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How humans regulate Aspergillus colonization in fungal allergy
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:37Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Sex hormones affect progression of asthma
A study published, inThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reports that normal fluctuations in female hormones may affect the development and symptoms of asthma.  Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Immune signature predicts asthma susceptibility
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) identified a subset of T cells, whose frequency serves as early childhood immune signature that predicts the risk of developing asthma later on. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA scientists receive $7.7 million grant to study HIV recurrence
The virus that causes AIDS is known to hide in certain rare cells. When people with HIV stop taking their medications, the virus can re-emerge and multiply, or “rebound,” from those hiding places. To better combat HIV, scientists have been working to understand how and why the virus re-emerges.“It’s the resurrection of virus that you couldn’t see in the body before,” said Jerome Zack, professor of medicine and chair of the UCLA department of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Zack, who is director of the  UCLA Center ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In Allergy Bullying, Food Can Hurt
An attack with allergens shown in a “ Peter Rabbit ” scene mirrors real-life threats to kids ’ health, parents say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Allergies Children and Childhood Anaphylactic Shock Peanuts Bullies Parenting Source Type: news

Shielding EMFs found to reduce 90% of symptoms in people with autoimmune disease
(Natural News) Revolutionary research has shown that hindering exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) produces significant symptom changes in 90 percent of patients with autoimmune disease. This provides proof that radiation poses innumerable health risks to humans. A recent study that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Immunologic Research titled “Electrosmog and Autoimmune Disease” enlightens people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspergillus Immunology and Inflammation
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:52Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Aspergillosis
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:18Slide presentation (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Reducing peanut allergy risks in children -- The Nurse Practitioner presents update
(Wolters Kluwer Health) New prevention and treatment approaches can reduce serious health risks due to peanut allergy in children, according to an article in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggests
(University of Edinburgh) Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Structures of C1-IgG1 provide insights into how danger pattern recognition activates complement
Danger patterns on microbes or damaged host cells bind and activate C1, inducing innate immune responses and clearance through the complement cascade. How these patterns trigger complement initiation remains elusive. Here, we present cryo–electron microscopy analyses of C1 bound to monoclonal antibodies in which we observed heterogeneous structures of single and clustered C1–immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) hexamer complexes. Distinct C1q binding sites are observed on the two Fc-CH2 domains of each IgG molecule. These are consistent with known interactions and also reveal additional interactions, which are supported by...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ugurlar, D., Howes, S. C., de Kreuk, B.-J., Koning, R. I., de Jong, R. N., Beurskens, F. J., Schuurman, J., Koster, A. J., Sharp, T. H., Parren, P. W. H. I., Gros, P. Tags: Biochemistry, Immunology reports Source Type: news

Recognizing danger signals
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vinson, V. Tags: Biochemistry, Immunology twis Source Type: news

Chromatin regulation and immune escape
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ghorani, E., Quezada, S. A. Tags: Immunology perspective Source Type: news

Jason Tetro reveals how to flu-proof your home
Jason Tetro, a visiting professor of immunology at the University of Guelph, breaks down how bacteria festers at home and keep communal areas virus-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall issued after Vancouver teen's allergic reaction to cookies with undeclared peanuts
Canada's food regulator has issued a recall for two products after a Vancouver teenager had a severe allergic reaction to cookies containing peanuts not listed as an ingredient on the label. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Only U.S. Cryotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Finds Success
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Shanda Blackmon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, believes there is a place for cryotherapy in the future multidisciplinary treatment of pleural mesothelioma. She wants to show it with this groundbreaking clinical trial. “We think [cryotherapy] could play an important role in treatment,” Blackmon told Asbestos.com. “So far, things look promising, but you can’t say anything specific without more numbers. Right now, it’s a little like telling a story.” Cryotherapy involves destroying cancer cells, or any abnormal tissues, by freezing them with controlled nitr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 14, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: ADI-PEG 20 cryoablation cryotherapy intrapleural measles virus Mayo Clinic mesothelioma clinical trial Opdivo pacific mesothelioma center pleural mesothelioma pleuroscopy Shanda Blackmon Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Thera Source Type: news

