What We Know So Far About the New Variant of COVID-19 Raising Alarms Globally
A new variant of SARS-CoV-2 first reported in South Africa is raising alarms for health officials around the world, leading to fresh travel restrictions amid fears it could be resistant to existing vaccines. Researchers in South Africa conducting genetic analysis of COVID-19 virus cases determined that a new variant, B.1.1.529, had been found in cases in South Africa, Botswana, and a traveler who had traveled from South Africa to Hong Kong, the country’s health minister announced on Nov. 25. The following day, Belgian health officials reported the first case of the new variant discovered in Europe. That same day, the...
Source: TIME: Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

How Much Does an EpiPen Cost?
Title: How Much Does an EpiPen Cost?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 23, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight Could Affect Odds for Child's Asthma, Allergies
Title: Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight Could Affect Odds for Child's Asthma, AllergiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 22, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Climate Change May Not Increase Allergies in Kids With Asthma: Study
Title: Climate Change May Not Increase Allergies in Kids With Asthma: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - November 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Flu, COVID-19 and seasonal allergies
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 14-year-old daughter has seasonal allergies that usually spike in the fall, as well as a love of the outdoors, so it is not uncommon for her to be congested and coughing. Last year, we home-schooled her, but now she is back in school in person. As we move from the fall into winter, how can I tell the differences between her allergies, a common cold, the flu, and COVID-19? ANSWER: Everyone experiences symptoms… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Janssen Reports Positive Topline Week 48 Phase 2 Results for TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) in Adults With Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, November 17, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced topline results from the Phase 2 GALAXI 1 clinical trial which showed rates of clinical remission (Crohn’s Disease Activity Index [CDAI]
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a, UK Health Security Agency (updated 15th November 2021)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for public health professionals. 15 November 2021Updated to include second doses for 16 to 17 year olds and booster doses for 40 to 49 year olds; further clarification on booster timing flexibility; guidance on deferral after COVID-19 infection in under 18s and other minor edits for clarification. 29 October 2021Updated to improve consistency of wording in the allergy and immunosuppressed sections; updated definitions of clinically vulnerable, advice on further doses for those who have suspected myocarditis or Guillain-Barr é Syndrome after vaccination, clarifying f...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should I Exercise Outside if I Have Allergies?
Title: Should I Exercise Outside if I Have Allergies?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 16, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Do Allergy Desensitization Shots Work?
Title: Do Allergy Desensitization Shots Work?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 15, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

What To Donate To The Company Food Drive This Holiday Season
A digestive nutrition expert offers advice on items to donate to food pantries that will be suitable for people with food intolerances and allergies who are also struggling with food insecurity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jess Cording, Contributor Tags: ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Lifestyle Source Type: news

Typical Contact Dermatitis Screening Misses Many Allergens Typical Contact Dermatitis Screening Misses Many Allergens
Adding allergens to screening beyond the typical series, especially those found in personal care products and workplace substances, is key to diagnosing and managing the disease, authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - November 12, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

A Quest to Learn How Immune Cells Age A Quest to Learn How Immune Cells Age
Tracking the behavior of aging immune cells and their effects on other tissue could open the way to new drugs for age-related chronic diseases.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Fight Misinformation With Anticipation, Facts, and Curiosity Fight Misinformation With Anticipation, Facts, and Curiosity
Speakers at the ACAAI meeting suggested strategies and tactics for combating misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and other contentious or confusing issues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Here’s When You Should Consult A Doctor About Your OTC Medication Use
Even though vitamins, pain relievers and allergy pills are available, there's a limit to how much you should take. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Long You Can Use Over-The-Counter Medicine Without Consulting A Doctor
Even though vitamins, pain relievers and allergy pills are widely available, there's a limit to how much you should take on your own. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why she quit Wall Street and picked Raleigh to launch her food startup
People who have food allergies want the same options as everyone else, said Brooke Navarro, the entrepreneur behind Raleigh-based Without a Trace Foods. Food allergies run in Navarro's family. Her mom had them and so does her daughter. It’s scary – and it’s inconvenient, particularly when traveling and looking for a grab-and-go snack, she said. “It started with my own personal frustration with being able to find on-the-go snacks that are filling,” she said. Typical snacks – from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 11, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Fueled the Growth of Telemedicine in Allergy COVID-19 Pandemic Fueled the Growth of Telemedicine in Allergy
The use of telemedicine grew during the pandemic and is likely to stay elevated, though reimbursement rates and policies may shift as the pandemic eases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Longitudinal Analysis of PRISm Conducted in Large Adult Population
Preserved ratio impaired spirometry associated with increased risks for breathlessness and cardiovascular disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

