Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
New evidence suggests the Zoster Vaccine Live — administered to prevent shingles — could also reduce the risk of stroke in older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Coronavirus Under the Scope
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases releases a series of images that offer a close up look at the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countries it has not yet reached. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was s...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck in Cambodia After Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Hundreds of passengers from a cruise ship are stuck in Cambodia while officials test them for a coronavirus after an elderly woman who had disembarked was found to have the virus. U.S. State Department officials said that 200 Americans remain in Cambodia, waiting to be cleared for travel, including 92 who remain on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam. Cambodian officials asked those in hotels in the country not to leave their rooms while further testing is done. According to the cruise line, the first batch of 406 tests were negative, and cleared guests were allowed to travel home. On Monday, Holland America...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Cut the junk: Eating junk food can give you food allergies
(Natural News) The increased consumption of junk food all over the world might be one big reason why more and more people are getting food allergies. A study presented by researchers from the University of Naples Federico II (UniNa) at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition found that children with food allergies had... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dosage Schedule Linked to Rate of PCV Breakthrough Infections Dosage Schedule Linked to Rate of PCV Breakthrough Infections
A dosing schedule that includes three primary doses of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is associated with fewer breakthrough infections in the first year of life than are schedules with two primary doses, according to a new study of surveillance data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Aggravates Rhinitis Air Pollution Aggravates Rhinitis
People with rhinitis from colds or allergies may feel much worse if they're exposed to high levels of air pollution, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Audit comes in response to surge of telemarketing scams targeting Medicare recipients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatol Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 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

The Week That Wasn't: Virus Cream, Commute Chemicals, Tracing Mumps The Week That Wasn't: Virus Cream, Commute Chemicals, Tracing Mumps
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

5 Secrets to an Allergy - Free Valentine ’ s Day
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - February 14, 2020 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Asthma, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

5 Secrets to an Allergy-Free Valentine's Day
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to shower your loved one with gifts, but some may do more harm than good. " If you want to impress your beloved this year, take a pass on gifts that cause sneezing and wheezing, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

