• Monday, June 20, 2022
    Peanut allergy treatment most effective when started early in infants: StudyPhoto : iStockWashington: In 2019, UBC researchers revealed that pre-schoolers can safely overcome peanut allergies[1] using an oral immunotherapy[2] treatment. They now have proof that the sooner pre-schoolers begin treatment, the better. The findings of the research were published in the 'Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology'. In Practice, focused on infants[3] younger than 12 months old and reveals that not only is oral immunotherapy[4] effective against peanut[5] allergies[6], it's even safer for this age group than it is for toddlers and older preschoolers."This treatment is affordable, very safe and ...
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    There are many ways to prevent ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders[1] or keep them from getting worse. The most common ENT disorders are infections and allergies, and some congenital issues (like a deviated septum[2]) can make you more prone to recurrent symptoms.Frequent hand washing[3] is the single most important thing you can do to avoid infections. When possible, minimize your exposure to illness, and practice good hygiene. Since it is difficult to teach good hygiene to small children, toddlers who attend daycare or preschool are at a higher risk of developing ENT disorders, like ear infections and throat infections. ...
  • Thursday, June 09, 2022
    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that can make it dangerously difficult to breathe. Although asthma is a chronic condition, it’s often triggered by acute events, like exposure to an allergen.More than 20 million Americans[1] have asthma, and the condition leads to millions of medical visits and thousands of hospitalizations each year. Better control of this condition, specifically in terms of managing acute flare-ups or exacerbations, is key to reducing medical visits and improving quality of life.The field of immunotherapy has grown exponentially over the last 2 decades. This article explores how shots — namely immunotherapy injections ...
  • Wednesday, June 01, 2022
    News ReleaseWednesday, June 1, 2022NIH study finds high BMI and obesity raise infection risk, but asthma does not.A National Institutes of Health-funded study has found that people with food allergies are less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than people without them. In addition, while previous research identified obesity as a risk factor for severe COVID-19, the new study has identified obesity and high body mass index (BMI) as associated with increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection. In contrast, the study determined that asthma does not increase risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection.The Human Epidemiology and Response to ...
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
    Though they are technically seeds, cashews are commonly classified as tree nuts. They can be found within the drupe (fleshy fruit) on the tropical tree species known as Anacardium occidentale.Cashew allergies result when a person’s immune system[1] reacts to the proteins found in cashews, causing allergy symptoms[2]. A cashew allergy is a common tree nut allergy[3]. Roughly 20% of all people allergic to tree nuts in the United States are allergic to cashews.This article discusses the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for cashew allergy.Westend61 / Getty Images Cashew Allergy Symptoms Cashew allergy symptoms are the same as those that occur ...
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Since the early days of the pandemic[1], loss of smell and taste have been tied to COVID-19 infection. But a new study shows those telltale traits are much less likely with the Omicron[2] variant than the earlier Alpha and Delta versions of the coronavirus[3]. The findings are significant in determining whether someone has COVID-19[4], said lead study author Dr. Daniel Coelho. He is a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, in Richmond. "Loss of smell and taste is still a good indicator of a ...
  • Thursday, May 05, 2022
    When a person gets older, their ability to hear may gradually decrease over time. This process is referred to as age-related hearing loss[1]. Age-related hearing loss, otherwise known as presbycusis, is common. Research shows that roughly one-third of people over the age of 65 will deal with some loss of hearing.This article discusses the causes and symptoms of age-related hearing loss, as well as the diagnostic tools and treatment options available. HUIZENG HU / Getty Images What Is Age-Related Hearing Loss? Hearing impairment affects many older adults. It is considered the most common issue affecting auditory perception, otherwise known as hearing.When a ...
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    A burning sensation in the nose can feel different to different people. Some may experience the feeling of heat in the nose, while others may develop a sharp or prickly type of pain. The sensation arises because of irritation to the nose and nasal passages, often due to allergies[1].In some cases, nose burning can develop because of an infection, such as COVID-19[2], or a simple cold. Read on to find out more about nose burning, its causes, and what you can do to relieve the symptom.fizkes / Getty Images Nose Burning and COVID-19 COVID-19[3] is a respiratory disease caused by ...
  • Monday, April 25, 2022
    Moraxella catarrhalis (M. catarrhalis), also known as Branhamella catarrhalis (B. catarrhalis), is a type of bacteria that causes upper respiratory[1] (nose, sinuses, and throat) and lower respiratory[2] (lungs, bronchi, and bronchioles) infections.M. catarrhalis is typically found in the nasopharynx of young children and is one cause of childhood infections such as otitis media[3] (middle ear infection), sinusitis[4] (inflammation of the sinuses), and conjunctivitis[5] (pink eye).Marco VDM / Getty ImagesIt can also cause respiratory disease in adults, such as bronchopneumonia. In older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)[6] (a long-term, inflammatory lung disease that blocks airflow to the lungs) or ...
