Feature Channels:

Allergies

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Vitamin D-Rich Foods During Pregnancy May Reduce Allergy Risk in Children

Higher intake of foods containing vitamin D during pregnancy – but not supplemental vitamin D intake – was associated with reduced risk of development of allergies in children.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Allergy Shots Effective for Baby Boomers Suffering From Seasonal Allergies

BabyBoomerCouple_000017683062XSmall.jpg

A new study shows immunotherapy (allergy shots) in older patients reduced allergy symptoms by 55 percent after three years of therapy, and decreased the amount of medication needed for relief of symptoms by 64 percent.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

UCLA–Stanford Researchers Pinpoint Origin of Sighing Reflex in the Brain

Sighneurons1.jpg

A new UCLA-Stanford study has pinpointed two tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem that are responsible for transforming normal breaths into sighs. The discovery may one day allow physicians to treat patients with breathing disorders.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Which Comes First: Self-Reported Penicillin Allergy or Chronic Hives?

allergy-testing.png

People who have self-reported penicillin allergy may have a three times greater chance of suffering from chronic hives. And people who have chronic hives tend to self-report penicillin allergy at a three times greater rate than the general population. Authors of a new study think it's not coincidence.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Allergy Expert Available to Address Adverse Reactions to Marijuana. Allergists Can Treat Symptoms

SilversWilliam_1.jpg

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

New Study Indicates Why Children Are Likelier to Develop Food Allergies

Peanut.jpg

An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, many of them children. These are non-trivial concerns, as food allergy or intolerance can cause symptoms ranging from a harmless skin rash to a potentially lethal anaphylactic shock. The good news is that many affected children outgrow their allergy, presumably as the immune system learns to tolerate food initially mistaken as “foreign”.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

New Model: How Asthma Develops From Exposure to House Dust Mites

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a previously unknown step in the pathway that leads to asthma, a discovery that may offer new therapeutic approaches to this incurable disease. Asthma affects more than 25 million people in the United States, including about 7 million children.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

It’s Mom Who Sees Troubles for Teens with Food Allergies

Mothers of teens with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report that the youth have emotional and behavioural problems.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Five Ways to Show Love for Someone with Allergies or Asthma this Valentine’s Day

Valentines.jpg

Tips for those who want to impress their Valentine with thoughtfulness and caring, but prefer not to break the bank by overspending.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Researchers Discover a Way to Potentially Decrease Peanut Allergen

Peanuts are widely used in food processing because they are rich in fats and protein, however they are also one of the eight major food allergens. In a recent study from the Journal of Food Science published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), researchers from Ningbo Institute of Agricultural Sciences in China found that seed germination could reduce the allergen level in peanuts.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Parents in Dark About Using Epinephrine for Kids’ Food Allergies

When a child has a food allergy, it’s critical for pediatricians and allergists to show parents when and how to use an epinephrine auto-injector and to provide a written emergency food allergy action plan for home and school. But many parents say doctors don’t give them this potentially lifesaving information about their children’s emergency care, a new study reports. This communication gap needs to be fixed, researchers said.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Nickel Allergy: Dermatologists Share Tips to Avoid Exposure and Reduce Symptoms

According to board-certified dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, nickel is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis: a skin rash or irritation caused by touching an allergen. In fact, it is estimated that more than 18 percent of people in North America are allergic to nickel, including 11 million children in the U.S.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Tom and Holly Gores Partner with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to Create New State-of-the-Art Allergy Center

tghg-rh-300dpi1.jpg

Financier and philanthropist Tom Gores and his wife Holly have made a $5 million commitment to establish a new pediatric allergy treatment center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Expert Alert: Is the Warm Weather Extending Allergy Suffering?

Tuck_Janna_Jun10_8952.jpg

Life

Arts and Humanities

Channels:

The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

Medicine

Science

Life

Business

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

Click to view today's top stories.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Does Every Spring Really Bring the Worst Pollen Season Ever?

DeathtoStock_NotStock5.jpg

For long-lead publications - Following is information about this year's upcoming allergy season, and tips for how to treat symptoms.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Children with Common Allergies Have Twice Heart Disease Risk

Children with allergic disease, particularly asthma and hay fever, have about twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, setting them on a course for heart disease at a surprisingly early age, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Allergies and Asthma Are Bigger Summer Camp Challenges Than Homesickness

SummerCamp_1.jpg

For long-lead publications: Consider these tips for parents in search of the right summer camp for their child who suffers from severe allergies or asthma.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Start the New Year with Better Breathing, Less Sneezing and Wheezing

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, a few tweaks to your routine – some big, some small – could make a difference in dialing down the wheezing, sneezing and allergic reactions in the New Year.