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Puppies May Protect Babies From Allergies and Obesity Puppies May Protect Babies From Allergies and Obesity
Exposing babies to puppies and other furry pets might help them accumulate two types of bacteria in their gut that are associated with a lower risk of allergies and obesity, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice
A new study reveals that two compounds used to flavor tonic water - chloroquine and quinine - prevented airway inflammation in mice with allergic asthma. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Urban Remedy Issues Voluntary Recall of Mislabeled Non-Dairy Spiced Golden Milk Due to Undeclared Allergen
Urban Remedy is voluntarily recalling Non-Dairy Spiced Golden Milk that was mislabeled as cold pressed apple juice. The products were sold in select Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, California and Nevada and contained tree nut (cashew) allergens that were not listed on the product labels. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 28, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Zika virus persists in the central nervous system and lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, according to a study published online in Cell. The research was led by Dan H. Barouch, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School and was funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can puppies protect babies from allergies and obesity?
Reuters Health) - Exposing babies to puppies and other furry pets might help them accumulate two types of bacteria in their gut that are associated with a lower risk of allergies and obesity, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Your Immune System
People often make reference to the immune system when feeling under the weather, but we wondered how many people truly understand the complexities of this internal task force? To put it plainly, the immune system is a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect the body. It is the immune system’s responsibility to tell your body what belongs and what does not. In rare chronic cases, like primary immunodeficiency, the immune system is either missing or isn’t working properly, but for most healthy people, it separates friend from foe ― and responds to enemies (like bacteria, viruses and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer 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

CHILDREN CLARITIN ALLERGY (Loratadine) Solution [Famar Montreal Inc]
Updated Date: Apr 27, 2017 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - April 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

$9.6 million grant fuels UCI malaria control research in Africa
(University of California - Irvine) A University of California, Irvine study on the impact of environmental changes on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded up to $9.6 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy& Infectious Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Molecule identified that helps give resident T cells in the skin their anti-cancer punch
(Medical University of South Carolina) The molecule CD103 is key to the long-term residence of T cells in the skin and to their anti-tumor function, report a collaborative team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and Dartmouth In the April 14, 2017 Science Immunology. This finding supplements the ground-breaking discovery by the Dartmouth researchers that T cells residing in the skin are responsible for a potent anti-tumor response against melanoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vaccines on trial
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Science and Policy Feature Source Type: news

Vaccine myths
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wessel, L. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology Feature Source Type: news

The science of persuasion
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology Feature Source Type: news

The vaccine wars
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M., You, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Science and Policy Feature Source Type: news

9 Ways Your Bedroom Decor Could Be Sabotaging Your Sleep
You probably know that you shouldn’t drink caffeinated beverages close to bedtime, or use your electronic devices when you’re trying to drift off to sleep. But even if you diligently follow those rules, there are a host of ways your bedroom ― yes, the way you set up your room decor ― could be keeping you up at night. If you’re ready to make some design and lifestyle changes, read on for some common problems and advice on how to combat them, from the doctors and interior designers who know best. Your brain, which needs good, solid nightly sleep to keep itself functional, will surely thank you. 1. You c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Ways Your Bedroom Decor Could Be Sabotaging Your Sleep
You probably know that you shouldn’t drink caffeinated beverages close to bedtime, or use your electronic devices when you’re trying to drift off to sleep. But even if you diligently follow those rules, there are a host of ways your bedroom ― yes, the way you set up your room decor ― could be keeping you up at night. If you’re ready to make some design and lifestyle changes, read on for some common problems and advice on how to combat them, from the doctors and interior designers who know best. Your brain, which needs good, solid nightly sleep to keep itself functional, will surely thank you. 1. You c...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science 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

Study Shows Gut-Calming Effects Of Chili Peppers And Marijuana
A common link between chili peppers and marijuana could have implications for how we treat diabetes and colitis, as well as other conditions in the digestive tract, according to a new study from the University of Connecticut.  The study was published in the April 24 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   Researchers say chemicals found in the peppers and marijuana interact with the same receptor in our stomachs. Scientists first focused on the chemical capsaicin, which is responsible for the hot sensation of eating a chili pepper. They fed capsaicin to mice, and “f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study Shows Gut-Calming Effects Of Chili Peppers And Marijuana
A common link between chili peppers and marijuana could have implications for how we treat diabetes and colitis, as well as other conditions in the digestive tract, according to a new study from the University of Connecticut.  The study was published in the April 24 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   Researchers say chemicals found in the peppers and marijuana interact with the same receptor in our stomachs. Scientists first focused on the chemical capsaicin, which is responsible for the hot sensation of eating a chili pepper. They fed capsaicin to mice, and “f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health 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

American Airlines pilots being sickened by toxic chemicals in uniforms
(Natural News) Here we go again. Late last year, thousands of American Airlines employees said that the carrier’s new uniform caused a series of allergic reactions including eye swelling, rashes, skin blistering, and even vertigo. American repeatedly assured their employees that their new uniforms were safe and have since then distributed the uniforms to around... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NASAL ALLERGY (Triamcinolone Acetonide) Spray, Metered [H E B]
Updated Date: Apr 26, 2017 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - April 26, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Generic (Scientific) » Innovative Measures of Medication Adherence for HIV Treatment and Prevention
The NIMH Division of AIDS Research co-sponsored a meeting with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to advance the next-generation of HIV medication adherence. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health 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