  • Monday, April 18, 2022
    Atopic march, also called allergic march, is the course of allergies[1] as they appear from infancy and progress through childhood.Studies have found that allergies tend to occur and progress in order, from the skin[2] to the digestive system[3] to the respiratory system. Specifically, they show up as atopic dermatitis[4] (eczema) and food allergies[5] in infancy. Then allergic asthma[6] and allergic rhinitis[7] (nasal allergies) in childhood.This article explains the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of atopic march. FatCamera / Getty ImagesAllergic diseases are on the rise. Currently, allergies impact 20% of people worldwide. Causes of Atopic March Studies have suggested ...
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
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  • Friday, April 01, 2022
    Food allergies are often confused with food intolerances, but there are some clear differences.A food allergy causes a set of adverse reactions that occur as a particularly strong response from the immune system when the organism perceives a normally harmless food as a threat. The substances that cause allergies are not the food itself, but some of the proteins in it, called allergens, which lead the body to mistakenly produce antibodies. The main food allergens are milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and soybeans.Food intolerances are different. The adverse reaction does not usually involve the immune system. The ...
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    There are so many types of allergic reactions[1]. Some of us get rashes or hives after eating certain foods, some of us develop allergic asthma due to triggers like mold or dust, and some of us have a higher risk of dangerous complications like anaphylactic shock.You might have some idea of what an allergic reaction can look and feel like (Itchy spots! Watery eyes! Swelling!), but your body can respond in all kinds of unexpected ways when it comes in contact with something it perceives as a threat.If you deal with allergies[2], then keep on reading to dig deeper into ...
  • Friday, March 11, 2022
    Granulocytes are a family of specialized white blood cells—neutrophils[1], basophils[2], and eosinophils[3]—that are produced in the bone marrow. High granulocyte levels—also known as granulocytosis—occur when there are elevated levels of these cells in the bloodstream.Granulocyte levels are evaluated using blood work and laboratory tests such as a complete blood count[4] (CBC). If your granulocyte levels are high, this may be an indicator of one of several processes including:Infection (bacterial, fungal, or viral)Allergic reactionAsthmatic reactionInflammationBlood cancers such as chronic myelogenous leukemia[5]Myelofibrosis (rare bone cancer that interferes with normal blood cell production)KATERYNA KON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Getty Images What Are the ...
  • Wednesday, March 09, 2022
    Just as how there are many types of milk, there are many types of milk allergies.This article addresses the difference between a milk allergy and lactose intolerance, along with the different types of milk allergies.Oscar Wong / Getty Images Milk Allergy vs. Lactose Intolerance Lactose intolerance[1] is not the same as a milk allergy[2]. A milk allergy involves the immune system, while lactose intolerance[3] does not.Understanding lactose intolerance and milk allergies can help you see the differences between these two conditions. Lactose Intolerance People with lactose intolerance don't have an enzyme called lactase[4]. This enzyme is necessary to help break ...
  • Monday, February 28, 2022
    © iStock/michellegibson A study has found that encapsulated stool from donors without peanut allergies altered the immune system and tolerance to peanuts.Peanut allergies are common, affecting around 2% of children[1] in the UK, and has become increasingly widespread in recent decades. Peanut allergies are persistent, with approximately only one in five children outgrowing their allergy, usually by the age of ten.The first-of-its-kind clinical trial at Boston Children’s Hospital found that faecal microbiota transplants (FMT) from healthy, non-allergic donors, allowed some severely allergic young adults to consume small amounts of peanut safely.Rima Rachid, MD, lead investigator and co-director of the Food ...
  • Friday, February 25, 2022
    FRIDAY, Feb. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- You bite into an apple and suddenly your mouth starts tingling. Or you eat shrimp for dinner and get hives.You're not a kid and you've been able to eat these foods your whole life, so what's going on?A number of conditions could be the cause, but one is adult-onset food allergies. That's becoming allergic -- sometimes seriously so -- after reaching adulthood. Researchers don't know for sure why some people become allergic to certain foods after adulthood, but there are several theories about triggers as well as possible remedies. "There's so many food ...
  • Monday, February 14, 2022
    With all of the different respiratory symptoms and illnesses we see this time of year, it's easy to become overwhelmed with concerns about what is causing them and if we are contagious. COVID-19, the common cold, seasonal allergies, and the flu share many similar symptoms. That often leaves the patient asking themselves, "Is it COVID-19?" It's important to recognize the differences in symptoms these different diseases cause as well as how to treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19, the flu and the common cold are all caused by viruses that are spread in similar ways; however, there are ...
  • Monday, February 07, 2022
    For around the past decade, a research group led by the Australia's Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has been investigating treatments for peanut allergies in children, and study by study, they are making some exciting progress. The latest results have reaffirmed the team's promising earlier findings, and also teased out new insights around long-term treatment outcomes and how side effects might be kept to a minimum.With around three percent of babies born with an allergy to peanuts, the condition poses a serious problem for parents trying to avoid adverse reactions, especially as they start to walk and shove random things ...

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