Allergy

More stress about food in families with an allergy to cow´s milk

Families in which children have an allergy to cow’s milk are significantly more stressed about diet and nourishment issues than are families ...

Spring allergies linked to some food allergies, specialist says

High birch, oak pollen count a warning to fruit, nut lovers ...

FDA approves first sublingual allergen extract for the treatment of certain grass pollen allergies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Oralair to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) with or without conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) that is induced by certain grass pollens in people ages 10 through 65 years. Oralair is the first sublingual (under the tongue) allergen extract approved in the United States. After administration of the first dose at the health care provider’s office, where the patient can be observed for potential adverse reactions, Oralair can be taken at home. ... Full story

Health Line: Spring Is Here, But So Are Allergies

CINCINNATI—Spring has finally arrived in Cincinnati, but soon to follow will be the coughing, sneezing and wheezing that comes with allergies, hay fever and asthma—three warm weather killjoys most could do without. ... Full story

Most parents don’t favor bans on nuts in schools, including those with allergic kids

Parents of nut-allergic kids more likely than other parents to want a lunchtime without restrictions, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health ... Full story

Danish nasal filter looks promising for allergy sufferers

Clinical research from Aarhus University suggests that a newly developed type of filter can help people with nasal symptoms from seasonal hay fever. ... Full story

4 Mar 2014: Prevalence of Allergies the Same, Regardless of Where You Live

In the largest, most comprehensive, nationwide study to examine the prevalence of allergies from early childhood to old age, scientists from the National Institutes of Health report that allergy prevalence is the same across different regions of the United States, except in children 5 years and younger. ... Full story

Asthma drug aids simultaneous desensitization to several food allergies, study finds

BY ERIN DIGITALE - An asthma drug accelerates the process of desensitizing patients with food allergies to several foods at the same time, a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford shows. ... Full story

Sniffing out the most common cause of allergies in Singapore

In the first comprehensive adult allergy cohort study in Singapore, researchers have found that dust mites are the primary cause of respiratory allergies in the island nation. These findings, which were published in the journal Allergy on 24 January 2014, were made by scientists and clinicians from NUS and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN). ... Full story

DNA of peanut-allergic kids changes with immune therapy, study finds

BY ERIN DIGITALE - Research led by immunologist Kari Nadeau shows a blood test could determine whether patients who have been desensitized to their peanut allergies need to continue eating peanuts daily to retain their immunity. ... Full story

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