IMAGES: What New Coronavirus Looks Like Under The Microscope
The images were made using scanning and transmission electron microscopes at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.(Image credit: NIAID-RML) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Therapeutic Genome Editing Shows Promise, but Numerous Challenges Remain Therapeutic Genome Editing Shows Promise, but Numerous Challenges Remain
Current technology has allowed for the identification of genetic mutations associated with various diseases, but there is a growing separation between diagnostics and treatments, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Air pollution may aggravate nasal suffering with colds and seasonal allergies
(Reuters Health) - People who get rhinitis - an inflamed or congested nose - from colds or allergies may feel much worse if they're exposed to high levels of air pollution, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How can nutrients help with dermatitis?
(Natural News) A person’s nutritional status affects his body’s immune function. Scientific evidence of this has sparked interest in the possible role dietary factors play in the pathogenesis of skin conditions like atopic dermatitis (AD). While food allergies and elimination diets have been studied in relation to atopy — a genetic tendency to develop allergic diseases —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ro launches WebMD-like health information website
The new site contains information about sexual health, hair loss, weight management, diabetes, men's health and allergies.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine for Adults: Who Needs It? Who Doesn't? HPV Vaccine for Adults: Who Needs It? Who Doesn't?
Find out which adults should be offered the HPV vaccine and who might want to skip it.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Remdesivir prevents MERS coronavirus disease in monkeys
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The experimental antiviral remdesivir successfully prevented disease in rhesus macaques infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a new study from National Institutes of Health scientists. Remdesivir prevented disease when administered before infection and improved the condition of macaques when given after the animals already were infected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Percent of persons in families with problems paying bills higher for women, children, non - Hispanic blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Minocycline Foam Promising Against Rosacea Minocycline Foam Promising Against Rosacea
The new topical minocycline 1.5% foam FMX103 from Foamix Pharmaceuticals appears effective against moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea, according to two randomized trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Emergency Is'Public Enemy Number 1' - WHO Coronavirus Emergency Is'Public Enemy Number 1' - WHO
China's coronavirus outbreak poses a"very grave threat for the rest of the world" and should be viewed as"Public Enemy Number 1," the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women With Medicaid Less Likely to Get Recommended Vaccines Pregnant Women With Medicaid Less Likely to Get Recommended Vaccines
Pregnant women who rely on state-administered Medicaid health insurance programs are far less likely to receive recommended vaccines that could protect them and their babies, compared to those with private coverage, a study from Florida suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Updated Recommendations on Use of Td and Tdap Vaccines Updated Recommendations on Use of Td and Tdap Vaccines
New guidance allows for either Tdap or Td to be used in situations where Td was previously recommended, including for the 10-year booster and tetanus prophylaxis for wound management.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Nausea and Vomiting and Immune Activation in Celiac Disease Nausea and Vomiting and Immune Activation in Celiac Disease
This findings of this study implicate nausea and vomiting as sentinel symptoms of acute gluten exposure in patients following a gluten-free diet.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Healthcare Workers in China Hit Hard by Novel Coronavirus Healthcare Workers in China Hit Hard by Novel Coronavirus
Experts say 41% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 may have been exposed in the hospital and almost one third of patients were healthcare professionals likely exposed while at work.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Novel Vaccine May Help Prevent CMV-Related Complications in Transplant Patients Novel Vaccine May Help Prevent CMV-Related Complications in Transplant Patients
Patients who underwent an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) experienced fewer cytomegalovirus (CMV)-related complications after Triplex vaccine injections in a phase-2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Novel Monoclonal Antibody Promising Against Hendra and Nipah Viruses Novel Monoclonal Antibody Promising Against Hendra and Nipah Viruses
The monoclonal antibody m102.4, being developed to prevent and treat Hendra and Nipah virus infection, was well tolerated and safe in a first-in-human study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Precision Medicine Should Include Sex and Gender in Decision-Making Precision Medicine Should Include Sex and Gender in Decision-Making
Precision medicine should incorporate sex and gender in decision-making in order to optimize care for each patient, according to a review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Is Your Job Performance Being Evaluated for the Wrong Factors? Is Your Job Performance Being Evaluated for the Wrong Factors?
Some physicians say the performance measures you're weighted against can work against you doing your best work. Here are ways the benchmarks and review process can be improved.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Japan's Halt of Regular HPV Vaccine to Cause Thousands of Cancer Deaths - Study Japan's Halt of Regular HPV Vaccine to Cause Thousands of Cancer Deaths - Study
A decision by Japan to stop recommending adolescent girls receive a HPV vaccination will likely result in almost 11,000 deaths from cervical cancer if it is not reversed, according to a study published on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Miracle drug could 'cure' peanut allergies within weeks
Scientists who developed the drug predict some patients may need only a single treatment to end the peanut allergy altogether, while others may need a top-up jab every few months to keep it at bay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent advances in addressing tuberculosis give hope for future
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In September 2018, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases issued its Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Research, which outlined research priorities to reduce and ultimately end the burden of tuberculosis (TB). Now, a new 'Perspective' in The Journal of Infectious Diseases by NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and other Institute officials summarizes recent progress in improved TB diagnostics, therapeutic regimens and prevention approaches that made 2019 a 'banner year' for TB research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Live Zoster Shot May Be Safe in People With Mild Immunosuppression Live Zoster Shot May Be Safe in People With Mild Immunosuppression
Live attenuated varicella zoster vaccine appears to be safe for individuals with mild immunosuppression, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NIH-funded clinical trial to test PrEP, dapivirine ring for safety in pregnant women
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The first clinical trial specifically designed to test the safety of the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring in pregnant women has begun in southern and eastern Africa. The National Institutes of Health-funded study also will test the safety of a daily oral antiviral tablet for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in pregnant women and will assess how much they accept and use these two HIV prevention tools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Need something to finish a recipe? Here are some alternatives to common cooking ingredients
(Natural News) Following a healthy diet if you have food sensitivities or allergies isn’t impossible, but it requires a bit of research. Once you’re familiar with healthier swaps for common ingredients, you can enjoy meals and desserts without sacrificing taste. Who says you can’t have your gluten-free cake and eat it, too? Even if you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Peanut Allergy Drug Gets FDA Thumbs Up
Palforzia is now approved for use in individuals aged 4 through 17 who have a confirmed diagnosis of peanut allergy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Nestle Invests $200 Mln More in Aimmune After Peanut Allergy Drug Approval Nestle Invests $200 Mln More in Aimmune After Peanut Allergy Drug Approval
Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday the health science arm of Nestle SA will invest an additional $200 million in the drugmaker, bringing the Swiss company's total investment to $473 million.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamin D Therapy Fails to Prevent Childhood Asthma Prenatal Vitamin D Therapy Fails to Prevent Childhood Asthma
Updated results on a study of vitamin D and childhood asthma has concluded that giving extra doses to pregnant women fails to reduce the risk of wheezing and breathing problems in youngsters through age 6 years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Measles Vaccine Drive Aims to Protect 45 Million Children in Africa, Asia Measles Vaccine Drive Aims to Protect 45 Million Children in Africa, Asia
Up to 45 million children in seven developing countries will be immunized against measles in a series of major vaccination campaigns to try to halt a global surge in the viral disease, the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Screening Kids for Type 1 Diabetes in Primary Care Is Feasible Screening Kids for Type 1 Diabetes in Primary Care Is Feasible
A pilot program in Germany aims to test children in primary care -- through population-based autoantibody screening -- to identify those at high risk of type 1 diabetes, before symptoms show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This study establishes baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients in Nepal who were experiencing heart failure.     Read more   Maternal Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

