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Oral Food Challenges Safe When Performed in Doctor's Office Oral Food Challenges Safe When Performed in Doctor's Office
Oral food challenges at the doctor ’ s office are a safe way to diagnose food allergies, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Allergy Med Often Given by Nonmedical Staff at U.S. Schools
(MedPage Today) -- Sometimes given to students with no known allergy, survey results reveal (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Schools may not be prepared enough for students with food allergies: Study
Many students who have an allergic reaction at school get lifesaving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff or students, not a school nurse, a study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All 8 extreme childhood food allergies are also common ingredients in CDC-recommended vaccines... coincidence?
(Natural News) Food allergy awareness posters in elementary schools list the following 8 food products as the most popular food allergies among children. Allergic reactions from exposure, consumption or injection of these foods can be fatal. Those 8 ingredients include peanuts, nuts, wheat, soy, milk, eggs, fish and shellfish. If your M.D. tells you that your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppy training to save life of allergy boy Mason Hale
Golden retriever Storm will be trained to raise the alarm when the six-year-old has a potentially fatal reaction. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's a Food Allergy! Where's the School Nurse?
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Many students who suffer a severe allergic reaction at school get potentially lifesaving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff or other students, not a school nurse, a new study finds. " The findings highlight the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining Out
-- If you have food allergies and plan to eat out, it's important to remember that the beverages you drink may also be a source of the sniffles or more serious reactions. The American Academy of Food Allergy Asthma& Immunology offers these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining Out
Title: Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining OutCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - September 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

It's a Food Allergy! Where's the School Nurse?
Title: It's a Food Allergy! Where's the School Nurse?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - September 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Preventing Peanut Allergy: First Food Item with FDA-Backed Health Claim Hits Market (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH A food product with a label claiming it may help prevent peanut allergies has hit the market, the New York Times reports. Hello, Peanut … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Amgen and Allergan ’s anti-cancer biosimilar Mvasi receives FDA approval
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) for the treatment of five types of cancer. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest
Physicians with financial conflict of interest often mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 16, 2017 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

Challenge of Allergan Tribal Patent Deal in Uncharted Legal Territory Challenge of Allergan Tribal Patent Deal in Uncharted Legal Territory
As generic drug manufacturers are gearing up to argue that a deal Allergan Plc made with a Native American tribe to shield patents from administrative review is a sham, some experts say the generic companies are in uncharted legal territory.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cellular Tango: How Immune and Nerve Cells Work Together to Fight Gut Infection Cellular Tango: How Immune and Nerve Cells Work Together to Fight Gut Infection
New research shows that nerve cells in the gut play a key role helping the body mount an immune response to infection, a finding that could have implications for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other immune-related disorders, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA has approved biosimilar of Roche's Avastin
Amgen Inc. AMGN, -1.37% and Allergan AGN, -1.08% said Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved their biosimilar version of Roche's Avastin for five types of cancer.09/15/2017 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 15, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Oral food challenges safe when performed in doctor's office
(Reuters Health) - Oral food challenges at the doctor ’s office are a safe way to diagnose food allergies, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks
Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

‘ Science Spin ’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature
Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 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

U.S. senator slams Allergan patent deal with Native-American tribe
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said on Friday a deal that drugmaker Allergan Plc made with a Native-American tribe to shield patents "rips off consumers" and cannot "become the new normal." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. senator slams Allergan tribal patent deal
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said on Friday a deal Allergan Plc made with a Native American tribe to shield its patents "rips off consumers" and cannot "become the new normal." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mylan unveils generic oral contraceptive
Mylan NV has rolled out a generic version of an oral contraceptive Minastrin, which is a product of pharmaceutical company Allergan. Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL) announced Thursday that it received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, and Ferrous Fumarate Tablets, 1 mg/20 mcg. It's used to prevent pregnancy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Challenge of Allergan tribal patent deal in uncharted legal territory
(Reuters) - As generic drug manufacturers are gearing up to argue that a deal Allergan Plc made with a Native American tribe to shield patents from administrative review is a sham, some experts say the generic companies are in uncharted legal territory. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Product Is First to Claim It May Reduce Peanut Allergies
The label of a new powdered peanut product is the first to be allowed to claim it may reduce peanut allergies in susceptible infants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Peanuts Allergies Baby Foods Babies and Infants Labeling and Labels (Product) Peanut Butter Anaphylactic Shock Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

FDA Approves Amgen And Allergan's MVASI ™ (bevacizumab-awwb) For The Treatment Of Five Types Of Cancer
Approval Based on Totality of Evidence From Global Development Program Showing MVASI™ is Highly Similar to Avastin® (bevacizumab) First Ever Biosimilar to Fight Cancer Approved by FDA THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Allergan plc. (NYSE: AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved MVASI™ (bevacizumab-awwb) for all eligible indications of the reference product, Avastin® (bevacizumab). MVASI is the first anti-cancer biosimilar, as well as the first bevacizumab biosimilar, approved by the FDA. MVASI i...
Source: Amgen News Release - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Organic Deglet Dates Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand Organic Deglet Noor Dates Pitted because it may contain undeclared coconut, an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Some Aspects of Empathy Improve During Medical Training
Decrease in empathy as assessed by JSPE, but overall cognitive empathy improved on the QCAE (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 14, 2017 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

