Crohn's Disease Treatment Update Crohn's Disease Treatment Update
This article presents the American College of Gastroenterology's updated guidelines on managing Crohn's disease in adult patients.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Ask Well: Why Did I Lose My Sense of Smell?
Impaired smell is common, particularly in the elderly, but in about one in six people, no cause can be identified. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Smell (Olfaction) Sinusitis Allergies Alzheimer's Disease Parkinson's Disease Nerves and Nervous System Air Pollution Source Type: news

Diversity Missing in Genetic Studies Diversity Missing in Genetic Studies
European populations are overrepresented in genetic and genomic studies, contributing to healthcare inequities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Better Made Snack Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In 10 Ounce $3.99 Original Potato Chips
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a package of 10-ounce Original Potato Chips dated 10 AUG 2019 did not contain Original Potato Chips but instead contained Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips which contain milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes which may have affected 660 bags of 10-ounce Original Potato Chips. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Century Snacks LLC Recalls Snak Club Honey Bliss Nut Mix Due to Undeclared Allergen
Century Snacks, LLC of Commerce, CA is recalling all packages of 3-oz. and 5.75-oz. SNAK CLUB HONEY BLISS NUT MIX due to undeclared MILK. 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

' Optimistic' Longer-term Outcomes for Metastatic Melanoma'Optimistic' Longer-term Outcomes for Metastatic Melanoma
Targeted therapy and immunotherapy are showing promising longer-term outcomes in metastatic melanoma. Dr Weber reviews two new studies.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring
(Ohio State University) A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. Female rats born to mothers exposed to an allergen during pregnancy acted more characteristically 'male' -- mounting other female rodents, for instance -- and had brains and nervous systems that looked more like those seen in typical male animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 21, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Asthma Medication Use Varies Among Latino Youth Asthma Medication Use Varies Among Latino Youth
A new U.S. study of groups of Latino youth with asthma sheds light on potential health disparities. Puerto Rican children were less likely than Mexican kids to use asthma inhalers regularly, researchers found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Relationships found to be key to happiness; having friends at work impacts physician happiness (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Nasal Allergy Medications
Title: Nasal Allergy MedicationsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 1/31/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - March 20, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Severe Asthma in Children: Therapeutic Considerations Severe Asthma in Children: Therapeutic Considerations
Which factors should be considered before escalating treatments in children with severe therapy-resistant asthma?Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Busts J & amp;J and Sientra Over Breast Implant Compliance
FDA busted two manufacturers of silicone gel-filled breast implants this week for failure to comply with post-approval study requirements. The agency sent warning letters to Irvine, CA-based Mentor Worldwide, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, and to Santa Barbara, CA-based Sientra for deficiencies in each company's post-approval study for silicone breast implant approvals. Breast implants have been a source of contention between patient advocacy groups, industry, and FDA for decades. Implants were banned from the U.S. market from 1992 to 2006, and the devices have been the cause of an ove...
Source: MDDI - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

New allergy guidelines say it IS safe to give your babies peanuts, fish and milk a early as 4 months
In 2000, parents were told to save cow's milk until their child was one, egg until their child was two, and nuts and fish until the age of three. Today, advice is very different, confirmed by new guidelines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review
The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY and RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: your-feed-science Implants Breasts Medical Devices Breast Cancer Women and Girls Plastic Surgery Autoimmune Diseases Allergan Inc Food and Drug Administration Mentor Worldwide LLC Sientra Inc. Source Type: news

Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma
Sibling comparison analysis suggested association confounded by specific maternal factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer sufferer whose cough was dismissed as a 'bad cold' THREE TIMES is embracing her new look 
Meagan Bechtold, 27, of Las Vegas, developed a hacking cough in March last year, which doctors wrote off as a bad cold, allergies or bronchitis. A CT scan later revealed she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Slashes NIH Funding by 13 percent
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive $34.4 billion in FY 2020, roughly $4.7 billion or 13 percent below the levels enacted by Congress for FY 2019, according to the President’s Budget released on March 11. The budget for NIH includes $492 million in funding made available through the 21st Century Cures Act and $150 million in mandatory funding. The leading biomedical research agency in the world would receive budget cuts across the board. All NIH centers are slated for budget reductions: National Cancer Institute: -8.7 percent National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: -14 percent National Inst...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of nausea and loss of appetite
Causes of nausea and loss of appetite include food poisoning, allergies, and medications. The cause of these symptoms will determine the treatment. Learn more about loss of appetite and nausea here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early Food Exposure May Cut Baby's Allergy Risk
Although experts had advised parents in the past to avoid highly allergenic foods early in their child’s life, more recent research has suggested that early exposure to these foods might be a better option. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Bench to Bedside: ENDO 2019 Ties Science to Clinical Care From Bench to Bedside: ENDO 2019 Ties Science to Clinical Care
' What distinguishes ENDO from other meetings is that you get a curated view of what is the newest, hottest, and best in science, which you know...is going to be impacting care. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AAP: Early Peanut Introduction Cuts Later Risk of Peanut Allergy
(MedPage Today) -- Also new evidence on breastfeeding and atopic disease (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

There's new advice to prevent food allergies in children
Giving a baby a new food to try is fun, and it should be. The only concerns parents should have: finding their phones fast enough to document the funny faces and cleaning up the mess that might follow. Yet in recent years, scientific evidence has accumulated quickly on what foods to introduce when and how to best prevent allergies -- leaving parents to keep track of it all. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Overall, 92.8 percent of oral solid medications contain at least one potential allergen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 18, 2019 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

Giving Your Baby Peanuts Early On May Help Prevent Allergies, New Guidelines Say
Introducing peanuts early may help some babies avoid allergies, according to new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The guidelines, published in the journal Pediatrics, update and replace the AAP’s 2008 report on preventing atopic diseases — such as asthma, skin conditions and food allergies — in children. While the science in this area is still developing, the AAP’s new report says that there is more evidence than ever to suggest that purposefully introducing some foods to children early in life may help prevent them from developing food allergies, which affect about 8% of Amer...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Allergan Announces FDA Approval of Avycaz (ceftazidime and avibactam) for Pediatric Patients
DUBLIN, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Avycaz (ceftazidime and avibactam),... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Allergan Announces FDA Approval of AVYCAZ(R) (ceftazidime and avibactam) for Pediatric Patients
Label Now Includes New Data on Use of AVYCAZ for Treatment of cUTI and cIAI in Pediatric Patients 3 Months of Age and Older DUBLIN, March 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food ... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Allergan, AVYCAZ, ceftazidime, avibactam, cIAI , cUTI (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

There ’ s New Advice To Prevent Food Allergies In Children
This study — known as the Learning Early About Peanut or LEAP trial — showed that children at high risk of developing peanut allergies who are introduced to peanuts at 4 months to 6 months old had a significantly lower risk of developing a peanut allergy than those who waited until they were 5 years; 1.9% of the kids who had peanuts early developed an allergy, compared with 13.7% of the kids who waited. The LEAP trial formed the basis for Monday’s new recommendations, which encourage the early introduction of peanut products in infants at high risk for allergies. But most babies are not at high risk, and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Food Allergies Source Type: news

Exposing Baby to Foods Early May Help Prevent Allergies
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 -- New parents worry about a lot of things, but the American Academy of Pediatrics says one thing they can cross off that list is concern about giving high-allergy foods too early in life. In fact, the pediatric group says... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aminosalicylate Use in Patients With UC on Biologics Aminosalicylate Use in Patients With UC on Biologics
Is it efficacious and cost-effective to continue aminosalicylates in patients with ulcerative colitis who have been escalated to immunosuppressants, biologics, or oral small molecules?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia New Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
The treatment of community-acquired pneumonia has become increasingly challenging due to antibiotic resistance, but the availability of new agents may offer more options.Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Rashes
-- Children often visit the pediatrician for skin rashes. From viruses to allergies, rashes have a multitude of causes. To ease discomfort, KidsHealth tells parents: Do not rub the skin. Pat it dry after a bath or shower. Do not scratch or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exposing Baby to Foods Early May Help Prevent Allergies
Title: Exposing Baby to Foods Early May Help Prevent AllergiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Update on the Use of Tacrolimus in Pediatrics Update on the Use of Tacrolimus in Pediatrics
This article provides an update for its use in children.Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Looking for better asthma treatments
(University of Akron) America's 26 million asthmatics may be able to breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri, who has received a $1.9 million R01 Grant from NIH-NIAID. She seeks to understand how asthma symptoms and other inflammatory conditions are aggravated by examining the link between two lipid mediators formed from fatty acids. Paruchuri hopes that uncovering the mechanisms of this process will lead to new discoveries for treatment of common respiratory disorders and allergies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Changes to Methacholine Challenge May Be Difficult to Apply Changes to Methacholine Challenge May Be Difficult to Apply
Dr Aaron B. Holley on how the medical industry can step up to make this easier on everyone.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Mortality
(MedPage Today) -- Odds of death up about 10% compared with low-pollution days in Chinese study (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 15, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Surtidoras Bakery Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Marble Muffin, Banana Muffin, and Blueberry Muffin
Surtidoras Bakery Inc. of Auburn, Washington is recalling Marble Muffin, Banana Muffin, and Blueberry Muffin because it may contain undeclared milk. 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. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Foreign Travel May Be Hazardous to Lungs
(MedPage Today) -- Visiting cities with high air pollution linked to lower lung function (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 15, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 93 percent of medications contain 'potential allergens'
Many of the so-called inactive ingredients present in medications could have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

