Tag: "hay" at medical news
...ing metal objects such as golfclubs, fishing rods, hay
forks, or umbrellas. But even those not holding metalobjects are as likely to be struck by lightning as a bronze statue of the samesize. When you hear thunder, you are already within the range where the next groundflash may occur. N. Kitagawa of Cent...
Young children who are in regular contact with farm animals are less likely to develop allergies later in life
...dren living onfarms were 3 times less sensitive to hay
fever than those living in a non-ruralenvironment (3.1% compared with 10.3%).In the case of asthma, the ratio was even more pronounced: 1.1% compared with3.9%.Reactions to skin prick tests were about twice less frequent (18.8% against32.7%) for farm ...
UI study: first-generation antihistamine has more impact than alcohol on driving performance
...studying the driving performance of people who had hay
fever and were given diphenhydramine (Benadryl), f...tudied 40 licensed drivers, ages 25 to 44, who had hay
fever -- allergies to ragweed pollen -- and who had previously used antihistamines to treat the cond...
Herbal extract is an effective treatment for hay fever
...ur, is as effective as antihistamines for treating hay
fever, and does not have the sedative effects ofte...tzerland identified 125 patients with a history of hay
fever. Patients received either butterbur extract tablets or a commonly used non-sedating antihistam...
Steroid nasal spray more effective against hay fever
...-dummy study that lasted two weeks during the 2000 hay
fever season in Chicago. The patients were matched for allergy severity and divided into two groups. One group (29) received fluticasone once a day, plus placebo pills. The other group (31) received a placebo nasal spray plus loratadine and monte...
UCSF scientists may have found link to early childhood tooth decay
...ommon than asthma and seven times more common than hay
fever, but researchers are just beginning to understand its complexity. In the UCSF study, researchers assessed salivary levels of the bacteria mutans streptococci (MS) and lactobacilli (LB) in underserved, predominantly Hispanic children. One hundr...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September (second issue)
...with an increased incidence of asthma, eczema, and hay
fever in their children. In the group, slightly over 20 percent (5,091 children) were diagnosed with asthma or wheeze; just over 31 percent (7,758 children) were diagnosed with eczema. The study appears in the second issue for September2002 of the ...
Is there a way to derail the children's 'Allergy March'?
...ibody and a group of diseases, principally asthma, hay
fever and atopic dermatitis. The condition is characterized by a noted increase in IgE levels. The good news is that the s-IgE test is available to identify the atopic child, enabling the development of a treatment plan. Age and the Allergy March ...
Study links preschool snoring, asthma, and nighttime cough
...ring, the prevalence of asthma in children without hay
fever was significantly higher in children who snored than in children who did not snore. "Although there is a strong correlation between asthma and snoring, the causal link between the two conditions is unclear. Asthma does increase the drive to...
Study to examine if new eczema drug may prevent future development of asthma
...gies such as asthma, begin in early childhood, and hay
fever begins even later," she says. "We know that...rigger later allergic responses, including asthma, hay
fever and other conditions. To be considered for the study, babies must have been diagnosed with ...
Study shows sponsors moving non-sedating antihistamines to a third tier realized greatest savings
... for its use with allergic rhinitis, also known as hay
fever," said Delate. "Plans should consider step therapy to manage spending on Singulair." Under step therapy, a patient tries a lower cost but similar drug to see if it works and is well tolerated before using a more expensive alternative....
Making the case for a dental caries vaccine
...ldren than asthma and seven times more common than hay
fever. And about 25% of the population (in the United States) carries about 80% of the disease burden. So dental caries is still a serious problem, especially for those in the population who are very young, very old, economically disadvantaged, chron...
Early childhood ear infections linked to asthma
... Participants with a parental history of asthma or hay
fever experienced a higher rate of asthma than did those without parental history of asthma. "Parents with higher education levels may be more likely to enroll their children in daycare, and daycare attendance has often been linked to recurrent ear ...
p110 delta: A key player in the allergic response
... their lifetime; some 9 million people suffer from hay
fever, 6 million from eczema and 5 million from asthma each year. In the most extreme circumstances, an allergic reaction can be life-threatening or even fatal. This is commonly seen in peanut and drug allergies. According to Mr. Khaled Ali, the ...
Allergy cancer link
...dhood." However, other allergic conditions such as hay
fever, did not appear to increase the risk of suffering from cancer. The researchers followed 16,539 twins for 31 years and recorded whether they were diagnosed with a blood cancer during that time. These individuals had all answered a questionnaire ...
Stanford study reveals that cells linked to asthma and eczema also help cure deadly illness in mice
... itching of eczema, the sneezing and runny nose of hay
fever and, in extreme cases, the life-threatening shock of anaphylaxis. But researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that these cells also have some very beneficial effects. Stephen Galli, MD, the Mary Hewitt Loveless, MD,...
A site for sore eyes: New target for allergies found under the eyelid
...s for allergic diseases such as asthma, eczema and hay
fever. In a study published today in the online ed...y suffering from asthma, conjunctivitis, eczema or hay
fever. Allergic responses develop in two phases. The first phase involves an immediate hypersensitiv...
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...tter serve their patients with symptoms related to hay
fever, or allergic rhinitis, by using a definitive...oms first seek help from their family doctor. With hay
fever season nearly upon us, anywhere from 20 to 50 million Americans will develop allergic rhinitis...