Allergy News From Medical News Today
An allergy is the response of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless, such as foods, pollens, medicines, molds, pet hairs and house dust mite. When a person comes in contact with a particular allergen to which they are allergic, an allergic response is triggered causing symptoms which include sneezing, wheezing, rash, itchy eyes and sickness. Rates of allergy are increasing throughout the world and may affect up to 30-35% of people at some time in their lives.
Are food allergies overdiagnosed?
18 May 2017 at 10:00am
Statistics indicate that food allergies are on the rise, but is this really the case? Or are they just being overdiagnosed? We investigate.
Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis, study shows
10 May 2017 at 12:00am
A new study examines whether vitamin D supplementation decreases the risk of childhood and adult-onset asthma, atopic dermatitis, or allergies.
Are oats gluten-free? Know the facts
2 May 2017 at 10:00am
Oats are high in fiber and full of nutrients, but are they safe for people with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance? Learn more in this article.
Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice
28 Apr 2017 at 8:00am
A new study reveals that two compounds used to flavor tonic water - chloroquine and quinine - prevented airway inflammation in mice with allergic asthma.
Can people with diabetes eat peanut butter?
26 Apr 2017 at 12:00am
Peanut butter is a popular, protein-rich snack. How does it affect blood sugar levels in people with diabetes? Find out in this article.
Itchy throat: Causes and remedies
22 Apr 2017 at 3:00am
What are the causes of itchy throat, what symptoms may accompany itchy throat, can home remedies help, and how may an itchy throat be prevented?
Armpit lumps: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
21 Apr 2017 at 6:00am
Armpit lumps are usually harmless and caused by a swollen lymph node or gland, but sometimes they indicate a more serious condition. Learn more.
Variation in interpretation of allergy tests in UK and Europe
21 Apr 2017 at 12:00am
A new survey has shown there are large variations in the use and interpretation of a new type of allergy test (component testing) by doctors in the UK and Europe.
Experimental drug targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells
20 Apr 2017 at 12:00am
Transcription factors, the tiny proteins that switch genes on or off in the nucleus of cells, are considered unreachable molecular targets for drugs attempting to treat medical conditions.
Asthma drug helps patients with skin disorder
11 Apr 2017 at 12:00am
Patients who develop itchy wheals in response to cold or friction benefit from treatment with omalizumab, a drug normally used to treat asthma.
Pets alter infants' microbiota to lower risk of allergies, obesity
7 Apr 2017 at 9:00am
A new study finds that children exposed to pets before and just after birth showed changes in gut bacteria linked to lower risk of allergies and obesity.
Scientists expose protein responsible for allergic diseases
6 Apr 2017 at 12:00am
Scientists at VIB-UGent have managed to unravel the functioning of what is thought to be the 'master protein' that drives a range of widespread allergic diseases, such as asthma and eczema.
How to improve the appearance of bags under your eyes
3 Apr 2017 at 6:00am
In this article, we look at a variety of remedies and recommendations for a healthy lifestyle that can help the eye area look its best.
Common skin rashes: Pictures, causes, and treatments
26 Mar 2017 at 3:00am
In this article, we look at a variety of skin rashes including eczema, hives, and psoriasis. Learn about possible triggers and when to see a doctor.
Itchy eyes: Causes and treatment options
23 Mar 2017 at 3:00am
How can you relieve itchy or dry eyes? When should you see a doctor? Learn about common causes of this irritating condition and how to manage symptoms.