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Moms of Food-Allergic Kids Need Dietician’s Support

According to a new study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, providing parents with detailed, individual advice from a dietician is a key component of effective food allergy care.

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Multiple Allergic Reactions Traced to Single Protein

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Johns Hopkins and University of Alberta researchers have identified a single protein as the root of painful and dangerous allergic reactions to a range of medications and other substances. If a new drug can be found that targets the problematic protein, they say, it could help smooth treatment for patients with conditions ranging from prostate cancer to diabetes to HIV.

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Researchers Identify Non-Gluten Proteins as Targets of Immune Response to Wheat in Celiac Disease

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that, in addition to gluten, the immune systems of patients with celiac disease react to specific types of non-gluten protein in wheat.

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Decades-Long Sinusitis Odyssey Cured by Loyola Otolaryngologist

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According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, more than 37 million Americans suffer at least one bout of acute sinusitis per year making it the most common medical ailment. Otolaryngology is the medical specialization of ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions. “If you have cold-like symptoms that do not go away, and/or recurring cases of sinusitis, see a board certified ear, nose and throat specialist, preferably associated with an academic medical center,” says Patadia, who has completed more than 15 years of academic medical training.

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Live Trees and Scented Candles Hijack the Holidays for Allergy Sufferers

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The many smells and tastes of the holidays that get so many in a festive mood can sicken others, thanks to allergic reactions. But with some seasonal savvy, allergy sufferers can breathe easy this festive time of year. “The dust from the boxes and on the decorations that have been packed away in dank basements or dusty attics is triggering reactions in my allergy and asthma patients,” said Rachna Shah, MD, affiliate faculty member at Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Sharing That Crowded Holiday Flight with Countless Hitchhiking Dust Mites

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As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough. Now University of Michigan researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust mites.

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If You Are Having a Severe Allergic Reaction, You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

According to new guidelines published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), the fast administration of epinephrine is essential to the treatment of a severe allergic reaction.

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More Genetic Clues Found in a Severe Food Allergy

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Scientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Because of the genes' apparent functional roles, the findings may point toward potential new treatments for EoE.

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Peanut in Household Dust Linked to Peanut Allergies, Especially for Children with Eczema

Exposure to peanut proteins in household dust may be a trigger of peanut allergy, according to a study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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Holiday Fare May Present Problems for People with Food Allergies

During the holidays, the very variety and complexity of foods served can make it difficult for someone with a food allergy to know what to avoid and what to try.

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