Tag: "allergies" at medical news
CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction
...ranging from upper respiratory tractinfections and allergies
to headaches, orthopedic and other medical conditions. In 2005, the chiropractic PCPs managed 60 percent of their enrolled patients without requiring a referral to aconventional medical specialist. These data mirror the 2001 findings, which also de...
Cigarette use may explain asthma epidemic in children, says Mailman School of Public Health study
...tly begins in childhood. The cause is unknown, but allergies
are a factor in the majority of children with asthma. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) inhaled unintentionally by nonsmokers has a higher concentration of some toxic substances than the smoke inhaled by smokers, such as carbon monoxide and carbon...
World-leading innovation in child-allergy detection
In the past decade, food allergies
have become a major point of concern for paediatri...arch and development. The scientific approach to allergies
has evolved explains Pierre-Henri Benhamou of France's DBV technologies. Aside from the well-known '...
Drinking farm milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies but raw consumption remains unsafe
...ht and weight, whether they were breastfed and any allergies
or asthma problems affecting the child or their fa...en who enjoyed the best protection from asthma and allergies
had been drinking farm milk since their first year of life." About half of the parents who told re...
No link found between autism and celiac disease
...ative for celiac disease. "This study shows food allergies
often associated with autism may have no connection to the gluten intolerance experienced by people with celiac disease," said study author Samra Vazirian, MD, with Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. Autism is a developmental d...
Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain
... in this latter group had been formally tested for allergies
by a physician.) Work time missed due to allergy...she continued. Participants who self-managed their allergies
relied on over-the-counter products to control their milder symptoms. A lack of sleep and a decrea...
First nationwide child health and air pollution study commences
...of air pollution on breathing problems, asthma and allergies
in Australian children. "Air pollution is an important public health issue and this study will help us identify how the levels of air pollution seen in Australian cities influence the respiratory health of children. "Current Australian air qualit...
Confidentiality and privacy of personal health information is critical to acceptance of NHIN
... would represent all of a patients medications and allergies
to show the essential elements of the medial record. Dr. Zaroukian concluded by saying that the effectiveness of the NHIN will be determined by the degree to which patients and providers trust the system. "Individuals and their health care provide...
Study indicates different treatment may be needed for infection-related breathing problems
...ronic asthma, depending on whether it results from allergies
or lung infections. Previous studies have shown that certain lung infections such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae can linger on and contribute to a person later experiencing symptoms of asthma. Researchers have now identified a particular gene tha...
Pilot study successful in taming allergic reactions to food
...logy and a senior member of the research team. Egg allergies
cause a significant decrease in quality of life fo...ople. Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies
among children in the United States, Burks said. Just how many children are allergic to eggs is uncl...
Teens who smoke have increased risk of developing asthma
...were regular smokers but who also had a history of allergies
were not found to have an increased risk of asthma. The link between regular smoking and asthma was not substantially affected by adjusting for family income and other demographic factors, birth weight, gestational age, physical activity levels, fa...
New allergy vaccine provides long-lasting hay fever relief after just 6 weeks of shots
...protein, which is the number one cause of seasonal allergies
in North America? Dynavax Technologies Corp., of Berkeley, Calif., developed the vaccine and funded several of Creticos' early safety studies. Creticos was a paid consultant of Dynavax during that period. The current study was sponsored by the Imm...
Experimental ragweed therapy offers allergy sufferers longer relief with fewer shots
... many as 40 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies
caused by airborne pollens produced by grasses, tr...at people suffering from mild and moderate ragweed allergies
with antihistamines or nasal corticosteroids. However, when people with allergies
do not respond to ...
Allergic rhinitis associated with impaired sleep quality
...ced when the condition was moderate to severe. As allergies
worsened, individuals slept fewer hours at night, felt sleepy more often during the day, took longer to fall asleep and found it more necessary to take sedative drugs. All types of physicians, including primary care physicians, pulmonologists and ea...
M. D. Anderson, BCM, launch research effort targeting asthma and allergic diseases
... growth. "While M. D. Anderson's focus is not on allergies
and asthma, Dr. Huston is one of the best physicians in the country for allergic disease and has a strong research program," said Liu. "Our teams are complementary to each other's expertise. This is an exciting cooperative program and both institutio...
Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses
...y's immune system. The theory, Lane says, is that allergies
and asthma result from genes that control the body's defenses against parasites, but these genes are dormant in healthy people. However, when turned on by so-called ghost parasites, the potent inflammatory response is medically very difficult to con...
Rates of eczema and hay fever may be in decline
...ile eczema and hay fever may have peaked, systemic allergies
may be on the increase, say the authors. They speculate that some of the trends could be explained by changes in medical practice and care, but they could also be attributable to changes in the sources of allergic disease....
Wheezy, allergic children are more prone to asthma
...nced repeated wheezing but were not susceptible to allergies
lost their symptoms at school age and retained normal lung function at puberty. However, the children who 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...
Exam nerves affects students' immune defense
...rom allergies. While diseases like asthma and allergies
are becoming increasingly common in the West, many people believe that we are living ever stressful lives. A new study from Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Sweden backs up what many people have suspected: that there are important links between mental s...
Mayo Clinic links allergies to Parkinson's disease
...that this study did not examine patients' types of allergies
or when they developed allergies. The investiga...Bower explains that this study does not prove that allergies
cause Parkinson's disease; instead, it points to an association between the two diseases. He advises...
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