5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health
If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according to a growing body of scientific research. Dr. Helen Riess, director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the forthcoming book The Empathy Effect, told TIME how falling head over heels can help your health, both mentally and physically. Love makes you happy. When you first fall in love, dopamine, the feel-good brain chemical associated with reward, i...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have a food allergy, but many more are getting unnecessary testing. Specific blood and skin prick tests can help detect food allergies. But the U.S. National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine's Day romancing, an expert warns. " Keeping everyone free of allergy and asthma flare-ups helps keep the focus on romance this Valentine's Day. Red or itchy eyes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sony Apologizes For Food Allergy Scene in 'Peter Rabbit'
Title: Sony Apologizes For Food Allergy Scene in 'Peter Rabbit'Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test
Title: Food Allergies: To Test or Not to TestCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Practice Guidelines for Peanut Allergies Practice Guidelines for Peanut Allergies
Get up-to-date on the latest recommendations for the identification, management, and prevention of peanut allergies.Journal of Pediatric Health Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Health care execs should ID potential inefficiencies in cybersecurity, ensure systems backed up (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Parents Angry Over Food Allergy Bullying in Movie'Peter Rabbit '
(MedPage Today) -- Call for boycott prompts apology from Sony Pictures (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 13, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Darwin ’ s Dogs Project Takes Closer Look At Pets ’ DNA And Behavior
NATICK (CBS) – “What I love about Daisy is she’s just a cute little hound dog,” said 10-year-old Josh Corliss of Natick. Josh and his mom, Mary Ann, didn’t always know what kind of dog they really had. “When we first got Daisy we thought she was a Redbone Coonhound and a mix of some sort,” Mary Ann told WBZ-TV. Well, she’s a mix alright. (Image credit: Darwin’s Dogs) “We found out that our Redbone Coonhound is actually half Bloodhound, and about a third Boxer and another third Heinz 57,” said Mary Ann while looking at a colorful pie chart, which breaks down ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Family & Pets Health Local News Syndicated Local Darwin's Dogs Dr. Mallika Marshall Elinor Karlsson Local TV Source Type: news

Why UPMC is building an immunology center
Immunology studies the body's immune system, the part of the body that fights infections and is boosted by vaccinations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UPMC to build $200M immunology center in Pittsburgh
UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh announced Tuesday a new center for immunology, cancer treatment and aging that will be the vanguard of a new bio-innovation center. The $200 million UPMC Immune Transplant and Therapy Center will be part of a redesigned eight-story, 200,000-square-foot building located at 5000 Baum, a former Ford car plant and showroom. It will focus on the immune system, bringing together research from the university and UPMC that is geared t oward use at the clinical level… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Air pollution inside the home: Popular air fresheners and fabric cleaners are full of chemicals, could be causing your asthma, allergies
(Natural News) Who doesn’t want to live in a home that looks and smells wonderful? That’s why we tend to spruce up our living spaces with air fresheners and fabric cleaners. But these products could actually be doing us more harm than good. So much so that the amount of common air pollutants within homes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH study will assess biomarker as indicator of viral lower respiratory tract infection
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A new clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, aims to determine whether low blood levels of the protein procalcitonin can reliably indicate whether a person's lower respiratory tract infection will improve with antibiotic treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value - Based Care
EHRs do not necessarily capture information needed; interoperability is poor, analytics are incomplete (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

How an Oregon woman became the first known case of a most peculiar infection
Abby Beckley was working on an Alaskan fishing boat in August 2016 when her left eye started feeling very irritated. “I thought I had gotten a piece of fuzz in there, or I was allergic to something,” recalled Beckley, who is from Grants Pass. “I was getting headaches and I was sensitive to the sun. It was a constant irritant.” She arrived in port five days later, determined to remove whatever was in her eye. She inserted her finger and when she pulled it out, she was shocked. “There… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

