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You Could Mistakenly Believe You’re Allergic to This Common Antibiotic

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According to a Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine allergist, most people who believe they're allergic to this common antibiotic may not be allergic at all. In fact, 10 years after a mild reaction to the drug, up to 90 percent of people will have outgrown a penicillin allergy.

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Allergists: The Doctors You Didn’t Know Could Help You with Your Asthma

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May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Many people with asthma don’t know allergists are specialist in asthma care – and are trained to get asthma symptoms under control.

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When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

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Teens with Allergies and Asthma: Start Prepping Now for Move to College

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Being in a new location with new risky behaviors can negatively impact your health and increase your risk for ingesting food allergens and exposure to allergy and asthma triggers. A new article offers practical tips on how to successfully make the transition.

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Expert: When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed

Low-income families of children with food allergies spend 2.5 times more on emergency department and hospitalization costs nationally, according to new research. The dependence on emergency care means children with food allergies from low-income families may not be able to afford foods free of their food allergen, obtain epinephrine or see an allergist who would counsel them on prevention and management of their food allergies.

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Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies

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Experts Call for Increased Action on Protecting Those with Food Allergies

Professor Elliott founder Queen’s University Belfast's Institute for Global Food Security, is co-author of a paper published in The Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Analyst, outlining a strategy to close the gaps in current processes for detecting and measuring allergens – substances in foods that can trigger an allergic reaction. The publication comes during the UK’s Allergy Awareness Week

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Outcomes of Immunotherapy Tablet for House Dust Mite Allergy-related Asthma

The addition of a house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet to maintenance medications improved time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation during a period of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) reduction among adults with HDM allergy-related asthma not well controlled by ICS, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA.

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Despite Recent Increases in Reported Food Allergy, Study Finds No Change in Antibody Levels Associated with Food Allergy

A new study using 5,000 stored blood samples found no increase in the presence of food-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) -- a blood marker associated with food allergy -- in children's blood between the 1980s and the 2000s.

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Immune Cells in Organ Cavities Play Essential Role in Fast Tissue Repair

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While scientists have known for many years that there are cells living in the cavities surrounding various organs such as the heart, lung and liver, their function has remained unknown. A recent Cumming School of Medicine study examined these cells, and discovered they play an integral role in fast tissue repair. The study was published in the journal Cell this month.

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Developing a Non-Invasive Test to Assess Esophagus Disease

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A non-invasive test to diagnose and monitor an inflammatory disease that injures the esophagus – called eosinophilic esophagitis or EoE – would replace the need for repeated endoscopy for a growing number of children and adults with this relatively new condition.

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Allergen Immunotherapy Found to Pose No Risk of Infection

Mass. General study confirms the safety of allergy shots, calls into question proposed changes in preparation standards.

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Wayne State Receives $2.5 Million NIH Grant to Shape Next Generation of Antibiotics

Researchers at Wayne State University recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for a study that aims to shape the next generation of antibiotics for the treatment of multidrug-resistant diseases.

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New Asthma Biomarkers Could Ease Detection

People with asthma have telltale molecules circulating in their blood, say researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The discovery could lead to the first diagnostic blood test for asthma, as well as more targeted treatments.

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Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program Sees Uptick in Alpha-Gal Syndrome

Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program (A.S.A.P) has seen an increase in the number of patients being treated for alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.

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Common Allergy Medication Worsens Restless Leg Symptoms

Allergy season can be the worst time of year for people suffering with restless legs syndrome because popular over the counter medications can make symptoms much worse.

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Study Finds a New Celiac Disease Risk Factor

Researchers have identified a common variant in a non-coding RNA that may contribute to the intestinal inflammation that occurs in people with celiac disease. The findings point to a possible new risk factor for developing celiac disease in people with celiac disease risk genes.

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The Medical Minute: Spring Allergies Off to an Early Start This Year

Most spring allergy sufferers know to start taking precautions before the trees burst into bloom each year. This year, however, a string of unusually warm days tricked the trees into blooming earlier than normal.