Address Top Food Safety Concerns At IFT Meeting

...health issues related to the presence of unlabeled allergens infood products will be covered along with a history of allergen test developmentand explanation of today's most advanced methods for allergen testing (ELISA andmicroscopy techniques), ways a laboratory tests food samples for allergens, andtools some...

New findings on genetically modified plants and foods

...n the final program.) New tests described for allergens in biotech plants: The genetic modification of crops carries the potential for the transfer of allergens because the process introduces one or more new, novel proteins into foods. (All allergens are protei...

Nearly identical controls of immune genes in mice and humans hint at new asthma treatment

...volved to play but focusing instead on viruses and allergens inhaled in the respiratory tract. "The marked increase in asthma in developed countries may represent the price we pay for shoes and concrete, which have eliminated the usual pathogen target and the timing during which this type of immune response w...

Cat allergy sufferers find relief in asthma drug

... also the itchy, runny, swollen noses triggered by allergens in cat dander. "This drug has the added advantage...intense cat exposure, 10 to 100 times the level of allergens you would find in the home," says Wood. While in the cat challenge room, the volunteers scored, on a...

Genetically engineered foods: science and nature don't necessarily mix

...tions. Millions of Americans who are sensitive to allergens will have no way of identifying or protecting themselves from offending foods," according to FDA documents quoted in the JACA article. A Host of Unintended Side Effects: Impaired sense of smell and shortened lifespan in bees consuming pollen from G...

Molecular structure key to allergies and asthma is identified

...st cells anchors IgE, the antibody that recognizes allergens and triggers the mast cells to produce histamine, leukotrienes, cytokines and other broadly-acting effector substances, causing symptoms that range from mildly annoying to life-threatening. Jardetzky likens the interaction between receptor and anti...

Drug bottles containing natural rubber stoppers may place latex allergic patients at risk for reactions

...topper, no matter what precautions you take, latex allergens can contaminate that drug, says Robert Hamilton, P...iversity. The FDA has asked for evidence that such allergens are present in pharmaceutical vials and that they can induce reactions in individuals already allerg...

Polyunsaturated fats implicated in rise in asthma in pre-school children

...kin prick) test to assess their response to common allergens including dust mite, egg, cow's milk, and rye grass. Around one in five children had asthma. A child with an allergic response to one or more components of the skin prick test was almost 2.5 times as likely to have recent asthma as children with a ...

APS August/September journal hot picks

...thmatic vs. two rhinitic subjects. The response to allergens was positive in all asthmatic vs. five rhinitic su...clude that the difference in bronchial response to allergens between asthmatic individuals and allergy sufferers is associated with different airway mechanics. ...

NHLBI supported study finds inhaled steroids accelerate bone loss in women with asthma -- treatment still recommended for persistent asthma

...lammation and sensitivity to certain irritants and allergens that contribute to asthma symptoms. "As with all treatments, the goal is to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks," says NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant. "It is important to recognize that poor asthma control can lead to complications. Re...

Worlds largest scientific society convenes regional meeting October 10-13 in Lincoln, Neb.

...lights include: Forensic geochemistry Detecting allergens in food Emission-reducing oxygenated fuels Gener...1 8:15 a.m. 12 Noon Improved methods to detect allergens in chocolate and baked goods are also leading to better sanitary procedures in the food industry. ...

Genes have a much greater role than environmental factors in asthma

...8 percent. Being exposed to the same environmental allergens accounted for just13 per cent, while different environment al exposure accounted for 19 percent. The authors conclude that environmental factors such as family diet and airpollution are likely to be much less important than genetic make-up. Butthey s...

Subjects lying face up reveal a reduced ability for 'nasal air conditioning'

...ative skin puncture testing with a panel of common allergens in the Chicago area. No subjects were taking medications within two weeks of the evaluation, and none had other medical problems. A randomized, two-way crossover study comparing the effects of placing subjects in the upright and supine position on th...

Is there a link between alcohol and allergies?

...bout the significance of the increased response to allergens by drinkers. If alcohol somehow affects the control of the immune response to these allergens, an exaggerated response would be expected." Jerrells speculated that alcohol, either directly or indirectly through metabolites, might non-specifically ...

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