' It Was Like Seeing a Disparity Built Right Before My Eyes'' It Was Like Seeing a Disparity Built Right Before My Eyes '
"When you're Black and you're a doctor, there is no badge big enough to make people realize you're a doctor."Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news

Outpatient Visits Rebound for Most Specialties to Pre-COVID Levels Outpatient Visits Rebound for Most Specialties to Pre-COVID Levels
Dermatology saw the largest increase, while pulmonology visits were still down 20% from early March.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 17, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19-Associated MIS in Children COVID-19-Associated MIS in Children
This report highlights the clinical signs and symptoms of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, a rare but serious condition that can present 2-4 weeks after the onset of COVID-19.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Has Trump ’ s Case Affected Your Impression of COVID-19? Has Trump ’ s Case Affected Your Impression of COVID-19?
Just over a week after President Trump announced he had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection, the White House doctor said the president was'no longer considered a transmission risk to others. 'Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Jump-Starts'Health Passport' App COVID Jump-Starts'Health Passport' App
The remote diagnostic test and vaccine data storage platform could be used to verify who is COVID-free in workplaces, schools, and venues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Asthma Care Quality, Language, and Ethnicity in Children Asthma Care Quality, Language, and Ethnicity in Children
Do Latino children experience disparities for their asthma care management compared to non-Hispanic white children?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Antibody Response Not Reduced With Diabetes COVID-19 Antibody Response Not Reduced With Diabetes
Findings provide'cautious optimism'that a COVID-19 vaccine would be expected to work as well in people with diabetes as those without.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Four-Week, 8-Week CAB/RPV Injections Safe, Effective in Women Four-Week, 8-Week CAB/RPV Injections Safe, Effective in Women
Both the 8-week and 4-week treatment groups of women with HIV receiving cabotegravir and rilpivirine reported increased treatment satisfaction, and more than 90% achieved HIV-1 RNA below 50 copies/mL.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Asthma Rescue With Budesonide-Formoterol Cuts Short-Term Flare Risk Asthma Rescue With Budesonide-Formoterol Cuts Short-Term Flare Risk
Patients with mild asthma who aren't adhering to maintenance therapy have a lower short-term risk of severe exacerbations after a single day of increased use of as-needed budesonide-formoterol, according to a post-hoc analysis from the SYGMA 1 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Heterosexual Men Likely to Have Unmet HIV Treatment Needs Heterosexual Men Likely to Have Unmet HIV Treatment Needs
Among those with HIV, both women and men who have sex with women reported more side effects with antiretroviral therapy and more difficulty talking to providers about other health issues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Associated With Risk for MS Relapse Gut Bacteria Associated With Risk for MS Relapse
In patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (MS), increased abundance of Blautia stercoris and its variants in the gut is associated with an increased risk of relapse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

In Optic Myelitis, Consider Biotinidase Deficiency In Optic Myelitis, Consider Biotinidase Deficiency
The rare enzyme disorder can be mistakenly diagnosed as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, even in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

China's Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Safe: Study China's Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Safe: Study
In a Phase 1 trial of 191 healthy participants ages 18-59, vaccination with the group's experimental shot based on inactivated virus showed no severe adverse reactions, its researchers said in a paper not yet peer-reviewed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Family, Preschool Asthma Education Improve Low-Income Kids' Asthma Control Family, Preschool Asthma Education Improve Low-Income Kids' Asthma Control
Children with asthma enrolled in Head Start preschool programs have better outcomes when they receive home-based asthma education for families in addition to asthma support in school, a new trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pence Shouldn't Be at VP Debate, Infectious Disease Expert Says Pence Shouldn't Be at VP Debate, Infectious Disease Expert Says
The vice president should quarantine himself because of proximity to infected White House personnel, per IDSA's Rochelle Walensky, MD; the CDC director disagrees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CRSwNP Highlights From the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Meeting CRSwNP Highlights From the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Meeting
University of Pittsburgh otolaryngologist Dr Stella Lee reviews important CRSwNP-related abstracts from the AAO-HNSF 2020 Meeting, which was held virtually due to COVID-19 concerns.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine ReCAP Source Type: news

