Climate change is making allergy season worse

Allergies are worse and if you feel like you're becoming BFF's with your tissues more often, you're not mistaken. Pollen season is longer and pollen is more potent because of climate change. Thankfully, there are things you can do to stop sneezing.
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Abstract Inducible bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (iBALT) is a tertiary lymphoid structure that resembles secondary lymphoid organs. iBALT is induced in the lung in response to Ag exposure. In some cases, such as infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the formation of iBALT structure is indicative of an effective protective immune response. However, with persistent exposure to Ags during chronic inflammation, allergy, or autoimmune diseases, iBALT may be associated with exacerbation of inflammation. iBALT is characterized by well-organized T and B areas enmeshed with conventional dendritic cells, follicul...
Source: Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: J Immunol Source Type: research
In this study, we firstly tested the effects of QJSB on leucopenia using mice induced by cyclophosphamide. Our results suggested that QJSB significantly raised the number of peripheral white blood cells, platelets and nucleated bone marrow cells. Additionally, it markedly enhanced the cell viability and promoted the colony formation of bone marrow mononuclear cells. Furthermore, it reversed the serum cytokines IL-6 and G-CSF disorders. Then, using transcriptomics datasets and metabonomic datasets, we integrated transcriptomics-based network pharmacology and metabolomics technologies to investigate the mechanism of action o...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Mario Malerba1,2*, Valentina Foci1,2, Filippo Patrucco1,2, Patrizia Pochetti1,2, Matteo Nardin3, Corrado Pelaia4 and Alessandro Radaeli5 1Respiratory Medicine, Department of Translational Medicine, University of Eastern Piedmont, Vercelli, Italy 2Respiratory Unit, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Vercelli, Italy 3Department of Medicine, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy 4Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Respiratory Diseases, University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy 5Department of Emergency, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy Chronic obstructiv...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe reviewed the existing evidence base to desensitisation for food allergy, applying the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach to discuss whether desensitisation is likely to become part of routine treatment for patients with food allergy.Recent FindingsDesensitisation for food allergy to peanut, egg and cow ’s milk is efficacious, but whether such interventions are cost-effective is less clear, due to the issues over a sustained desensitisation effect and the increase in allergic reactions occurring in patients on treatment. Few studies have assessed the...
Source: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Some patients with psychiatric syndromes and increased ANA titers may suffer from psychiatric variants of SLE, even if the American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE are not met. Whether the psychiatric symptoms in our patient represent a prodromal stage with the later manifestation of full-blown SLE or a subtype of SLE with isolated CNS involvement remains unclear. Regardless, early diagnosis and initiation of immunosuppressive treatment are essential steps in preventing further disease progression and organ damage. Intrathecal ANAs with extractable nuclear antigen differentiation may be a more sensitiv...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
When eating out, people with food allergies often have to trust their servers for information on what is safe to eat. But most restaurant staff have limited knowledge about allergies, according to new research.
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Publication date: Available online 24 April 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Vian Azzu, Mariana Fonseca, Adam Duckworth, Lucinda Kennard, Nasreen Moini, Maria Qurashi, Rebecca Brais, Sue Davies, Ania Manson, Emily Staples, Dinakantha S. Kumararatne, William JH. Griffiths
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results support the relevance of psychosocial factors in association with allergies. Looking at the psychosocial factors, a separate consideration of seasonal and perennial allergies seems reasonable. Further longitudinal studies should investigate the direction of the associations, the underlying mechanisms, and other psychosocial factors, such as coping mechanisms, in confirmed allergies.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The Medscape/CHEST survey reveals differences in how pulmonologists and other clinicians manage patients with moderate to severe asthma.CHEST and Medscape
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Article Source Type: news
Charmaine N. Nganje, PREP scholar at Tufts University in Boston. Credit: Katherine Suarez. Charmaine N. Nganje Hometown: Montgomery Village, Maryland Influential book : The Harry Potter series (not exactly influential, but they’re my favorite) Favorite movie/TV show: The Pursuit of Happyness/The Flash Languages: English (and a bit of Patois) Unusual fact: I’m the biggest Philadelphia Eagles fan from Maryland that you’ll ever meet Hobbies: Off-peak traveling Q. Which NIGMS program are you involved with? A. The Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)  at the Sac...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Being a Scientist Bacteria Diseases Infection Infectious Disease Infectious Diseases Training Source Type: blogs
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