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Preemies Activism, Craniofacial Conditions, New Therapy Lessons, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Holidays, Allergies, Asthma, Allergist, Food Allergies, Holiday Travel

Let it Snow, But Don’t Let Your Allergies Be “Frightful”

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The 50 million allergy and asthma sufferers in the US are sometimes surprised to learn that indoor allergies strike year-round. They can especially crop up when visiting friends and family around the holidays.

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Parent-Supplied Photos Allow Pediatric Dermatology Diagnoses without an Office Visit in Most Instances

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Using smartphone cameras, parents can reliably take high-quality photographs of their child’s skin condition to send to a dermatologist for diagnosis. This finding suggests that direct-to-patient dermatology can accurately provide pediatric dermatology care.

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Eczema, bleach bath, Hygiene, Dermatology, Dermatologic Conditions, dermatologic hygiene

Water Baths as Good as Bleach Baths for Treating Eczema

For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new Northwestern Medicine study found no difference in the effectiveness of a bleach bath compared to regular water baths. In addition, bleach baths can cause stinging and burning of skin, and occasionally even trigger asthma flare-ups in patients.

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Study Finds Asthma and Food Allergies Predictable at Age One

Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a clinical assessment to determine the presence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and AD. The combined effect of AD and allergic sensitization was found to be greater than the sum of their individual effects, both on the risk of asthma and on reported food allergy.

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Allergy Amplifier Implicated in Asthma Also Intensifies Food Allergy

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In 2012, LJI researcher Toshiaki Kawakami, M.D., Ph.D., reported that a small protein aptly named histamine-releasing factor (HRF) played a pro-inflammatory role in asthma. The current paper reports a novel biochemical mechanism governing HRF activity, paves the way for blood tests to predict which patients will respond to allergy therapy, and strongly supports the idea that drugs designed to block HRF could prevent food allergy attacks.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, seasonal allergi, Allergies, Acaai

Two Meds Not Always Better than One for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

n a newly updated clinical practice guideline, allergists offer practical advice on the best types and amounts of medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis.

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Puerto Rico's Health Centers, Guide to Going Meatless on Monday, Obesity-Cancer Link, and More in the Public Health News Source

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