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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

BPPV: What to Do About Dizziness BPPV: What to Do About Dizziness
Four short cases illustrate the key points of evidence-based diagnosis and management of BPPV.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Infant Microbiome May Influence Type 1 Diabetes Development Infant Microbiome May Influence Type 1 Diabetes Development
Changes in the infant microbiome caused by environmental factors such as antibiotic treatment may influence population-level differences in the incidence of type 1 diabetes, say Finnish scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Risankizumab More Effective in Psoriasis Than Ustekinumab in Early Trial Risankizumab More Effective in Psoriasis Than Ustekinumab in Early Trial
Selective inhibition of IL-23 with risankizumab may be more effective in treating psoriasis than the less specific ustekinumab; more studies are needed to confirm results and assess.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Steroids Alone Are Not a Quick Fix for Sore Throats Steroids Alone Are Not a Quick Fix for Sore Throats
A single oral corticosteroid dose in the absence of antibiotics did not reduce the clinical burden of sore throats in primary care patients in a large randomized controlled trial, nor did it reduce antibiotic use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Doctors and Marriage: Should You Have a Prenup? Doctors and Marriage: Should You Have a Prenup?
Love is powerful, yet marriage always involves some element of risk. Can you protect your finances and your practice in the event of a divorce and still start off a marriage on the right foot?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Business of Medicine Article Source Type: news

New Cholera Vaccine for Adult Travelers New Cholera Vaccine for Adult Travelers
Here ' s what you need to know for adult patients who are traveling to cholera outbreak areas and who may be candidates for the new cholera vaccine.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

KAISER: Refined Vaccine Waivers Improve Vaccination Rate in Michigan KAISER: Refined Vaccine Waivers Improve Vaccination Rate in Michigan
In Michigan, a regulation was passed requiring families to consult their health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. Within a year, statewide waivers had dropped by 35%.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Screening for Dyspnea: Stretching the Screening Paradigm Screening for Dyspnea: Stretching the Screening Paradigm
In this commentary, the authors provide a rationale for routine dyspnea screening in primary care.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma: Overuse of Oral Steroids Suggests Underuse of Inhalers Asthma: Overuse of Oral Steroids Suggests Underuse of Inhalers
Apparent overuse of oral steroids may be linked to underuse of inhaled corticosteroids for children with asthma, a study of publically insured children suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Open-capsule Budesonide Improves Refractory Celiac Disease Open-capsule Budesonide Improves Refractory Celiac Disease
Open-capsule budesonide appears to be a safe and effective treatment for most patients with refractory celiac disease, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Suspected NCGS Confirmed in Few After Gluten Challenge Suspected NCGS Confirmed in Few After Gluten Challenge
This article discusses the potential flaws of currently recommended gluten challenge studies for suspected nonceliac gluten sensitivity.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nuclear Plant Shutdowns Tied to Coal Pollution, Decreased Birth Weights Nuclear Plant Shutdowns Tied to Coal Pollution, Decreased Birth Weights
Where communities get their electricity may directly determine their citizens ' health and wellbeing, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Elemental Diet in Adult Eosinophilic Esophagitis Patients Elemental Diet in Adult Eosinophilic Esophagitis Patients
Can an elemental, amino-acid based diet reduce eosinophilic inflammation and improve outcomes in adult patients with eosinophilic esophagitis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 6, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drugmaker GSK Recalling Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers in U.S. Drugmaker GSK Recalling Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers in U.S.
GSK Plc is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the medicine than indicated, the British drugmaker said on Tuesday.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

The Cost of Cancer: New Drugs Show Success at a Steep Price The Cost of Cancer: New Drugs Show Success at a Steep Price
Newer cancer drugs that enlist the body ' s immune system are improving the odds of survival, but competition between them is not reining in prices that can now top $250,000 a year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pediatric Influenza Deaths Concentrated in Unvaccinated Kids Pediatric Influenza Deaths Concentrated in Unvaccinated Kids
Most of the children and adolescents who died from influenza were unvaccinated, a new analysis has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Maternal, Perinatal Factors Linked to MS Risk in Children Maternal, Perinatal Factors Linked to MS Risk in Children
Maternal and perinatal factors are associated with the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children, according to a large case-control study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Active Immunotherapy May Delay Disability in Progressive MS Active Immunotherapy May Delay Disability in Progressive MS
A new study provides encouraging findings on the role of active immunotherapy in advanced stages of MS.Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Narcolepsy More Prevalent in Influenza-vaccinated Youth in Norway Narcolepsy More Prevalent in Influenza-vaccinated Youth in Norway
Norwegian registry data confirm reports of an association between vaccination during the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic and subsequent development of narcolepsy in young people, according to researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Declines to Approve Mylan ' s Generic Of GSK ' s Advair for Now FDA Declines to Approve Mylan ' s Generic Of GSK ' s Advair for Now
Mylan NV said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Plc ' s blockbuster Advair asthma treatment, but provided no details of the agency ' s concerns or how long the product might be delayed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