Efficacy of Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma Efficacy of Benralizumab for Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
A new study evaluates the efficacy of benralizumab for severe eosinophilic asthma in a real-life setting.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Posts COVID Vaccine Guidance Amid Pushback FDA Posts COVID Vaccine Guidance Amid Pushback
Medical associations and PhRMA on Tuesday stressed the need for a thorough FDA review of any COVID vaccine after Trump on Monday sought to raise expectations for a quick clearance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Common Cold History Could Confer Some COVID-19 Protection Common Cold History Could Confer Some COVID-19 Protection
Although antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 might wane over time, researchers suggest memory B cell immunity could remain and ramp up quickly to prevent severe re-infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

School's Open: Should Our Approach to Sick Kids Change? School's Open: Should Our Approach to Sick Kids Change?
Colds, flu, COVID, asthma. They are all likely to show up in medical offices this fall. How should these children be evaluated and managed?CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Expert Interview Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine 2020-2021 Recommendations Flu Vaccine 2020-2021 Recommendations
Influenza immunization will be more critical than ever this fall. Read this summary from the CDC.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Mild to Severe: Immune System Holds Clues to Virus Reaction Mild to Severe: Immune System Holds Clues to Virus Reaction
Scientists are starting to unravel why some people with COVID-19 are mildly ill or have no symptoms and others rapidly die.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Most Parents Unaware Flu Vaccine More Important This Year Most Parents Unaware Flu Vaccine More Important This Year
"This is the year we need child health providers to...be more proactive in trying to reach their patients who aren't scheduled for those fall preventive visits," one expert said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Mepolizumab (Nucala) for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome FDA OKs Mepolizumab (Nucala) for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Mepolizumab is indicated for adults and children aged 12 years and older with HES for 6 months or longer without an identifiable nonhematologic secondary cause.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Important, but Will GBS Patients Believe You? Flu Vaccine Important, but Will GBS Patients Believe You?
Influenza vaccination will be critically important this season. Dr Paauw reviews the literature that should help you convince your post-GBS patients to get it.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Cases of Nut Anaphylaxis Spike in Children at Halloween and Easter Cases of Nut Anaphylaxis Spike in Children at Halloween and Easter
The number of children showing up in emergency departments with anaphylaxis may spike during Halloween and Easter, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Uch é Blackstock, One of the Great Young Activists in Medicine Uch é Blackstock, One of the Great Young Activists in Medicine
Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese talk with emergency medicine physician Uch é Blackstock about the real changes that could bring about health equity.'I'm hopeful,'she says.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Baricitinib for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis EMA Panel Backs Baricitinib for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Baricitinib (Olumiant) would be the first JAK inhibitor (and oral medicine) indicated for adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

CDC Prepares States for COVID-19 Rollout Vaccine if Approved CDC Prepares States for COVID-19 Rollout Vaccine if Approved
The agency instructed states to submit plans for vaccine distribution by October 16, but an advisory committee member suggested that the deadline may be premature.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

High Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Mass. Community High Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Mass. Community
Nearly a third of residents tested in one Massachusetts community were positive for anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Safety Concern With Fingolimod to Ocrelizumab Switch in MS Safety Concern With Fingolimod to Ocrelizumab Switch in MS
A new study has suggested that some patients who make this switch may experience"double immunosuppression" – very low levels of both T and B cells, and therefore be at increased risk for infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis: The Cribsiders' Update Cystic Fibrosis: The Cribsiders' Update
Presentation of CF, airway clearance regimens, diabetes in CF, and other highlights from the cystic fibrosis episode of The Cribsiders podcast.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Intestinal Microbiota and Child Health Intestinal Microbiota and Child Health
A better understanding of the role of the intestinal microbiota in the development of chronic health issues in children could have important implications for prevention and treatment.Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Lower Rituximab Dose as Effective, Safer in MS Lower Rituximab Dose as Effective, Safer in MS
Further data suggest that a lower dose of rituximab may offer similar effectiveness with a better safety profile than a higher dose commonly used.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Another Study Suggests Lasting COVID-19 Impact on Heart Another Study Suggests Lasting COVID-19 Impact on Heart
Cardiac MR scanning showed myocarditis post-COVID in 15% of a small series of young athletes, but commentators suggest these& other such findings are too preliminary to support routine CMR screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Does Asthma Lead to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes? Does Asthma Lead to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes?
It seems intuitive that people with asthma are more likely to be infected with COVID-19 and have more severe disease. But is it true? Aaron Holley takes a look.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint 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

