Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk Shingles Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
New evidence suggests the Zoster Vaccine Live — administered to prevent shingles — could also reduce the risk of stroke in older adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dosage Schedule Linked to Rate of PCV Breakthrough Infections Dosage Schedule Linked to Rate of PCV Breakthrough Infections
A dosing schedule that includes three primary doses of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is associated with fewer breakthrough infections in the first year of life than are schedules with two primary doses, according to a new study of surveillance data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Virus Cream, Commute Chemicals, Tracing Mumps The Week That Wasn't: Virus Cream, Commute Chemicals, Tracing Mumps
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Therapeutic Genome Editing Shows Promise, but Numerous Challenges Remain Therapeutic Genome Editing Shows Promise, but Numerous Challenges Remain
Current technology has allowed for the identification of genetic mutations associated with various diseases, but there is a growing separation between diagnostics and treatments, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine for Adults: Who Needs It? Who Doesn't? HPV Vaccine for Adults: Who Needs It? Who Doesn't?
Find out which adults should be offered the HPV vaccine and who might want to skip it.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Minocycline Foam Promising Against Rosacea Minocycline Foam Promising Against Rosacea
The new topical minocycline 1.5% foam FMX103 from Foamix Pharmaceuticals appears effective against moderate-to-severe papulopustular rosacea, according to two randomized trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Emergency Is'Public Enemy Number 1' - WHO Coronavirus Emergency Is'Public Enemy Number 1' - WHO
China's coronavirus outbreak poses a"very grave threat for the rest of the world" and should be viewed as"Public Enemy Number 1," the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women With Medicaid Less Likely to Get Recommended Vaccines Pregnant Women With Medicaid Less Likely to Get Recommended Vaccines
Pregnant women who rely on state-administered Medicaid health insurance programs are far less likely to receive recommended vaccines that could protect them and their babies, compared to those with private coverage, a study from Florida suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Updated Recommendations on Use of Td and Tdap Vaccines Updated Recommendations on Use of Td and Tdap Vaccines
New guidance allows for either Tdap or Td to be used in situations where Td was previously recommended, including for the 10-year booster and tetanus prophylaxis for wound management.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Nausea and Vomiting and Immune Activation in Celiac Disease Nausea and Vomiting and Immune Activation in Celiac Disease
This findings of this study implicate nausea and vomiting as sentinel symptoms of acute gluten exposure in patients following a gluten-free diet.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Healthcare Workers in China Hit Hard by Novel Coronavirus Healthcare Workers in China Hit Hard by Novel Coronavirus
Experts say 41% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 may have been exposed in the hospital and almost one third of patients were healthcare professionals likely exposed while at work.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Novel Vaccine May Help Prevent CMV-Related Complications in Transplant Patients Novel Vaccine May Help Prevent CMV-Related Complications in Transplant Patients
Patients who underwent an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) experienced fewer cytomegalovirus (CMV)-related complications after Triplex vaccine injections in a phase-2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Novel Monoclonal Antibody Promising Against Hendra and Nipah Viruses Novel Monoclonal Antibody Promising Against Hendra and Nipah Viruses
The monoclonal antibody m102.4, being developed to prevent and treat Hendra and Nipah virus infection, was well tolerated and safe in a first-in-human study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Precision Medicine Should Include Sex and Gender in Decision-Making Precision Medicine Should Include Sex and Gender in Decision-Making
Precision medicine should incorporate sex and gender in decision-making in order to optimize care for each patient, according to a review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Is Your Job Performance Being Evaluated for the Wrong Factors? Is Your Job Performance Being Evaluated for the Wrong Factors?
Some physicians say the performance measures you're weighted against can work against you doing your best work. Here are ways the benchmarks and review process can be improved.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Japan's Halt of Regular HPV Vaccine to Cause Thousands of Cancer Deaths - Study Japan's Halt of Regular HPV Vaccine to Cause Thousands of Cancer Deaths - Study
A decision by Japan to stop recommending adolescent girls receive a HPV vaccination will likely result in almost 11,000 deaths from cervical cancer if it is not reversed, according to a study published on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Live Zoster Shot May Be Safe in People With Mild Immunosuppression Live Zoster Shot May Be Safe in People With Mild Immunosuppression
Live attenuated varicella zoster vaccine appears to be safe for individuals with mild immunosuppression, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamin D Therapy Fails to Prevent Childhood Asthma Prenatal Vitamin D Therapy Fails to Prevent Childhood Asthma
Updated results on a study of vitamin D and childhood asthma has concluded that giving extra doses to pregnant women fails to reduce the risk of wheezing and breathing problems in youngsters through age 6 years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Measles Vaccine Drive Aims to Protect 45 Million Children in Africa, Asia Measles Vaccine Drive Aims to Protect 45 Million Children in Africa, Asia
Up to 45 million children in seven developing countries will be immunized against measles in a series of major vaccination campaigns to try to halt a global surge in the viral disease, the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Screening Kids for Type 1 Diabetes in Primary Care Is Feasible Screening Kids for Type 1 Diabetes in Primary Care Is Feasible
A pilot program in Germany aims to test children in primary care -- through population-based autoantibody screening -- to identify those at high risk of type 1 diabetes, before symptoms show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

