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Newswise: Two Texas Tech Researchers Working Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

Article ID: 706407

Two Texas Tech Researchers Working Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

Texas Tech University

Thanks to a five-year, $3.46 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Texas Tech University researchers Harvinder Gill and Steve Presley have teamed up to develop a universal flu vaccine.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
Newswise: Texas School District Risks Children’s Lives by Using Benadryl Instead of Stock Epinephrine

Article ID: 706261

Texas School District Risks Children’s Lives by Using Benadryl Instead of Stock Epinephrine

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology strongly urges the Weatherford Independent School District to reconsider their decision to use Benadryl in place of epinephrine for allergic reactions.

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9-Jan-2019 4:50 PM EST
Newswise: Mechanism for impaired allergic inflammation in infants may explain hygiene hypothesis

Article ID: 706180

Mechanism for impaired allergic inflammation in infants may explain hygiene hypothesis

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research published in Immunity describes a mechanism in a mouse model of asthma that supports the hygiene hypothesis — researchers found that infant mice need a higher exposure to a bacterial endotoxin, compared to adult mice, to avoid developing asthma-like reactions to house dust mites.

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8-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST
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    4-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705913

How Common Are Food Allergies?

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Survey data suggest at least 1 in 10 U.S. adults are food allergic and nearly 1 in 5 believe they have a food allergy. Food allergies are expensive and potentially life-threatening conditions.

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2-Jan-2019 1:40 PM EST

Article ID: 705962

Could this widely used food additive cause celiac disease?

Frontiers

Myths about gluten are hard to bust. Intolerance, allergy, sensitivity, hypersensitivity. What is what? Celiac disease is none of these things. It is an autoimmune disorder, where gluten triggers the immune system to attack the gut. It is common, lifelong, and can seriously harm health - but nobody knows for sure what causes it. Now a review in Frontiers in Pediatrics says a common food additive could both cause and trigger these autoimmune attacks, and calls for warnings on food labels pending further tests.

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3-Jan-2019 11:30 AM EST
Newswise: With a Focus on High-Risk Patients, SLU Researcher Eyes Eliminating TB for Good

Article ID: 705620

With a Focus on High-Risk Patients, SLU Researcher Eyes Eliminating TB for Good

Saint Louis University Medical Center

A focus on high-risk tuberculosis patients may be the answer to stalled progress in stamping out the illness in the United States.

Released:
18-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Newswise: How to Avoid Food Allergy Traps at Holiday Gatherings

Article ID: 705560

How to Avoid Food Allergy Traps at Holiday Gatherings

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Eating is a cultural part of our holiday traditions but, for more and more Americans, a simple holiday gathering could lead to a medical emergency with a bite of the wrong food.

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17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST

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