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UK Backs Opdivo for Lung Cancer After Bristol-Myers Cuts Price UK Backs Opdivo for Lung Cancer After Bristol-Myers Cuts Price
Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been recommended for some patients with lung cancer by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog NICE after the drugmaker agreed a discounted price.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gates Foundation Invests $40 Million in UK Immunotherapy Company Gates Foundation Invests $40 Million in UK Immunotherapy Company
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is to invest up to $40 million in privately held British biotech company Immunocore to support its development of immunotherapies for infectious diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

Children Likely Face Low Risk of Adverse Events After Re-immunization Children Likely Face Low Risk of Adverse Events After Re-immunization
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib After Live Shingles Vaccination Does Not Impair Immunogenicity Tofacitinib After Live Shingles Vaccination Does Not Impair Immunogenicity
Tofacitinib begun 2 to 3 weeks after live zoster vaccination does not impair immunogenicity, and vaccination appears to be safe in patients with pre-existing varicella-zoster virus (VZV) immunity, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

A Rare, Unforeseen Complication Of Facial Skin Resurfacing A Rare, Unforeseen Complication Of Facial Skin Resurfacing
Erosive pustular dermatitis (EPD), a rare condition that typically affects actinically damaged skin on the scalp, may also emerge on the face after cosmetic resurfacing, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Long-term Inhaled Steroids Tied to Modestly Higher Fracture Risk in COPD Long-term Inhaled Steroids Tied to Modestly Higher Fracture Risk in COPD
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Omalizumab Benefits Patients With Chronic Inducible Urticaria Omalizumab Benefits Patients With Chronic Inducible Urticaria
The recombinant anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) monoclonal antibody omalizumab has'substantial benefits'in treating various forms of chronic inducible urticaria (CIndU), according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Endoscopic Dilation for Eosinophilic Esophagitis Endoscopic Dilation for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
This study assessed the efficacy and safety of endoscopic dilation to alleviate symptoms of stricture formation in eosinophilic esophagitis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drugmakers' Hopes for Gene Therapy Rise Despite Tiny Sales in Europe Drugmakers' Hopes for Gene Therapy Rise Despite Tiny Sales in Europe
The science of gene therapy is finally delivering on its potential, and drugmakers are now hoping to produce commercially viable medicines after tiny sales for the first two such treatments in Europe.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Early MRNA Rabies Vaccine Has Unimpressive Results Early MRNA Rabies Vaccine Has Unimpressive Results
An experimental mRNA rabies vaccine showed less than convincing results in a phase 1 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

High-dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents High-dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents
Compared with standard-dose influenza vaccination, high-dose influenza vaccination reduces the number of U.S. nursing home residents who require respiratory-related hospital admissions, according to results from a cluster-randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

J & J Arthritis Drug Sirukumab Raises Safety Concerns -FDA Staff J & J Arthritis Drug Sirukumab Raises Safety Concerns -FDA Staff
There were more deaths in patients taking Johnson and Johnson's experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab than among those taking a placebo, staff reviewers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report published Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Occupational Pesticide and Herbicide Exposure Tied to Lung Disease Occupational Pesticide and Herbicide Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
Workers exposed to pesticides and herbicides on the job may be more likely than other people to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis and other breathing problems, an Australian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps
Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Fear Keeps Many Eczema Patients From Using Steroid Creams Fear Keeps Many Eczema Patients From Using Steroid Creams
Many people with eczema may avoid creams and ointments that can help ease symptoms like itching and inflammation because they ’ re afraid to try topical corticosteroids, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

EU Panel Recommends Dupilumab (Dupixent) for Eczema EU Panel Recommends Dupilumab (Dupixent) for Eczema
A committee of the European Medicines Agency has recommended marketing authorization for dupilumab (Dupixent) for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

Higher HDL Levels Linked to Lower Inflammation in Atopic Asthma Higher HDL Levels Linked to Lower Inflammation in Atopic Asthma
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels are negatively correlated with inflammatory biomarkers in patients with atopic asthma, while triglycerides are positively associated with inflammation, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Pertussis Vaccination Between Pregnancies Boosts Antibodies in Mother and Infant Pertussis Vaccination Between Pregnancies Boosts Antibodies in Mother and Infant
Maternal pertussis vaccination between pregnancies increases pertussis antibody concentrations in the mother and in infants born after the second pregnancy, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Personalized Vaccines Hold Cancer at Bay in Two Early Trials Personalized Vaccines Hold Cancer at Bay in Two Early Trials
A novel class of personalized cancer vaccines, tailored to the tumors of individual patients, kept disease in check in two early-stage clinical trials, pointing to a new way to help the immune system fight back.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

