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Newswise: This Summer, Camps Need to Protect Kids From COVID-19, and Allergy and Asthma Triggers
Released: 5-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
This Summer, Camps Need to Protect Kids From COVID-19, and Allergy and Asthma Triggers
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

This summer, camps for kids will not only have to protect kids from COVID-19, but kids with allergies and asthma will need to be kept safe from an allergic reaction or asthma flare.

Released: 3-May-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Lurie Children’s Study to Use Soy Isoflavones in a Precision Medicine Approach to Prevent Wheezing and Asthmatic Inflammation in High Risk Infants
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Rajesh Kumar, MD, and Jacqueline Pongracic, MD, from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago received $3 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a site-specific clinical trial on whether a soy supplement in infancy can prevent asthma in children with a high-risk genetic variation. This will be one of the earliest precision medicine approaches to asthma prevention.

3-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT
New guidelines for schools recommend against food bans
McMaster University

The international guideline panel included 22 health-care professionals, school administrators, and parents of children with and without food allergy, along with a team of six researchers with methodology expertise. A systematic literature review of practices for managing food allergy in schools found a lack of high-quality evidence, so the guideline recommendations are graded as conditional.

Newswise: Expert Available to Comment on Effective Food Allergy Communication
Released: 26-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Expert Available to Comment on Effective Food Allergy Communication
Indiana University

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month, and IUPUI’s Jennifer Bute is available to comment on effective strategies for parents to communicate about their child’s food allergies.

Released: 19-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Updated advice for safe COVID-19 vaccination in people with high-risk allergy histories
Massachusetts General Hospital

At the end of 2020, experts led by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) examined all information related to possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Newswise: Does More Pollen Mean Worse Allergy Symptoms? Probably
Released: 14-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Does More Pollen Mean Worse Allergy Symptoms? Probably
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Climate change has made pollen season longer and worse throughout North America - bad news for those who suffer with nasal allergies.

1-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Are you using antihistamines properly?
McMaster University

People need to rethink what they stock in their home cabinets as allergy medicines, what hospitals keep on formulary, and what policymakers recommend. The message needs to get out. This publication is on time for the spring allergy season and as COVID vaccines roll out, for which rashes are common and antihistamines can be helpful

Released: 2-Apr-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Understanding itch: New insights at the intersection of the nervous system & immune system
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis (AD), is sometimes called "the itch that rashes." Often, the itch begins before the rash appears, and, in many cases, the itchiness of the skin condition never really goes away.

Released: 1-Apr-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Infant Antibiotic Exposure Can Affect Future Immune Responses Toward Allergies
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Early life exposure to antibotics in utero and through mother’s milk disrupts beneficial gut bacteria, compromising T-cell development, Rutgers research shows

Released: 25-Mar-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Relieve your stress, relieve your allergies
Osaka City University School of Medicine

Increased allergic reactions may be tied to the corticotropin-releasing stress hormone (CRH), suggests a study published this month in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Released: 25-Mar-2021 4:15 PM EDT
New Estimates of ‘Safe’ Levels of Exposure to Peanut Protein for U.S. Population
Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Paper on dose-response relationship evaluated for peanut allergy in clinical trial screening published

Newswise: Masking may help prevent severe allergies this spring
Released: 23-Mar-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Masking may help prevent severe allergies this spring
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Masking can prevent more than COVID-19 from spreading this spring: Allergic rhinitis symptoms have shown to be significantly reduced with facemask usage during the pandemic.

Newswise: ACAAI Updates Guidance on Risk of Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines
Released: 11-Mar-2021 10:30 AM EST
ACAAI Updates Guidance on Risk of Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

An update from the ACAAI COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force on the risk of allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines - including the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Newswise: Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 10-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EST
Story Tips from Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Since its opening in January 2016, the Johns Hopkins Capacity Command Center has helped the Johns Hopkins Health System manage hospital operations — notably the flow of patients. So when the COVID-19 pandemic and the first people with the illness came to the hospital, the capacity command center was ready to manage the influx of patients.

Released: 9-Mar-2021 1:25 PM EST
COVID-19 risk increases with airborne pollen
Technical University of Munich

In the spring of 2020, the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic appeared to coincide with the tree pollen season in the northern hemisphere.

Newswise: Moms Need Guidance on What to Eat When Their Breastfeeding Infant Has a Food Allergy
Released: 4-Mar-2021 12:30 PM EST
Moms Need Guidance on What to Eat When Their Breastfeeding Infant Has a Food Allergy
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that more than 28% of surveyed women were given no guidance on whether they could eat the same food their breastfeeding child was allergic to.

