Kamis, 18 Desember 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Multiple allergic reactions traced to single protein

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 11:10 AM PST

A single protein has been identified as the root of painful and dangerous allergic reactions to a range of medications and other substances. If a new drug can be found that targets the problematic protein, researchers say, it could help smooth treatment for patients with conditions ranging from prostate cancer to diabetes to HIV.

Most patients do not use inhalers, epinephrine autoinjectors correctly

Posted: 16 Dec 2014 11:41 AM PST

For people with asthma or severe allergies, medical devices like inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors, such as EpiPen, can be lifesaving. However, a new study indicates that a majority of patients often do not use these devices correctly. They conducted an investigation to identify factors associated with incorrect use of inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors so that health care providers are aware of the problem and can plan better ways to increase proper usage.
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Selasa, 16 Desember 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


New floor covering can lead to breathing problems in babies

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 05:44 AM PST

New flooring in the living environment of pregnant women significantly increases the risk of infants to suffer from respiratory diseases in their first year of life. This is the result of a study that demonstrates that exposure to volatile organic compounds in the months before and after birth induces breathing problems in early childhood. The scientists therefore recommend that redecoration should be avoided during pregnancy or in the first year of children's life.
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Sabtu, 13 Desember 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Sharing that crowded holiday flight with countless hitchhiking dust mites

Posted: 10 Dec 2014 11:08 AM PST

As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough. Now researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust mites.
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Sabtu, 06 Desember 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Stick out your tongue: Tongue appearance and illness

Posted: 05 Dec 2014 08:39 AM PST

The tongue can betray signs of illness, which combined with other symptoms such as a cough, fever, presence of jaundice, headache or bowel habits, can help a physician offer a diagnosis. For people in remote areas who do not have ready access to a physician, a new diagnostic system works to combine the soft inputs of described symptoms with a digital analysis of an image of the patient's tongue.

Reducing drug allergies without compromising efficacy

Posted: 03 Dec 2014 01:11 PM PST

An enzyme that usually triggers strong allergic reactions now circulates in the veins of a group of mice without alerting the immune system. As a researcher explains in a new article, a polymer was used to camouflage the enzyme before it was injected into the rodents.
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