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Poor air quality does not offset exercise's heart benefits
18 Jul 2018 at 5:22am
Even in areas with moderate to high levels of traffic pollution, regular physical activity reduced the risk of first and recurrent heart attack.
World's largest study on allergic rhinitis reveals new risk genes
17 Jul 2018 at 6:46am
Scientists have presented the largest study so far on allergic rhinitis. The data of nearly 900,000 participants revealed loci in the human genome whose changes significantly increase the risk of disease.
Allergic reactions to foods are milder in infants, study suggests
12 Jul 2018 at 7:05am
Majority of infants with food-induced anaphylaxis present with hives and vomiting, suggesting there is less concern for life-threatening response to early food introduction, new study suggests.
New pediatric asthma yardstick has treatment guidance for children of every age
9 Jul 2018 at 1:15pm
The Pediatric Asthma Yardstick, a new guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), offers a user-friendly 'operational document'. It helps health care professionals understand which controller treatments are right for which age groups and identifies when a step up is needed.
Linked between Consumption of fast food and asthma, other allergic diseases
5 Jul 2018 at 8:40am
A new review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis.
Children with existing allergies should be screened for an emerging, severe c...
25 Jun 2018 at 9:24am
Children with known skin, food and respiratory allergies should be screened for an emerging, chronic food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a painful inflammation of the esophagus, the food tube between the mouth and stomach. Pediatric allergists who analyzed a very large group of children from birth to adolescence say that EoE should be considered a later component of the 'allergic march' -- the natural history in which many children successively develop a series of allergies.
Majority of US adults prescribed epinephrine report not using it in an emergency
21 Jun 2018 at 11:11am
A new study shows in an emergency, 52 percent of adults with potentially life-threatening allergies didn't use the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) they were prescribed.
David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks
12 Jun 2018 at 3:51pm
Small molecule PM-43I prevented and reversed preexisting allergic airway disease in mice and cleared through the kidneys with no long-term toxicity.
Asthma diagnosed with nasal brush test
11 Jun 2018 at 10:34am
Researchers have identified a genetic biomarker of asthma that can be tested for using a simple nasal brush and basic follow-up data analysis. This inexpensive diagnostic test can accurately identify mild to moderate asthma and differentiate it from other respiratory conditions.
Bifidobacteria supplement colonizes gut of breastfed infants
9 Jun 2018 at 4:42pm
Supplementing breastfed infants with activated Bifidobacterium infantis (B. infantis) bacteria had a positive impact on babies' gut microbes for up to a year, according to a recent study.
Researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia
8 Jun 2018 at 7:19am
Reversing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning is a major goal in dementia research. A lack of knowledge about cellular pathways critical to the development of dementia has prevented significant clinical advance. Researchers are breaking through that barrier. They show, for the first time in an animal model, that a drug can reverse tau pathology -- the second-most important lesion in the brain in patients with Alzheimer's.
Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with respiratory, allergic and infectio...
7 Jun 2018 at 10:51am
Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined -- for the first time -- the long-term effects of the operations.
The health effect of air pollution from traffic
4 Jun 2018 at 8:25am
What would happen if all petrol and diesel-powered vehicles were removed from a smaller European city? Up to 4% of all premature deaths could be prevented, according to a new study. The researchers used Malmö, Sweden, as a case study to calculate the health costs of inner city traffic.
Asthma and flu: A double whammy
4 Jun 2018 at 6:31am
Vaccinating asthmatic pre-schoolers against influenza would dramatically reduce their risk of being hospitalized after an attack.
Communication in the cell: Important step of signal transmission elucidated
29 May 2018 at 10:21am
The effectiveness of new drugs depends crucially on a fundamental understanding of the complex processes within the cells of the body. Scientists have deciphered an important molecular step of cellular signal transmission. Their findings could help the development of specific drugs against various diseases, such as asthma and high blood pressure.