Teen girl, 14, develops allergy to WATER that makes getting wet feel like 'being set on fire'
Sadie Tessmer, 14, from Buffalo in Missouri, sees her skin break out in painful red hives every time she showers. She has quit soccer too, because the sweat causes her the reaction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-IgE Therapy Found Safe and Effective for Chronic Urticaria Anti-IgE Therapy Found Safe and Effective for Chronic Urticaria
Both doses of ligelizumab evaluated met the primary endpoint of superiority to placebo for a complete response at 16 weeks of therapy.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 15, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

TREMFYA ®▼ (guselkumab) Demonstrates Higher Rates of Complete Skin Clearance with Earlier Treatment in Adults with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis in Phase 3b GUIDE Study
Beerse, Belgium, 8 September 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data for TREMFYA®▼(guselkumab) from the ongoing Phase 3b GUIDE study, which is designed to understand the impact of early intervention and potential dosing interval flexibility on the long-term disease course in adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (Pso). These new data demonstrated that “super responders”a to guselkumab who received every-16-week dosingb maintained disease control (absolute Psoriasis Area and Severity Index [PASI] score <3) at a rate that was non-inferior to ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

What Caused This Summer Birthday Party Rash?
Discussion Panniculitides are a diverse group of problems involving inflammation of subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat has limited ability to show different patterns of disease and therefore the clinical appearance is the same but has different etiologies. The skin appears red or purple, swollen, may have discrete nodule(s) or plaque(s) and the affected area can be painful or pruritic. If necessary skin biopsy can help determine the etiology. Overall panniculitides are not very common but some presentations are expected because of particular exposure (i.e. cold) or inflammatory disease processes. Types of panniculitides in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 22, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche achieves good results in the first six months of 2022
Group sales up 5%1 at constant exchange rates (CER) and 5% in Swiss francsPharmaceuticals Divisionsales increase 3%; continued strong demand for new medicines to treat severe diseases; as expected, the impact of biosimilars slows down furtherDiagnostics Divisionsales grow 11%; ongoing strong base business; demand for COVID-19 tests is expected to decline in the second half of the yearIFRSnet income increases by 12% (12% in Swiss francs), whilecore earnings per share are up 11%Highlights in the second quarter:EU approvals ofPolivy (first-line treatment for aggressive form of blood cancer),Lunsumio (follicular lymphoma) andT...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche achieves good results in the first six months of 2022
Basel, 21 July 2022Group sales up 5%1 at constant exchange rates (CER) and 5% in Swiss francsPharmaceuticals Divisionsales increase 3%; continued strong demand for new medicines to treat severe diseases; as expected, the impact of biosimilars slows down furtherDiagnostics Divisionsales grow 11%; ongoing strong base business; demand for COVID-19 tests is expected to decline in the second half of the yearIFRSnet income increases by 12% (12% in Swiss francs), whilecore earnings per share are up 11%Highlights in the second quarter:EU approvals ofPolivy (first-line treatment for aggressive form of blood cancer),Lunsumio (follic...
Source: Roche Media News - July 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Noah Wilson-Rich: How city habitats help honeybees to thrive
On a rooftop garden in the middle of Manhattan, honeybee colonies are flourishing. Biologist Noah-Wilson Rich explains how collecting data from honeybee hives can help ensure a healthy future for all.(Image credit: Karchmer Photography / TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Faulkner Source Type: news

Why have Australian honeybees been put into lockdown? Podcast
The varroa mite, a deadly honeybee parasite, has finally found its way into Australia.Varroa destructoraffects every other major beekeeping area in the world, damaging honeybees and transmitting viruses across hives. Now, in a fight to contain the mite, the state of New South Wales has destroyed 1,533 infected hives and implemented a statewide standstill on bee movement. Madeleine Finlay speaks to Dr Cooper Schouten, a beekeper and researcher, about why the mite poses such a threat to honeybees, what it means to put bees into lockdown, and what impacts this biosecurity breech could have.Archive: 7News Australia, WSPA 7News...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with additional production by Anand Jagatia, sound design by Rudi Zygadlo, and the executive producer was Lorna Stewart Tags: Science Environment Bees Insects Wildlife Australia news Source Type: news

Picture of Urticaria
Title: Picture of UrticariaCategory: ImagesCreated: 1/5/2010 4:22:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - June 28, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Chilblains: An Old But Now More Common Problem
Discussion Chilblains is also known as perniosis is an “…inflammatory dermatosis that generally affects the dorsal feet or hands during the periods of damp and cold, but not freezing, conditions…” It produces acryl lesions. Chilblains may be derived from the Old English words “chill” and “blegen” (sore). Pernio is thought be derivative of pern(a) or haunch of the leg as the feet and legs are commonly affected. Chilblain is usually idiopathic but has been associated with Raynaud disease, blood problems including cryofibrinogenemia and rheumatologic conditions such as systemic ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 30, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Teenager is so allergic to water she cannot cry due to painful hives when liquid touches her skin
Abigail Beck, 15, from Tucson, Arizona, was last month diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria - a condition that causes hives when skin comes into contact with water. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis for Black and White Skin Conditions?
Discussion This is the third in a short case series of differential diagnoses of colored skin conditions. An introduction to dermatological terminologies and information about colors can be can be found here. A differential diagnosis by distribution and common pattern can be found here. For red, orange and yellow conditions, a review can be found here. For green, blue and purple conditions, a review can be found here. For brown and grey conditions, a review can be found here. Note that any color can be a normal variant for an individual or is physiologic for a given state. When lesions of the opposite color of the normal s...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Activity Score Helps Cold Urticaria Patients Monitor Illness Activity Score Helps Cold Urticaria Patients Monitor Illness
A 4-question rating scale enables people with cold urticaria monitor their illness, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 4, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Covid symptoms: Hives, prickly heat or chilblains are infection warnings found on skin
COVID symptoms, according to public health authorities, are a cough, fever and difficulty breathing. But other symptoms have since joined the list including those related to your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma drug can block crucial SARS-CoV-2 protein
A drug used to treat asthma and allergies can bind to and block a crucial protein produced by the virus SARS-CoV-2, and reduce viral replication in human immune cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the drug, called montelukast, has been around for more than 20 years and is usually prescribed to reduce inflammation caused by conditions like asthma, hay fever and hives. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news