Newswise: Update: What You Need to Know About 2021 Spring Allergies
Released: 17-Feb-2021 1:05 PM EST
Update: What You Need to Know About 2021 Spring Allergies
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

An ACAAI practice guideline offers new information on how to manage the symptoms that come with hay fever -- namely sneezing, itchy nose, runny nose, and congestion.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 17-Feb-2021 11:00 AM EST
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Wednesday.

Released: 10-Feb-2021 6:05 PM EST
Survey: Cleaning product use affecting asthma more during COVID-19 measures
University of Illinois at Chicago

Those with asthma are experiencing less asthma control related to an increase in using household disinfectants — known asthma triggers — because of COVID-19, according to a survey co-conducted by University of Illinois Chicago researchers.

Released: 9-Feb-2021 2:40 PM EST
Peanut allergy affects even more U.S. adults than children
Northwestern University

2.9% of U.S. adults report a current peanut allergy.

Newswise: Yes, allergy seasons are getting worse. Blame climate change.
4-Feb-2021 4:30 PM EST
Yes, allergy seasons are getting worse. Blame climate change.
University of Utah

New research shows that pollen seasons start 20 days earlier, are 10 days longer, and feature 21% more pollen than in 1990. Researchers found that human-caused climate change played a significant role in pollen season lengthening and a partial role in pollen amount increasing.

Released: 4-Feb-2021 1:10 PM EST
Food Allergies Are More Common Among Black Children
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Black children have significantly higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than White children, in addition to having higher odds of wheat allergy, suggesting that race may play an important role in how children are affected by food allergies, researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center and two other hospitals have found.

Newswise: In Survey of Those with Uncontrolled Asthma, Half Smoked Cannabis
Released: 2-Feb-2021 8:00 AM EST
In Survey of Those with Uncontrolled Asthma, Half Smoked Cannabis
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new survey in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that of those who used cannabis, about half smoked it while a third vaped – both “inhalation routes” likely to affect one’s lungs.

Newswise: Frequently Asked Patient Questions About the Covid-19 Vaccine
Released: 27-Jan-2021 12:30 PM EST
Frequently Asked Patient Questions About the Covid-19 Vaccine
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

As more people receive the COVID-19 vaccines, more people have questions about allergic reactions. Those questions are answered in this FAQ.

Newswise: COVID-19 Precautions Don’t Mean an Absence of Romance this Valentine’s Day
Released: 26-Jan-2021 8:00 PM EST
COVID-19 Precautions Don’t Mean an Absence of Romance this Valentine’s Day
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Keeping loved ones with allergies and asthma healthy on Valentine's Day can be very romantic.

Released: 26-Jan-2021 12:55 PM EST
Race Plays a Role in Children’s Food Allergies
Rush University Medical Center

Black children have significantly higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than white children, confirming that race plays an important role in how children are affected by food allergies, researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found.

Released: 21-Jan-2021 11:55 AM EST
Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis after receipt of 1st dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

This JAMA Insights review provides clinical details of anaphylactic reactions reported to and verified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the first week of use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

Released: 19-Jan-2021 12:05 PM EST
Study in twins identifies fecal microbiome differences in food allergies
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study out of the University of Chicago and Stanford University on pairs of twins with and without food allergies has identified potential microbial players in this condition.

Newswise: Have allergies? Worried about COVID-19 vaccine? Don’t be.
Released: 18-Jan-2021 7:40 AM EST
Have allergies? Worried about COVID-19 vaccine? Don’t be.
UW Medicine

Even people who have experienced severe allergic reactions to food, latex, pets, pollen, or bee stings should get the coronavirus vaccine, UW Medicine allergy and infectious disease experts say.

Newswise: Acute itching in eczema patients linked to environmental allergens
Released: 14-Jan-2021 4:50 PM EST
Acute itching in eczema patients linked to environmental allergens
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that allergens in the environment often are to blame for episodes of acute itch in eczema patients, and that the itching often doesn’t respond to antihistamines because the itch signals are being carried to the brain along a previously unrecognized pathway that current drugs don’t target.

