Important warning for allergy sufferers

I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new study, scientists linked ACs to an increased risk of dementia.1 Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine looked at 451 people, with an average age of 73. Sixty of the patients were taking at least one AC drug.  They gave the whole group memory and cognitive tests. They did PET scans to measure brain activity. They did MRI scans to measure changes in brain structure.  The results were worrying… The people taking AC drugs did worse on short-term memory tests. They had worse verbal reasoning, planning skills and problem-solving.  They also had lower levels of brain activity, especially in the hippocampus — the region of the brain linked with memory. And they had reduced brain volume and larger cavities or holes inside their brains. In other words, people taking the drugs had more brain atrophy. And AC drugs cause...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

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Date: Monday, 11 18, 2019; Speaker: Barton Haynes, M.D., Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Duke University School of Medicine; Carolyn Coyne, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh; Matthias Gromeier, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine; Adam Zlotnick, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Indiana University; Malcolm Martin, M.D., Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Lipsett Auditorium of the Clinical Center
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Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Luisa Taylor, Morgan Waller, Jay PortnoyAbstractTelemedicine (TM) involves the use of technology to provide medical services to patients who live at a distance. It can be used asynchronously for interpretation of tests (spirometry, skin tests imaging studies), and for communication of information when the simultaneous presence of provider and patient is unnecessary. Synchronous encounters can be either unscheduled and initiated on-demand by patients or they can be facilitated substitutes for in-perso...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Stephen Betschel, Ernie Avilla, Amin Kanani, Monika Kastner, Paul Keith, Karen Binkley, Gina Lacuesta, Rozita Borici-Mazi, Jacquie Badiou, Anne Rowe, William H. Yang, Susan WasermanAbstractBackgroundHAE patients present to the emergency department (ED), where their symptoms are often incorrectly attributed to common allergic and gastrointestinal conditions resulting in major delays in diagnosis and treatment.ObjectiveThe goal of this study was to develop a rapid triage HAE tool for ED settings.Method...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionOur data support the concept of MDH as a distinct and rare subgroup of DH. The prevalence in our database was 2.5% in the total DH alleged patient population and 0.5% of the demonstrated DH. Skin testing and DPT are mandatory for confirming the diagnosis.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionLong-term Abatacept therapy is effective in the majority of patients with LRBA deficiency.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2019Source: Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and NanostructuresAuthor(s): Sahel Karoui, Hassen Chouaib, Slaheddine KamounAbstractThe [C4H10NH2]2SnCl6 compound is characterized by using the X-ray powder analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry analysis, 13C and 119Sn (CP/MAS NMR) analysis, vibrational spectroscopy and complex impedance spectroscopic data. The results show that this compound exhibits a phase transition at 326 K which was characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-rays powder diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and diel...
Source: Physica E: Low dimensional Systems and Nanostructures - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 104Author(s): C.G. Moura, O. Carvalho, L.M.V. Gonçalves, M.F. Cerqueira, R. Nascimento, F. SilvaAbstractThe development of smart biomedical implants with intrinsic communication system between sensors and actuators, or between implant and patient, remains a challenge for scientific community. Titanium and its alloys, especially Ti6Al4V, are the most used materials in the implant's fabrication. The present work is concerned with implant internal communication printing process and presents a detailed study on titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) s...
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Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: AAuthor(s): Xiao Ding, Yuichiro Koizumi, Kenta Aoyagi, Tadashi Kii, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Yuichiro Hayasaka, Kenta Yamanaka, Akihiko ChibaAbstractThis paper presents microstructures of Inconel 718 fabricated by electron beam melting (EBM), a powder bed fusion (PBF), additive manufacturing (AM) process, under various conditions with an extended range of electron beam power (P) and scanning speed (V). An adaptive offset method (AOM) was used to optimize the beam scanning line offset adaptively to fabricate blocks without macroscopic defects....
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: A - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
This study explores the separation of oil compounds such as triglycerides and free fatty acids as well as solvent recovery using a series of Evonik commercial membranes. Under a static testing condition, the permeance of Duramem 500 reduces severely from 1.02 to 0.06 LMH/bar with an increase in oil concentration while its rejection to glyceryl trilinoleate decreases slightly from 86 to 84.8% when the feed concentration increases from 5 to 50 wt%. The severe permeance decline arises from the high viscosity of the permeate and oil layers accumulated on the membrane surface. In contrast, the membrane is able to separate gly...
Source: Journal of Membrane Science - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: Scripta Materialia, Volume 171Author(s): Qiumei Wei, Mankang Zhu, Mupeng Zheng, Yudong Hou, Junjie Li, Yang BaiAbstractHere, we show the large electrocaloric effect near room temperature in ergodic relaxor (Bi1/2Na1/2)0.93Ba0.07(Zn1/3Nb2/3)0.01Ti0.99O3 (BNBZN) observed by a modified differential scanning calorimeter. Microstructure analysis revealed that BNBZN sample demonstrates global pseudocubic structure with locally distorted structures. Electric measurements showed that the sample coexists of two types of polar nanoregions (PNRs) with different coupling ability, and behaves as er...
Source: Scripta Materialia - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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