AAP Now Endorses Influenza Vaccine Shot and Nasal Spray AAP Now Endorses Influenza Vaccine Shot and Nasal Spray
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its influenza vaccination recommendations, saying both the shot and nasal spray vaccines are acceptable for the 2019-2020 season.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Inactive Ingredients in Medications Cause Trouble for Some Inactive Ingredients in Medications Cause Trouble for Some
Most approved medications have inactive ingredients that could cause problems in patients with allergies or sensitivities to those ingredients, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Prenatal High - Dose Vitamin D Not Linked to Asthma at Age 6
No significant difference seen in asthma diagnoses for children in high - dose vitamin D, placebo groups (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 14, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Are 'Inactive' Ingredients in Your Drugs Really So Harmless?
Title: Are 'Inactive' Ingredients in Your Drugs Really So Harmless?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - March 14, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

'Inactive' ingredients may not be: 93% of drugs have allergy-triggering compounds, study finds
More than half of the ingredients in pills and capsules are considered 'inactive' and generally safe. But a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study finds the 93% have allergenic substances. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sientra plunges on Q4 earnings miss, clouded outlook
A fourth-quarter earnings miss and the uncertainty around an upcoming FDA advisory panel meeting on breast implants sent Sientra (NSDQ:SIEN) shares down precipitously today. The Santa Barbara, Calif.-based medical aesthetics company’s losses widened 38.1% to -$24.6 million, or 86¢ per share, on sales growth of 71.9% to $19.0 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, compared with Q4 2017. Analysts on Wall Street were looking for losses of -68¢. Full-year losses were up 29.0% to -$82.6 million, or -$3.25 per share, on sales growth of 86.4% to $68.1 million compared with the prior year, Sientra said. ...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Women's Health Sientra Source Type: news

Bronchiolitis Hospitalization in Infancy Predicts More Admissions
Higher risk seen for future admissions by age 5; link strongest for asthma, wheezing admissions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Homes With High Ventilation Rates Tied to Respiratory Issues
High rates of air exchange associated with chronic cough, asthma, asthma - like symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 13, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Response to an Outbreak: Ebola Virus Monoclonal Antibody (mAb114) Rapid Clinical Development
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH). Published: 3/13/2019. This one-hour lecture describes the discovery and development of a human monoclonal antibody (mAb114) targeting Ebola, discusses the safety and pharmacokinetic data resulting from Phase 1 and follow-on trials of mAb114, and discusses progress to date utilizing monoclonal antibody treatment strategies and remaining challenges. It also details related activities at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A'Cruel Tool': Hospital Ads Offering False Hope A'Cruel Tool': Hospital Ads Offering False Hope
Advertisements suggesting that personalized cancer treatment can improve survival or even offer a cure are not realistic for all patients and are unethical.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Without Vaccine, Hundreds of Children Die in Madagascar Measles Outbreak Without Vaccine, Hundreds of Children Die in Madagascar Measles Outbreak
Two months ago, giggles floated through the home of fisherman Dada as his four-year-old son played ball outside with his two younger cousins on one of Madagascar's famed sun soaked beaches.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news