Bless You: Hay fever and asthma affect more people - and earlier
(Aarhus University) Over fifty years, the proportion of young Danes who sneeze, rub itchy eyes or suffer a blocked nose because of pollen has grown from 7-8 per cent in the 1970s to 24 per cent today. And for asthma, the proportion has risen from 4 to 12 per cent during the same period. This is shown by a study of 53,000 Danish blood donors published by researchers from Aarhus University in collaboration with the Blood Bank. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hayfever prevention: 8 ways to allergy-proof your home
CLEANING is an essential part of managing hay fever symptoms. Here's how to allergy-proof your home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you using antihistamines properly?
(McMaster University) People need to rethink what they stock in their home cabinets as allergy medicines, what hospitals keep on formulary, and what policymakers recommend. There are new modern second generation antihistamines that are potent, specific, fast acting and of proven safety which everyone should be using to treat allergic rhinitis and hives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hay fever: Expert eye care specialist on how to calm red, itchy and watery eyes
HAY FEVER sufferers are all too aware how spring can be the beginning to sore, inflamed, itchy and watery eyes. Nearly 18 million people in the UK each year have an allergic reaction to pollen, but what can be done about it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever sufferers warned of ‘pollen bomb’ this Easter weekend - how to manage symptoms
HAY FEVER sufferers have been warned to expect high pollen levels over Easter Weekend with friends and family set to meet outdoors under the newly re-introduced rule of six. Allergy UK has advised the best treatments for managing symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid symptoms: Is it hay fever or coronavirus? A doctor tells all
COVID symptoms can include coughing, loss of smell, and a headache - all signs that may occur when hay fever flares up. How do you know when it's time to self isolate and book a Covid test? A doctor tells all. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fears climate crisis could increase allergy season severity by up to 60%
New tools could help predict extent and severity of hay fever and allergy-related asthma months aheadThe climate emergency could increase future allergy season severity by up to 60%, a new pollen forecasting system suggests, while a separate system could predict the severity of grass pollen seasons months in advance.Such tools could help health professionals prepare for an increase in hay fever cases, or hospital admissions for allergy-related asthma. Seasonal pollen forecasts could also enable some hay fever sufferers to avoid particularly severe seasons by, for example, travelling abroad.Continue reading... (Source: Guar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Allergies Climate change Science Research Environment Society Health Source Type: news

Professor shares amazing tip to deal with hay fever spike that hits between 5-7pm everyday
HAY FEVER season is starting to kick in, with many people complaining of sneezing and other irritating symptoms. If your symptoms tend to worsen in the evening, Allergy expert Professor Adam Fox has a handy tip. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal, Postnatal Exposure to PM2.5 Linked to Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis
FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 -- Prenatal and postnatal exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with the development of allergic rhinitis in children, according to a study published online March 11 in Thorax. Yu-Ting Lin, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Combining public health and environmental science to develop pollen forecasting
(Bangor University) New research, combining healthcare data with ground-breaking ecological techniques, could set a roadmap for refining future pollen forecasts.Current pollen forecasts, crucial for people with allergic asthma or hay fever to manage their symptoms, rely on measuring the total load of grass pollen in the atmosphere. However, these do not distinguish between pollen from different types of grass.Now, a potential link between pollen from certain grass species and respiratory health issues has been revealed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: How to tell if it's Covid or hay fever according to an expert
NEW strains of the Covid virus have been found in the UK - the Kent, South African and Brazil variants are circulating. But with hay fever now in the mix, and with similar symptoms, how can you tell if it's hay fever or Covid you have? Dr Belina Griffiths reveals how you can tell which one you're suffering from. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: Hay fever nasal spray can offer protection - This Morning's Dr Chris
CORONAVIRUS enters the body through the airways so nasal sprays can provide a barrier to entry. Speaking to Holly and Phil on ITV's This Morning, Dr Chris explains how a hay fever nasal spray can double up as protection against COVID-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal spray made from CHILLIES could be the answer to a persistent blocked nose, research suggests 
The spray is designed for people whose nasal stuffiness is not caused by allergies such as hay fever, but rather by non-allergic rhinitis, a condition that affects up to six million people in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glenmark arm gets Russian health ministry nod for nasal spray Ryaltris
In Russia, allergic rhinitis affects 10-20 per cent of the population on average, with certain regions having a higher prevalence rate of 18-38 per cent. Allergic rhinitis can impact a person's quality of life and lead to functional impairments, as well as increase the risk of having asthma, the company said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hay fever warning: 'Pollen bomb on the way' - Dr Sara offers best tips to prevent symptoms
HAY FEVER sufferers have been warned warming temperatures over the coming days could spark a ‘pollen bomb'. With tree pollen set to hit sufferers first, what can you do to prevent symptoms? Dr Sara Kayat offered her advice on This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollen season grows 20 days in 30 years as climate crisis hits hay fever sufferers
Pollen released by plants is also more intense than in 1990 in bad news for those with allergies, research in US and Canada findsThe climate crisis is multiplying the miseries faced by people with allergies, with new research finding that the pollen season in North America is now an average 20 days longer than it was three decades ago.Related:How urban planners' preference for male trees has made your hay fever worseContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman Tags: Environment Allergies Climate change Plants Science Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Does moisturising baby skin prevent eczema or food allergies?
