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African American, White and Latino Children Have Different Food Allergen Profiles

Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have conducted the first study designed to assess and characterize the racial and ethnic difference in food allergies among children in the U.S.

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Allergist, asthma expert, Asthma, Acaai, Wildfire

Expert Allergist Available to Speak on the Effects of the Southern Wildfires on Asthma Sufferers

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Food Allergy, Children, hygiene hypothesis, Eczema, Pediatric

Why Is Food Allergy Increasing? Skin Might Be Involved

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Early exposure to a food allergen through broken skin might prompt the development of food allergy. This theory gained further support from a recent study that found increased prevalence of food allergy if a child had skin infection or eczema in the first year of life.

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Asthma, Allergies, Food Allergies, Holidays, Allergist, Acaai

Say Yes to Holiday Flair, Not Allergic Flares

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If you suffer from allergies and asthma, you don’t want to be sneezing and wheezing through the holidays. ACAAI offers tips for bringing the “flair, and not the flare” to this year’s holidays.

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Allergies During Pregnancy Contribute to Changes in the Brains of Rat Offspring

A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism in children.

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College Students with Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don’t have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.

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Access to Asthma Meds, Plus Flu Vaccines, Keep Kids with Asthma Healthy

Kids need flu shots to prevent asthma flares, and medications available in school to keep 86 percent in class, according to two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nursing school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms. Only 19 percent felt very confident that they could correctly treat a child having a severe allergic reaction.

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Many Doctors Still Don’t Know Facts About Penicillin Allergy

If you think you’re allergic to penicillin, but have never been tested, ask for a referral to an allergist to confirm the allergy. Many physicians whose patients have “penicillin allergy” in their charts don’t know that frequently, a penicillin allergy diagnosis is given to a child as the result of a rash, but without any follow up testing.

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Peanut Allergy, Acaai, Allergist, allergy testing , Food Allergy

When and How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

Parents may be confused with how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants. Presentations at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting will offer guidance, based on soon to be released guidelines, on how to approach this topic without going “nuts.”

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Confusing Food Labels Place Consumers with Food Allergy at Risk

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A study found that consumers with food allergy concerns often misunderstand food labels about allergens that say “may contain” or “manufactured on shared equipment.” While they should avoid such products to prevent what could be a serious allergic reaction, up to 40 percent bought food items with precautionary allergen labels.

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What Do I Have? Cold, Flu or Seasonal Allergies?

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Being sick can really put a damper on your day or week, and if you’re achy, sneezing and just downright miserable, you may not be able to tell if you have a cold, the flu or allergies. It's best to know what ailment is plaguing you so you can treat it accordingly—especially if it’s contagious.

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Epipen Sticker Shock? No Problem. We’Ll Make Our Own.

Concerned about both safety and the skyrocketing costs of EpiPen, University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) nurses were already searching for solutions before the media storm hit. At a summer meeting, the group voted to ditch the EpiPen and instead create “epi-kits” that could be used to reverse deadly allergic reactions. With the EpiPen controversy still raging, the switch to “epi-kits” at UUHC comes at just the right time. The kits — which, at $3.50 each, cost less than 1 percent of the EpiPen’s price — are set to roll out to University hospitals and clinics starting on Nov. 1.

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Asthma, hygiene hypothesis, B Cell, Allergy, Cockroach allergen, House Dust Mites, Aspergillus Fumigatus

Vaccination of Newborn Mice with Bacteria Suppresses Asthma as Adults

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Asthma caused by adult exposure to cockroach detritus is blocked in mice that were vaccinated as newborns with a particular bacteria, Enterobacter that expresses alpha-1,3-glucan molecules on its surface.

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Media Invite: ACAAI’s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting Presents New Studies, Innovative Health News

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New U of S Immunotherapy Technique Holds Promise for Curing Food Allergies

SASKATOON - University of Saskatchewan (U of S) scientists have developed a new immunotherapy technique that nearly eliminates the allergic response to peanut and egg white proteins in food-allergic mice, reducing the anaphylactic response by up to 90 per cent with only one treatment.

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New Target Identified to Combat Deadly Allergic Reactions

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Researchers in France have identified a molecular motor that controls the release of inflammatory factors that cause severe and fatal allergic reactions. The study, “Kinesin-1 controls mast cell degranulation and anaphylaxis through PI3K-dependent recruitment to the granular Slp3/Rab27b complex,” which will be published online October 24 ahead of issue in The Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that targeting this motor may be a new way to treat patients undergoing anaphylactic shock.

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NIH Study Determines Key Differences Between Allergic and Non-Allergic Dust Mite Proteins

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have determined what differentiates dust mite allergens from the non-allergen proteins dust mites produce. According to the researchers, dust mite allergens are more chemically stable and produced in larger quantities than other dust mite proteins.







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