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Article ID: 696532

Children with Existing Allergies Should Be Screened for an Emerging, Severe Chronic Food Allergy

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Children with known skin, food and respiratory allergies should be screened for an emerging food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a painful inflammation of the esophagus. Pediatric allergists who analyzed a very large group of children say that EoE is a later component of the “allergic march”-- in which many children successively develop a series of allergies.

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    21-Jun-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 696259

Majority of U.S. Adults Prescribed Epinephrine Report Not Using It in an Emergency

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study shows in an emergency, 52 percent of adults with potentially life-threatening allergies didn’t use the epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) they were prescribed.

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18-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696326

First day of summer means peak poison ivy season; expert offers tips for coping with this hazard

Virginia Tech

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20-Jun-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696222

Researcher Pursues Updated Vaccine Against Whooping Cough

West Virginia University

To remain effective, the pertussis vaccine must be modified to keep pace with evolving bacteria. As the vaccines' efficacy is declining, Heath Damron, an assistant professor in the WVU School of Medicine, is pursuing innovations to strengthen the vaccine and still keep it safe.

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18-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696006

Composition of Complex Sugars in Breast Milk May Prevent Future Food Allergies

University of California San Diego Health

The unique composition of a mother’s breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues in Canada.

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12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695683

Killing bacteria by silencing genes may be alternative to antibiotics

Penn State College of Medicine

A new approach to killing C. difficile that silences key bacterial genes while sparing other bacteria may provide a new way to treat the most common hospital-acquired bacterial infection in the United States, according to researchers.

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6-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695573

Older Adults with Asthma Are Happier When They Have More Say in Their Care

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that a greater desire by older asthma patients for involvement in medical decision-making was associated with a better quality of life

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5-Jun-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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    4-Jun-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 695182

Asthma and Flu: A Double Whammy

Universite de Montreal

Vaccinating asthmatic pre-schoolers against influenza could dramatically reduce their risk of being hospitalized after an attack, Canadian researchers find.

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29-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 677920

How an Enzyme Repairs DNA, Controlling DNA-Based Robots, Neural Stem Cells Helping to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

Newswise

The latest research and features in cell biology in the Cell Biology News Source

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1-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695067

Adolescents with Hay Fever Have Higher Rates of Anxiety and Depression, Lower Resistance to Stress

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

An article published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows allergies can have serious, far-reaching consequences, especially on adolescent sufferers.

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24-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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