Case Study: Fully Automatic Systems to Meet Market Demand
A Flexicon FMB210L fully-automatic vial filling and screw capping machine from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has boosted output by 300% at a major pharmaceutical company dedicated to reducing the impact of allergies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Healthy Diet, Exercise Improve Asthma Control in Non-Obese Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Combination better than either alone (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - September 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

This Might Make You Rethink Getting a Tattoo
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized are tattoos bad are tattoos bad for you can i get sick from a tattoo long term effects of tattoos Research tattoo dangers tattoo diseases Tattoo health risks tattoo ink tattoo safety tattoo warnings toxins Source Type: news

Mylan Says Allergan Misusing Tribal Sovereignty in Patent Dispute Mylan Says Allergan Misusing Tribal Sovereignty in Patent Dispute
Generic drugmaker Mylan NV alleged in a court filing that rival Allergan Plc is trying to take advantage of Native American sovereignty to shield its patent for the blockbuster dry-eye treatment Restasis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

U.S. Tribal Patent Deal and Impact on Generic Drug Market U.S. Tribal Patent Deal and Impact on Generic Drug Market
A groundbreaking deal between Allergan Plc and a Native American tribe to shield the company's patents in administrative proceedings could also be used be to protect them from challenges in federal court, legal experts said, potentially dealing a blow to generic competition.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Raw milk may prevent allergy and asthma, but is it safe?
More people are choosing to drink unpasteurized milk. Research shows that it can reduce allergy and asthma, but raw milk can also contain deadly bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Mepolizumab Showing Promise for High-Risk Eosinophilic COPD Mepolizumab Showing Promise for High-Risk Eosinophilic COPD
A biologic that targets interleukin-5 could reduce COPD exacerbations in patients with high blood eosinophil counts, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Fatal anaphylaxis: mortality rate and risk factors - Turner PJ, Jerschow E, Umasunthar T, Lin R, Campbell DE, Boyle RJ.
Up to 5% of the US population has suffered anaphylaxis. Fatal outcome is rare, such that even for people with known venom or food allergy, fatal anaphylaxis constitutes less than 1% of total mortality risk. The incidence of fatal anaphylaxis has not increa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Are Physicians Obligated to Help on Planes?
One administrative physician explains his sense of obligation to help (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 13, 2017 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

Tech entity has tribal patent deal similar to Allergan's
(Reuters) - The Native American tribe that agreed to hold patents for the drug company Allergan Plc in an attempt to shield them from U.S. administrative review is also doing so for a technology firm. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cherry Valley Marketplace Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Cherry Valley Vanilla Cupcakes” and “Cherry Valley Chocolate Cupcakes”
Cherry Valley Marketplace, West Hempstead, NY, is recalling its 12-ounce packages of CHERRY VALLEY VANILLA CUPCAKES and CHERRY VALLEY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mepolizumab Beneficial in COPD With Eosinophilic Phenotype
Lower annual rate of moderate, severe exacerbations for patients receiving 100 mg mepolizumab (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Conference News, Source Type: news

Mylan says Allergan misusing tribal sovereignty in patent dispute
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Mylan NV alleged in a court filing that rival Allergan Plc is trying to take advantage of Native American sovereignty to shield its patent for the blockbuster dry-eye treatment Restasis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Do You Listen to Heart Sounds? This May be Another Reason Why You Should.
I’m not sure about you, but when I went to school to become a paramedic (and a nurse for that matter), one thing I never really understood was heart sounds, or heart tones, depending on who taught you. My attempt at learning resorted to scouring textbooks, journals, online editorials, watching clips on YouTube and listening… lots of listening to sound bites from CDs. You know the ones, they come free when you buy a new stethoscope. Instead of turning to digital media, I should’ve been listening to the hearts of my patients. Hindsight is 20/20, especially in this case. All my self-guided education yielded...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bruce Hoffman, MSN,BSN-RN, NR-P, CFRN Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

ERS: Mixed Results for Biologic in Eosinophilic COPD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- May work better for patients with higher blood eosinophil counts (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - September 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

U.S. tribal patent deal could have big impact on generic drug market
(Reuters) - A groundbreaking deal between Allergan Plc and a Native American tribe to shield the company's patents in administrative proceedings could also be used be to protect them from challenges in federal court, legal experts said, potentially dealing a blow to generic competition. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coborn ’s, Inc.’s Issues Recall of American Rye Bread and Caraway Rye Bread Due To Undeclared Allergens
Coborn's, Inc. is recalling packages of its American Rye Bread and Caraway Bread, which contain undeclared allergens (milk, soy and egg) as a result of an update to the ingredient profile from the manufacturer of the base. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk, Soy, and/or Eggs 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 - September 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pfizer Did Not Investigate EpiPen Problems: FDA
Title: Pfizer Did Not Investigate EpiPen Problems: FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - September 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

British Thoracic Society Guideline for Oxygen Use in Adults British Thoracic Society Guideline for Oxygen Use in Adults
These guidelines provide updated recommendations for the use of oxygen in adults in healthcare and emergency settings.BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

A Pragmatic Approach to Vasculitis in the GI Tract A Pragmatic Approach to Vasculitis in the GI Tract
What should the pathologist be aware of in terms of the major causes, manifestations, and pathological findings of primary GI vasculitis?Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Urban Kids with Asthma May Benefit from Green Space
(MedPage Today) -- Increased park   access   could   help   disease   control   in   inner city   children (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - September 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news