Kamis, 28 April 2016

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


'Grand vision' to regulate allergies in food

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 05:13 AM PDT

A new review of allergen analysis aims to improve the situation for those living with food allergies -- preventing food fraud and protecting consumers. Food allergies are a rapidly growing problem in the developed world, affecting up to 10% of children and 2-3% of adults, yet allergens remain challenging to analyze accurately, making it difficult to legislate and manage risk.

Early detection of allergies, especially in children

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 05:13 AM PDT

People can become allergically sensitized straight from birth. The importance of early screening is therefore important to detect allergies early for the purposes of preventing serious illness. Therefore, true to the slogan for this 2016 action week, "Close the Immunization Gap" the aim is essentially to close gaps in the provision of immunization. However, a prerequisite for providing protective immunization against allergies is to have an accurate allergy diagnosis in the first place.

Food allergies of low-income kids are poorly managed

Posted: 27 Apr 2016 05:07 AM PDT

Low-income families of children with food allergies spend 2.5 times more on emergency department and hospitalization costs nationally. They are less likely to see an allergist who would counsel them on prevention, get epinephrine or have access to allergen-free foods.
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Rabu, 27 April 2016

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Outcomes of immunotherapy tablet for house dust mite allergy-related asthma

Posted: 26 Apr 2016 08:55 AM PDT

The addition of a house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet to maintenance medications improved time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation during a period of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) reduction among adults with HDM allergy-related asthma not well controlled by ICS, according to a study.

No change found in antibody levels associated with food allergy

Posted: 25 Apr 2016 01:13 PM PDT

A new study using 5,000 stored blood samples found no increase in the presence of food-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) -- a blood marker associated with food allergy -- in children's blood between the 1980s and the 2000s.
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Jumat, 22 April 2016

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Increasing cases of anaphylaxis among children

Posted: 21 Apr 2016 10:38 AM PDT

Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study. The findings reveal that the percentage of emergency department visits due to anaphylaxis doubled over a four-year period.

Discovery could lead to better asthma treatment

Posted: 21 Apr 2016 05:57 AM PDT

Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for asthma sufferers. They have found that blocking a certain signalling molecule can alleviate symptoms such as mucus production, swelling (edema), and constriction of the airways in the lungs.
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Selasa, 19 April 2016

ScienceDaily: Allergy News

ScienceDaily: Allergy News


Nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma

Posted: 18 Apr 2016 01:10 PM PDT

In a new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell, to convince the immune system not to attack it, according to new research. As a result, the allergic reaction in the airways is shut down long- term and an asthma attack prevented. The technology can be applied to food allergies as well and is currently being tested in a mouse model of peanut allergy, similar to food allergy in humans.
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