Baby who has 50 allergies is forced to live as prisoner in his own home
Nine-month-old Riley Kinsey, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, can only eat turkey, carrots, plums and sweet potatoes or his body becomes covered in hives that can cause infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ivantis Now Has Its MIGS Stent Approved
The competition in the microinvasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) space is certainly heating up after today’s news. FDA has given a nod to Ivantis’ Hydrus Microstent, which will undoubtedly compete against Glaukos’ iStent. Irvine,CA-based Ivantis’ approval comes on the heels of Glaukos winning a nod from FDA for the iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Bypass System. The Hydrus Microstent is used to treat patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery. The device’s approval is based on the HORIZO...
Source: MDDI - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Allergic to penicillin? Probably not, study says
Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy really don ’t, and that mistaken belief could lead to them being prescribed less-effective, more expensive medications if they develop an infection, a new study found.  The underuse of penicillin could also contribute to the development of more drug-resistant bacteria, Pharmaceutical Journal reported. Res earchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that although 10 percent of people in the United States believe they have a penicillin allergy,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (omalizumab) for food allergies
Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair ® (omalizumab) for the prevention of severe allergic reactions following accidental exposure to one or more foods in people with allergies. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

During HIV infection, antibody can block B cells from fighting pathogens
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) For the first time, scientists have shown that in certain people living with HIV, a type of antibody called immunoglobulin G3 (IgG3) stops the immune system's B cells from doing their normal job of fighting pathogens. This phenomenon appears to be one way the body tries to reduce the potentially damaging effects of immune-system hyperactivity caused by the presence of HIV, according to the investigators, but in so doing, it also impairs normal immune function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This startup wants to encourage more personal health data by paying patients cryptocurrency
Palo Alto-based Doc.ai has partnered with Anthem on an initial test of their technology to research what health and environmental factors affect allergies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

This startup wants to encourage more personal health data by paying patients cryptocurrency
Palo Alto-based Doc.ai has partnered with Anthem on an initial test of their technology to research what health and environmental factors affect allergies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods to avoid with a sesame allergy
Sesame seeds and oil are common ingredients in a variety of dishes. However, researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of people have a sesame allergy. Many food manufacturers do not list sesame by name in their ingredients, even if it is present, so it is vital to know which foods to avoid or eat with caution. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Many Preschoolers With Asthma Don't Have Meds at Home Many Preschoolers With Asthma Don't Have Meds at Home
Just 60% of low-income urban preschoolers with asthma have the medications they need available at home, new findings from the U.S. show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola
Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Adalimumab Appears Safe for Treating Pediatric Patients With Autoimmune Disease Adalimumab Appears Safe for Treating Pediatric Patients With Autoimmune Disease
Adalimumab appears to be safe for treating pediatric patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA), psoriasis and Crohn's disease (CD), according to data from company-sponsored clinical trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Experts highlight ebola vaccine progress and suggest next steps
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according to members of an international Ebola research consortium. In a Viewpoint published in The Lancet, the experts review the current field of Ebola vaccine candidates and clinical trials and highlight key gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed by future research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
AMA House of Delegates has adopted policy to study, act for, advocate gender equity in medicine (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Gel and acrylic nails allergy warning
When applied at home or by untrained nail technicians, reactions can occur, skin experts say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extended Induction, Maintenance With Risankizumab Efficacious in Crohn ’ s Extended Induction, Maintenance With Risankizumab Efficacious in Crohn ’ s
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Immunosuppression Doesn't Increase Infection Risk After Open Ventral Hernia Repair Immunosuppression Doesn't Increase Infection Risk After Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Chemicals in acrylic and gel nails are causing an allergy epidemic
Some 2.4 per cent of women are allergic to chemicals, known as methacrylates, which are found in such nail enhancements and are causing a 'Europe-wide phenomenon'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Children with food allergies at lower risk of appendicitis
Researchers have discovered that children with food allergies are at a three times lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
Title: School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma ManagementCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 8, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Asthma, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

School Prep Includes Planning Allergy, Asthma Management
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Allergies and asthma can make the start of the new school year a challenge for kids who aren't prepared to deal with flare-ups, an allergist warns. " Every age group is different in how much they can handle when it comes to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kentucky doctor group opens first Greater Cincinnati office
Family Allergy& Asthma, a physician group based in Louisville, opened an office in Milford on Tuesday.   It’s the first Ohio outpost for Family Allergy& Asthma, which already has offices in Newport and Florence. “Since opening in Florence seven years ago, our goal has been to expand our network of care to reach those who need it,” said Dr. Hans Otto of Family Allergy& Asthma, who will see patients at the new office. “We chose the Milford location due to its convenient access for a large… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Bee and Wasp Sting
Title: Bee and Wasp StingCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/28/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - August 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Link between appendicitis and allergies discovered
(Lund University) Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Sk å ne University Hospital in Sweden. The findings, now published in JAMA Pediatrics, could pave the way for new diagnostic tools in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does Allergy Mitigate Appendicitis in Kids?
(MedPage Today) -- At Swedish hospital, fewer cases of complicated appendicitis in children with record of allergies (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - August 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

