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

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

Many Women Over 50 Have Urinary Incontinence, Most Don't Seek Treatment Many Women Over 50 Have Urinary Incontinence, Most Don't Seek Treatment
Nearly half of women over age 50 report bladder leakage and many say it's a major problem for them, according to a new U.S. survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

U.S. Marine Families Battle Mice, Mold and Landlords U.S. Marine Families Battle Mice, Mold and Landlords
When Matt Limon enlisted in the U.S. Marines, he and wife Sharon were prepared to make sacrifices for their country: faraway deployments, long absences and frequent moves for a family with two young children.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Routine Monitoring Unneeded for Most Patients on Oral Dermatophyte Therapy Routine Monitoring Unneeded for Most Patients on Oral Dermatophyte Therapy
Healthy adults and children treated with oral terbinafine or griseofulvin for dermatophyte infections don't need to be monitored for liver or blood abnormalities, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

WHO Says Air Pollution Kills 600,000 Children Every Year WHO Says Air Pollution Kills 600,000 Children Every Year
Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causes symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections, but there is a limited amount parents can do, a World Health Organization report said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 31, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Blood Eosinophils May Help Guide COPD Therapy Blood Eosinophils May Help Guide COPD Therapy
Blood eosinophil concentrations can help guide initial management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

New Light Shed on HIV-1 Reservoir Reductions After Stem Cell Transplant New Light Shed on HIV-1 Reservoir Reductions After Stem Cell Transplant
Several factors underlie a profound reduction in the HIV-1 reservoir in patients who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) for hematologic disease, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Cannabis Allergy Tests Show Differing Performance Cannabis Allergy Tests Show Differing Performance
The most effective means of confirming allergy to Cannabis sativa appear to be a skin prick test and a specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) test, according to European researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Asthma During Pregnancy Tied to Postpartum Depression Risk Asthma During Pregnancy Tied to Postpartum Depression Risk
Women who have asthma during their pregnancies are more likely to experience postpartum depression after delivery, a large Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

PTEN Status Predicts Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Well as Multigene Panel PTEN Status Predicts Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Well as Multigene Panel
PTEN loss by tumor immunohistochemistry (IHC) predicts prostate-cancer outcomes after radical prostatectomy as well as a commercial multigene panel does.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Alternative to 10-Year MOC Exam Coming in 2019 Alternative to 10-Year MOC Exam Coming in 2019
Early next year, a pilot program will allow family physicians to answer 25 open-book questions every quarter on any computer, at no charge, instead of the 10-year maintenance of certification exam.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

No Significant Safety Concerns With Bivalent HPV Vaccine, Study Finds No Significant Safety Concerns With Bivalent HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chronic Allograft Injury Common Among Pediatric Liver-transplant Recipients Chronic Allograft Injury Common Among Pediatric Liver-transplant Recipients
A substantial proportion of pediatric liver-transplant patients with normal liver tests have varying degrees of subclinical chronic allograft injury, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Childhood Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Arthritis in Adulthood Childhood Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Arthritis in Adulthood
Women exposed to secondhand smoke as children may be more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than people who didn't breathe cigarette fumes growing up, a French study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Guideline-Recommended Antibiotics Suffice to Treat CAP in Children Under Five Guideline-Recommended Antibiotics Suffice to Treat CAP in Children Under Five
Young children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) can be managed with guideline-recommended antibiotics, without additional diagnostics such as chest X-rays (CXRs) or complete blood counts (CBCs), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Labeling Hospitalized Kids as Antibiotic-Allergic Tied to Worse Outcomes Labeling Hospitalized Kids as Antibiotic-Allergic Tied to Worse Outcomes
Pediatric inpatients labeled as allergic to antibiotics have worse clinical outcomes than hospitalized children without this label, new research from Australia suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Higher Flu-Vaccination Rates Seen After EHR Nudge Higher Flu-Vaccination Rates Seen After EHR Nudge
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

After Florence, Significant Worry Over Infectious Diseases After Florence, Significant Worry Over Infectious Diseases
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Molecular Phenotype of Atopic Dermatitis Varies by Ethnicity Molecular Phenotype of Atopic Dermatitis Varies by Ethnicity
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is TH2-TH22-biased in African Americans (AAs) compared to European Americans (EAs), while TH1/TH17 is attenuated, according to the first global molecular-profiling study of AA AD using RNA-seq.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

People With Psoriasis Often Face Stigma, Discrimination People With Psoriasis Often Face Stigma, Discrimination
People with psoriasis are often faced with people who don't want to shake hands with them and who see them - incorrectly - as contagious, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Severe Dermatitis Tied to Dupilumab-Associated Conjunctivitis Severe Dermatitis Tied to Dupilumab-Associated Conjunctivitis
Severe disease at baseline may be one of the factors associated with the development of conjunctivitis following treatment of atopic dermatitis with dupilumab, according to a small retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Home-Based Program Improves Asthma Control in African-American Youth Home-Based Program Improves Asthma Control in African-American Youth
A community-based intervention significantly improved lung function in African-American adolescents with poorly controlled asthma in a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Lupus Drug Fails to Meet Main Goal in Study AstraZeneca Lupus Drug Fails to Meet Main Goal in Study
AstraZeneca's experimental drug anifrolumab failed to meet its main target in a late-stage clinical study treating patients with moderate to severe lupus, the British drugmaker said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Effective in Children With Chronic Wet Cough Antibiotics Effective in Children With Chronic Wet Cough
Antibiotics are effective in children with wet cough that lasts longer than four weeks, a new Cochrane review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Volunteers Step Forward: Belgian Scientists Look for Poo Donors Volunteers Step Forward: Belgian Scientists Look for Poo Donors
Belgian scientists are looking for people to donate their feces to help with research into illnesses ranging from bowel disorders and allergies to neurological diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Extends Some EpiPen Expiration Dates to Fight Shortages FDA Extends Some EpiPen Expiration Dates to Fight Shortages
The FDA has extended by 4 months the expiration date of specific lots of 0.3-mg EpiPen products to help ease shortages ahead of the high-demand back-to-school season.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