12th Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Wisconsin 12th Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Wisconsin
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as of Feb. 5, 2020, there were no new coronavirus cases within the United States, leaving the number of confirmed cases at 11.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy
The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market in the U.S., a big step toward better care for all kinds of food allergies — but still a long way from a cure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO Virus Team Could Go to China This Week, May Include U.S. - Officials WHO Virus Team Could Go to China This Week, May Include U.S. - Officials
A WHO-led international team of experts could go to China as early as this week to investigate the coronavirus outbreak, as agreed between the WHO chief and Chinese President Xi Jinping, and could include U.S. experts, a WHO spokesman said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Even Without Symptoms, Wuhan Coronavirus May Spread, Experts Fear
A report purporting to describe asymptomatic transmission in Germany has come under fire. But many experts still believe it ’s happening. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Respiratory Diseases Epidemics Medicine and Health Harvard University Koch, Robert, Institute National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases New England Journal of Medicine World Health Organization Bavaria Source Type: news

Using ‘the language of cells’ to find new treatments for asthma, allergies
Yale researchers have discovered that microRNAs, which drive communication between cells, present a new potential pathway for treating allergies and asthma. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Crafting With Dry Pasta, Play-Doh Safe for Kids With Gluten Sensitivity: Study
Title: Crafting With Dry Pasta, Play-Doh Safe for Kids With Gluten Sensitivity: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Often Turn to Alternative Medicine Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Often Turn to Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), more than half of whom report dissatisfaction with conventional treatment, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Past Outbreaks Provide a Roadmap for U.S. Government Response to Coronavirus Threat
While the threat of the new coronavirus in the United States remains limited, a network of U.S. government agencies are already furiously ramping up efforts to contain the disease, should an outbreak occur. “We are working to keep the risk low,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who is leading the federal government’s response, at a press conference Friday. So far, the overwhelming number of new cases of the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, remain in China. There are only 11 confirmed cases in the U.S. The good news, some officials and infectious disease experts tell TIME, is t...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news