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Merck to Buy Australian Viral Immuno-oncology Firm for $394 Million Merck to Buy Australian Viral Immuno-oncology Firm for $394 Million
U.S. drugmaker Merck& Co, already one of the leaders in the hot area of cancer immunotherapy, said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Viralytics for 502 million Australian dollars ($394 million) to expand its pipeline in the sector.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Allergy Drug May Reduce Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica Allergy Drug May Reduce Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica
The pilot study, which showed an effect of allergy drug cetirizine, suggests a key role of eosinophils in the pathogenesis of NMO, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Nasal Flu Vaccine Is Set to Come Back Next Year. Here ’s What to Know About It
After a two-year hiatus, the nasal flu vaccine is set to return to doctors’ offices next year. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 12 to 2 on Wednesday to return the nasal spray to the CDC’s list of recommended vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season. Pending final approval from the CDC director, the vote would greenlight the spray for widespread use and compel insurance companies to cover it. The committee stopped short of explicitly recommending the nasal spray, however, and will instead let providers and patients decide if they’ll use it instead of traditional flu shots. There ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Seggiano USA, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts
Seggiano USA, Inc. of Cheyenne, WY is voluntarily recalling Tuscan Kale Pesto mislabeled with Artichoke& Garlic labels because the labels do not declare tree nuts (cashews). Individuals who have allergies to tree nuts run the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Tuscan Kale Pesto product. No incidents have been reported to date in connection with this issue. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

ACS: E-Cigarettes OK for Smoking Cessation ... with Caveats
(MedPage Today) -- Short period of dual use OK, if goal is to quit (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 22, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Snyder ’s Lance Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Amount of 6.5 oz Emerald® Glazed Walnuts Due to Potential Presence of Undeclared Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews and Pecans
Emerald ® Nuts is initiating a voluntary recall for a limited amount of its 6.5oz Glazed Walnuts product, distributed nationwide, due to the potential presence of undeclared peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of ser ious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Aimmune's Peanut Allergy Drug Meets Main Goal, Shares Surge Aimmune's Peanut Allergy Drug Meets Main Goal, Shares Surge
U.S. drug developer Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its peanut allergy drug met the main goal of an eagerly awaited late-stage study, sending its shares up 18 percent premarket.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Protein active in life-threatening allergic reactions is a promising target for therapy
(Food Allergy Research& Education) In a recently published study supported by Food Allergy Research& Education, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have described a signaling pathway that can contribute to the dangerous circulatory and respiratory symptoms of anaphylaxis. The pathway, which promotes fluid loss from blood vessels into surrounding tissues, includes the interleukin-4 receptor, a protein that is targeted by a drug already approved to treat moderate to severe eczema. These findings hold promise for a treatment to make anaphylaxis less deadly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Market of Choice Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Sezam Kale Salad
Market of Choice of Eugene, Oregon is recalling Sezam Kale Salad because it may contain undeclared EGG. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Allergy Alert Issued by Sunneen Health Foods for Undeclared Pecan in Vegan Buffalo Chicken Bites
Sunneen Health Foods is voluntarily recalling mislabeled Whole Foods Market Vegan Buffalo Chicken Bites sold at 13 Whole Foods Market stores in New York and New Jersey because the products contained tree nut (pecan) allergens that were not listed on the product label. The issue was discovered at the distribution center. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Correction: Peanut Allergy Treatment story
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Peanut capsules cure children of peanut allergies
Children who consume daily doses of peanut powder are less likely to have allergic reactions to the legume, according to new research conducted by California-based Aimmune Therapeutics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy for peanut allergy safe, effective in clinical trial
A new immunotherapy has shown promise in a clinical trial for people with severe peanut allergies, researchers at Aimmune Therpeutics reported this week. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut protein powder a solution for those suffering from allergies?
But there are still some hurdles to overcome before the Aimmune drug hits medicine cabinets (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanut protein powder shows potential for treating allergies
A promising new treatment could help children suffering from peanut allergies. Aimmune Therapeutics say research shows the daily use of its peanut protein capsules could desensitize children to the allergy. But there are still some hurdles before the drug hits medicine cabinets. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment for Severe Peanut Allergy Shows Promise in Company Study
Title: Treatment for Severe Peanut Allergy Shows Promise in Company StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

A new peanut allergy drug could force a change of behaviour
Aimmune’s potential cure may be onerous, but that is not necessarily a bad thing (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Experimental Biologic Surpasses Ustekinumab for Psoriasis Experimental Biologic Surpasses Ustekinumab for Psoriasis
A biologic under investigation for severe psoriasis has topped one of the most effective therapies on the market in head-to-head phase 3 trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Treatment Shows Promise in Study
By the end of the study, 67 percent of the participants who took the peanut flour were able to tolerate the equivalent of roughly two peanuts, compared with only 4 percent of those who took the placebo. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Iceland's Circumcision Ban; Peanut Allergy Success;'Bachelor' Brain
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Peanut allergy treatment succeeds in study
The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A California company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate the nuts in a major study.Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some have life-threatening reactions... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Peanut allergy drug nears approval after clinical trial success
Treatment has potential for $1bn annual sales but investors fret over dropout rates (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preventive Treatment For Peanut Allergies Succeeds In Study
The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate nuts in a major study. Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some may have life-threatening reactions if accidentally exposed to them. Doctors have been testing daily doses of peanut flour, contained in a capsule and sprinkled over food, as a way to prevent that. California-based Aimmune (AIM-yoon) Therapeutics said 67 percent of kids who had its treatment were able to tolerate the equivalent of roughly two peanuts at the end of the st...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Local TV Peanut Allergies Source Type: news

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study
The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aimmune's peanut allergy drug meets main goal, shares surge
(Reuters) - U.S. drug developer Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its peanut allergy drug met the main goal of an eagerly awaited late-stage study, sending its shares up 18 percent premarket. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aimmune's peanut allergy drug meets main goal of key study
(Reuters) - U.S. drug developer Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its peanut allergy drug met the main goal of an eagerly awaited late-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Aimmune’s peanut allergy drug succeeds in late stage clinical trial
Treatment on track to be first approved for potentially fatal condition (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2018 ACIP Immunization Schedules: Key Changes 2018 ACIP Immunization Schedules: Key Changes
Drs David Kim and Candice Robinson, from the CDC, provide a brief bulleted summary of the key changes clinicians should know.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Can airport scanners give me cancer?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week,he deals with the effects of airport scanners, allergies chronic pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of black mould and damp: Avoid catching aspergillus with these five steps
BLACK mould and damp is a common problem during this time of year and respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma can be a result of infestations. Inhaling tiny bits of mould can also cause a condition called aspergillosis. The NHS explains how best to get rid of mould and damp problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Biology of Atopic Dermatitis to Improve Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Following psoriasis model of molecular targeting (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 19, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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