No Good Predictor of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Down Syndrome Children No Good Predictor of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Down Syndrome Children
There are no reliable clinical predictors of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children with Down syndrome, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Outlines Plan to Speed Rare Disease Drug Reviews U.S. FDA Outlines Plan to Speed Rare Disease Drug Reviews
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to reorganize its drug review staff and create a SWAT team to eliminate a backlog of drugs for rare diseases and speed reviews of future applications, it said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Large Study Finds No Link Between Eczema, Cardiovascular Disease Large Study Finds No Link Between Eczema, Cardiovascular Disease
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is unlikely to be associated with cardiovascular disease, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Racism Tied to Worse Asthma Symptoms for Black Youth Racism Tied to Worse Asthma Symptoms for Black Youth
African-American children and young adults with asthma may have a more difficult time keeping symptoms in check when they have experienced racial discrimination, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Psoriasis May Itch as Intensely as Atopic Dermatitis Psoriasis May Itch as Intensely as Atopic Dermatitis
Itch intensity in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis can be substantial, and may be on a par with the notoriously itchy skin condition atopic dermatitis, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Polio Outbreak in Syria Poses Vaccination Dilemma for WHO Polio Outbreak in Syria Poses Vaccination Dilemma for WHO
Vaccinating too few children in Syria against polio because the six-year-old war there makes it difficult to reach them risks causing more cases in the future, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, posing a dilemma after a recent outbreak.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Adding Eggs to the Diet Can Boost Growth in At-risk Infants Adding Eggs to the Diet Can Boost Growth in At-risk Infants
Introducing eggs into the diet significantly improved the growth of infants ages six to nine months in Ecuador and can do the same in other resource-poor settings, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Get the'Mouse Out of the House': Will It Improve Asthma? Get the'Mouse Out of the House': Will It Improve Asthma?
A study uses intensive home pest control methods to improve asthma symptoms in children and teens.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cancer Immunotherapy: A Case for Rheumatologists Cancer Immunotherapy: A Case for Rheumatologists
A new case sheds light on a possible autoimmune manifestation of immunotherapy for cancer.HSS Grand Rounds Complex Cases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

AstraZeneca's Severe Asthma Drug Shows Promise AstraZeneca's Severe Asthma Drug Shows Promise
AstraZeneca's experimental injection for severe asthma cut substantially the need for patients to take problematic oral steroids drugs in a late-stage study, boosting hopes for a medicine that is expected to reach the market later this year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Early-onset Atopic Dermatitis Tied to Increased Risk of Food Allergies, Asthma Early-onset Atopic Dermatitis Tied to Increased Risk of Food Allergies, Asthma
Children who develop atopic dermatitis before age two are much more likely to develop asthma and food allergy by age six, according to a new study identifying four different phenotypes of atopic dermatitis in childhood.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

German Court Favors Vaccination of Child in Parents' Dispute German Court Favors Vaccination of Child in Parents' Dispute
Germany's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a father could have his child vaccinated according to a schedule recommended by authorities even though the mother of the girl is opposed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Acid-Suppressing Drugs May Blunt Corticosteroid Response in Asthma Acid-Suppressing Drugs May Blunt Corticosteroid Response in Asthma
Acid-suppression medications are associated with changes in the airway microbiome in patients with asthma, and these changes may affect corticosteroid response, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Shire Says Key Data on HAE Drug Bodes Well for U.S. Approval Shire Says Key Data on HAE Drug Bodes Well for U.S. Approval
Shire Plc said successful late-stage data on its long-acting drug for hereditary angioedema would form the basis of a U.S. marketing application for the treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Four-week Methotrexate Break Improves Flu Shot Response in RA Patients Four-week Methotrexate Break Improves Flu Shot Response in RA Patients
Temporarily withholding methotrexate (MTX) can improve the efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Places Clinical Hold on Concert Pharma's Hair Loss Drug FDA Places Clinical Hold on Concert Pharma's Hair Loss Drug
Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposed a clinical hold on a mid-stage trial testing the company's drug to treat alopecia areata.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Systemic Therapy for Uveitis Provides Better Long-term Visual Acuity Systemic Therapy for Uveitis Provides Better Long-term Visual Acuity
Systemic corticosteroids supplemented by immunosuppression provides better long-term visual acuity than intravitreous fluocinalone in patients with uveitis, according to results from the MUST trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab May Induce Sarcoidlike Skin Reactions Pembrolizumab May Induce Sarcoidlike Skin Reactions
Eruptive keatoacanthomas and extensive panniculitus are among the dermatological conditions associated with the anticancer agent pembrolizumab, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

No Benefit From Corticosteroids for Acute, Simple Urticaria No Benefit From Corticosteroids for Acute, Simple Urticaria
Corticosteroids do not speed relief for patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute urticaria, according to a new randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

U.S. Suspends Aid to Kenyan Health Ministry Over Corruption Concerns U.S. Suspends Aid to Kenyan Health Ministry Over Corruption Concerns
The U.S. government has suspended $21 million in direct aid to Kenya's Ministry of Health amid concern over corruption, the embassy said on Tuesday, giving emphasis to an issue that is a growing liability for the government before August elections.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Does Testosterone Help Protect Men From Asthma? Does Testosterone Help Protect Men From Asthma?
Scientists believe they have discovered why fewer men develop asthma after puberty than women. They say testosterone seems to protect males against developing the condition.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

EpiPens Should Work At Least a While Past Expiration Dates EpiPens Should Work At Least a While Past Expiration Dates
It ’ s worth a shot to use an expired EpiPen, if that ’ s all that's available, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Enteric-coated Mycophenolate Sodium May Trump Azathioprine for SLE Enteric-coated Mycophenolate Sodium May Trump Azathioprine for SLE
Enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) may treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) more effectively than azathioprine (AZA) and prevent further relapses, researchers in Spain suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Endocrinopathies Common With Checkpoint Immunotherapy for Cancer Endocrinopathies Common With Checkpoint Immunotherapy for Cancer
Endocrinologists are alerted to common and sometimes serious endocrine immune-related adverse events in patients undergoing treatment with new cancer immunotherapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Later-Career Physicians Most Likely to Overprescribe Antibiotics Later-Career Physicians Most Likely to Overprescribe Antibiotics
Almost half of elderly patients with nonbacterial respiratory infections received an antibiotic prescription; mid- and late-career physicians were most likely to prescribe them, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

New View of Dry Eye Stresses Mechanisms Over Manifestations New View of Dry Eye Stresses Mechanisms Over Manifestations
A 10-year update of the Tear Film& Ocular Surface Society Dry Eye workshop was presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news