EU Commission Bans Bayer Pesticide Linked to Harming Bees EU Commission Bans Bayer Pesticide Linked to Harming Bees
The European Commission decided on Monday not to renew approval for a pesticide linked to harming bees, effectively banning Bayer's insecticide known as thiacloprid.Reuters Health Information
Conclusions. This study brings additional evidences of interest to investigate IgE, D-dimer serum/plasma levels and basophil blood counts in patients with CSU as they could be correlated to disease activity, response to treatment and/or autoimmunity. PMID: 31965967 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DISCUSSION: The decline of positive test reactions to the fragrance mixes is mainly due to the reduced use of oakmoss containing atranol and chloroatranol, and HICC. Use of these substances in cosmetic products was prohibited within the EU starting in August 2019. Therefore, a further decline of the sensitization frequencies can be expected. A differentiated consideration of the individual fragrances under allergological aspects is urgently required. PMID: 31965209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Wagner N, Kamann S, Oppel E Abstract The design and development of insulin pumps and various glucose sensor systems has an enormous impact on life quality of diabetic patients. Surveillance and therapy of diabetes has improved due to the new diabetic devices, which are affixed to the patients' skin for several days. Since their introduction, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis have been frequently reported. Patients often acquire contact sensitization to isobornyl acrylate, N,N-dimethylacrylamide or formerly to 2‑ethyl-cyanoacrylate. These contact allergens were found in the patch, in the glue to af...
CONCLUSION: Although there is still a need for research, many parts of the contact allergy pathogenesis are now better understood. In particular, the essential role of the innate immune response not only for the sensitization but also for the elicitation phase seems to be established. Implementation of today's knowledge into new therapeutic approaches and their application testing remains important and exciting. PMID: 31965202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Cindy L.J. Weinstein, Nicholas Ryan, Xiaoli Zhang, Tulin Shekar, Davis Gates, Stephen J. Lane, Ioana Agache, Robert A. Nathan, SPIRO InvestigatorsAbstractBackgroundDue to historical safety concerns with use of long-acting beta agonists in asthma, step-down from inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta agonist (ICS/LABA) combination therapy to ICS monotherapy is recommended once asthma control is achieved.ObjectiveTo evaluate the benefit/risk question about whether asthma patients who achieve diseas...
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Caitlin Carrigan, Joshua D. Milner, Jonathan J. Lyons, Peter Vadas
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Nicola A. Hanania, Ratko Djukanovic, Liam G. Heaney, Ming Yang, Bongin Yoo, Ahmar Iqbal, Noelle M. Griffin, Bradley E. Chipps
ConclusionsThe clinical phenotype of asthma that persists from childhood to adulthood seems to be a distinct phenotype of adult asthma.
This study aims to determine the current food allergy training practices, challenges and future food allergy training needs of foodservices in England. A postal survey was conducted among 500 foodservice operators in North West England. The questionnaire is divided into 5 sections: (i) demographics; (ii) current food allergy training practices; (iii) importance of food allergy training topics; (iv) challenges faced by restaurants when training foodservice staff; and (v) future food allergy training. Out of the 30 restaurants, only one restaurant did not carry out food allergy training. More than 70% of the restaurants freq...
This review investigates the role of the gut and skin microbiome in dermatology. Might oral and/or topical probiotics be useful for treating certain dermatological diseases?The British Journal of Dermatology