Kamis, 18 September 2014

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ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Phthalates heighten risk for childhood asthma

Posted: 17 Sep 2014 04:32 AM PDT

An association between childhood asthma and prenatal exposure to two phthalates used in a diverse array of household products has been discovered by researchers. Phthalates are used in everything from synthetic fragrances to plastic food containers, vinyl flooring, insect repellent, shower curtains, even steering wheels and dashboards ("new car smell" contains phthalates).
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Rabu, 17 September 2014

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Lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies developed

Posted: 16 Sep 2014 12:52 PM PDT

As the number of children with food allergies in the U.S. increases, so does the risk of children having a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis on school campuses. School nurses often have treatment plans in place for students with diagnosed allergies, but many children have their first allergic reactions at school, where a specific medication, such as EpiPen epinephrine injectors, may not be available and a response protocol may not be in place.
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Selasa, 09 September 2014

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ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Too many kids with asthma, food allergies lack school emergency plans

Posted: 08 Sep 2014 10:54 AM PDT

Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies have emergency health management plans in school, leaving schools inadequately prepared to manage daily needs and handle medical emergencies related to often life-threatening medical conditions, reports a new study.

Sleeping on animal fur in infancy found to reduce risk of asthma

Posted: 08 Sep 2014 05:37 AM PDT

Sleeping on animal fur in the first three months of life might reduce the risk of asthma in later childhood a new study has found. The chance of having asthma at the age of 6 years was 79% lower in children who had slept on animal skin after birth compared with those who were not exposed to animal skin. The risk decreased to 41% by the age of 10.
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Kamis, 04 September 2014

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ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in foods? You may have to watch what your fruits and veggies eat

Posted: 03 Sep 2014 06:14 AM PDT

People with food allergies always have to watch what they eat. Now, they may have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat, as it seems it's possible to have an allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in food.

For kids with both asthma and obesity, which came first?

Posted: 03 Sep 2014 06:14 AM PDT

The premise that obesity contributes to childhood asthma -- rather than the other way around -- is the focus of a new study.
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