Allergy

Finding out why your kid’s tummy bug might be a bit fishy

A ground breaking study by James Cook University will examine how and why children develop seafood allergies. ...

Skin Exposure May Contribute to Early Risk for Food Allergies

Skin exposure may contribute to early sensitization, according to study led by Mount Sinai researchers. ...

Key step in allergic reactions revealed

By studying the mode of action of the interleukin-33 protein, an alarmin for white blood cells, a team at the Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale (IPBS - CNRS/Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier) has been able to evidence truncated forms of the protein that act as potent activators of the cells responsible for triggering allergic reactions. ... Full story

Can respiratory tract infections, allergies and inflammation be prevented by targeted nutrition?

By Wageningen University - With targeted nutrition and additional micronutrients the resistance against respiratory tract infections, allergies and inflammation can be increased. That is vitally important for children under the age of 5 years and people aged 65 and over, who suffer from these complaints the most. ... Full story

Brushing Your Allergies Away

Derek Lacarrubba was allergic to New York City. ... Full story

Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications are Main Culprit

Montefiore/Einstein Research Indicates Higher Prevalence Among Older People and African-Americans ... Full story

UF/IFAS researcher continues quest for peanut that won't cause allergic reaction

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts. ... Full story

Advancing the Understanding of an Understudied Food Allergy Disorder — Eosinophilic Gastritis

Investigators at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have published the first study to extensively characterize eosinophilic gastritis (EG). The study, published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found that EG is a systemic disorder that has high levels of eosinophils in the blood and gastrointestinal tract, involves a series of allergy-associated-immune mechanisms and has a gene expression pattern (transcriptome) that is distinct from that of a related disorder, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). ... Full story

Dry roasting could help trigger peanut allergy

Dry roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergy to peanuts than raw peanuts, suggests an Oxford University study involving mice. ... Full story

National study finds fewer food allergies among new immigrants and Canadians with low education

Researchers from the Allergy, Genes and Environment (AllerGen) Network have published the first nationwide study to estimate the prevalence of food allergy among vulnerable Canadians, including those with low income, those with low education, new Canadians and individuals of Aboriginal identity. ... Full story

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