Milk Allergy Most Common in U.S. Kids Under Age 5 Years
(MedPage Today) -- But many young children are not prescribed epinephrine (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 18, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Schools in Wales not aware of severe allergies, campaigner says
A campaign group says more than 100 schools did not take up free awareness sessions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parental Pacifier Sucking May Lower Kids' Allergy Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Lower early-life total IgE production linked to mom or dad orally " cleaning " pacifier (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 17, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Man With Persistent Runny Nose Learns He Had Leaking Brain Fluid
Greg Phillpotts told ABC 11 that for years he believed his symptoms were due to allergies. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patients With Food Allergies Rank Top Dining-Out Safeguards Patients With Food Allergies Rank Top Dining-Out Safeguards
People who use more preventive strategies when eating out at a restaurant reduce the risk for a reaction, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

What May Happen To Allergies If You Suck On Your Infant's Pacifier
When your baby's pacifier drops to the ground, do you clean it with your mouth and put it back in the baby's mouth? Does this study really suggest that this may help prevent allergies in your baby? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Chukar Cherries Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 7.5 Oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries Pouches
Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA is recalling 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries because they 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 this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Epinephrine Personal Autoinjectors Cost-Effective at & #36;24
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- In a simulation of children with peanut allergy, epinephrine personal autoinjectors are cost-effective at $24, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Network Open. Marcus Shaker, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACAAI: Hospital Stay, Caregiver Knowledge of Asthma Linked
Children of caregivers with poor asthma knowledge more likely to have prolonged hospital stay (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Conference News, Source Type: news

A Health Literacy Readability Analysis of Online Allergy and Immunology-Based Patient Education Resources
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Defining the Extent of Allergenic Cross-reactivity among Mold Species
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote
Raising a baby in a household with dogs and cats may offer some protection from developing allergies and asthma, health experts suggest. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cleaning Your Baby's Pacifier By Sucking On It May Do Baby Good
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may help protect your child against allergies, new research suggests. Researchers interviewed 128 U.S. mothers of infants a number of times over 18 months. Among the moms of babies... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sucking Your Baby ’ s Pacifier Might Protect Them From Allergies, Study Says
(CNN) — Your baby’s pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva? Don’t feel too guilty if you chose the latter, because a new study suggests that a mother’s spit — and the bacteria in it — may help prevent allergies in young children. The research found lower levels of a troublesome, allergy-causing protein in babies whose mothers reported sucking on their infants’ pacifiers, adding to a growing body of evidence that early exposure to microbes may prevent allergies in children. &ld...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Parenting Source Type: news

ACAAI: Hospital Stay, Caregiver Knowledge of Asthma Linked
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- For children hospitalized with asthma exacerbations, caregiver knowledge predicts length of stay, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology, held from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACAAI: Almost 2 Percent of Children Have Milk Allergy
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Almost 2 percent of children in the United States have a milk allergy, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology, held from Nov. 15 to 17 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Infants With Milk Allergy Seem to Outgrow It
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds. However, study lead author Christopher Warren said, " Our findings suggest that while milk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- When you have serious food allergies, eating at a restaurant can literally mean risking your life. But new research suggests you can take steps to protect yourself when dining out. In fact, the more steps you take to protect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Change the Ragweed Sneezin' Season
Title: Climate Change Could Change the Ragweed Sneezin' SeasonCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help
Title: Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can HelpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Many Infants With Milk Allergy Seem to Outgrow It
Title: Many Infants With Milk Allergy Seem to Outgrow ItCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Can EpiPens Still Work After Freezing?
Title: Can EpiPens Still Work After Freezing?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sucking your baby's pacifier might protect them from allergies
Your baby's pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed, the top precautions allergy sufferers use when dining out
Research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has revealed 24 popular methods allergy sufferers use to avoid potentially life-threatening reactions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance fight is not just down to GPs
GPs support greater role for pharmacists in tackling AMR Related items fromOnMedica Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk GPs advised to avoid antibiotics for patients ’ coughs Patient safety alert issued on antimicrobial resistance Patients less happy with low antibiotic prescribers More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sidestep These Menu Minefields
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- People with food allergies aren't the only ones who need to be aware of menu minefields when eating out. If you're trying to lose weight, it's important that you don't fall prey to these temptations. It's not only... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED Tree Nut – Walnut in The Purveyors Kitchen - Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade
Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC of Auburn, CA is announcing a recall of 567 cases of Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, manufactured by Purveyors Kitchen, because it contains an undeclared tree nut (walnut). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (walnuts) 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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Biologics, Food Allergy Among Hot Topics at ACAAI Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Immunotherapy, cannabis, antibiotic stewardship will also be discussed (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

'I avoid kissing as my peanut allergy could kill me'
Oli Weatherall has to go to extreme lengths to keep himself alive because of a severe peanut allergy (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists slam documentary that says removing Roundup from food will cure health issues
A new documentary called Secret Ingredients claims that adopting a non-GMO and all-organic diet can cure a number of chronic diseases and disorders including asthma, allergies and autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergy Treatment Begins At Home
Title: Allergy Treatment Begins At HomeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/15/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - November 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

