Article ID: 718889
Racism a Factor in Asthma Control for Young African American ChildrenAmerican College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)
A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows an association between African American parents/guardians who have experienced the chronic stress associated with exposure to racism and poor asthma control in their young children.
Released:12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Article ID: 718291
New Peanut Allergy Treatment Shows Effectiveness and SafetyUniversity of North Carolina School of Medicine
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) trial participants tolerated substantially more peanut protein than is common through accidental exposure. UNC School of Medicine researchers say SLIT (a tiny bit of liquid under the tongue) provides a good cushion of protection and a strong safety signal.
Released:30-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT
Article ID: 717076
Leaves are Falling. Autumn is Calling. So are Fall AllergiesAmerican College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)
While symptoms for each allergy season may be similar, the treatment can look very different, particularly if immunotherapy is an option.
Released:7-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Article ID: 716478
Dual Color Multiplex Lateral Flow Assay for Food Intolerance71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program
Food allergies represent an increasingly significant health issue around the world. Over 160 foods are known to cause allergic reactions in humans.
Released:26-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Article ID: 716424
Home Renovations Linked to Diminished Lung FunctionUniversity at Albany, State University of New York
A study by UAlbany’s School of Public Health and international colleagues found that home renovations, particularly with vinyl flooring, cause impaired lung function during childhood
Released:25-Jul-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Article ID: 716402
How do Interactions between Gut Bacteria and Fungi Exacerbate Crohn’s Disease?Case Western Reserve University
Scientists have known that bacteria in the gut, along with environmental and genetic factors, contribute to the debilitating intestinal ailment of Crohn’s disease (CD). But in 2016, Mahmoud A Ghannoum, PhD, FAAM, FIDSA, professor and director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, was the first to identify a specific fungus in humans that interacted with bacteria in the development of the disease. Now, to learn precisely how that fungus interacts with bacteria to trigger CD, Ghannoum has received a five-year, $3M grant from the National Institutes of Health. His investigation will involve innovative molecular and cellular technologies, to delete specific genes in the fungus and note the effects on the inflammation that is a marker for CD using powerful microscopic analysis.
Released:25-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Article ID: 715631
Don’t Let Back to School Mean Back to Allergy and Asthma SymptomsAmerican College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)
When school starts in the fall, classrooms are often filled with allergic triggers kids don’t face at home, causing parents to see a return of allergy and asthma symptoms they haven’t seen since school let out for the summer.
Released:11-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Article ID: 715588
Despite Reports of Shortages, Epinephrine Autoinjectors are AvailableAmerican College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)
Despite the shortage of EpiPens over the last year, other autoinjectors are available in pharmacies and should be considered by anyone who has a severe allergy that might result in anaphylaxis.
Released:10-Jul-2019 4:40 PM EDT