Released: 11-Jan-2021 3:15 PM EST
iREACH Study Aims to Enhance Prevention of Peanut Allergy in Pediatric Practices
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

The Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research (CFAAR), at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, announced the launch of the Intervention to Reduce Early Peanut Allergy in Children (iREACH) study. iREACH is a five-year, randomized clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), aimed at assessing and improving pediatric clinician adherence to the 2017 prevention of peanut allergy guidelines developed by an expert panel sponsored by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Released: 6-Jan-2021 12:00 AM EST
Antibiotics Not Needed After Most Sinus Surgeries According to Randomized Controlled Trial
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

A new randomized controlled trial has found antibiotics are not necessary after routine sinus surgery for preventing infection and optimizing patient outcomes.

Released: 5-Jan-2021 10:45 AM EST
Pollen levels might trigger flares of urologic chronic pelvic pain
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

As anyone living with hay fever can attest, days with high pollen counts can bring attacks of sneezing, nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms. Now, a new study suggests rising pollen levels may also trigger flare-ups of pain and other symptoms in patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS), reports The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 4-Jan-2021 10:50 AM EST
Allergists offer reassurance regarding potential allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines
Massachusetts General Hospital

Reports of possible allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, both recently approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have raised public concern.

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Released: 21-Dec-2020 12:45 PM EST
Drinking milk while breastfeeding may reduce the child's food allergy risk
Chalmers University of Technology

Children of mothers who drink relatively more cow's milk during breastfeeding are at reduced risk of developing food allergies.

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Released: 18-Dec-2020 11:25 AM EST
Living environment affects the microbiota and health of both dogs and their owners
University of Helsinki

In urban environments, allergic diseases are more common among dogs and their owners compared to those living in rural areas. Simultaneous allergic traits appear to be associated with the microbes found in the environment, but microbes relevant to health differ between dogs and humans.

Newswise: Resolutions for 2021: Staying COVID-Free, Keeping Allergy and Asthma Symptoms Under Control
Released: 16-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST
Resolutions for 2021: Staying COVID-Free, Keeping Allergy and Asthma Symptoms Under Control
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

As we wait for COVID-19 to be contained, allergies and asthma haven't gone away and need to be addressed in the new year.

Newswise: Am I Losing My Sense of Smell or Is It COVID-19
Released: 10-Dec-2020 1:55 PM EST
Am I Losing My Sense of Smell or Is It COVID-19
Rush University Medical Center

Do I have COVID-19 or is it something else? Bobby Tajudeen, MD, director of rhinology, sinus surgery and skull base surgery at Rush University Medical Center explains the differences between common smell loss and smell loss as a COVID-19 symptom and when to see a specialist.

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Released: 9-Dec-2020 5:05 PM EST
Almost a third of young adults with asthma are ignoring COVID-19 guidelines, says survey
Taylor & Francis

Awareness of guidelines to prevent COVID-19 is high among young asthma sufferers but around a third do not comply with them, according to a new survey published in the Journal of Asthma.

Newswise: Despite Allergies, Asthma, a COVID Holiday Can Still Be Merry and Bright
Released: 8-Dec-2020 8:00 AM EST
Despite Allergies, Asthma, a COVID Holiday Can Still Be Merry and Bright
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Despite downsized holiday celebrations, your allergies and asthma need full scale precautions to get you through the season.

3-Dec-2020 8:10 AM EST
New updates to federal guidelines revamp asthma management
University of Chicago Medical Center

The National Institutes of Health today announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment.

Released: 18-Nov-2020 8:25 AM EST
研究发现2岁前使用抗生素与儿童的健康状况存在关联
Mayo Clinic

在回顾性病例研究中,妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)的研究人员发现,对2岁以下儿童使用抗生素与一些难以治愈的病症存在关联,其中包括过敏症和肥胖症。这项研究结果发表在Mayo Clinic Proceedings上。

Newswise: Tackling food allergies at the source
Released: 18-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
Tackling food allergies at the source
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Food allergies cost billions of dollars and cause enormous suffering for people. Researchers are trying to remove the source of food allergies altogether — troublesome proteins made by our favorite crops.

12-Nov-2020 6:55 PM EST
Antibiotic Exposure in Children Under Age 2 Associated with Chronic Conditions
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Children under age 2 who take antibiotics are at greater risk for childhood-onset asthma, respiratory allergies, eczema, celiac disease, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a paper written jointly by Mayo Clinic and Rutgers researchers. While previous studies have looked at the association of antibiotics with single diseases, this is the first to look at the association across many diseases.

12-Nov-2020 12:15 PM EST
Study finds antibiotics before age 2 associated with childhood health issues
Mayo Clinic

In a retrospective case study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that antibiotics administered to children younger than 2 are associated with several ongoing illnesses or conditions, ranging from allergies to obesity. The findings appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.


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