John Bartlett ' s Take on Critical ID Topics John Bartlett ' s Take on Critical ID Topics
Infectious diseases continue to threaten health. In part 2 of this series, Dr Bartlett reviews more ID topics that should be on every clinician ' s radar: antibiotics, bioterrorism, and vaccines.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

John Bartlett ' s Take on Critical ID Topics: Part 2 John Bartlett ' s Take on Critical ID Topics: Part 2
Infectious diseases continue to threaten health. In part 2 of this series, Dr Bartlett reviews more ID topics that should be on every clinician ' s radar: antibiotics, bioterrorism, and vaccines.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Article Source Type: news

Psoriasis and Cardiomyopathy: A Review of the Literature Psoriasis and Cardiomyopathy: A Review of the Literature
The incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy is 10 times higher in patients with psoriasis than in the general population. What might be the possible etiology of this association?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D Treatment for Connective Tissue Diseases Vitamin D Treatment for Connective Tissue Diseases
What does the current evidence tell us about vitamin D as a treatment adjunct for connective tissue diseases?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cambodia Bans Breast Milk Exports Cambodia Bans Breast Milk Exports
Cambodia on Tuesday banned the export of breast milk, putting a stop to the business of a U.S.-based company that had been selling the milk in the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Actinic Dermatitis Differs in Lighter Versus Darker Skin Chronic Actinic Dermatitis Differs in Lighter Versus Darker Skin
The features of chronic actinic dermatitis differ in patients with lighter and darker skin types, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 29, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis in European Union Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis in European Union
Xeljanz has received marketing authorization from the European Commission for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe RA, providing a new oral treatment option for these patients.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Another Look at the Surge in EpiPen Costs Another Look at the Surge in EpiPen Costs
Soaring prices and out-of-pocket costs for EpiPens to treat severe allergic reactions haven ’ t halted a surge in the number of children and adults filling prescriptions for the devices, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Relieve Overloaded Physicians by Overhauling Health IT Relieve Overloaded Physicians by Overhauling Health IT
Information technology in healthcare has been beneficial overall, but the administrative tasks have swamped many physicians, who need new systems, according to the American College of Physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Dermatology Consults May Cut Hospital Stays, Readmissions Dermatology Consults May Cut Hospital Stays, Readmissions
Inpatient dermatology consultations were associated with shorter hospital stays and reduced readmissions in a U.S. medical center and may do the same elsewhere, researchers in Ohio suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

U.N. Slams Sale of Cambodian Women ' s Breast Milk by U.S. Firm U.N. Slams Sale of Cambodian Women ' s Breast Milk by U.S. Firm
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Adenotonsillotomy Noninferior for Pediatric OSA Adenotonsillotomy Noninferior for Pediatric OSA
Adenotonsillotomy was noninferior to adenotonsillectomy for pediatric OSA, the first RCT to use polysomnography showed; however, the risk for tonsil regrowth and the need for repeat surgery were higher.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

More Than 80,000 EpiPens Recalled Overseas More Than 80,000 EpiPens Recalled Overseas
The company that markets EpiPens said the recalled devices may fail to inject its potentially life-saving dose of epinephrine into a patient experiencing anaphylactic shock.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Vaccine Advised for Travel to Brazil ' s Rio, Sao Paulo States Yellow Fever Vaccine Advised for Travel to Brazil ' s Rio, Sao Paulo States
The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that travelers to rural areas in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo get yellow fever vaccinations, as Brazil works to contain an outbreak of the virus in the country ' s southeast.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Strategies to Alter the Natural History of Childhood Asthma Strategies to Alter the Natural History of Childhood Asthma
A new review examines recent evidence regarding approaches that may help alter the course of childhood asthma. What have we learned?Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does Illness Help Young Adults Take Charge of Their Own Health? Does Illness Help Young Adults Take Charge of Their Own Health?
Adolescents and young adults coping with chronic illness may be better prepared to take charge of their own care than their healthy peers, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Catalyst Pharma ' s Neuromuscular Drug Succeeds in Study Catalyst Pharma ' s Neuromuscular Drug Succeeds in Study
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday its experimental drug to treat patients with a severe form of myasthenia gravis (MG), a rare neuromuscular disease, met the main goals of a study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Advances in Psoriasis Advances in Psoriasis
This review summarizes traditional as well as new psoriasis treatments and those currently in development. How do these agents fit into clinical practice?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news