NIH scientists illuminate causes of hepatitis b virus-associated acute liver failure
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators found that hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated acute liver failure (ALF) -- a rare condition that can turn fatal within days without liver transplantation -- results from an uncommon encounter between a highly mutated HBV variant and an unusual immune response in the patient's liver that is mainly sustained by antibody-producing B cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Family Allergy & Asthma acquires largest Louisville competitor, two other offices
The move comes after Family Allergy received an investment from a Chicago-based private-equity firm earlier this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Nestle ups stake in food allergy drug developer
Nestle ’s health science arm will pay $98 million to raise its stake in Aimmune Therapeutics, as the drug developer prepares to submit a marketing application for its peanut allergy treatment before the end of the year. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nestle raises stake in food allergy drug developer Aimmune
The health science arm of Nestle SA will pay $98 million to raise its stake in Aimmune Therapeutics, as the drug developer prepares to submit a marketing application for its peanut allergy treatment by the end of the year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Recall of Bittersweet & Feve Chocolate Bars Due to High Levels of Milk Allergens
Today, Recchiuti Confections (San Francisco, CA) discovered two batches of their Bittersweet Chocolate Bar and two batches of their Feve Chocolate Bar contain high levels of milk protein after FDA sampling. No illnesses have been reported to date. 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 chocolate bars can be enjoyed if you do not have milk allergies or sensitivities. Recchiuti Confections is issuing an immediate recall for bars with the following lot codes and best buy dates: (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

FDA Reintroduces OTC Primatene Mist for Mild Asthma FDA Reintroduces OTC Primatene Mist for Mild Asthma
Primatene Mist is for the temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent physician-diagnosed asthma in patients 12 years and older. Some medical societies are pushing back on the decision, though.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Primatene Mist Returns After 7-Year Absence
(MedPage Today) -- Reformulated asthma inhaler OK'd for over-the-counter sale (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - November 8, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sanofi and Regeneron's Dupixent Gets More Positive Feedback From U.S. FDA Sanofi and Regeneron's Dupixent Gets More Positive Feedback From U.S. FDA
The U.S. Food& Drug Administration (FDA) regulator has given more positive feedback on the Dupixent eczema treatment being developed by drugmakers Sanofi and Regeneron, the companies said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Hypogammaglobulinemia Screening Needed for Patients Receiving Rituximab Hypogammaglobulinemia Screening Needed for Patients Receiving Rituximab
Patients being considered for rituximab therapy should be screened for hypogammaglobulinemia before and after rituximab administration, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Girl, nine, is forced to wear a panda onesie to school after developing an allergy to her uniform
Lily Mason, nine, from Keyworth, Nottingham, suffers from Mast Cell Activation Disorder, which sends her immune system into 'overdrive'. Her mother Joy Mason says she 'almost lives in a bubble'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Wegmans Pumpkin Loaf, 11 oz., and Wegmans Placek Coffee Cake, 11 oz. and 22 oz.
Wegmans has initiated a voluntary recall of the following products because they may contain milk not declared 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 this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Food allergies can be problematic for kids around the holidays
For most people, Thanksgiving is a day to spend time with family, watch some football and feast on lots of food. But for children with food allergies, it can be an especially difficult time. Dr. Anupama Ravi, a Mayo Clinic pediatric allergy specialist, explains why parents of kids with food allergies have to be conscientious [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Peanut Risk, Reactions to Marijuana Headline Allergy Meeting Peanut Risk, Reactions to Marijuana Headline Allergy Meeting
Results will be presented on a product designed to help protect kids from accidental peanut exposure, and the latest promising asthma treatments will be highlighted during a plenary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Does Echinacea Work? Here ’s What the Science Says
During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea” refers to almost 10 species of flowering herb, and echinacea supplements use one or several of these species. They can be made using either the plant’s above-ground parts or its below-ground roots (or both). All this variance has led to disagreement among experts when it comes to echinacea’s benefits. “Our s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Does Echinacea Really Work Against Colds? Here ’s What the Science Says
During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea” refers to almost 10 species of flowering herb, and echinacea supplements use one or several of these species. They can be made using either the plant’s above-ground parts or its below-ground roots (or both). All this variance has led to disagreement among experts when it comes to echinacea’s benefits. “Our s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Megan Lee: Takeaway bosses jailed over nut allergy death
Megan Lee, 15, suffered irreversible brain damage from a takeaway containing peanut protein. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Megan Lee: Takeaway bosses jailed over allergy death
Megan Lee, 15, suffered irreversible brain damage from a takeaway containing peanut protein. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel antibiotic shows promise in treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An investigational oral antibiotic called zoliflodacin was well-tolerated and successfully cured most cases of uncomplicated gonorrhea when tested in a Phase 2 multicenter clinical trial, according to findings published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the US National Institutes of Health, sponsored the clinical study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mount Sinai and AllerGenis, LLC announce partnership to bring novel, precision diagnostics to food allergy patients
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) AllerGenis, LLC, a data-driven diagnostic company, announced a partnership agreement with Mount Sinai Health System to develop and commercialize technology for improved food allergy detection and patient management. The diagnostic technology will provide information to both patients and clinicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news