SUPER POLLEN could trigger allergy epidemic in Britain
Those living in cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester are most at risk, Dr Paul Carson, of the British Society for Allergy& Clinical Immunology, said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health 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

NIH statement on World Malaria Day — April 25, 2017
Statement of B. Fenton Hall, M.D., Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mylan sued by French drug manufacturer
The EpiPen controversy has led to another lawsuit against Mylan NV, this time by a French drug manufacturer. Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) said in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, that Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL), which is based in The Netherlands but run out of corporate offices in Canonsburg, offered rebates for the anti-allergy medication and ads to get doctors and schools to keep EpiPen as the g o-to medication instead of a similiar medication that is owned by Sanofi. "To preserve the monopoly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough 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

ALLERGY (Chlorpheniramine Maleate) Tablet [Preferred Pharmaceuticals Inc.]
Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - April 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

HEALTHY ACCENTS ALLERGY RELIEF (Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride) Capsule [DZA Brands LLC]
Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - April 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

GOOD SENSE ALLERGY RELIEF (Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride) Capsule [L. Perrigo Company]
Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - April 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

TOPCARE CHILDRENS COLD AND ALLERGY (Phenylephrine Hcl, Brompheniramine Maleate) Solution [Topco Associates LLC]
Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - April 25, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sanofi levels antitrust suit against Mylan over EpiPen device
Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) reportedly sued Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) today, accusing the company of illegally suppressing competition to the EpiPen device. The lawsuit filed in a New Jersey federal court alleges that Mylan’s conduct has cost Sanofi hundreds of millions of dollars in sales for its rival allergy treatment, Auvi-Q. Canonsburg, Penn.-based Mylan has found itself at the center of the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing problem over the past year. In August, reports revealed that the company has hiked the price of its device more than 500% since it acquired the EpiPen from Merck (NYSE:MRK) in 2007. Since then, CEO Heather Br...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Legal News Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Mylan Sanofi-Aventis Source Type: news

Sanofi files U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Mylan over EpiPen
(Reuters) - 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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Soylent Issues Allergy Alert On Potential Undeclared Milk in Soylent 1.8 Powder
Soylent, Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling 890 boxes of Soylent 1.8 Powder, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

When liver immune cells turn bad
Research published inScience Immunologylinks high-fat diet and obesity with insulin resistance, due to virus-fighting liver immune turning"rogue".Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

​How ​my potentially fatal allergy was cured – with 70 wasp stings
Four years ago, Gavan Naden nearly died from anaphylactic shock after being stung by wasps. He became fearful of going outside, but a drastic immunotherapy regime has saved himOver the past three and half years, I ’ve had 70 wasp stings injected into my left arm. Voluntarily. This hasn ’t been an exercise in masochism, but rather to ensure I can go outside without screaming from fear.Every year in the UK, there are between two and nine deaths from anaphylaxis caused by bee and wasp venom. In 2015-16, there were4,451 hospital admissions for anaphylactic shock. In an effort to avoid adding to these statist...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Gavan Naden Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Science Immunology Medical research Biochemistry and molecular biology Source Type: news

CHILDRENS ALLERGY RELIEF (Cetirizine Hcl) Tablet, Chewable [Rite Aid Corporation]
Updated Date: Apr 24, 2017 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

LJI Professor Klaus Ley wins prestigious national award
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) Professor Klaus Ley, M.D., has been selected as this year's winner of the Eugene M. Landis Award, the Microcirculatory Society's top honor, in recognition of his pioneering work in vascular biology and microcirculation. The microcirculation comprises all the small blood vessels in all tissues and organs and their contents (blood plasma and blood cells). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: Allergy link KEY to beating painful skin condition affecting 15m Brits
ECZEMA is a painful skin condition affecting babies, children and adults. Research has revealed a crucial link between allergies and eczema which could prove vital for treatment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspiring Scientists, Fearful For The Future, March Against Donald Trump
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hummingbird Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Hazelnut in Organic Cocoa-dusted Chocolate Ginger
Hummingbird Wholesale of Eugene, Oregon is recalling 5lbs of Organic Cocoa-Dusted Chocolate Ginger, because it may contain undeclared hazelnut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to hazelnut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Inhaled Steroids Tied to Increased Pneumonia Risk in Asthma Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 83% higher rate of pneumonia hospitalization (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - April 22, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Ask Well: Why Do Allergies Cause ‘ Brain Fog ’ ?
No one really knows why people often report feeling “ fuzzy headed ” when they have allergies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Allergies Immune System Brain Source Type: news

When liver immune cells turn bad
A high-fat diet and obesity turn "hero" virus-fighting liver immune cells "rogue", leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, according to research published today in Science Immunology. Using cells from mice and human livers, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute researchers demonstrated for the first time how under specific conditions, such as obesity, liver CD8+ T cells, white blood cells which play an important role in the control of viral infections, become highly activated and inflammatory, reprogramming themselves into disease-driving cells. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news