11 Facts About Sneezes and Sneezing
Title: 11 Facts About Sneezes and SneezingCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 10, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Why Won ’t My Allergy Symptoms Go Away?
Title: Why Won ’t My Allergy Symptoms Go Away?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 10, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Racism, Educational Barriers Slow Diversity of Allergy Workforce Racism, Educational Barriers Slow Diversity of Allergy Workforce
The Bela Schick Lecture at the ACAAI meeting highlights racism and educational barriers as key obstacles to increasing diversity in allergy medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Contact Allergens in Medical Devices: A Cause for Concern? Contact Allergens in Medical Devices: A Cause for Concern?
The findings, described as'alarming'by one allergist, suggest that more scrutiny may be necessary on medical device labels, many of which do not currently require listing of potential skin sensitizers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

2021 Veterans in Business Awards honoree: Dr. Erika Gonzalez
After her military service, Gonzalez returned to her hometown of San Antonio, where in 2014 she founded South Texas Allergy& Asthma Medical Professionals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jeannette E. Garcia Source Type: news

Food startup makes grab-and-go snacks for people with allergies
People who have food allergies want the same options as everyone else, said Brooke Navarro, the entrepreneur behind Raleigh, North Carolina-based Without a Trace Foods. Food allergies run in Navarro's family. Her mom had them and so does her daughter. It’s scary – and it’s inconvenient, particularly when traveling and looking for a grab-and-go snack, she said. “It started with my own personal frustration with being able to find on-the-go snacks that are filling,” she said. Typical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

ACAAI: Youth With Asthma Not Prepared for Transition to Adult Care
Half of young adults surveyed did not remember being introduced to concepts of transitioning care by their pediatric provider (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

ACAAI: Sensitization to Allergens Not Up for Children With Asthma
From 1999 to 2014, there was no increase seen in prevalence of sensitization to any pollen or allergen (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Conference News, Source Type: news

Why she quit Wall Street and picked Raleigh to launch her food startup
Brooke Navarro came to the Triangle on a mission. To create viable options for people with food allergies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

JAK Inhibitors Expand Biologic Options for Atopic Dermatitis JAK Inhibitors Expand Biologic Options for Atopic Dermatitis
JAK inhibitors expand biologic possibilities beyond tried-and-true dupilumab, but uptake may be slowed by safety concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - November 8, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Autoimmune Disease Risk Vitamin D and Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Autoimmune Disease Risk
The effect was strongest with vitamin D, with significant risk reduction beginning more than 2 years after the start of daily supplementation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Early Peanut Feeding Guidelines Still Not Reaching Families Early Peanut Feeding Guidelines Still Not Reaching Families
Most pediatricians and families still don't follow science-backed guidelines to feed babies peanut products early and regularly to prevent peanut allergy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Worsening allergies or asthma? Low levels increase symptoms
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms can be difficult to spot, but they are particularly common during the cold winter months when sniffles and increased allergies are common place. Could your allergies be caused by a lack of vitamin D? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most People With PEG Allergy Can Take COVID-19 Shot Most People With PEG Allergy Can Take COVID-19 Shot
Despite having a PEG allergy or reacting to the first COVID-19 shot, most patients can safely complete the vaccine series, according to studies that call into question if PEG is the true culprit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Acaai 2021 acaai 2021
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACAAI 2021Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Let Babies Eat Eggs to Avoid Egg Allergy Later: Study
Title: Let Babies Eat Eggs to Avoid Egg Allergy Later: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 5, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

COVID Shots Seem Safe for Hospital Staff With Allergy Risk COVID Shots Seem Safe for Hospital Staff With Allergy Risk
In a study of Mass General Brigham employees, self-reported allergy risk was associated with reactions after mRNA COVID-19 shots, but most employees completed the two-dose vaccine series.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Magic Johnson ’s HIV Disclosure Helped to Shatter Stigmas. But 30 Years Later, Disparities in Treatment Remain
For many watching Earvin “Magic” Johnson on television on Nov. 7, 1991, his words were tantamount to an announcement of his own death sentence. In a press conference hastily convened by Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers after a local media outlet got wind of the story, the 32-year-old NBA superstar revealed he was HIV positive. Dr. Michael Mellman, then the Lakers team physician, remembers a last-minute conversation with Johnson, just before they walked out to face a sea of cameras: “He looked at me and said, I just want to get this straight, I have HIV, not AIDS, right?” [time-brightcove not-tgx=...
Source: TIME: Health - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Francine Uenuma Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 HIV/AIDS nationpod NBA Sports Source Type: news

