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Released: 8-Apr-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Drinking green tea may help with food allergies
Shinshu University

Research findings suggest gut microbes can effect allergic immune responses. Tasuku Ogita who has recently joined Shinshu University is an expert on teas and their effects on gut bacteria.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Common Protein in Skin Can ‘Turn On’ Allergic Itch
North Carolina State University

A commonly expressed protein in skin – periostin – can directly activate itch-associated neurons in the skin. Blocking periostin receptors on these neurons reduced the itch response in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis, or eczema.

Newswise: During COVID-19 Pandemic, Normal Allergy and Asthma Medications Should Be Continued
Released: 26-Mar-2020 5:50 PM EDT
During COVID-19 Pandemic, Normal Allergy and Asthma Medications Should Be Continued
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

There is no data to suggest that continuing allergy and asthma medications will have any effect on increasing your risk of getting the COVID-19 infection, or if you get the infection, lead to a worse outcome.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Allergies or COVID-19?
Wake Forest Baptist Health

How do you know if the nasal congestion and sneezing you’re experiencing is spring allergies or COVID-19?

Released: 23-Mar-2020 2:25 PM EDT
A Message to Asthma Sufferers About a Shortage of Albuterol Metered Dose Inhalers
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Certain areas of the country are experiencing shortages of albuterol inhalers. There are options for asthma sufferers who can't get an inhaler.

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Released: 18-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Webinars with patients-survey: 73% with chronic illnesses feel more COVID-19 risk
Health Perspectives Group

As the global pandemic continues and its impact increasingly disrupts daily life in the U.S., a new ongoing survey launched this week reveals specific concerns about the novel coronavirus among people living with chronic illnesses, who feel these conditions make them more susceptible to the virus (73%) and are beginning to turn to each other (58%) and their doctors (36%) for more information.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 11:30 AM EDT
COVID-19: The immune system can fight back
University of Melbourne

Melbourne researchers have mapped immune responses from one of Australia's first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, showing the body's ability to fight the virus and recover from the infection.

Newswise: Important Information About COVID-19 for Those with Asthma
Released: 12-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Important Information About COVID-19 for Those with Asthma
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

COVID-19 is causing confusion and anxiety for many, including those with asthma. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology advises staying on your asthma medications to keep asthma under control.

Newswise: Molds damage the lung’s protective barrier to spur future asthma attacks
Released: 12-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Molds damage the lung’s protective barrier to spur future asthma attacks
University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have identified a new way that common Aspergillus molds can induce asthma, by first attacking the protective tissue barrier deep in the lungs.


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