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Ties Between Immune Dysfunction, Eating Disorders'increasingly Clear'Ties Between Immune Dysfunction, Eating Disorders'increasingly Clear '
A large Danish study of children and adolescents finds that autoimmune and autoinflammatory disorders raise the risk for development of an eating disorder, and having an eating disorder raises the risk of subsequent autoimmune disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prescription-Strength Steroid Creams Sold Without Prescription Prescription-Strength Steroid Creams Sold Without Prescription
Although the U.S. requires prescriptions for topical steroids with more than a 0.5% concentration, much stronger and potentially harmful steroid creams are not hard to find without a prescription, doctors report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

New Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Shows Promise in Adolescents New Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Shows Promise in Adolescents
A new, genetically inactivated acellular pertussis vaccine appears to be safe and immunogenic in adolescents presumed to have received their primary vaccination series in childhood, researchers from Thailand report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Obese Children May Have More Asthma Complications Obese Children May Have More Asthma Complications
Children with asthma who are also obese are admitted to the hospital more often for asthma complications, according to a recent study in Japan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

UK's NICE Gives Roche Drug Green Light for Bladder Cancer UK's NICE Gives Roche Drug Green Light for Bladder Cancer
Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness agency NICE, which decides if medicines should be used on the state health service, has decided Roche's immunotherapy drug Tecentriq is worth using to treat certain patients with bladder cancer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

No Added Value of a Macrolide in Pediatric Pneumonia No Added Value of a Macrolide in Pediatric Pneumonia
The combination of a macrolide like azithromycin with a beta-lactam is no more effective than a beta-lactam alone in treating children hospitalized with pneumonia, according to results from the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community Study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Eczema Can Predict Severity of Asthma Hospitalization Eczema Can Predict Severity of Asthma Hospitalization
A family history of asthma and a patient's own history of atopic dermatitis are linked to a more severe hospital experience, according to a study that could influence care decisions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Merck Keytruda Sales Soar, but European Application Pulled Merck Keytruda Sales Soar, but European Application Pulled
Merck& Co on Friday said quarterly sales of its Keytruda cancer immunotherapy exceeded $1 billion for the first time, but it withdrew an application for European use of the drug in lung cancer, raising questions about future sales.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Do Food Preparation Methods Affect Allergies? Do Food Preparation Methods Affect Allergies?
Allergist Dr Gary Stadtmauer looks at the relationship between food preparation and food allergy severity.Medscape Allergy & Immunology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Viewpoint Source Type: news

DBV Technologies Peanut Allergy Drug Fails Key Study DBV Technologies Peanut Allergy Drug Fails Key Study
DBV Technologies SA said on October 20 its peanut allergy treatment did not meet the main goal in a highly anticipated late-stage study, sending its U.S.-listed shares sharply down.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Linked to Lower Risk of Asthma Attacks Vitamin D Supplements Linked to Lower Risk of Asthma Attacks
Asthma attacks serious enough to require steroid treatment or hospitalization may be less likely when people take vitamin D supplements, a recent analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Dark Skies and Chest Pain as California Fires Spew Smoke 100 Miles Dark Skies and Chest Pain as California Fires Spew Smoke 100 Miles
California's deadly wildfires have darkened the skies for a hundred miles, causing respiratory problems and making it hard to see the sun not only in the state's wine country but as far as San Francisco and Sacramento.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak Vaccination Begins in Bangladesh Camps to Head Off Cholera Outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh ’ s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cholera Vaccination May Lower Risk of Death From Colorectal Cancer Cholera Vaccination May Lower Risk of Death From Colorectal Cancer
Cholera vaccination after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with reduced risks of death from CRC and from any cause, according to data from a Swedish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Early Antibiotic Use Not Linked With Celiac or T1 Diabetes Autoantibodies Early Antibiotic Use Not Linked With Celiac or T1 Diabetes Autoantibodies
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pancreata Donated After Circulatory Death May Expand Organ Pool Pancreata Donated After Circulatory Death May Expand Organ Pool
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Combining Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Ups Risk of Endocrine Dysfunction Combining Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Ups Risk of Endocrine Dysfunction
Cancer patients taking a combination of PD-1 and CTLA-4 inhibitors are at increased risk of thyroid dysfunction and hypophysitis, a meta-analytic review has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hypermutated Tumor DNA in Blood Predicts Immunotherapy Response Hypermutated Tumor DNA in Blood Predicts Immunotherapy Response
Hypermutated circulating tumor DNA on “ liquid biopsy ” predicts responses to checkpoint inhibitor-based immunotherapy in patients with various malignancies, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Moves to Smooth Path for Complex Generic Drugs U.S. FDA Moves to Smooth Path for Complex Generic Drugs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced a series of measures designed to speed to market generic versions of complex drugs such as Mylan NV's emergency EpiPen in an effort to address the rising cost of pharmaceuticals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids Linked to Non-TB Mycobacterial Lung Disease in Elderly Inhaled Steroids Linked to Non-TB Mycobacterial Lung Disease in Elderly
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

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