Tag: "allergen" at medical news
Young children who are in regular contact with farm animals are less likely to develop allergies later in life
...l in Oslo: "Previous studies have shown that early allergen
contact(during the first year of life) may predispose to allergy later in life. Thishas been reported for pollen and for animal dander. In the light of the presentreport, it is therefore important to establish whether there are bacterialproducts or a...
Chemical found in computer can cause allergy, sickness
... compound since it has been proven to be a contact allergen
to man and due to the fact that a number of workers in Sweden have acquired health problems related to computer work," Ostman said. The researchers measured the level of the compound in the "breathing zone," located approximately two feet in front of...
National survey examines factors related to high levels of dust mite and cockroach allergen in beds
...d and Allergies in Housing. In addition, cockroach allergen
was detectable in bedding of over 6% of homes. Th... associated with increased risk for high dust mite allergen
levels in the bed, including: Single family homes Low income households High bedroom humidity P...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February (first issue)
...l Care Medicine. Model of potent German cockroach allergen
developed Allergic reactions to a potent German c... mite allergens have shown. This potent cockroach allergen
elicits immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses in 60 to80 percent of allergic patients even at very low le...
Allergens and viruses act together to worsen asthma
...h asthma (66%) were both sensitised and exposed to allergen
causing sensitisation (either mite, cat, or dog) than patients with stable asthma (37%) and inpatient controls (15%). Viruses were detected in 26% of patients admitted with asthma compared to 18% with stable asthma and 9% of inpatient controls. This ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April (first issue)
...ic study to demonstrate a relationship between cat allergen
concentrations in the home and asthmatic disease a...o were sensitizedand exposed to high levels of cat allergen
in their living rooms. These individuals reported greater difficulty with asthma during the prior y...
Multiple pets may decrease childrens allergy risk
...s old, researchers measured the level of dust mite allergen
in their bedrooms. When the children were six or s...nt. After adjusting for factors such as dust mite allergen
levels, parental smoking, and current dog or cat ownership, the researchers found that children expo...
Cat exposure increases asthma risk for children of asthmatic mothers
...have suggested that exposure to high levels of cat allergen
during infancy can actually protect children again...atic mothers become more readily sensitized to cat allergen
-- the first step in developing asthma -- and wheeze when exposed to it. The finding may be explaine...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October (first issue)
...stronger endotoxin effects on sensitization to any allergen
than did those who had moved. They believe that living in the same home offers abetter estimate of endotoxin exposure in early life. Fifty percent of the children were either atopic (had an inherited tendency toward allergy), or had a physician dia...
Two major food allergy firsts in North America
...unch an ambitious program for the certification of allergen
free products. Peanut allergies may be on the ris...s provided by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Certified allergen
free : soon on labels! AQAA also launched today an ambitious new program designed to certify food p...
Is there a way to derail the children's 'Allergy March'?
...sitivity to the disease (atopy), and developing an allergen
avoidance and treatment plan to derail the Allergy...uent adverse reactions. But an accurate diagnosis allergen
identification can contribute to altering the progression of the allergy march, improve quality of ...
Air pollutants alone may cause asthma attacks
...n, which would be similar to exposing humans to an allergen
such as pollen. After several days, researchers ad... the test showed that if an initial exposure to an allergen
was downscaled into a weakened allergic response, the aerosolized diesel exhaust particles could ind...
Air pollution may significantly worsen respiratory allergies in individuals with genetic risk
...ts: nose spray containing either a dose of ragweed allergen
and diesel exhaust particles or spray containing ragweed allergen
and a placebo. The amount of diesel particles given was about what someone would experience during 4...
Most household cleaners remove peanut allergens, Hopkins study shows
...s and household cleaners will remove enough peanut allergen
from hands and dining surfaces at home and in scho...es, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer left residual allergen
on half of the hands tested. "It's possible that dish soap creates a film over eating surfaces, maki...
National study shows 82 percent of U.S. homes have mouse allergens
... (NIH), have found that detectable levels of mouse allergen
exist in the majority of U.S. homes. NIEHS researc...nts and mobile homes are at greatest risk, but the allergen
is also present in all types of homes. The NIEHS study, with collaborators at Constella Group, Inc...
New tests for nut allergens
...study proved that the new tests could still detect allergen
traces in both raw and processed nuts. Professor Sathe warns that there is still work to be done before the tests are ready for market: "The development of specific, reliable, sensitive and accurate tests for allergy-related proteins has significant...
'Outgrown' a peanut allergy? Eat more peanuts!
...hich the child eats small amounts of the suspected allergen
in a clinical setting and is watched carefully for symptoms. In the study, Wood and colleagues at Arkansas Children's Hospital evaluated 68 children between the ages of 5 and 21 who outgrew a peanut allergy. Each family completed a questionnaire to e...
Millions who suffer from nut and milk allergies could benefit from Stanford researcher's test
...op wheezing when vaccinated with HKL mixed with an allergen
such as a protein derived from eggs. "Bacteria and bacterial products can indeed induce protective responses," Umetsu said. He and his colleagues have also been studying how HKL affects the immune system. Results from those studies were recently publ...
High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks
The amount of mouse allergen
found in the air in many inner-city homes could be...a quarter of inner-city homes sampled had airborne allergen
levels already known to aggravate asthma symptoms in animal research lab workers with mouse allergy....
Cigarette smoke worsens respiratory infections in infants
...ng that the kids who came from homes that had high allergen
levels would already be compromised because they w... the kids who came from the homes with the highest allergen
levels, there was no increased risk." Having a mother with allergies or asthma also tended to have a...