U-M allergist: News on asthma and peanut allergies in kids could lead to misdiagnosis, unnecessary testing

Expert from U-M allergy division and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital raises concerns about research findings circulating national, international news ...

The Medical Minute: High pollen levels hitting allergy sufferers hard

Ah, springtime. Sunny days, fresh breezes and everything is in bloom – including seasonal allergies. ...

Peanut-allergic children are more at risk of exposure at home than at school

Children who are allergic to peanuts are far more likely to be exposed to them in their own homes that at school, says Dr. Sabrine Cherkaoui of the University of Montreal's Faculty of Medicine. ... Full story

Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies

Canadian CHILD Study sheds new light on childhood risk of developing allergies ... Full story

Link Discovered Between Allergy Seasons and Dry Eyes

While we usually associate allergies with red, teary eyes, University of Miami researchers Anat Galor, M.D., M.S.P.H, and Naresh Kumar, Ph.D, have discovered that there is a correlation between dry eye and allergy seasons. ... Full story

The intestine as the central organ in cases of food allergies

Four per cent of the population which is about 320,000 Austrians and up to 250 million people worldwide suffer from food allergies. The majority of those affected suffer from gastrointestinal problems, including symptoms such as diarrhoea, sickness, or vomiting. The intestine not only serves for ingestion, but probably also is the organ where the development of a food allergy first occurs. 80 per cent of human immune cells are located in the intestine to protect the body – as a consequence, a healthy intestine as part of the immune system is crucial for developing tolerance for food components and harmless agents. ... Full story

A season for allergies: Q&A with Dr. Tao Zheng

After a long and harsh winter, spring has sprung and along with it, seasonal allergies. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. For an update on what to expect this season and the latest in allergy treatments, YaleNews spoke to Dr. Tao Zheng, chief of the Allergy and Immunology Section at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to her research in immunology, Zheng sees patients at allergy clinics based in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Full story

HEALTH LINE: Allergy Symptoms That Persist May Mean a Bigger Problem

CINCINNATI—With allergy season upon us, many people may be suffering from a scratchy or sore throat, hoarseness and loss of voice. ... Full story

Enzyme in cosmetic products can act as allergen via the skin

(Vienna ) Papain is an important industrial protein-degrading enzyme that is used, for example, in the food and cosmetic industries. When humans or animals come in contact with papain, strong allergic reactions of the skin can be the result, as scientists from the Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna have found out. Their study was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. ... Full story

Blood Test Predicts Severity of Peanut and Seafood Allergies

A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online today in the The Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. ... Full story

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