The Drugs We Prescribe to Kids: What Has Changed? The Drugs We Prescribe to Kids: What Has Changed?
Some interesting trends in drug prescribing to children showed up in a recent national survey.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Many Preschoolers With Asthma Don't Have Meds at Home Many Preschoolers With Asthma Don't Have Meds at Home
Just 60% of low-income urban preschoolers with asthma have the medications they need available at home, new findings from the U.S. show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola
Congolese officials and the World Health Organization began vaccinating health workers against the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday, to try to halt an outbreak in Congo's volatile east.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Adalimumab Appears Safe for Treating Pediatric Patients With Autoimmune Disease Adalimumab Appears Safe for Treating Pediatric Patients With Autoimmune Disease
Adalimumab appears to be safe for treating pediatric patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA), psoriasis and Crohn's disease (CD), according to data from company-sponsored clinical trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Extended Induction, Maintenance With Risankizumab Efficacious in Crohn ’ s Extended Induction, Maintenance With Risankizumab Efficacious in Crohn ’ s
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Immunosuppression Doesn't Increase Infection Risk After Open Ventral Hernia Repair Immunosuppression Doesn't Increase Infection Risk After Open Ventral Hernia Repair
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Melanoma Biomarkers May Predict Response to Immunotherapy Melanoma Biomarkers May Predict Response to Immunotherapy
Expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and class II proteins may help predict a patient's response to melanoma immunotherapy, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 28, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Battle Lines Drawn as EU Court Weighs Fate of Gene-Edited Crops Battle Lines Drawn as EU Court Weighs Fate of Gene-Edited Crops
Gene editing in agriculture takes centre stage next Wednesday when Europe's highest court rules in a case that could determine the fate of the technology that is already making waves in the field of medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Explaining Herd Immunity May Convince More People to Get Flu Shots Explaining Herd Immunity May Convince More People to Get Flu Shots
The knowledge that getting a flu shot can help prevent flu from spreading in the community may help convince more people to get vaccinated, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Snoring in Kids Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Snoring in Kids
Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke increases their risk of developing habitual snoring, according to an analysis of existing research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Diabetes Can Follow Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Treatment Diabetes Can Follow Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Treatment
Life-threatening, immune-mediated type 1 diabetes can develop within weeks of commencing immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Live and Inactivated Flu Vaccines Have Similar Efficacy in Children Live and Inactivated Flu Vaccines Have Similar Efficacy in Children
Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) and inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) have similar efficacy in children, according to results from a Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Stress Disorders Tied to Increased Risk of Autoimmune Diseases Stress Disorders Tied to Increased Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be at higher risk for development of autoimmune diseases, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Does Budesonide Improve Outcome of Nasal Irrigation in Chronic Rhinosinusitis? Does Budesonide Improve Outcome of Nasal Irrigation in Chronic Rhinosinusitis?
In patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), addition of budesonide to daily large-volume, low-pressure saline sinus irrigation might lead to improved outcome, but the findings are not clear-cut.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Scientists Say New Research Points to Universal Antibody Drug for HIV Hong Kong Scientists Say New Research Points to Universal Antibody Drug for HIV
A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Extracellular Material Supports Influenza Virus Infectivity Across Humidity Levels Extracellular Material Supports Influenza Virus Infectivity Across Humidity Levels
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hay Fever Puts Heavy Disease Burden on Adolescents Hay Fever Puts Heavy Disease Burden on Adolescents
Hay fever, with or without eye allergies, has a significant impact on quality of life in adolescents and may limit daily activities and functioning, a new literature review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Inappropriate Antibiotic Use for Asthma Flare: Costly, No Benefit Inappropriate Antibiotic Use for Asthma Flare: Costly, No Benefit
Unnecessary antibiotic use in adults hospitalized for asthma exacerbation without lung infection is common and associated with increased length of stay and risk for antibiotic-related diarrhea, with no apparent benefit, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ozone Exposure Puts Kids at Risk for Asthma, Allergic Diseases Ozone Exposure Puts Kids at Risk for Asthma, Allergic Diseases
Exposure to ozone in early life raises the risk for asthma and allergic rhinitis by about 80%, according to 10-year follow-up data from a Toronto birth cohort.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Moisturizing Bath Washes May Not Help Kids With Eczema Moisturizing Bath Washes May Not Help Kids With Eczema
Children with eczema whose bath water contains added moisturizers may get no more relief from the itchy skin condition than they would without the extra bath products, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

With World's Worst Air, Kanpur Struggles to Track Pollution With World's Worst Air, Kanpur Struggles to Track Pollution
In the world's most polluted city, Kanpur in northern India, the biggest hospital is so overcrowded with patients with respiratory ailments that they are often bedded in the ophthalmology ward.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

FDA Says Mylan's EpiPen Is in Shortage FDA Says Mylan's EpiPen Is in Shortage
U.S. regulators said on Wednesday that Mylan NV's EpiPen products are in shortage, due to manufacturing delays that are creating intermittent supply constraints of the emergency allergy treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news