How an Oregon woman became the first known case of a most peculiar infection
Abby Beckley was working on an Alaskan fishing boat in August 2016 when her left eye started feeling very irritated. “I thought I had gotten a piece of fuzz in there, or I was allergic to something,” recalled Beckley, who is from Grants Pass. “I was getting headaches and I was sensitive to the sun. It was a constant irritant.” She arrived in port five days later, determined to remove whatever was in her eye. She inserted her finger and when she pulled it out, she was shocked. “There… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bed Bug Histamines: A New Indoor Allergen?
(MedPage Today) -- High heat didn't reduce histamine levels in house dust (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 13, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Why parents are boycotting 'Peter Rabbit'
Some parents are boycotting the "Peter Rabbit" movie for a scene that they say depicts "food allergy bullying." Sony has issued an apology in response to parents' concerns, stating that "food allergies are a serious issue." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy sufferers win apology over 'Peter Rabbit'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie studio Sony Pictures apologized on Monday for a scene in its "Peter Rabbit" children's film after an online outcry from sufferers of food allergies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why parents are boycotting 'Peter Rabbit'
Some parents are boycotting the "Peter Rabbit" movie for a scene that they say depicts "food allergy bullying." Sony has issued an apology in response to parents' concerns, stating that "food allergies are a serious issue." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sony Apologizes for ‘ Peter Rabbit ’ Movie ’ s Allergy Scene
Tom McGregor, a villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Movies Allergies Children and Childhood Peter Rabbit (Movie) Sony Pictures Entertainment Gleeson, Domhnall The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Book) Source Type: news

Pulmatrix doses first patient in Ph1 Pulmazole trial
Pulmatrix (NSDQ:PULM) said today that the first patient was treated in a first-in-human study of Pulmazole – an inhaled formulation of the anti-fungal drug, itraconazole. The Lexington, Mass.-based company is evaluating its iSperse formulation of the drug as a treatment for asthma patients who have developed allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Pulmatrix doses first patient in Ph1 Pulmazole trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat Pulmatrix Inc. Source Type: news

Peter Rabbit filmmakers and studio apologize for insensitively depicting character's allergy
Peter Rabbit filmmakers and the studio behind it are apologizing for insensitively depicting a character's allergy in the film that has prompted backlash online. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Entertainment Source Type: news

Sony Apologizes After ‘ Peter Rabbit ’ Movie Exploits a Food Allergy, Upsetting Parents
Tom McGregor, a villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Movies Allergies Children and Childhood Peter Rabbit (Movie) Sony Pictures Entertainment Gleeson, Domhnall The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Book) Source Type: news

‘ Peter Rabbit ’ Exploits a Food Allergy to Attack a Villain. Parents Aren ’ t Happy.
Tom McGregor, the villain who has food allergies, goes into anaphylaxis when rabbits fire a blackberry into his mouth. Some parents said it set a poor example. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Movies Allergies Children and Childhood Peter Rabbit (Movie) Sony Pictures Entertainment Gleeson, Domhnall The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Book) Source Type: news

Anaphylaxis: What is the deadly condition after calls for Peter Rabbit film to be removed?
ANAPHYLAXIS symptoms include feeling lightheaded, wheezing and losing consciousness. Here ’s everything you need to know about the allergic condition, after calls for the new Peter Rabbit movie to be removed from cinemas for “mocking” the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peter Rabbit film producers apologise over allergy scene
Sony Pictures "regrets" a scene in the film where bunnies pelt a character with blackberries. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Officials investigate reports of students reacting to kiwi
Rhode Island officials are investigating reports of 34 students who experienced allergic reactions after eating kiwi (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Regeneron CEO Says Fears Over Eylea'Greatly Exaggerated'Regeneron CEO Says Fears Over Eylea'Greatly Exaggerated '
Fears of the demise of blockbuster eye drug Eylea (aflibercept) were"greatly exaggerated," Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's chief executive said on Thursday, after the treatment and new eczema drug Dupixent (dupilumab) powered the company's fourth-quarter results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Weis Markets Issues Recall for its Pre-Made Penne Pasta with Asiago Sauce and Grilled Chicken Single Serving Meal Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen
Weis Markets today announced it had issued a recall for its pre-made Penne Pasta with Asiago Sauce and Grilled Chicken single serving meal for failing to list a milk allergen on its label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Prenatal, Early Life Fructose Intake Associated With Asthma
High intake of sugar - sweetened beverages during pregnancy and early childhood linked to asthma (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Researchers to develop new allergy relief device using cold plasma technology
(University of Liverpool) Researchers at the University of Liverpool have been awarded funding to develop an innovative device that uses cold plasma technology to tackle the problem of airborne allergens in the home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists adapt new brain disease test for Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIH scientists have modified a test for early diagnosis of prion diseases with the goal of improving early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. The NIAID-led group tested cerebral spinal fluid samples from people with Parkinson's disease; people with dementia with Lewy bodies; and controls, some of whom had Alzheimer's disease. The test correctly excluded all the controls and diagnosed both Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies with 93 percent accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news