12th Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Wisconsin 12th Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Wisconsin
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as of Feb. 5, 2020, there were no new coronavirus cases within the United States, leaving the number of confirmed cases at 11.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Virus Team Could Go to China This Week, May Include U.S. - Officials WHO Virus Team Could Go to China This Week, May Include U.S. - Officials
A WHO-led international team of experts could go to China as early as this week to investigate the coronavirus outbreak, as agreed between the WHO chief and Chinese President Xi Jinping, and could include U.S. experts, a WHO spokesman said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Often Turn to Alternative Medicine Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Often Turn to Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), more than half of whom report dissatisfaction with conventional treatment, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

' Antibacterial' Soap Labels Still List Banned Ingredients'Antibacterial' Soap Labels Still List Banned Ingredients
In 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration banned several ingredients used in antibacterial soaps, but the compounds still appear in online listings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Skin Tests Useful in Identifying Hypersensitivity to Platinum Salts, Taxanes Skin Tests Useful in Identifying Hypersensitivity to Platinum Salts, Taxanes
Skin tests can help identify hypersensitivity to platinum salts and taxanes in cancer patients, according to research from France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

ACIP 2020 Child/Teen Immunization Schedule: The Highlights ACIP 2020 Child/Teen Immunization Schedule: The Highlights
A quick tour of key changes in the 2020 ACIP child/adolescent immunization schedule.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications Tdap Interchangeable With Td for Most Vaccine Indications
The tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine can be substituted for the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine in situations where only Td vaccine had been recommended previously, according to updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Atopic Dermatitis in the Elderly Atopic Dermatitis in the Elderly
This review examines the unique manifestation of atopic dermatitis in the elderly. How does the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of AD in this population differ from that of younger persons?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus Is Bad but US Flu's New Numbers Still Far Worse Coronavirus Is Bad but US Flu's New Numbers Still Far Worse
At a time when many are worried about the new coronavirus, the CDC warns citizens not to let their guard down about influenza, saying flu season could still continue for weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Can Doctors and Nurses Be Taught to Get Along? Can Doctors and Nurses Be Taught to Get Along?
Interprofessional courses train students to function in healthcare teams. But are the strategies being used producing the desired results?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Palforzia, First Drug for Peanut Allergy in Children FDA OKs Palforzia, First Drug for Peanut Allergy in Children
Palforzia will carry a boxed warning on the risk of anaphylaxis, and initial doses can be given only by certified professionals in certified settings.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

