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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

Accidental Ingestion Tied to AEs With Cough, Cold Meds in Kids Accidental Ingestion Tied to AEs With Cough, Cold Meds in Kids
The largest surveillance study to date shows over-the-counter cough and cold medicines are generally safe for children younger than 12 years; most AEs reported were tied to accidental ingestion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Short Term Use of Oral Corticosteroids and Related Harms Short Term Use of Oral Corticosteroids and Related Harms
This study examined characteristics of short-term oral corticosteroid prescriptions in the U.S., and their associated risk of adverse events.The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Using OTC Analgesics Safely: What Patients Should Know Using OTC Analgesics Safely: What Patients Should Know
Enhanced communication and education about OTC analgesics help patients make more informed choices.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Former Cancer Drug Very Promising for Graves' Ophthalmopathy Former Cancer Drug Very Promising for Graves' Ophthalmopathy
Originally developed as a cancer drug, teprotumumab shows"unheralded" efficacy at relieving symptoms of thyroid eye disease, one investigator said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Seniors Face Steep Costs for Many Generic Skin Creams Seniors Face Steep Costs for Many Generic Skin Creams
Prices for generic topical steroids to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis are on the rise, and many seniors may pay more for generic medications than the brand-name versions, a U.S. study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Japan Wrestles Over Smoking Ban as Olympics Loom Japan Wrestles Over Smoking Ban as Olympics Loom
Tokyo risks being one of the unhealthiest Olympic Games hosts in years, as an anti-smoking law exposes deep rifts over tobacco tax revenue, personal freedom and the dangers of passive smoking, which kills thousands of Japanese each year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Safety and Efficacy of a HPG/PEG/PG Eye Drop for Dry Eye Safety and Efficacy of a HPG/PEG/PG Eye Drop for Dry Eye
This combination eye drop may be another safe and effective option for the treatment of dry eye.The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibiotics During Pregnancy May Increase Miscarriage Risk Antibiotics During Pregnancy May Increase Miscarriage Risk
Clinicians should consider the potential effect of antibiotics before prescribing them, especially to vulnerable populations, an independent expert warned.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Organized Medicine Takes on Climate Change, but Not All Docs Agree Organized Medicine Takes on Climate Change, but Not All Docs Agree
As global warming and pollution's impact on human health becomes clearer, the call goes out for doctors to become advocates.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Medscape Today Article Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Moving Costs Rise as New HQ Nears Completion AstraZeneca Moving Costs Rise as New HQ Nears Completion
AstraZeneca's move to the English university city of Cambridge will cost more and take longer than initially expected, following increased expenditure on new technology and equipment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Latex Allergy: Can We Keep Clinicians and Patients Safer? Latex Allergy: Can We Keep Clinicians and Patients Safer?
Latex allergies provoke a variety of reactions, from the annoying to the deadly. Contact prevention is challenging, and clinicians are among the most widely affected. What can we do?Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Article Source Type: news

Vaccination Gaps Lead to Dangerous Measles Outbreaks in Europe - ECDC Vaccination Gaps Lead to Dangerous Measles Outbreaks in Europe - ECDC
Gaps in vaccination coverage against measles have lead to several outbreaks of the highly-contagious disease in Europe in the past year, with both children and young adults affected, health officials said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Sanofi Files U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Against Mylan Over EpiPen Sanofi Files U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Against Mylan Over EpiPen
France's Sanofi SA on Monday sued Mylan NV, accusing the pharmaceutical company of engaging in illegal conduct to squelch competition to its EpiPen allergy treatment, which has been at the center of a public debate over drug prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Best Practices in Asthma: Beta-Agonists to Spirometry Best Practices in Asthma: Beta-Agonists to Spirometry
Drs Vega and Adams tackle challenging issues on asthma, including optimal spirometry use, eosinophil measurement, and beta-agonist overuse.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Hepatic Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Hepatic Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Liver test abnormalities are frequently encountered in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. What are the likely causes and how should diagnosis be approached?Liver International (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Optimizing the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease Optimizing the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease
This review provides a summary of recent advances in the diagnosis of celiac disease, focusing on diagnostic challenges and the phenotypical characterization of celiac subtypes.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Patients With Uveitis Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Patients With Uveitis
What do we currently know about the prevalence of large drusen among patients with uveitis? Could they play a role in the pathogenesis of AMD?The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Italy Warns of Measles Epidemic as Vaccine Debate Rages Italy Warns of Measles Epidemic as Vaccine Debate Rages
Italy said on Wednesday it was suffering a measles epidemic following a fall-off in vaccinations, as the United States issued a warning to visitors about the outbreak of the potentially fatal disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Single Inhaler Triple Therapy Effective for COPD Single Inhaler Triple Therapy Effective for COPD
A single inhaler triple therapy provides clinical benefits superior to those of the muscarinic antagonist tiotropium alone in patients with symptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the TRINITY trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

A Rosy Outlook for Pregnancy and Lupus A Rosy Outlook for Pregnancy and Lupus
One doctor's research is helping reassure pregnant women with lupus that in most cases, their pregnancies should be free of complications.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news