Skin care treatments in babies, such as using moisturisers on the skin during the first year of life, probably do not stop them from developing eczema, and probably increase the chance of skin infection.The authors are uncertain how skin care treatments might affect the chances of developing a food allergy. We need evidence from well-conducted studies to determine effects of skin care on food allergies in babies.What are allergies?An immune response is how the body recognises and defends itself against substances that appear harmful. An allergy is a reaction of the body's immune system to a particular food or substance (an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis
A new review provides insight into the molecular mechanisms and environmental factors involved in the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection among asthma and allergy patients.Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

JB Chemicals gets USFDA nod for generic product
The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved company's abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Loratadine tablets USP 10 mg for treatment of allergic rhinitis caused by pollen and upper respiratory tract allergy, JB Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pollen levels might trigger flares of urologic chronic pelvic pain
(Wolters Kluwer Health) As anyone living with hay fever can attest, days with high pollen counts can bring attacks of sneezing, nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms. Now, a new study suggests rising pollen levels may also trigger flare-ups of pain and other symptoms in patients with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS), reports The Journal of Urology ® , Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Headlines American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting With More Than 35 Presentations Highlighting Deep, Diverse Oncology Pipeline and Portfolio
RARITAN, N.J., November 5, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today more than 35 company-sponsored studies, including 10 oral presentations, will be featured at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place virtually December 5-8, 2020.In multiple myeloma, highlights include Phase 1b/2 results for the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel); new and updated data for the anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody DARZALEX® (daratumumab) and the subcutane...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Benadryl Warning: FDA Investigates Reports Of Teen Injuries, Deaths Linked To TikTok Challenge
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Benadryl CNN FDA TikTok Source Type: news

Trial Confirms Benefit of SLIT for Dust Mite Allergy Trial Confirms Benefit of SLIT for Dust Mite Allergy
A sublingual tablet containing house dust mite (HDM) extract is effective for reducing allergic rhinitis symptoms (AR), a new phase-3 trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Too Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy May Raise Allergy Risk in Babies
When a pregnant woman gained more than 33 pounds, the risk of childhood asthma or a food or drug allergy in offspring increased. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Weight Asthma Children and Childhood Eczema Hay Fever Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study finds babies born in fall at higher risk for allergic diseases
(MediaSource) Researchers at National Jewish Health have determined that many allergic conditions likely start with dry, cracked skin, which leads to a chain reaction of allergic diseases known as the atopic march. It begins in infancy with atopic dermatitis and leads to food allergies, asthma and hay fever. Their latest study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice reveals that the time of year a baby is born may be a risk factor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Large Study Links Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis to Severe COVID-19 Large Study Links Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis to Severe COVID-19
People with allergic rhinitis and asthma may be slightly more prone to contracting COVID-19 and considerably more to developing severe disease when infected, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Fungal sensitivity in bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis: A search beyond aspergillus fumigatus
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Bradley Wiggins health: 'Really struggled with it' - Team GB hero on 'extreme' symptoms
BRADLEY WIGGINS will be in line to take the crown of the best British moment in summer Olympics history on Saturday evening. The cyclist has previously revealed he has severely "struggled" with hay fever, and he has explained his "extreme" signs and symptoms of the allergy to pollen. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Allergic Rhinitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Linked
TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 -- There is not a significant association between allergic rhinitis and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a review published online June 15 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine. Nipith Charoenngam, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers discover critical new allergy pathway
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could a cat allergy save you from a severe case of Covid-19?
