Allergy

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 ...

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 ...

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

Do Genes Play a Role in Peanut Allergies? New Study Suggests Yes

Researchers find genetic susceptibility to a potentially lethal food allergy, though findings also suggest other factors at work ... Full story

NIH-Funded Researchers Identify Genetic Region Associated with Peanut Allergy

WHAT: Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that changes in a small region of chromosome 6 are risk factors for peanut allergy in U.S. children of European descent. ... Full story

Doctors find eating peanut during infancy can prevent development of peanut allergy

Doctors in Southampton are part of a team of researchers who have found that introducing peanut into an infant's diet within the first 11 months of life can prevent peanut allergy in those at high risk. ... Full story

Study finds peanut consumption in infancy prevents peanut allergy

NIH-funded trial compares consumption and avoidance of peanut ... Full story

Eating peanut at an early age prevents peanut allergy in high-risk infants

New evidence shows that the majority of infants at high-risk of developing peanut allergy are protected from peanut allergy at age 5 years if they eat peanut frequently, starting within the first 11 months of life. ... Full story

Epigenetic study tabs genes linked to allergies, asthma

Allergies affect 30% of the population in Europe and North America, and 10% of children suffer from asthma. Immunoglobin E (IgE) is the antibody that triggers allergic responses occurring in these conditions. ... Full story

If You Are Having a Severe Allergic Reaction, You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – If you are one of the millions of Americans who experiences a severe allergic reaction to food, latex or an insect sting, you should know the first line of defense in combating the reaction is epinephrine. ... Full story

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