Tag: "allergy" at medical news
Increasing co-payments may reduce use of essential and non-essential medications
... arthritis patients taking NSAIDs (27 percent) and allergy
patients taking antihistamines (31 percent). Patients with diabetes reduced their use of antidiabetes drugs by 23 percent." "The largest reductions were for drugs with close OTC (over-the-counter) substitutes that primarily treat symptoms rather tha...
Cardiac complications from smallpox vaccination higher than expected among military personnel
...the Vaccine Health Care Center and is the chief of allergy
and immunology here at Walter Reed, was familiar with the European literature and alerted us to the possibility of myopericarditis. As a result we were ready to monitor and treat anyone who developed this problem." Dr. Cassimitis said future researc...
Most household cleaners remove peanut allergens, Hopkins study shows
sufferers and their parents take note: a Johns Hop...dies that include challenging patients with peanut allergy
in these settings will be needed to more reliably assess the risks of airborne exposures," he says. ...
Long-term study proves ADDERALL XR is a safe and effective option to treat adults with ADHD
... emotional instability, mental illness, or a known allergy
to this type of medication. There is a potential for worsening of motion or verbal tics and Tourette's syndrome. Abuse of amphetamines may lead to dependence. A patient should report any new psychological symptoms to their physician. Please see a...
2004 Spring Allergy Capitals(TM) identified
...h allergies. Spring is the worst time of year for allergy
sufferers from Atlanta, GA to Phoenix, AZ. AAFA r...help consumers recognize, prevent and safely treat allergy
symptoms. The top ten 2004 Spring Allergy Capitals TM are: 1. Atlanta, GA 2. Augusta-Aiken, GA-S...
Newborn testing for immune disorders could save lives
...ckley, a professor in Duke's division of pediatric allergy
and immunology. Early treatment also reduces costs -- a transplant in the first three months of life can cost less than $50,000, but the cost of care skyrockets up to millions of dollars for seriously ill patients, with less guarantee of success. And...
Making music could be bad for your skin
...s. Flautists, and brass and string players with an allergy
to nickel reportedly suffered from dermatitis of the lips, chin or hands, which in some cases promoted chronic eczema. Altering the brand of rosin, or changing to plastic or gold mouthpieces, plastic polystyrene reeds, or bronze strings could avert t...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2004 (second issue)
...independent of increased airway resistance and any allergy
to which the child had an inherited tendency (atopy). The test took place in all infants before the onset of respiratory symptoms appeared. The research group assessed the pulmonary function of 243 infants 1 month after birth. At age 11, 185 membe...
Study shows lower than expected allergic-like events following second prescription of penicillin
...ncluded the world's largest analysis of penicillin allergy
due to re-prescription of the popular antibiotic. ...ng allergic-like events at 60 percent. "Penicillin allergy
is a significant problem in patient care because it is common and, in rare cases, can be life-threat...
Adams Respiratory Therapeutics and Hollister-Stier Laboratories to co-promote ALLERx(TM) dose pack
...llergenic extracts, targeted primarily at treating allergy
and asthma. Their customer base includes over 3,000 Allergists/Immunologists and Otolaryngologists that specialize in allergic disease. HollisterStier enjoys a longstanding, close franchise with this group of specialists. In addition to its Allergy...
Ingredient in asthma inhaler drug may counteract inhaler benefits, according to Pittsburgh study
...logy and physiology, in the division of pulmonary, allergy
and critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, may explain the paradoxical airway constriction and worsening of asthma in patients with continued use of beta-agonists. "The research team of the Asthma, Allergy and Air...
When it comes to allergies, Americans don't make the grade
...st National Allergy Awareness Test released today, allergy
sufferers scored average to failing grades in the ...n, and treatment. Results from the Test show that allergy
sufferers think they are knowledgeable about allergies, however there is a gap between what sufferer...
Study documents incidence of and risk factors for dry eye in older persons
...ence was greater in participants with a history of allergy
or diabetes who used antihistamines or diuretics, and with poorer self-rated health. Incidence was lower in participants taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors, used to treat high blood pressure) or who drank alcohol. The re...
Latest research in allergic disease to be presented at the 2004 AAAAI Annual Meeting
The latest research in childhood asthma, food allergy
and other topics related to allergic diseases will... to become specialized in the treatment of asthma, allergy
and immunologic disease. Established in 1943, the Academy has nearly 6,000 members in the United Sta...
Jefferson researchers find immune response, dosing keys to vaccine's success against melanoma
...ivity (DTH), which is similar to a tuberculosis or allergy
test. Patients who developed stronger DTH indicating an aroused immune system to their own tumor cells after receiving the vaccine lived twice as long as those who did not. The way the vaccine was administered mattered to patients as well. The v...
Early fevers associated with lower allergy risk later in childhood
...s well as high levels of bacteria could also lower allergy
risk. "If we can uncover which environmental factors affect allergic development and why, it may be possible to immunize children against these conditions," she says....
Ethnicity may affect allergies in children with asthma
...belonged to other ethnic groups. Using a standard allergy
skin test, children were monitored for skin test r... and mugwort/sage. "The high frequency of positive allergy
test results in Puerto Rican and African-American children with asthma suggests that these groups sh...
Air pollution may significantly worsen respiratory allergies in individuals with genetic risk
...ents of diesel engine exhaust significantly worsen allergy
symptoms in people with a certain genetic makeup. ... the immune system pumps out substances that cause allergy
symptoms. But compounds called antioxidants can detoxify these particles and temper the body's alle...
Understanding how lymph nodes respond to infection may redefine how immune system functions
... said Abraham. "It's been known, particularly with allergy
and asthma, that mast cells are involved in immune dysfunction," he said. "But their real physiological role is triggering both the innate and adaptive immune systems. Future research needs to focus on this role. We need to continue to dissect the pr...
Study reveals dramatic rise in allergic diseases
...axis rates rose from 6 to 41 per million, and food allergy
rates rose from 5 to 28 per million over this period. Admissions for urticaria and angio-oedema have risen more modestly, from 20 to 43 per million and 10 to 17 per million respectively. They suggest that these changes could be caused by increasing e...
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