As Tick Bites Rise, So Do Meat Allergies
As the Lone Star tick migrates west and north, more and more people are developing a meat allergy that can come with the tick's bite. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alembic Pharma gets tentative USFDA nod for ophthalmic solution
Alembic said it is currently in litigation with Allergan in District Court of New Jersey and the launch of this product will depend on the outcome of litigation. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

150,000 Containers of Almond Milk Have Been Recalled Because They May Contain Actual Milk
Almonds don’t lactate, in the famous words of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb — but, at least right now, your almond milk may contain dairy anyway. Hood has voluntarily recalled almost 150,000 half-gallon containers of refrigerated Almond Breeze vanilla almond milk for fear that they may contain actual milk, the FDA announced Thursday. The beverages have been recalled since they could pose a risk to consumers with serious dairy allergies or sensitivities. “The product is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity,” according to an announcement from Hood. &...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Plans restrict coverage of drugs indicated for cancer less often than drugs indicated for other diseases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 4, 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

Allergan Sues Pfizer Over Costs of Opioid Litigation Allergan Sues Pfizer Over Costs of Opioid Litigation
Allergan Plc on Thursday sued Pfizer Inc to force its larger rival to cover any damages Allergan is forced to pay as a result of hundreds of lawsuits claiming it deceptively marketed an opioid acquired from Pfizer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Twenty - eight medical organizations, including AMA, sent letter to Administrator Verma of CMS (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 3, 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

Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
Understanding collection rate, accounts receivable, A/R aging helps improve practice performance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 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

Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three - Year Initiative
Council on Health Care Spending and Value will be co - chaired by William Frist and Margaret Hamburg (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 3, 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

HP Hood LLC Recalls Select Units of Half-Gallon Refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk due to Possible Milk Allergen
HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon (1.89 L) cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity. To date, there has been one report of an allergic reaction. Medical treatment or hospitalization was not required. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Allergan sues Pfizer over opioid litigation costs
Allergan alleges that that the deluge of lawsuits it is facing stem from Pfizer's improper handling of Kadian, which Allergan acquired from Pfizer in 2008 (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allergan sues Pfizer over costs of opioid litigation
Allergan Plc on Thursday sued Pfizer Inc to force its larger rival to cover any damages Allergan is forced to pay as a result of hundreds of lawsuits claiming it deceptively marketed an opioid acquired from Pfizer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Maternal dengue immunity protects against fetal damage in mice following Zika infection
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) A mother's prior dengue immunity protects her unborn baby from devastating brain effects associated with Zika virus infection. These findings could guide development of more effective flavivirus vaccines and hint at what types of immune responses are maximally protective against fetal brain damage after Zika invasion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity extends duration of influenza a virus shedding
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Obesity, which increases influenza disease severity, also extends by about 1.5 days how long influenza A virus is shed from infected adults compared to non-obese adults, according to a multi-year study of two cohorts of Nicaraguan households. The findings implicate chronic inflammation caused by obesity as well as increasing age as reasons for extended viral shedding, which puts others at risk of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sweet Earth Foods Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Egg and Milk in Aloha BBQ Quesadillas Due to Mismatched Packaging
Sweet Earth Foods is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of 8-ounce packages of Sweet Earth Aloha BBQ Quesadilla due to mismatched packaging, resulting in undeclared egg and milk allergens. People who are allergic to eggs or milk could have a serious or life- threatening reaction if they consume this item. A UPC code of 016741000551 appears on the back of the package. The “best by” date of 6/28/19 and lot number of 8149 appears on the side of the package. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Could Faxitron Really Be the Perfect Tuck-in for Hologic?
In a move to broaden and further strengthen its breast health portfolio, Hologic said it has acquired digital specialist Faxitron Bioptics for $85 million. Tucson, AZ-based Faxitron markets a broad portfolio of products across major categories including digital specimen radiography, breast lesion localization, and sentinel lymph node biopsy. The company most recently launched the VisionCT. The technology is a 3-D breast specimen-designated CT system to offer 360-degree images of excised lesions. “Faxitron's market-leading products, which span from digital specimen radiography to breast lesion localization...
Source: MDDI - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Anthem Taps Artificial Intelligence Space With Allergy Research Trial
Anthem is partnering with artificial intelligence platform doc.ai in a research trial to examine whether the technology works to predict when people will experience allergies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

July 2018 Briefing - Allergy
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Allergy for July 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel COPD Tx Deemed Safe in Early Study
(MedPage Today) -- Reducing inflammation is a goal of targeted lung denervation (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - August 1, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Front desk staff should be trained, and should not be assigned to billing at same time as answering calls (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee. A lone star tick bite can cause a severe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites
Title: Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick BitesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - July 31, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Pharmacies expected to run out of EpiPens in coming weeks: Health Canada
EpiPen injectors, relied on by people with life-threatening anaphylactic allergies, are in such short supply Canadian pharmacies are likely to run out of adult doses before new supplies arrive at the end of August. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Meat allergy after tick bite may explain severe allergic reactions
(Reuters Health) - Meat allergies related to tick bites might be at the root of some unexplained severe, life-threatening allergic reactions, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Meat allergy from tick bite: A common cause of anaphylaxis?
A Tennessee allergy clinic found that a third of its anaphylaxis cases with known causes were due to a red meat allergy that is triggered by tick bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Allergy clinic finds large percentage of anaphylaxis cases from tick bite meat allergy
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of 'alpha gal' allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of anaphylaxis being properly identified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news