Wildfire Smoke Tied to Diverse Health Problems Wildfire Smoke Tied to Diverse Health Problems
Smoke pouring from wildfires along the West Coast may cause an uptick not only in lung diseases, but a wide range of inflammatory conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How Has Data Misuse Hurt COVID-19 Efforts? How Has Data Misuse Hurt COVID-19 Efforts?
WebMD Chief Medical Officer   John   Whyte   talks with Dr Eric Topol about several COVID-19 studies and the need for responsible research, not'sloppy science'that rushes to promote potential treatments.WebMD (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Epinephrine in Anaphylaxis: Too Little, Too Late Epinephrine in Anaphylaxis: Too Little, Too Late
Epinephrine is the recommended treatment for anaphylaxis, yet it is routinely underutilized among both patients and clinicians. What strategies may help increase the usage of this life-saving drug?Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rushing a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Lead to'Perpetual Limbo'Rushing a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Lead to'Perpetual Limbo '
Natalie Dean talks about why it's critical to complete vaccine trials before starting widespread use, and the continued importance of contact tracing, rapid testing, masks, and physical distancing.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Bronchitis in Childhood Tied to Worse Lung Health in Adulthood Bronchitis in Childhood Tied to Worse Lung Health in Adulthood
Children who suffer a bout of bronchitis at least once before their seventh birthday are at increased risk for developing lung problems such as asthma and pneumonia later in life, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Sex- and Gender-Informed Medicine: Why It Matters Sex- and Gender-Informed Medicine: Why It Matters
Dr JoAnn Manson highlights key health and disease differences influenced by sex and gender.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Masitinib Impresses in'Nonactive' Progressive MS Masitinib Impresses in'Nonactive' Progressive MS
The drug, with a completely new mechanism of action for multiple sclerosis, slowed disability in nonactive primary and secondary progressive forms of the disease, where there is no current treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis Prodrome Holds Promise of Earlier Diagnosis Multiple Sclerosis Prodrome Holds Promise of Earlier Diagnosis
There is now no doubt that a prodromal phase of MS exists for several years before the first demyelinating event occurs, latest evidence shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 13, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Brain Atrophy in MS Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Brain Atrophy in MS
Even low levels of exposure to cardiovascular risk factors are important in MS and might affect brain volume loss, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Oral Masitinib Phase 3 Results Promising for Severe Asthma Oral Masitinib Phase 3 Results Promising for Severe Asthma
The tyrosine kinase inhibitor reduced severe exacerbations by 35%, regardless of eosinophil count, in a population that hasn't had an effective oral treatment option, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca's Asthma Drug Succeeds Late-Stage Nasal Polyposis Study AstraZeneca's Asthma Drug Succeeds Late-Stage Nasal Polyposis Study
AstraZeneca said on Thursday its asthma treatment for a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal passage linings, or sinuses, met main goals in a late-stage study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Expert Consensus on Pirfenidone Treatment for IPF Expert Consensus on Pirfenidone Treatment for IPF
When it comes to effectively managing IPF with pirfenidone, what's the best course of action? Find out what the experts recommend.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug Allergy in the Chart? Ask Patients for Specifics Drug Allergy in the Chart? Ask Patients for Specifics
"Please, for all of your patients, take an allergy history on every listed medication; often you will be able to remove or clarify the medical record and the changes can be life saving."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news