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A 'Hypoallergenic' Dog? You May Be Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Posted 18 days ago by

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 – Do so-called hypoallergenic dogs really protect you against asthma? Many dog-lovers believe it, but Swedish researchers found no evidence that "allergy-friendly" breeds – such as poodles and miniature Schnauzers – actually lower the risk for the wheezing lung disease. Previous studies have shown that growing up with dogs can reduce a child's asthma risk, but researchers ...

Holidays a Challenge for Those With Allergies

Posted 19 days ago by

SATURDAY, Nov. 24, 2018 – The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for people with food allergies. But one health expert suggests that these folks can still enjoy festive gatherings, as long as they take certain precautions. About 5 percent of children and 4 percent of adults in the United States have a food allergy, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The most common ...

Will Peanut Treatment Guard Against Peanut Allergy?

Posted 19 Nov 2018 by

SUNDAY, Nov. 18, 2018 – People with peanut allergy can protect themselves from an allergic reaction by consuming a small amount of peanut powder every day, a new study suggests. The "breakthrough" findings mean this new treatment is ready for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the researchers added. "We're excited about the potential to help children and adolescents with peanut ...

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy

Posted 19 Nov 2018 by

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 – Almost 8 percent of American children have food allergies, and 1 in 5 of those kids suffers an allergic reaction severe enough to wind up in the hospital, a new study finds. "Childhood food allergies are relatively common and should be taken seriously, with 1 in 5 having a reaction that takes them to the emergency room every year," said lead researcher Dr. Ruchi Gupta, a ...

Cleaning Your Baby's Pacifier By Sucking On It May Do Baby Good

Posted 17 Nov 2018 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may help protect your child against allergies, new research suggests. Researchers interviewed 128 U.S. mothers of infants a number of times over 18 months. Among the moms of babies who used pacifiers, 30 cleaned the pacifier by sterilization, 53 hand-washed the pacifier, and nine cleaned the pacifier by sucking it. "We found the ...

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote

Posted 16 Nov 2018 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – The "hygiene hypothesis" holds that early exposure to a variety of microorganisms may decrease the risk for chronic inflammatory diseases, like asthma. Two Swedish studies that tracked 650,000 children found that exposure to farm animals and even dogs can have this kind of beneficial effect. Living on a farm cut kids' asthma rate by half. Just having a dog in baby's first ...

Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help

Posted 16 Nov 2018 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – When you have serious food allergies, eating at a restaurant can literally mean risking your life. But new research suggests you can take steps to protect yourself when dining out. In fact, the more steps you take to protect yourself from exposure to the allergic substance, the less likely you are to have an allergic reaction, the study found. The researchers asked 39 ...

Many Infants With Milk Allergy Seem to Outgrow It

Posted 16 Nov 2018 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 – Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds. However, study lead author Christopher Warren said, "Our findings suggest that while milk allergy is relatively common during infancy, many children are likely to outgrow their milk allergies. "We observed that while an estimated 53 percent of ...

Climate Change Could Change the Ragweed Sneezin' Season

Posted 15 Nov 2018 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 – If you live in Maine and you've never experienced hay fever, new research predicts that climate change has an unwelcome surprise in store for you. Warmer temperatures in the northern United States will allow ragweed – the plant that triggers hay fever – to flourish in areas it's never been before. About 35 years from now, the study predicts, ragweed will be found in ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: FDA Alerts Patients and Health Care Professionals that Some EpiPen Auto-Injectors May Not Readily Slide Out of Carrier Tube

Posted 4 Nov 2018 by

[11/2/2018] FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that the labels attached to some EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may block access to the auto-injector and prevent the ability to easily access the product.In a letter to health care professionals from Pfizer, the manufacturer of the Mylan EpiPen, the label sticker ...

Building Tolerance Helps Kids With Wheat Allergy

Posted 30 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 – Giving trace amounts of wheat to children with wheat allergy shows promise in treating the allergy, according to new research. The researchers started with 46 wheat-allergic children, average age about 9 years, and gave them trace amounts of wheat. The researchers gradually increased the amount, to desensitize the children to wheat. This process is called oral ...

Making Halloween Less Scary for Teens With Allergies, Asthma

Posted 22 Oct 2018 by

SATURDAY, Oct. 20, 2018 – Teens with allergies and asthma can enjoy Halloween as long as they take precautions, an allergist says. "There's no reason a teen with allergies should have to miss anything," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Teens usually know the drill when it comes to handling their food allergies, seasonal allergies or ...

Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Allergies

Posted 4 Oct 2018 by

-- If your child has seasonal allergies, you may be overwhelmed by the process of deciding on a treatment plan. The American Academy of Pediatrics says you should start with your child's pediatrician. The doctor may refer you to a pediatric allergy specialist, or suggest a treatment plan during an office visit. The academy offers these additional suggestions: Get your child tested so you know ...

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for Its Lower Dose Symjepi Product

Posted 1 Oct 2018 by

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) (“Adamis”) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved Adamis’ lower dose version (0.15mg) of Symjepi for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis. Dr. Dennis J. Carlo, President and CEO of Adamis, stated, “The approval of the lowe ...

4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School

Posted 19 Aug 2018 by

SUNDAY, Aug. 19, 2018 – If your child has a food allergy, safety prevention belongs at the top of your back-to-school checklist. "Ensuring that parents and school personnel are all on the same page as far as preventing exposures and treating symptoms is critical to keeping food-allergic children safe," said Dr. B.J. Lanser, director of the Pediatric Food Allergy Program at National Jewish Health ...

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