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Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies

...tion, and chemical irritants and also by the same allergens that cause seasonal allergies to pollen or mold sp...le with and without asthma, the body's response to allergens is based in the leukocytes, or white blood cells, that rush to defend the body against foreign agent...

Steady rise in allergic diseases over quarter of a century

...to Phadiatop - a standard preparation of 11 common allergens such as grass pollen, pet dander (skin flakes) and...c IgE (an immune system response) to three inhaled allergens grass and tree pollen, and cat dander. The samples were also tested for antibodies to hepatitis A a...

Day care settings are a significant source of indoor allergens

...a counties found detectable levels of seven common allergens from fungus, cats, cockroaches, dogs, dust mites, ...he risks of allergen exposure and know where these allergens can be found," said David A. Schwartz, M.D., the new Director of the National Institute of Environme...

New food allergy research consortium focuses on peanut allergy

... Durham, NC, developed modified versions of peanut allergens that have been shown to be safe and effective in a...odels. The consortium will evaluate these modified allergens in human clinical trials led by Robert Wood, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicin...

New study on childhood asthma shows home-based interventions are cost-effective

...rogram was designed to target six major classes of allergens that trigger asthma symptoms--dust mites, cockroac...ilored to each child's sensitivity to the selected allergens and evidence of exposure to these asthma triggers. Those enrolled in the program received educationa...

AAAAI, ACAAI recommend continual assessment of asthma control

...dication, their environment, triggers and changing allergens that affect their asthma symptoms," Li said. "Assessing these changes requires strong communication between the doctor and patient on an ongoing basis to determine whether changes are needed in medication either an increase or a decrease." Attaining...

Asthma home intervention cost-effective for inner-city children, research reveals

...exposures of children with asthma to irritants and allergens at home succeeded in partially curtailing disruptive and sometimes life-threatening symptoms. The latest part of the multi-center study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of those home-based efforts, which included buying impermeable mattress and pillo...

New labelling on foods still not clear enough for allergy sufferers

...ckaged food will have to detail clearly if certain allergens are present in food, such as nuts, milk, eggs and fish. The authors say this is welcome and shows that the threat of allergic reactions is now being taken seriously, but the general public needs to be aware that food manufactured and packaged before ...

HRCT reveals asthmatic risk long after cat allergen exposure

...or the first time, researchers have shown that cat allergens can impair lung function in people with asthma for...n induce asthma symptoms. Detectable levels of pet allergens have also been established in office buildings, trains, buses, hospitals, shopping malls, movie thea...

Hispanic asthma rates highest among Puerto Ricans

...bacco smoke along with a reduction in other indoor allergens would have a significant positive impact on asthma rates in poor Hispanics....

Tobacco smoke linked to allergic rhinitis in infants

...when a person's immune system mistakenly reacts to allergens (aggravating particles) in the air. The body then releases substances to protect itself, causing the allergy sufferer to experience persistent sneezing and a runny, blocked nose. This is the first study to show a relationship between environmental t...

Newsbriefs from the journal CHEST, June 2006

... study shows that early exposure to pets and other allergens does not increase a child's likelihood of developing airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), a characteristic feature of asthma. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, identified at birth 131 children with a history of asthma or allergi...

UT Southwestern allergist offers coping strategies for relief from summer allergens

...gens. Keeping windows closed lessens the amount of allergens that travel into the home. If you're out for long...ke a shower before bedtime to wash off some of the allergens and prevent them from being transferred to pillows. "Your hair can be like a pollen magnet," warns D...

Avoiding house dust mites and changing diet proves ineffective

New research shows avoiding house dust mite allergens from birth does not prevent the onset of asthma, eczema or atopy in high-risk children. Also found to be ineffective was modifying a child's diet to increase the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in high concentrations in oily fis...

Researchers demonstrate potential mechanism of food allergy

...swallowing, among other symptoms. The most common allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, wheat, milk, eggs and soy. ...

Deadly latex evading lax food labelling laws

...national measured the presence of four major latex allergens in 21 types of food packaging for confectionary, f... 10/1002/jsfa.2580). The highest levels of latex allergens were found in a chocolate biscuit containing nearly 20ng/ml. The wrapper contained 85ng/ml of latex....

Wheezy, allergic children are more prone to asthma

...lergen exposure in early life and sensitisation to allergens on the development of lung function and asthma. T...had repeated wheezing and developed sensitivity to allergens in their first 3 years of life were more likely to develop a loss of lung function and asthma. The r...

USC research shows dogs and smog don't mix

... "There's experimental literature that shows both allergens and endotoxin interact with air pollution and increase the effect of each other," says McConnell. "But there's been very little study to see if these experiments have relevance for the general population of children with asthma." McConnell cautione...

M. D. Anderson, BCM, launch research effort targeting asthma and allergic diseases

...rs to represent a very, very early trigger between allergens that find their way into the lungs and asthma." ...g to delineate the mechanisms by which viruses and allergens are able to initiate and drive the allergic response and progression of asthma," said Dr. David Hust...

Allergic rhinitis associated with impaired sleep quality

...lergic rhinitis, which occurs when pollen or other allergens irritate and inflame the nasal passages, affects about 20 to 50 percent of the population, according to background information in the article. Allergies have been shown to affect quality of life and several studies have suggested that they may contr...

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