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Newswise: You May Be Ready for College, but Are Your Allergies and Asthma?
Released: 21-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
You May Be Ready for College, but Are Your Allergies and Asthma?
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

As many students will head to campus while COVID-19 is still a concern, it’s especially important that they stay healthy and have a good plan to manage their allergies and asthma.

Released: 15-May-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Treatment with interferon-α2b speeds up recovery of COVID-19 patients in exploratory study
Frontiers

Treatment with antivirals such as interferons may significantly improve virus clearance and reduce levels of inflammatory proteins in COVID-19 patients, according to a new study in Frontiers in Immunology.

Released: 13-May-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Food Allergy May Be Underdiagnosed in Children on Medicaid
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Prevalence of food allergy among Medicaid-enrolled children across the U.S. was substantially lower (0.6 percent), compared to previous national estimates using parent surveys (7.6 percent) and reports of physician confirmation of food allergy (4.7 percent). The study, published in Academic Pediatrics, was the first to analyze Medicaid claims data of over 23 million children to estimate prevalence of food allergy diagnosis.

Newswise: Too Little Sleep Can Mean More Asthma Attacks in Adults
Released: 12-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Too Little Sleep Can Mean More Asthma Attacks in Adults
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reveals that too little sleep, and occasionally too much sleep, can negatively impact adults with asthma.

Released: 8-May-2020 12:45 PM EDT
New antigen test for detecting COVID-19 could help triage patients during the pandemic
Frontiers

One of the most important tools in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is rapid, reliable and relatively cheap diagnostic testing at the point of care. Scientists in Europe recently evaluated the frontline capabilities of a commercially available, 15-minute disposable antigen test to detect COVID-19 infections.

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Released: 4-May-2020 6:35 PM EDT
Study to determine incidence of novel coronavirus infection in US children begins
NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

A study to help determine the rate of novel coronavirus infection in children and their family members in the United States has begun enrolling participants.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
COVID-19 and pregnancies: What we know
Midwestern University

Amid the rapidly evolving global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that has already had profound effects on public health and medical infrastructure across the globe, many questions remain about its impact on child health.

Newswise: New Guidelines Provide Evidence-Based Recommendations for Treating Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
Released: 28-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
New Guidelines Provide Evidence-Based Recommendations for Treating Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Joint Task Force for Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters provides recommendations for the management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in pediatric and adult patients.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 5:55 PM EDT
Researchers develop breakthrough antibody test for COVID-19 virus
Wiley

Several tests have been developed for detecting the genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but these generally only allow detection of the virus during acute infection.

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Released: 27-Apr-2020 5:15 PM EDT
COVID-19 could spell the end of an egalitarian National Health Service
City University London

Dr Sabrina Germain, a Senior Lecturer in The City Law School, says the COVID-19 pandemic could signal the end of the National Health Service based on the liberal egalitarian conception of distributive justice.


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