Research project looking for mums-to-be with family history of eczema

Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for pregnant women to take part in a study into preventing babies developing eczema. The study, called Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention (BEEP), aims to recruit 1,300 babies and find out if the application of non-cosmetic moisturisers, along with best practice skin care advice, could prevent the onset of eczema in high-risk babies.
Source: University of Bristol news - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

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We examined the association of PFASs measured in pregnancy with childhood asthma, allergies and common infectious diseases in a prospective pregnancy cohort followed to age 7 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six PFASs (out of 19 measured) with at least 80% of measurements above the limit of quantification (LOQ) in maternal plasma during pregnancy in two subcohorts of the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) were analyzed in relation to health outcomes: perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), acid (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnDA), and ...
Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
In the last two decades allergic diseases have seen a rise worldwide with children suffering the highest burden of the condition(1). Food allergies, eczema and asthma are the most common allergic disorders in children(1-2). The increasing burden of allergic conditions is an important public health concern and understanding how to prevent the development of allergic diseases is a vital area of research.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Clinical&Experimental Allergy,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: While some biomarkers, particularly those from low molecular weight phthalates, were associated with an atopic cytokine profile and poorer lung function, no biomarkers were associated with a corresponding increase in atopic disease. PMID: 30293015 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
Some observational studies have suggested associations of higher prenatal fish intake with protection against offspring asthma, attributing associations to greater exposure to marine n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFAs). Two recent randomized clinical trials have tested that hypothesis. Bisgaard and colleagues1 found that supplementation with n-3 LCPUFAs reduced the risk of persistent wheeze or asthma and lower respiratory tract infections, but not allergic sensitization or eczema, in offspring followed for the first 3 years of life.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
Cheryl Halliburton, 27, from Elgin in Scotland suffered from extreme eczema after falling pregnant with her daughter four years ago, and turned to CBD oil after doctors could not help her.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cheryl Halliburton, 27, from Elgin in Scotland suffered from extreme eczema after falling pregnant with her daughter four years ago, and turned to CBD oil after doctors could not help her.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Allergic diseases seem to be linked to several risk factors in our population of school children. Many environmental factors might be incriminated in these allergic diseases.
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Little is known about whether maternal immune status during pregnancy influences asthma development in the child. We measured cytokine production in supernatants from mitogen-stimulated peripheral blood immune cells collected during and after pregnancy from the mothers of children enrolled in the Tucson Infant Immune Study, a non-selected birth cohort. Physician-diagnosed active asthma in children through age 9 and a history of asthma in their mothers were assessed through questionnaires. Maternal production of each of the cytokines IL-13, IL-4, IL-5, IFN-γ, IL-10, and IL-17 during pregnancy was unr...
Source: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol Source Type: research
Many women experience eczema for the first time during pregnancy, while those who already have eczema may experience an increase or reduction in symptoms. We look at how a woman can safely treat pregnancy eczema and what home remedies may help. We also look at postpartum eczema and how to treat it while breast-feeding.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news
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