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Testing for egg allergies can be done with pasteurised raw egg

New research has found that pasteurised raw egg contains the same main allergens as fresh raw egg, and is therefore still the safest option for testing for allergies.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Blood test predicts severity of peanut and seafood allergies

A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online in the The Annals of...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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A new ultrasensitive test for peanut allergies

Current peanut allergy tests are not very reliable when it comes to diagnosing the severity of an individual's allergic reaction, which can range from hives to life-threatening anaphylactic...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Eating peanuts during infancy may protect against allergy

A new study suggests eating peanuts regularly before the age of 11 months can protect most babies at high risk of developing peanut allergy.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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'Fewer allergies among children in dishwasher-free homes'

Supporting the much-discussed 'hygiene hypothesis,' a new study suggests that children in families without dishwashers are significantly less prone to allergies and eczema.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Breastfeeding may influence immune system development in early life

In a series of studies, researchers identify a number of factors - such as breastfeeding - that may influence a baby's gut bacteria composition and their likelihood of allergies.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Epigenetic study highlights drug targets for allergies and asthma

Scientists have discovered over 30 new genes that predispose people to allergies and asthma, some of which could be targets for new drugs.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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New genes discovered associated with asthma and allergies

Researchers have identified over 30 new genes that give people a predisposition towards asthma and allergies. These genes may provide new targets for these conditions.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Immune cells commit suicide to prevent allergy

Scientists from the CNRS, INSERM and Université de Limoges, working in the Laboratoire Contrôle de la Réponse Immune B et Lymphoproliférations (CNRS/Université de Limoges)1 have...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Spanish scientists modify with pulsed light the protein that causes most allergies to milk

The investigators, who belong to the University of Granada and the Azti-Tecnalia technology centre, have artificially modified a type of lactose protein called...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Widespread incorrect use of epinephrine auto-injectors and asthma inhalers

Millions of Americans with severe allergies and asthma are prescribed medical devices to help relieve symptoms and sometimes, to treat potentially fatal allergic reactions.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Hypersensitivity to non-painful events may be part of pathology in fibromyalgia

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to non-painful events based on images of the patients' brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Towards a new wheat allergy treatment for children

The study carried out by researchers from the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP-UPM-INIA) along with the Allergy Department of the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Allergy myths are alive and well

People who suffer from allergies want to keep up-to-date on the latest information regarding treatment, but it's not always easy.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Allergy drug inhibits hepatitis C in mice

NIH study suggests alternative drug to treat virusAn over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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lump-in-my-throat

A 19-year-old-male with no known past medical history, presents in progressive respiratory distress shortly after undergoing a tooth extraction about 6 hours prior to presentation. Symptoms began initially as “a lump in his throat” and difficulty swallowing, but eventually progressed to mild dyspnea after 1-2 hours. Denies FB or allergies. On arrival he appears anxious and is breathing at 18 breaths per minute with an O2 saturation of 100%. There is no stridor at presentation. There is no intra-oral, facial, or obvious neck swelling. There is no skin involvement or abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. You suspect allergic reaction and give IM epi, IV steroids, benadryl and pepcid. ENT is consulted for scope.  
sinaiem.org
over 4 years ago
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SGEM#36: Mac and CCBs (Macrolides and Calcium Channel Blockers)

Case Scenario: 67 year-old woman presents with a one week history of productive cough and no fever. She is a non-smoker and has no history of lung disease. Her past medical history is positive for hypertension and she is taking a calcium channel blocker. She has no allergies to medication. On exam she has no fever, oxygen saturation is 97% on room air, and has clear air entry. Xrays is reported as slight patchy infiltrate in right lower lobe possible early pneumonia.  
thesgem.com
over 4 years ago
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Hay fever: Can airborne allergies be cured?

It's time to retrain the immune system. From hanging out in cowsheds to overexposure to the culprit – here are some ways that hay fever could be beaten  
feeds.newscientist.com
over 4 years ago