What pediatricians tell parents about early peanut introduction to prevent allergy?

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Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren’t being discussed. New research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows pediatricians are not only not having the … Lire la suite

Neuro-immune crosstalk in allergic asthma Study reveals a way in which the nervous system communicates with the immune system and allergic inflammation gets amplified

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Exactly how asthma begins and progresses remain a mystery, but a team led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has uncovered a fundamental molecular cue that the nervous system uses to … Lire la suite

Allergies: Cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and peaches/citrus fruits explained (Hélène Sénéchal Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2017)

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Working in collaboration with teams from the Czech Republic and Japan, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille (AP-HM) have identified, for the first time, the likely origin of the … Lire la suite

Need for epinephrine in schools and staff trained to administer it

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Epinephrine often administered by nonmedical staff, and sometimes to students with no known allergy With school nurses often covering multiple buildings, nearly one in five students who experience severe allergic reactions are given potentially life-saving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff … Lire la suite

Exposure to non-microbial N -Glycolylneuraminic acid protects farmers’ children against airway inflammation and colitis

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It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect: Immunologists from the University of Zurich have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals … Lire la suite

Hard data on food allergies: Investigators have found that 3.6 percent of people had a documented food allergy, with highest rates among females and Asians

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Anecdotal evidence of food allergies abounds, but just how common are these allergies and intolerances? In a new study, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital combed through medical records from more than 2.7 million patients, identifying more than 97,000 with … Lire la suite