People who are cursing their hay fever right now may want to think again. A growing body of evidence suggests that everyday allergies could actually offer some protection against Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Probiotics Reduce Allergic Rhinitis in Children and Adults Probiotics Reduce Allergic Rhinitis in Children and Adults
Probiotics appear to benefit people with allergic rhinitis, two studies show. More clinical trials are needed to look at these products, which are often not considered'real drugs,'an expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Subcutaneous Daratumumab Combination Resulted in Deep and Rapid Hematologic Responses and Improved Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
RARITAN, NJ, June 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the first randomized Phase 3 study investigating subcutaneous daratumumab[i] in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a rare and potentially fatal disease.[1],[2] The data demonstrated subcutaneous daratumumab in combination with cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (D-CyBorD) resulted in a higher hematologic complete response rate (CR), (53 percent vs. 18 percent [P
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Pollen count today: Top tips on managing your hay fever symptoms when the count is HIGH
Pollen count has been forecasted by the Met Office today for the UK. With wet and humid weather forecast, how can you manage your hay fever symptoms when the count is high? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollen count today: What is it? How wet and windy weather affects your hay fever symptoms
POLLEN COUNT has been forecasted today for the UK by the Met Office. How will the upcoming wet and windy weather affect your hay fever symptoms if the pollen count is high? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Floored by hay fever? Try meditating and rinsing out your nose with SALTY water
DR ELLIE CANNON: We appear to be in the midst of an epidemic. No, not Covid-19 (which, for the time being at least, seems to continue to decline). I'm talking about hay fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollen count: Wearing this on your face may reduce hay fever symptoms if the count is high
POLLEN COUNT has been forecasted by the Met Office for the UK today. What is the pollen count and how can you help alleviate your hay fever symptoms when the count is high? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Signs in the nose of a COVID-19 infection you need to watch out for
CORONAVIRUS symptoms are known to affect many areas of the body. When it comes to the nose, there has been numerous reports of different symptoms affecting this body part and with hay fever in full spring which is also known to affect the nose, what are the main signs in the nose caused by COVID-19? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms update: Simple way to tell if you've got COVID-19 or just hay fever
CORONAVIRUS symptom update: With hay fever season in full swing and the novel coronavirus still creating fear amongst many, how can you tell the difference between your hay fever symptoms and the deadly virus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Are itchy eyes a sign of hay fever or COVID-19? Dr Hilary's advice
CORONAVIRUS symptoms have been shown to manifest themselves in a number of ways, from a persistent cough to aches and pains and diarrhoea. With hay fever season also in full swing, are itchy eyes a sign of a pollen allergy or COVID-19? Dr Hilary Jones has issued his advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollen count: What is it today? How to allergy proof your home to help hay fever symptoms
POLLEN COUNT has been forecasted for the UK today. What is the pollen count and how can you allergy proof your home to help hay fever symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever and eczema: Are the two conditions connected? Study results revealed
HAY FEVER may have people shielding away in their homes, with their doors and windows shut and having to make do with a breeze from the fan. But, once their sore and itchy eyes feel some relief, another problem may crop up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollen count: Doing this with your nose twice a day can keep hay fever symptoms at bay
MET OFFICE has forecast the pollen count for the UK today. What is the count for today and how can you best keep your hay fever and allergy symptoms at bay? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollen count: This clever hack may keep hay fever symptoms at bay
POLLEN COUNT for most parts of the UK has been forecasted by the Met Office. What is the pollen count for today and how can you keep your hay fever symptoms at bay? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: Can hay fever make you feel breathless? Can it affect your breathing?
HAY FEVER season is well underway in the UK, with pollen count being at its highest between late March and September. But what are the symptoms of hay fever? And does it impact your breathing? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore eyes cause: What causes sore eyes? Is it hay fever or coronavirus?
DOMINIC CUMMINGS recently said he embarked on a 60-mile round trip to test his eyesight after a suspected COVID-19 infection. What causes sore eyes? Is it hay fever or coronavirus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever tablets: How many hay fever tablets can you take in one day?
WITH THE sunny weather not going anywhere for a while, Brits want to get out there and enjoy the rays - but for the 1 in 5 hay fever sufferers, it's not that easy. How many hay fever tablets can you take in one day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news