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Atopic eczema: One size does not fit all
21 Nov 2017 at 7:12am
Five distinct subgroups of eczema have been identified by researchers, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives.
Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighborhoods
17 Nov 2017 at 7:38am
People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighborhood, a new study has found.
Water baths as good as bleach baths for treating eczema
15 Nov 2017 at 9:45am
For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms. But a new study found no difference in the effectiveness of a bleach bath compared to regular water baths. In addition, bleach baths can cause stinging and burning of skin, and occasionally even trigger asthma flare-ups in patients.
Asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1, study finds
15 Nov 2017 at 6:17am
Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. When the children were three years of age, the researchers performed a clinical assessment to determine the presence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy and AD.
Allergy amplifier implicated in asthma also intensifies food allergy
14 Nov 2017 at 7:42am
Almost 8 percent of children under three years old and four percent of adults suffer food allergies, which trigger not only discomfiting symptoms like dermatitis and diarrhea but can cause deadly anaphylactic shock. Allergic responses emerge when food components, like egg, shellfish, or peanut proteins, stimulate white blood cells called mast cells to dump excessive quantities of histamine or cytokines into the blood, fomenting inflammation in skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal tract, among other tissues.
Breastfed babies are less likely to have eczema as teenagers, study shows
13 Nov 2017 at 9:37am
Babies whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively for a sustained period from birth have a 54 percent lower risk of eczema at the age of 16, a new study shows.
Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies
13 Nov 2017 at 8:11am
The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. Researchers show that breastfeeding might in fact increase the risk of developing hay fever and eczema, while not having any clear effect on the risk of asthma.
Two meds not always better than one for seasonal allergic rhinitis
7 Nov 2017 at 6:28am
In a newly updated clinical practice guideline, allergists offer practical advice on the best types and amounts of medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Depressed with a chronic disease? Many find antidepressants are not working
6 Nov 2017 at 11:36am
Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans.
Fish oil or fish consumption? New recommendations for pregnant women trying t...
30 Oct 2017 at 12:44pm
Consuming 2-3 servings of fish a week during pregnancy prevents childhood asthma just as much as fish oil supplements, say researchers.
Dogs may protect against childhood eczema and asthma
27 Oct 2017 at 5:55am
Two new studies show there may be even more reason to love your dog as they may provide a protective effect against eczema and asthma.
New treatments help those with mild, moderate and severe eczema
27 Oct 2017 at 5:55am
Although many adults with eczema develop the disease in childhood and carry it through life, a large number are first diagnosed in adulthood. There are new treatments available to ease the symptoms.
Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood
27 Oct 2017 at 5:55am
A new study shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.
What pediatricians tell parents about early peanut introduction to prevent al...
27 Oct 2017 at 5:54am
Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren't being discussed by pediatricians.
New asthma biomarkers identified from lung bacteria
23 Oct 2017 at 3:25pm
New research suggests that the lung microbiome plays a significant role in asthma severity and response to treatment.