Tag: "allergic" at medical news

Plants uptake antibiotics

...n. Consumption of antibiotics in plants may cause allergic reactions in sensitive populations, such as young children. There is also concern that consuming antibiotics may lead to the development of antimicrobial resistance, which can render antibiotics ineffective. Holly Dolliver, the lead scientist in...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

...oring is in fact part of the spectrum of childhood allergic diseases. So whilst the condition looks and sounds...l children with rhinitis were similar to those for allergic diseases in a group of children who have been monitored since before they were born. Our findings ...

Research highlights from Thoracic Society Conference

..., dog and dust-mite allergens, which eliminates an allergic response in 95 percent of cat-allergic people, 92 percent of dog-allergic people, and 60 percent of dust mite-allergic people....

Eating apples and fish during pregnancy may protect against childhood asthma and allergies

...ce the risk of their children developing asthma or allergic disease, suggests a new study presented at the Ame...d not find any protective effect against asthma or allergic diseases from many other foods, including vegetables, fruit juice, citrus or kiwi fruit, whole grain...

House dust may protect against allergic disease early in life

...of bacteria, may reduce the risk of developing the allergic skin condition eczema or wheezing in children if t...ildren exposed to lower levels are developing more allergic symptoms later on, she says. This study is unusual in that we are following children over a long per...

Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms

...AMA) birth cohort study, which analyzed children's allergic reactions and history of asthma. The researchers concluded that the effect of birth weight on respiratory symptoms increased, from ages 1 to 5, in direct relation to birth weight per kilogram less in each child. However, after age 5, the effect le...

Less sun better than using sunscreen

...ly very well tolerated by the skin and produce few allergic effects, thus are recommended for children. Organic sunscreens actually absorb the UV rays, and as the name suggests consist of a range of complex organic molecules which blend together to give photoprotective qualities. While many studies have ...

Researchers identify new therapy for patients with Crohn's disease

...istration of infliximab will eventually develop an allergic reaction, need higher doses, or completely stop re...therapy or who could not take infliximab due to an allergic reaction. Researchers found that 21 percent of patients who received adalimumab achieved remission a...

Rush University Simulation Laboratory honored for innovation

...rly any possible human medical emergency including allergic reactions and the effects of biochemical agents and drug overdoses, in addition to surgical and other procedures. "Simulation medical training offers a safe and realistic environment for clinicians to repeatedly practice clinical scenarios and team...

Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain

...om at least some symptoms related to hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, said Sheryl Szeinbach, the study's lead ...cal and prescription records showed a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis. Participants were asked about the severity and type of allergy symptoms they had, and whet...

Jefferson immunology researchers show blood-brain barrier damage could affect MS severity

...affect the onset and severity of EAE (experimental allergic encephalomyelitis), an MS-like autoimmune disease often used as a model. They studied various strains of mice, each lacking some genes associated with inflammation and immunity, and looked at what happened to the blood-brain barrier. They discover...

LIALDA -- the first oral once-daily mesalamine for ulcerative colitis -- now available

...n treating patients with pyloric stenosis or those allergic to sulfasalazine. Mesalamine has been associated with an acute intolerance syndrome (three percent of patients in clinical trials with mesalamine or sulfasalazine) that may be difficult to distinguish from a flare of inflammatory bowel disease. Sympt...

What do we know about asthma in Africa?

... found an increase in the prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in children in Ghana between 1993 and 2003. In an essay in this week's PLoS Medicine, two asthma researchers discuss how asthma in Africa differs from asthma in industrialized countries. Matthias Wjst (Institut fr Epidemiologie, GSFForsch...

Study indicates different treatment may be needed for infection-related breathing problems

...tious asthma might have a different mechanism than allergic asthma. Most people think asthma is asthma, but it may be multifaceted," said Dr. Robert Hardy, an infectious disease specialist at UT Southwestern. That's an important implication because the latest statistics show that asthma is on the rise. Ac...

New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza

...d in autoimmune diseases and epitopes that trigger allergic and asthmatic reactions. Dr. Sette and his colleagues have also built numerous tools for analyzing and visualizing the data and for predicting immunity against different pathogens--all of which is publicly accessible on their Web site (see http://im...

Pilot study successful in taming allergic reactions to food

DURHAM, N.C. -- Children who were allergic to eggs were able to essentially overcome their al...ted States, Burks said. Just how many children are allergic to eggs is unclear, but the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases estimates that 6 p...

FDA approves prescription Zaditor for over-the-counter relief from itchy eyes

... for the temporary prevention of itchy eyes due to allergic conjunctivitis, for OTC use. An estimated 40 mill...lease of chemical mediators to stop the late phase allergic reaction Histamines, a chemical made by the body during an allergic reaction, are a primary caus...

Study shows six-injection allergy vaccine tames hay fever for at least 2 years

... blinded study, begun in 2001, examined 25 ragweed allergic (hay fever) volunteers at Johns Hopkins Asthma & A...ment with proven clinical benefits for a number of allergic conditions, including hay fever. Patients receive regular injections containing small amounts of the...

New allergy vaccine provides long-lasting hay fever relief after just 6 weeks of shots

...ived placebo injections. During the test period, allergic symptoms were monitored and recorded, right down t...unny nose, watery eyes and itching. Relief from allergic symptoms was as pronounced in the second year as in the first, even though no more vaccine was admin...

Experimental ragweed therapy offers allergy sufferers longer relief with fewer shots

...M.D. "A short course of immunotherapy that reduces allergic symptoms over an extended period of time will sign... two major drawbacks. First, it can cause systemic allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis, a hypersensitivity reaction that can lead to severe and sometimes li...

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