How Do I Know If I Have Histamine Intolerance?
Title: How Do I Know If I Have Histamine Intolerance?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/4/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 4, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Opioid Makers Win Major Victory in California Trial
In one of the first cases to be brought against drug manufacturers over the crisis, a judge ruled that there was “simply no evidence” the companies were liable in the epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Opioids and Opiates Johnson & Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc Allergan Inc Source Type: news

More Eczema in Children Exposed to Toxic Metals in Utero More Eczema in Children Exposed to Toxic Metals in Utero
Prenatal exposure to toxic metals is linked to much greater odds of atopic dermatitis by age 4, according to a Taiwan birth cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

My life's in danger from an allergy - but no one can tell me what it is!
After dutifully using the supplied hand sanitiser in a shop last summer, Emma Bennett's hands started swelling, becoming noticeably bigger as well as incredibly itchy within minutes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update to COVID-19 chapter of the green book (chapter 14a), UK Health Security Agency (updated 29th October 2021)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for public health professionals. 29 October 2021Updated to improve consistency of wording in the allergy and immunosuppressed sections; updated definitions of clinically vulnerable, advice on further doses for those who have suspected myocarditis or Guillain-Barr é Syndrome after vaccination, clarifying flexibility around the booster timing and supply, additional evidence on booster dose effectiveness and on vaccination after monoclonal antibody products. 16 September 2021Updated to include new recommendations on boosters and children and young people. Minor updates...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risankizumab Not Beneficial for Severe Asthma in Adults
In phase 2a trial, time to first asthma worsening shorter with risankizumab compared with placebo (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 29, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Statement on Data Published in PLOS Medicine on Tolerability and Immune Response of Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen in Adults Living with HIV
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 29, 2021 – Data published in PLOS Medicine demonstrated that the Johnson & Johnson (the Company) Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), was well tolerated and induced a robust immune response in both healthy adults and adults living with HIV. These findings, alongside Phase 3 data recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, support the potential prophylactic use of the vaccine regimen to protect people at risk of acquiring Ebola. The regimen was granted Marketing Authorisation by the European Commission in July 2020 and Prequalificati...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Itepekimab Bests Placebo for Moderate - to - Severe Asthma
Incidence of events indicating loss of asthma control lower with itepekimab monotherapy in phase 2, proof - of - concept trial (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Food Allergy Families Seek Out Hard-to-Find Immunotherapy
Dosing and cost uncertainties keep customized liquid drops from reaching mainstream (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Allergy Immunotherapies Pose Challenges for Families
Dosing and cost uncertainties keep customized liquid drops from reaching mainstream (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccination Can Be Safe Even in People With Severe Allergies
Title: COVID Vaccination Can Be Safe Even in People With Severe AllergiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - October 27, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

FDA Committee Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
COVID-19 vaccines are already authorized for children ages 12 and older, and the shots now have the support of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expert panel for younger children ages 5 to 11. In a 17 to 0 vote, with one abstention, the committee recommended the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech for the youngest group yet to potentially get immunized against the disease in the US. The committee recommended a two-dose regimen at one-third the dosage approved for adults. The FDA now takes the committee’s advice into consideration before making a final recommendation. If the agency decides to recommend th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
COVID-19 vaccines are already authorized for children ages 12 and older, and the shots now have the backing of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for younger children ages 5 to 11. On Oct. 29, the FDA authorized the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech for the youngest eligible group yet to get immunized against the disease in the US. The decision followed the recommendation from the agency’s advisory committee, which concluded in a 17 to 0 vote, with one abstention, that the vaccine was safe and effective in younger kids. For these children, the FDA is recommending a two-dose regimen at one-third the dosage...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Nasal steroid sprays could be effective at preventing serious cases of COVID, study finds
Patients who use nasal steroid sprays for allergies or asthma may be at a lower risk for COVID-19 hospitalization, ICU care, and death, a recent Cleveland Clinic study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news