Minggu, 09 November 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Asthma vs. COPD: Similar symptoms, different causes and treatment

Posted: 07 Nov 2014 06:13 AM PST

As many as 50 percent of older adults with obstructive airway disease have overlapping characteristics of asthma and COPD. And this percentage increases as people get older.

Mouse infestations cause more asthma symptoms than cockroach exposure

Posted: 07 Nov 2014 06:12 AM PST

Past research has been inconsistent in determining the relative effects of mouse droppings vs. cockroach exposure on asthma in children. According to a new study, mice infestation is a stronger predictor of asthma symptoms in young children than exposure to cockroaches.

Emergency supplies of epinephrine in schools save lives

Posted: 07 Nov 2014 06:12 AM PST

According to a new study, stock epinephrine was used on 38 children and adults in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) during the 2012-13 school year for severe anaphylactic emergencies. According to the study, CPS was the first large urban school district in the United States to develop and implement a comprehensive stock epinephrine policy in accordance with state guidelines.

Best treatments for allergic conditions? Some doctors don’t even know

Posted: 07 Nov 2014 06:12 AM PST

People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it's not always easy. Some doctors don't even know fact from fiction when it comes to treating allergies.

You might be allergic to penicillin; then again, you might not

Posted: 07 Nov 2014 06:12 AM PST

Many people have been told, incorrectly, that they're allergic to penicillin, but have not had allergy testing. These people are often given alternative antibiotics prior to surgery to ward off infection. But when antibiotic choices are limited due to resistance, treatment alternatives may be more toxic, more expensive and less effective.
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Sabtu, 08 November 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


All kidding aside: Medical clowns calm children during uncomfortable allergy test

Posted: 06 Nov 2014 08:33 AM PST

Because the 'scratch test' for allergies involves needles that prick multiple points along the skin's surface, it's a particularly high-stress examination for children -- and their understandably anxious parents. Now a new study has confirmed that 'medical clowns' not only significantly decrease the level of anxiety expressed by children undergoing these tests, but they also assuage the pain the children experience.
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Jumat, 07 November 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Oranges highly allergenic for one toddler, study reports

Posted: 06 Nov 2014 05:29 AM PST

A two and-a-half year-old girl in Pennsylvania has suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction to eating an orange -- the first time such a case has been reported in a toddler. "She ate an orange, and within a few minutes had developed severe anaphylaxis," said allergist and study author. "Her lips and tongue swelled, she broke out in hives and couldn't breathe well. Her parents immediately got her to an emergency room, and she was flown by helicopter to a pediatric intensive care unit."

Allergy sufferers are allergic to treatment more often than you'd think

Posted: 06 Nov 2014 05:20 AM PST

An allergic response to a medication for allergies can often go undiagnosed. Research sheds light on adverse responses to topical skin preparations; helps identify patients who are hypersensitive to antihistamines, and identifies allergic responses to various drugs used in the treatment of asthma.

Ah-choo! Expect higher grass pollen, allergen exposure in coming century

Posted: 05 Nov 2014 12:45 PM PST

There will be notable increases in grass pollen production and allergen exposure up to 202 percent in the next 100 years, leading to a significant, worldwide impact on human health due to predicted rises in carbon dioxide and ozone due to climate change. This is the conclusion of researchers who say that while CO2 stimulates reproduction and growth in plants, ozone has a negative impact on plant growth.
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Jumat, 24 Oktober 2014

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Emergency epinephrine used 38 times in Chicago Public School academic year

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 07:55 AM PDT

During the 2012-2013 school year, 38 Chicago Public School students and staff were given emergency medication for potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. The impact during the initiative's first year underscores the need for stocking undesignated epinephrine in schools across the country.
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