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. ...

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 ...

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

New study recommends early introduction of peanuts to prevent allergies

Tips to potentially prevent peanut allergies from Gottlieb allergist ... Full story

Can children with egg allergy tolerate pasteurised raw egg?

New research from the University of Adelaide shows pasteurised (heated) raw egg contains the same main allergens as non-pasteurised (fresh) raw egg, and is not likely to be tolerated in children with egg allergy. ... Full story

It’s a War on Pollen during Spring Allergy Season

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – While many people eagerly anticipate spring to see the last of cold weather and snow drifts, others dread the sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes and coughing spring allergies bring. They understand the arrival of pollen – whether counts are high or low - means the onset of their misery. But there are ways to prevail in the fight to breathe easy and remain relatively sneeze-free. ... Full story

HEALTH LINE: Ease Allergy Symptoms Without Injections

CINCINNATI—It’s been a winter to remember in the Tristate, complete with snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures. But with temperatures finally warming up, spring is in sight with challenges of its own: seasonal allergies. ... Full story

Newly found genes affecting allergies and asthma could provide new drug targets

Boston, MA – Allergies affect 30% of people around the world and asthma afflicts 10% of all children. Now, a new study has uncovered more than 30 genes that have strong effects on allergies, asthma, and Immunoglobulin E (IgE)—an antibody that triggers allergic responses. Among these genes are promising new potential drug targets for treating allergies and asthma. ... Full story

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