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Unusual Skin Cancer Linked to Chronic Allergy From Metal Orthopedic Implant

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In rare cases, patients with allergies to metals develop persistent skin rashes after metal devices are implanted near the skin. New research suggests these patients may be at increased risk of an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancer.

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Experimental Rapid Test Could Tell Sinusitis Sufferers if They Need Antibiotics - or Just Patience

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Each year, 36 million people with chronic congestion and runny noses seek treatment from their primary care physicians. Without a way for doctors to easily distinguish viral from bacterial infections, more than half of patients will end up getting antibiotics for an infection that they don’t actually have. The invention of a rapid, in-office test, based on bacterial biomarkers, could help physicians identify the infections that need antibiotics while helping reduce the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications Are Main Culprit

Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to an analysis of death certificates from 1999 to 2010, conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published online today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also found that the risk of fatal drug-induced allergic reactions was particularly high among older people and African-Americans and that such deaths increased significantly in the U.S. in recent years.

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UF/IFAS Researcher Continues Quest for Peanut That Won’t Cause Allergic Reaction

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A University of Florida food scientist has removed 80 percent of allergens from whole peanuts, moving him a step closer to eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens.

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American Academy of Dermatology’s Newest Guideline for the Management of Atopic Dermatitis Focuses on Prevention of Flares and Long-Term Disease Management

The American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy) newly updated guideline of care for the management of adult and pediatric atopic dermatitis focuses on the management and control of the condition, the co-existence of allergic disease, and the use of alternative approaches to supplement medical therapies. Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, this evidence-based guideline is the final section of a four-part series on the care and management of atopic dermatitis developed by dermatologists who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

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Despite What You’ve Heard, Kids with Egg Allergies Should Get the Flu Shot

If you have a child with egg allergies, you may have been told they shouldn’t get the shot because of a possible reaction to the trace amounts of egg in the vaccine. Not true, says the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Recent research has shown that administration of the flu vaccine is safe for kids with egg allergies.

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Environment Plays Bigger Role Than Genetics in the Food Allergic Disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis

CINCINNATI - Researchers have found that environment has a much stronger role than genetics in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe, often painful food allergy that renders children unable to eat a wide variety of foods.

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You May Have to Watch What Your Fruits and Veggies Eat

People with food allergies always have to watch what they eat. Now, they may have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat, as it seems it’s possible to have an allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in food.

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Gut Bacteria That Protect Against Food Allergies Identified

The presence of Clostridia, a common class of gut bacteria, protects against food allergies, a new study in mice finds. The discovery points toward probiotic therapies for this so-far untreatable condition

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Midwest Crippled by Flooding and Dangerous Levels of Mold in the Air

The heavy rains, hot temperatures and high dew point have triggered an air quality alert for dangerous levels of mold in the Midwest. “The interior mold exposure for homes experiencing flooding or water seepage will be even more toxic,” warns Joseph Leija, MD, allergist who performs the Gottlieb Allergy Count, the official daily allergy count for the Midwest.

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