Oral Flu Vaccine Well-Tolerated and Immunogenic Oral Flu Vaccine Well-Tolerated and Immunogenic
The VXA-A1.1 oral influenza vaccine was well tolerated and provided protective immunity against virus shedding similar to that of intramuscular inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV), in a phase II trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Treating Peanut Allergy: Insights From an Insider Treating Peanut Allergy: Insights From an Insider
Why all the hype about oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy? Dr Jonathan Spergel, an investigator in the clinical trials, shares his insights.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Expert Interview Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Budesonide/Formoterol Hybrid for Asthma, COPD EMA Panel Backs Budesonide/Formoterol Hybrid for Asthma, COPD
The CHMP has endorsed the hybrid medicine Budesonide/Formoterol Teva Pharma B.V., a duplicate of DuoResp Spiromax, for adults with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Updated Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Older Adults Updated Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Older Adults
What do the new PCV13 recommendations mean, and how do you implement them in your practice? Here's what you need to know.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): FAQs for Clinicians Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): FAQs for Clinicians
What should every clinic do to prepare for patients with potential Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection? Here are the answers to clinicians'frequently asked questions.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Adolescent Secondhand Smoking Dropped After Car Smoking Ban Adolescent Secondhand Smoking Dropped After Car Smoking Ban
A law in the UK banning smoking in cars carrying children has been associated with a reduction in secondhand smoke exposure among teens, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Capsule Endoscopy Useful for Evaluating Equivocal Celiac Disease Capsule Endoscopy Useful for Evaluating Equivocal Celiac Disease
Small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) is useful for evaluating patients with equivocal celiac disease, researchers in the UK report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Asthma and Treatment With Inhaled Corticosteroids Asthma and Treatment With Inhaled Corticosteroids
Are asthma patients who use inhaled corticosteroids at an increased risk for pneumonia and hospitalization?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Roche's Tecentriq Fails Trial in Form of Urothelial Cancer Roche's Tecentriq Fails Trial in Form of Urothelial Cancer
Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq failed a late-stage clinical trial in a form of urothelial cancer, the Swiss drugmaker said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Indoor Environmental Control Among Children With Asthma Indoor Environmental Control Among Children With Asthma
Indoor environmental control practices are effective in reducing asthma symptoms among children. How do these practices differ by race/ethnicity in households with children with asthma in the US?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

More Vegetables, Doctor's Visits for Shanghai Elderly Looking to Beat Virus More Vegetables, Doctor's Visits for Shanghai Elderly Looking to Beat Virus
Senior citizens in China's commercial capital of Shanghai are taking preventive steps against the spread of a new virus, monitoring their health, staying indoors to reduce exposure, and even giving up meat.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

16 People Under Observation After Contact With U.S. Coronavirus Patient 16 People Under Observation After Contact With U.S. Coronavirus Patient
At least 16 people had close contact with a Washington state man diagnosed as the first U.S. case of the coronavirus and are being monitored for the illness that has killed 17 people in China and sickened hundreds more, local officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Well-Child Checkups Rise, Sick Visits Fall Among U.S. Kids Well-Child Checkups Rise, Sick Visits Fall Among U.S. Kids
Children in the U.S. have been getting more preventive checkups and having fewer sick visits in recent years, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

EVALI: Reducing the Risk for Rehospitalization and Death EVALI: Reducing the Risk for Rehospitalization and Death
These updated guidelines focus on discharge planning for patients with e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, with the aim of reducing the risk of rehospitalization or mortality.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Changing Our Microbiome: Probiotics in Dermatology Changing Our Microbiome: Probiotics in Dermatology
This review investigates the role of the gut and skin microbiome in dermatology. Might oral and/or topical probiotics be useful for treating certain dermatological diseases?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

High Risk of Postpartum Viremia in Women With Perinatal HIV Infection High Risk of Postpartum Viremia in Women With Perinatal HIV Infection
The risk of postpartum viremia is high among women with perinatal HIV infection, and younger age at conception, pre-conception viremia and pre-conception immune suppression are all associated with rebound and persistent postpartum viremia, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

SGLT2 Inhibitors Risky in Latent Autoimmune Diabetes SGLT2 Inhibitors Risky in Latent Autoimmune Diabetes
Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors can cause ketoacidosis in patients with latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA), a report on three cases in the American Journal of Medicine confirms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EVALI: Rehospitalization or Death After Hospital Discharge EVALI: Rehospitalization or Death After Hospital Discharge
What characteristics are associated with EVALI patients who require rehospitalization and those who die after discharge, compared with other EVALI patients?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Optimal Atropine Concentration for Two-Year Myopia Control Affirmed Optimal Atropine Concentration for Two-Year Myopia Control Affirmed
Atropine 0.05% remains the optimal concentration for slowing myopia progression among Chinese children, the LAMP study extension shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news